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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    best value for money radio station

    posted by hardtobegod on 04/02/2014 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    user friendly solid materials very powerful around 7 km distance in city and 12-15 km in mountains
    Cons:
    keyboard signs could be erased in 1 year, better to use with case original headset is very low cost, but could be replaced by a...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Well built, nice finishing and packed with acessories

    posted by sirdkt on 02/05/2014 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    The product is very well built. Nice finishing provides a radio that is compact, useful and beautiful. Lots of accessories packed with the product, lowering the chances to purchase some of them separetely.
    Cons:
    The LED flashlight does not light well enough, but it really doesn't matter.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    good device Baofeng UV-5R

    posted by Limys on 01/23/2014 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Good radio. Analogues of this radio is not found. Not expensive. Reliable instrument that well assembled. Antenna is removed, the battery is charging. Lights 3 levels, 2 channel observations together. It is full of subtone they are programmed. A lot of sett...
    Cons:
    Difficult management. Little instruction. Standard antenna is not ideal rings inside, to a range of 2 meters SWR much. No progr...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Excellent cost / benefit

    posted by mquadros1 on 11/20/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Equipment with small size, low power consumption and has a large amount of available accessories such comoPTT's antennae, large capacity batteries and even a device that allows direct connection to car cigarette lighter.
    Cons:
    I do not believe that the power is even 5 Watts or antenna available prevents the total use of this power. So I'm buying a new ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Super good motorola analog

    posted by gboymix on 11/03/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    A very good one, can be a replacement for more exprensive Moto analogs. Good quality of material and assembly. Real dual mode operating and ever radio.
    Cons:
    Too many setting in menu, and yet a poor manual. I'd like to have a more detailed manual to really understand what each of sett...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    great handy VHF UHF transceiver, can't beat the price factor

    posted by dixier1337 on 10/27/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Novice  (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    this is a small hand held, not taking much space in bag. comes with a belt clip, headphone extension. plastic seems sturdy *read in cons. knobs and antenna connector seem to be of good quality as well. speaker is loud enough
    Cons:
    default antenna is half decent(be advised you should probably get an aftermarket one) *though the shell is pretty decent mater...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Perfect little starters radio

    posted by maartenpas on 10/27/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    - really niffty radio - Compact size - lots of features - Great battery life - Clear audio - Cheap!! Best price @ DX
    Cons:
    - Programming without the USB cable is a bit complicated. (-1 star at Ease of use) - not really suitable for scanning - Stock a...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great Cost benefit

    posted by americobrites on 10/15/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Great price for a dual band VHF/UHF HT Battery life is outstanding Small and feels is solid in the hand. All the functions you may need in a HT Unlocked frequencies including trasmiting capability. Table charger and earphone included
    Cons:
    Squelch adjust could be easier The programming cabe should to come in the packet.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Amazing for the price

    posted by muncadunc on 09/23/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Great price, very capable! This radio has long battery life (I leave it on all day and the battery barely goes down) and feels rugged in the hand. Unlocked transmit capability, so it can be used for 2m/70cm, MARS, police, fire, FRS/GMRS and marine bands. T...
    Cons:
    Don't try programming it with the keypad. You will want a programming cable. Also, the programming software that comes with i...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice heft and quality

    posted by eric3 on 08/08/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Novice  (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Great two-way transmission dual band radio at an excellent price for a beginner. Also includes an FM radio which shuts off whenever you receive a transmission on your selected frequency.
    Cons:
    The radio is not easy to use and program. The programming cable is a must to get the most out of this radio.
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