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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Amazing little radio – BAOFENG 1.5" LCD 5W 136~174MHz / 400~470MHz Dual Band Walkie Talkie w/ 1-LED Flashlight (Black) Reviews

posted by JeffySiquijor on 06/11/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

Pros:
I just received the UV-5R today, and I'm very impressed! The design and build quality are top drawer. The user interface is about what one would expect. The included accessories are also very nice.
Cons:
Some strange features including the seemingly inevitable white LED flashlight, plus an Alarm mode that defaults to actually transmitting whooping sounds over the air (set to SITE asap).
Other:
QNB 23/10. HI HI. Lots of good and easy info on the web. I think I'll buy a programming cable. Freeware SW on the web.
Bottomline:
Such a good deal that it's kinda a no brainer... ...if you're a licensed ham, buy it.

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