• May 21, 2022

What Is The Difference Between BaoFeng UV 5R And UV 5RE?

What is the difference between BaoFeng UV 5R and UV 5RE? Really the UV-5RE is just a cosmetic variant of the UV-5R. But it is still a great reference. The main differences with these units is FIRMWARE! The firmware can be checked by powering off the unit and holding the "3" key down as you power it on.

Is it legal to own a BaoFeng UV 5R?

While it's true many of the Baofengs are wide open on any frequency in the 136–174Mhz and 400–520Mhz range, and it is illegal to import, market and sell these devices, it is not illegal to own or operate these devices if you are a licensed Amateur radio operator and you are operating only on amateur radio frequencies.

How far can a BaoFeng UV 5R transmit?

So, in a real world in average terrain how far will the Baofeng UV-5R radios really transmit. With 5 watts of output power and a good antenna expect 20-30 miles. If you live in an area with lots of hills and trees, you can cut that figure almost in half without an external antenna.

How many channels does BaoFeng UV 5R have?

You can program your BaoFeng UV-5R exactly how you want it. There are 128 programmable memory channels.

Which is better UV-5R or UV 82?

The 82 feels better in your hand. The body seems like it would withstand incidental contact with the elements better than the UV-5R, but it's not waterproof. It also has fewer sharp edges to snag on things. The 82 is about 1" taller (body only) than the 5R.


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How do I listen to police radio on BaoFeng UV-5R?

  • On the radio, press the [VFO/MR] setting and press Frequency Mode.
  • Press the [A/B] setting and select the A side.
  • Press on the [BAND] button to receive a frequency band.
  • Disable the TDR (Dual Standby/Dual Watch)
  • Start entering the frequency.
  • Next, enter in the DCS/CTCSS Code.

  • Do I need a Licence for Baofeng UV-5R?

    Technically, you need a license for all those services. However, CB, MURS, FRS are all "license by rule." Meaning, you are granted a license as long as you follow the rules. You don't have to submit an application or use a call sign for those services.


    Why does Baofeng say cancel?

    Ensure you are on the correct band. If you enter a frequency and the radio says “Cancel” when you press the last digit, press the “Band” button to select the correct band.


    Can a ham radio be used as a police scanner?

    You'll be just fine legally, with a commercial radio loaded with public safety and ham frequencies just not the other way around.


    Can you listen to encrypted police?

    No. This is illegal & no police scanner (that the public can access) can monitor encrypted channels.


    Can police track walkie talkies?

    Two-way radios, also known as walkie-talkies, remain popular even after the advent of cell phones. Police and security forces, the armed forces, event managers, hunters and many others use them. Two-way radios are extremely difficult to trace.


    Do police scanners work anymore?

    These scanners are obsolete primarily due to the fact that over the past few years, more and more public safety agencies have been transitioning towards operating on trunked and digital radio systems making some of these older analog scanners obsolete.


    Do you have to have a license to use a ham radio?

    A - No License is required to purchase the equipment, nor to Monitor (listen) to the many Amateur (Ham) Radio frequencies. However, an FCC License is required to Transmit on Amateur Radio Frequencies in the USA. These additional levels give you more operating privleges on additional frequencies.


    Is Baofeng legal in Philippines?

    Thus, the legal status of Baofeng radios is that they are not legally imported or sold in the Philippines. They are grey market goods.


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