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BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio

BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio

BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio
$ 32.69

Score By Feature

Based on 2,270 ratings
Value for money
9.49
Water resistance
8.78
Battery life
8.88
Sound quality
8.48
Easy to use
8.08
Quality of material
8.08

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Product Description

A new name is being given to the Baofeng brand Pofung
With A/B band independent operation, 128 groups and shortcut menus, you can operate independently on both bands
A scan of the VFO and memory channels, an emergency alarm system, and Tri-Zone System You can choose the color of the background light
Choose from 0 to 9 grades VOX, PTT & ANI ID, FM radio 65 - The frequency is 108MHz,1750Hz, and the timer expires after 10 sec
A channel monitor, a battery saver, a keypad lock, and a channel step are included The numbers 5/5/6 are correct. I am 25 years old today. The 525KHz Low Battery Alert or Roger Set, as well as an

Questions & Answers

Is it true that I need a HAM license to use these radios for two way Is there an alternative I can try that does not? Could you please send me the information I need for a fishing trip?

Using this radio does not require you to hold a ham license. If you wish to work on the ham bands on 2 meters and 70 centimeters, this license is not necessary. The handheld radio is capable of transmitting on the FRS, GMRS, and MURS frequencies. By hand or by computer cable, it is very easy to program those frequencies into the memory bank. You do not need to program it. Take a look at Wikipedia entries for each band and print out the frequency coverage for that band. Don't hesitate to give them a call. This type of radio is not technically "type accepted" for these bands as it transmits at far greater frequencies. Nevertheless, they are widely used for FRS, GMRS, and MURS without too much difficulty. can also use the marine frequencies if you are well inland. No one will care or catch you on those frequencies, but if you use MURS and FRS, no one will mind. You need to be doubly careful to stay off the public service radios and amateur Radios like these may be "designed" for hams, but they are extremely useful for MURS, FRS, and GMRS operations in the backwoods. *br>Or you can go ahead and get a Ham radio license and really learn how to use these inexpensive but very powerful The test will only take you a few minutes and will be only 15 bucks. If you plan on pursuing any sort of serious radio career, it is worth it. It doesn't matter what type of FRS radio you buy, you'll waste time, money, and resources on them. If you need to communicate in this way, this is the radio you need.

Would there be a way for me to access any channel directly? The channel 27 (for example) does not go to the channel I was aiming for when I pushed 27. ?

If you feel unsure then just use the up or down arrows to navigate to the (programmed) channel that you'd like to watch. If you PC program the channels you want to use on a regular basis, the radio is more user-friendly. I was able to program mine using CHIRP quite easily.

It can be used to communicate with regular two-way radios (e.g. Midland and Cobra) without ?

It is a fact that this radio cannot be legally used by anyone but a licensed amateur radio operator who has at least a Technician license to operate on the 2 meter and 70 centimeter amateur radio bands. License based on class. Despite being certified for use on many frequencies, it is only Part 97 certified, so it is illegal for it to be used on FRS, GMRS, and MURS. Two-way radios such as those used in the military Cobra, Middle Belt), I assume you mean the FRS/GMRS "bubble-guarded" aviation system Several radios come in a pack. Despite the fact that they can communicate with this radio, it is not legal. There is no Part 95 certification for this item. As a matter of fact, the GMRS license must also be obtained to use it.

Is there a place I can get the proper software and cable? Can I use my car charger to charge this device? As I see it, they are for UV-spots Could you please thank me?

The UV82 works great with the CHIRP software and the UV5 program cable. As the AC adapter is the same on both the UV5 and UV82, the car charger should work as well since the charge regulator is within

Selected User Reviews For BAOFENG UV-82 VHF UHF FM Transceiver Dual Band Two Way Radio

I fumbled against UV-82 There are five RV2's
4/5

The focus of this post will be on the differences between UV-curable and UV-resistant It is comprised of an 82 (this unit) and a UV-cell There are five RV2's. The last two are mine This is effectively the same as the UV-E, but it's called F9V2+ It holds true all the way to 5 R, This watch feels better in your hands. Although the body does have a UV-protection layer, incidental contact with the elements may be less problematic than with the UV-protection layer. Although the 5R doesn't have a waterproof feature. As well as having less sharp edges, it is less likely to snag or catch (Body only) The height of the 82 is about 1 inch higher than that of Compared to the 5R, the number buttons on the 82 are about three times the size of those on the latter model, and the up/down/menu/exit buttons are about twice the size of those on the 82. On the 82, all the buttons, including PTT, mon, and FM feel natural thanks to their rubbery coverings. In order to use the 5R, fingers must be able to fit inside its buttons. If you are wearing gloves, do not even attempt to hit one. Both the 82 and 82NR have dual PTT in addition to the dual VOF present in Although, I prefer the single PTT, and the buttons can only be combined with the commercial version (double the price? With the exception of the dual PTT buttons, the two radios are largely the same in terms of software and interface. The CHIRP protocol and USB adapter are the easiest way to program these radios. It's similar on both models, but the stock antenna on the 82 seems to work better. SMA female rubber duckies are used on both models. However, neither will be able to impress you. In my experience, the Nagoya antenna fits into the plastic of the 82 slightly better than the 5R, and I expect it will do a better job of keeping out contaminants. 82's charging base (included) is almost weightless, just like the 5R's, but it does not have space to insert a roll of pennies for a bit of extra weight to prevent it from floating in water. In addition, the charger for the 82 has a ghastly status LED that flickers red and green when the radio is not present That was a really bad idea. Who came up with that? I have a problem with the stupid flash on the F9V2+). There is a great deal of snug fit between the cradle and the 82. I think that the fit is too snug. Although the barrel connectors and power specs are identical on the two cradles, they cannot physically be fitted into the same cradles. Both cradles can be used with a single wall wart, but the two radios cannot be physically attached to each other. In order to fit the original battery on the 82, the fitting is extremely tight- Once again, I believe it is too snug. It is impossible for the 82 to stand on a perfectly flat surface because the plastic feet of the bottom of the battery are too short (the middle of the battery sticks down further While there is a larger battery available for the 82, it does not have a direct connection to the charger (barrel connector), unlike the 5R's high capacity battery. In addition, not only one but also two other power options (cigarette lighter battery eliminator, AAA battery pack) are available. A new version of the update is available In addition to the smaller battery, this UV-light is now available in a larger capacity A charging port with an independent connection for the 82 The web is at www. It is available on Amazon. Sadly, the Baofeng 82 does not feature a VFO/MR button. This means to tune directly to a particular frequency, you are forced to switch modes first in the software menu, which can be rather confusing. Switch between channel and frequency modes with ease with the dedicated channel and frequency buttons on the 5R. found out that you can hold down the Menu button while turning the 82 on to switch between channel modes and the frequency mode. Generally, I think the mics and speakers are the same in both. There is a small flap on the right side of each radio that conceals external port of the microphone, speaker, and program. In the end, they are almost identical in terms of functionality. The prices are nearly the same. For me, the of the two seems more appropriate With larger controls (and rubberized options), and generally better shell design, UV-blocking glass is no longer an issue There's no question that 82 is the best.

Esther Newman
Esther Newman
| Jul 22, 2020
I recommend this hand-held for newly licensed hams as a starter
3/5

Perfect for the newly licensed ham, but read my advice. Take care not to torture yourself with this Then you will never be able to learn to program. You can find instructions on the Miklor site. Replace com with a . The tail tone should be turned off. Menu items 11, 13, 26, 25, 28, 27 should be learned in When you are not at home and need to find a new repeater when you are away from home, learn to field program by hand. Each of the items in the menu should be learned in this sequence The frequency mode is as follows Choose the frequency you would like to program by pressing the numbers. It would be helpful if you turned on the voice of the "lady" to help you out. Please press the following button Please select a menu from the following list Click up or down on the arrow buttons to view the menu (again) Here's the menu (once more). You'll know you've been successful when the "lady" tells you so. You can now exit the program by pressing 'EXIT' You should repeat this step for each menu What do you see? There was no way you could have gotten that far with a manual. Repeater Book offers all the information you need about repeaters and settings.

Atreus Vance
Atreus Vance
| Jan 15, 2021
This is a good thing, but it may be a problem for FRS privacy codes
4/5

You don't need this radio if you are just looking for a stereo radio with a VHF frequency, but it is a great option if you want both. To program the radio for FRS, GMRS, and VHF frequencies, you must follow a complex process. You can watch my Youtube video to learn how to do this without any previous knowledge about HAM. In your Google search, type "Baofeng FRS GMRS VHF Programming UV-" A UV rating of 82 You can watch it on YouTube by searching for "5R". There are so many videos out there that either rely on prior experience with HAM or do not show the entire process, but mine is for a first timer who has no background in HAM. In my opinion, the main problem with this radio is that setting privacy codes for GMRS/FRS is a pain. Although most FRS/GMRS radios allow you to set this code in the very quick menu, it is not possible to do so on a channel programmed by a computer, as I demonstrate. What are the benefits of programming It takes forever to manually program and it doesn't give you the names of the channels. The real problem is that CHIRP software is designed for programming it, but you must make certain that no privacy (CTCSS) codes are inserted into any of the channels or you will not be able to hear the transmissions unless you also Rather than allowing CTCSS settings to be changed per channel as they do with other settings, they should have allowed it per channel. As an example, when you are told to get on channel A with privacy code B, you have to laboriously reverse engineer what frequency channel A is, then select frequency mode to get on that frequency, then identify the CTCSS code, and finally decide whether you want to save that channel. It's all over now. Two irritating problems I ran into and others mentioned for it to work reliably you have to press the programming cable onto the radio, even if it's the OEM cable (ignore the sticker or shape because mine should not have been OEM but it was). A second problem is that the squelch is entirely There are some channels with interference, and digital squelch can't muffle them compared with an analog radio with a squelch dial, where you can muffle channels with a specific level.

A serious design flaw is that the FRS channels 1 and 2 only transmit data on one channel The 7th and 15th In accordance with the FCC, 22 are not restricted to 2 watts of power. The firmware should be able to change this, but you can do it manually or in CHIRP. Although, all that tech for $25 is amazing as long as you're willing to be a programmer and tech support for anyone who uses it.

Darius Harrington
Darius Harrington
| Dec 07, 2020

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