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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
great handy VHF UHF transceiver, can't beat the price factor – BAOFENG 1.5" LCD 5W 136~174MHz / 400~470MHz Dual Band Walkie Talkie w/ 1-LED Flashlight (Black) Reviews

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 material and strength, it seems like the key rubber, imprints and button covers could be worn out easily.
Other:
manual programming is not that hard, watch a couple of youtube vids and get the hang of the menu system, once you've got the hang of it you will find this may not be the greatest human interface, it is however, definitely not the worst
Bottomline:
get yourself the USB cable, CHIRP and hf.

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