Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band UHF/VHF Radio
Upgraded with an A-V85 antenna!
The Baofeng UV-5R is an economical Dual Band UHF/VHF Amateur Radio that's extremely compact. With 128 channel capacity and up to 12 hours of battery life, the UV-5R is a good choice for ham radio operators who need mobility at low cost.
The UV-5R features 128 programmable channels with priority channel scanning, dual watch and 1750 Hz call tone. Other features include UHF/VHF Dual Standby, 65-108Mhz FM radio, Ani code, DTMF code, Dual display switch and CTCSS manual input. The UV-5R also features built-in VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) for hands-free operation and a high illumination flashlight.
The Baofeng UV 5R has up to 4W of power and is powered by 1800mAh Li-Ion battery pack for up to 12 hours (approx.) of operation. A battery save feature helps conserve power until it is needed.
The Baofeng UV-5R comes with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack, belt clip, removable antenna, C-ring earpiece with in-line PTT microphone, drop-in batter charger, AC adapter, wrist strap, owner's manual and a one year manufacturer warranty from Baofeng.
Note: The stock UV-5R antenna is now replaced with the Baofeng A-V85 antenna at no additional charge. Tests have shown that the A-V85 significantly outperforms the standard (A-5R logo) antenna normally included with the UV-5R.
For your convenience, an optional USB programming cable is available to program the Baofeng UV-5R from a computer.
NOTE: When you purchase this programming cable, we will include the FREE USB cable driver and programming software on CD.
We often receive questions about the firmware version of the Baofeng UV-5R radios that we are shipping. The latest known firmware version is N5R-20, but unfortunately shipments of this radio often have different versions intermixed. Our current inventory seems to be a mix of N5R-20 and other versions. It is important to note that, aside from the addition of a new feature that allows you to check the battery voltage by holding down the 0 (zero) key, there have been no other significant differences in radio features since BFB295, so the overall advantages of having a radio with firmware version N5R-20 over other recent versions are unknown.
Due to popular demand, we are now offering an option to guarantee you the latest version. This involves us having to manually check our inventory to find a radio with the latest version. This isn't as simple as you would think, so we are offering this service for an additional $10.
Important Note: if you do not choose this service, it is quite possible that you may still receive a unit with the latest firmware. Choosing the First Available option simply means our warehouse will pull the next item from the shelf and ship it to you. Choosing Guaranteed Latest means a technician will test radios until a unit with the latest firmware version is found, and that is the unit we will ship to you.
Questions? Call us at 1-800-584-1445 Weekdays 8 AM - 6PM ET.
The Ham Radio Starter Kit is your discount ticket to the exciting world of amateur radio! Compiled by hams for hams, this kit has everything you need to get you started as an amateur radio operator at minimal cost!
Want a ham radio package that has it all? This is the kit you need!
The Ham Radio Starter Kit HT Edition is a great package for an amateur radio club Technician License class or instructional program. It comes in handy for a new hams who are just getting started on a budget. It's the perfect gift for that ham in your life who just wants to Get On The Air.
The Ham Radio Starter Kit HT includes:
The Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band UHF/VHF Amateur Radio
High Capacity 3800mAh Battery
Nagoya NA-701 2m/70cm Dual Band Antenna
USB Programming Cable
Baofeng UV Series USB Data Cable Driver and Programming Software
Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band UHF/VHF Radio
Li-Ion Battery Pack
Dimensions: 109.5mm × 59.5mm × 34.3mm
Weight: 7.2 oz. (204.1g)
Antenna connector type: SMA Male (Standard)