Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Baofeng UV-5RA

I've always liked the look of the Baofeng UV-5R cosmetic variants such as the UV-5RA, UV-5RB, UV-5RV2+, UV-5RE, UV-5RAX+, UV-5R PLUS etc. So I decided to get a UV-5RA in yellow. The yellow looks really good and reminds me of those marine radios that come in the same colour.

There's not much to report on this radio really, it is just a UV-5R inside but looks much better. The original UV-5R is a great radio and so it this UV-5RA. It features the second generation board, flash light and high power is around 4w but at £22 delivered it's a bargain.

Basic features are as follows:

  • Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-520MHz
  • Dual-Band Display, Dual-Standby
  • Output Power: 4 /1Watts
  • 128 Channels 
  • 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS
  • Built-in VOX Function
  • 1750Hz Burst Tone
  • FM Radio (65.0MHz-108.0MHz)
  • LED Flashlight
  • Large LCD Display
  • Emergency Alert
  • Battery Saver
  • Time-out Timer
  • Keypad Lock
  • Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz.

Back to basics for me on this radio but I forgot just how good the Baofeng UV-5R is for the money it costs!

Thanks for reading!

73's, Lewis M3HHY.

Manchester, UK.

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