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For your convenience, an optional USB programming cable is available to program the Baofeng BF-F8+ from a computer.
NOTE: When you purchase this programming cable, we will include the FREE USB cable driver and programming software on CD.
|Maximum Output Power||5 Watts|
|Digital Standard||Analog Only|
|Frequency Bands||2 Meter (VHF), 70 cm (UHF)|
|Frequency Range||136-174/400-520 MHz|
I use my Baofeng in a variety of objectives. From security, to basic communications during land navigation and asymmetrical warfare training. I highly recommend this one because of its "stealth" style screen.
WE HAVE BOUGHT 11 OF THESE TYPE RADIOS AND THEY ARE DOING GOOD SO FAR. I KNOW THEY ARE NOT KENWOOD OR MOTOROLA , I HAVE A MOTOROLA , BUT THESE RADIOS DON'T HAVE A KENWOOD OR MOTOLORA PRICE EITHER. FOR THE MONEY THEY DO A GOOD JOB.
PUT IT IN CAR , OFFICE , OR BASE SET FOR HOME ! !
This product is great. By far one of the best radios I have bought. Buy two way radios is great and liable. If you are debating weather the BF-F8+ and the UV5R get this one because it has a couple more features that make it way better than the UV5R go with this radio my buddies have the 5r and they have found that they would rather get this radio so if debating go with the f8+
one of the best ht on the market, like the display is great.
In the short time I've had this radio I've used it for road communication, taking on repeaters and listening to police radio. Right out of the box it's ready to go, the menu is easy to use after some time. I use this radio primarily on GMRS frequencies since that's what most of the people around me have. With the stock antenna the range is great, but I picked up a 14in Retevis antenna and it's absolutely amazing, a perfect pair.
Purchased to be backup radio. Now becoming my primary Buying another in a couple of weeks
I like the scanner
The first bff8+ radio I purchased a year ago programmed just fine. I bought two more based on my experience with the first one. These have been impossible to program, either by computer or manually. You can manually select a channel & use it fine. When it is turned off the radio reverts to the channels as programmed from the factory. The two newest radios both do this. Will be unloading these & buy no more.
I have purchased two Baofeng UV-5Rs and two BF-F8+ radios, which are very similar, internally. As an amateur radio operator, I use these radios with local 2-meter repeaters for emergency exercises. I love their ability to be programmed by computer (with CHIRP software) and quickly set all radios to the same settings. The UV-5R was my first radio, after getting my FCC license. This little handy-talky helped me get started in amateur radio (I built my first antennas, began participating in local 2-meter nets and talking on radio, and started learning about optimizing radio signal propagation). The BF-F8+ radios fit right in with what I already had and was used to using. The BF-F8+ can transmit with up to 5 watts of power. Finally, the price makes these little handy-talkies a great value, so that I can afford to put one in every bug-out-bag.
This is a great little radio for someone getting into amateur radio. It feels good in your hand and is solidly built. Not impressed with the antenna that came with it.I was informed that the USB cable which would have made programming much easier was on back order and would not be available for several weeks. Luckily a fellow member of a ham club helped me program it.
I use it for Ares Events. Easy to use. Like the additional FM feature.
Great little radio for home personal use, work, camping or for ham radio, i use it a lot for public safey monitoring, and CB radio for AUS.. it has great features, a bunch of useful accessories, programming is a breeze with chirp, great price for what you get
great radio for the price, icom/yaseu/kenwood operators will laugh at you until you tell them how much you paid, then they will cry. Get the upgraded antenna, (included if you buy it here!) use the second party programming software, (factory software is as good as the owners manual - horrid!), download an understandable users manual and you are in business. This radio really is feature packed for its size and price. audio quality is good, flashlight is bright, hits any repeater in range and is programmable for FRS and GMRS Freqs! great little first timer radio, second radio, emergency back up radio. Heck, for the price, get TWO!