Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Baofeng BF-UV8D - Supplier Mods Gone Mad!

Whilst browsing eBay I came across the most laughable supplier mod of a Baofeng UV-82/GT-5 yet; The Baofeng BF-UV8D. The UV-8D probably to draw in people searching for the Wouxun KG-UV8D.

It looks nice right? It has 128 channels and a double PTT but with no display how on earth are you supposed to know what frequency/frequencies you're transmitting on? How are you supposed to run through the menus with that menu button without a screen? How can you switch between VFO and memory mode with that button without a display??

The power output is apparently 8w which I strongly doubt. I was tempted to buy this radio at £21 just to test the output and see how it programmes but then came to my senses.

I have to say that out of all the Baofeng mods I've seen, this is the best. For those who don't know, manufacturers can become licensed makers of Baofeng radios but they custom make them for other suppliers who are also licensed sellers. Therefore the online stores become swamped with radios with tweaked model names that are nothing more than marketing gimmicks. 

Thanks for reading!

73's, Lewis M3HHY.

Manchester, UK.

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