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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Top Handheld Radio

    posted by RoboW on 04/16/2014 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Cheap, robust, easy to use Headset jack with same contacts like kenwood, so many accesories are working small: fits in pocket of my jacket has a Numpad! Big advantage to Radios like UV-3R Hard Button for on/off, cannot turn on accidentally in pocket (lik...
    Cons:
    Configuring repeater stations with different in and out frequencies is a bit confusing. I recommend to do this via programming ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very Nice Device

    posted by danielwernerch on 04/10/2014 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Good Build Quality Wide Programming Features Good Functions FM-Radio well integrated in Funtions Good Speaker Quality
    Cons:
    So far none Unfortunately NOT ALLOWED IN SWITZERLAND (BAKOM REGULATORY ALLOWS ONLY 500mW ERP) Better Manual would be nice
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    AWESOME!

    posted by Zed on 04/08/2014 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Unbelievable performance for the price. I continually get reports of 5X5 even when hitting repeaters that are 30 miles from me. Rugged construction and attractive styling make this an excellent handheld transceiver.
    Cons:
    Buttons are too easily pressed. If I carry the radio in my hand it is very handy to press any necessary buttons to change featu...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Best have an amateur license to use this in the ham bands.

    posted by benthere on 03/31/2014

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

    Pros:
    Inexpensive radio, can drop off a tower or lose and not a big deal. Equivalent radios are over $200 for a name dual band radio.
    Cons:
    Programming is not easy but there are guides on the net to help. Don't remember that there is a cross band function available o...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Awesome radio

    posted by melslenstra on 03/14/2014 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Great radio, very solid housing with strong metal speaker grille and tough plastic all around. It has no trouble at all communicating over large distances, even across a few km in suburban landscape with a couple of large buildings in between. The greatest...
    Cons:
    On one of the two I bought, the charger's PSU was defective. It had multiple bad solder joints (one diode wasn't even soldered)...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Wow!!!

    posted by Zed on 03/09/2014 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This is an AMAZING radio! The rating of 4 watts is possibly a little low considering the range and clarity of this radio. I was hitting a repeater that was over 25 miles away and was getting 5x5 reports by everyone who I talked to.
    Cons:
    The menus are a little difficult to navigate. A programming cable does NOT come with the radio nor does any way to power the ra...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Baofeng BF-UV5RA Rechargeable 1.5" Dual-Display Dual-Band Walkie Talki

    posted by Emi74 on 02/10/2014 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Small, powerfull, - UHF bant width is 400-560mhz, - FM radio - Very good performance relative to price. Price is good too. - Strong body Comfortable,Excellent build quality. Very loud speaker. Good sensitivity and transmit power. Working time more than 20 h...
    Cons:
    sewer toggle button is missing
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 2
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Very nice! quality and price!!!

    posted by luisserrano on 02/09/2014 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This walkie talkie works very nice for this price. It is a "must have" if you are new in HAM Radio and want to get one of the best walkie for beginners.
    Cons:
    The stock antenna is very poor, you better buy a new antenna from nagoya or diamond. The scan speed is very slow, but this is n...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great device

    posted by dflorez07 on 02/06/2014 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    useful, easy to use, beautiful, cheap (the same device in a local supplier costs at least twice) can you ask for more?
    Cons:
    Maybe the antenna is less functional than others, but does it's job, you can buy other good antennas here in dx
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    good radio for beginners and more

    posted by maxon3 on 01/19/2014 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Comprehensive and easy to use (I am french) the voice is nice and clear EXCELLENT value for money correct delivery (around two weeks until France)
    Cons:
    Nothing to report at this time but I'll test it properly soon with a repeater for long distance
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