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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Perfect little starters radio – BAOFENG 1.5" LCD 5W 136~174MHz / 400~470MHz Dual Band Walkie Talkie w/ 1-LED Flashlight (Black) Reviews

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 antenna is bad (- one star at quality)
Other:
I really like this nice little radio. This is the best way to start with HAM radios. The price is just amazing. It's so cheap it doesn't matter if you drop it and it breaks and for this money you get a pretty complete HAM radio!!
Bottomline:
Buy this radio!! Or a couple of them... or ten... :D Oh and buy the USB programming cable!! Makes progamming this radio very easy.

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