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Ham Radio Starter Kit - HT

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Quick Overview

The Ham Radio Starter Kit from BTWR Essentials 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!

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Price as configured: $59.99


The Ham Radio Starter Kit from BTWR Essentials 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!

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 - One of the most popular handheld ham radios around! It has 128 channels, priority channel scanning, dual watch, Dual Standby, a built-in 65-108Mhz FM radio, Ani code, DTMF code, Dual display switch and CTCSS manual input. The UV-5R also features a high illumination flashlight. The UV-5R comes standard with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack and removable antenna.

High Capacity 3800mAh Battery - This additional battery pack provides up to 3x the battery life of the standard Baofeng battery.

Nagoya NA-701 2m/70cm Dual Band Antenna - Upgrades your stand standard antenna for greater range and performance!

Battery Eliminator - Allows you to power your Baofeng UV-5R radio for operation in your vehicle!

USB Programming Cable - Connects your radio to your computer for fast and easy programming!

The Ham Radio Starter Kit HT Edition also includes a belt clip, C-ring earpiece with in-line PTT microphone, drop-in battery charger, AC adapter, wrist strap, and an owner's manual.

Optional Ham Radio License Manual

The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual has all you need to get your first ham license and become an Amateur Radio Operator! It's the official ARRL license manual for the study and preparation of the Level 1 Technician License exam. New Fourth Edition!

Add the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual to your Ham Radio Starter Kit and save!


Baofeng UV-5R Features

  • 128 Channels
  • Dual Band
  • 2 Meter VHF Frequencies
  • 70cm UHF Frequencies
  • Repeater Capable
  • 4W/1W Transmit Power
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • Rechargeable Battery Included
  • Battery Charger
  • FM Radio
  • Emergency Alarm
  • Channel Scan
  • Skip Channel
  • Dual Watch
  • Busy Channel Lockout
  • Call Tone
  • CTCSS Manual Input
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Power-On Display Message
  • Battery Meter
  • Low Battery Alert
  • Power Saver
  • Timeout Timer
  • VOX
  • Audible Button Beeps
  • Voice Prompts
  • Drop-In Charge Capable
  • Audio Accessory Connector
  • PC Programmable (Requires Optional Cable)
  • Flashlight
  • DTMF Code
  • Reset
  • One Year Manufacturer Warranty

Included with the Baofeng UV-5R Ham Radio Starter Kit

  • Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band UHF/VHF Radio
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • High Capacity 3800mAh Battery
  • Removable Antenna
  • Nagoya NA-701 2m/70cm Dual Band Antenna
  • Belt Clip
  • Wrist Strap
  • C-Ring Headset
  • Charger Tray
  • AC Adapter
  • Battery Eliminator
  • USB Programming Cable
  • Owners Manual

Baofeng UV-5R Specifications

  • Dimensions: 109.5mm × 59.5mm × 34.3mm
  • Weight: 7.2 oz. (204.1g)

Additional Information

Warranty 1 Year
Channels 128
Maximum Output Power 4 Watts
Radio Type Handheld
Services Amateur
Safety Features Flashlight
Digital Standard Analog Only
Integration Repeater Capable
Frequency Bands 2 Meter (VHF), 70 cm (UHF)
  1. Great radio at an inexpensive price. review by KD4DWM on 5/16/2018

    I was impressed with how quickly BuyTwoWayRadios.com reached out to me to let me know the Extra Capacity battery was out of stock. They called me within minutes after I submitted the order to ask if I wanted to wait until the battery was available before they shipped. I wanted the radio right away. They sent it to me and it arrived within less than a week after ordering. I am still waiting for the high capacity battery but the HT works fine with the standard battery. Great customer service.

  2. Great starter radio review by JimB on 4/19/2018

    The radio seems to work good. I have not taken the Technician Class test yet, so I'm only in "Listening Mode" right now. The programming software was in Chinese (I don't read Chinese). However, kudos to BuyTwoWayRadios for have information to download and install the CHIRP programming software on their website. The videos about the radio were helpful.

  3. A so so performance from a super cheep kit. review by Joe on 2/17/2018

    Radio has poor microphone. Microphone can be improved by drilling out the hole bigger. Headset cheep and poor. I threw mine away. Could use a decent speaker microphone hand set. A longer antenna gives more range. Decent programming software and cable included. OK for the price and a learner kit. Not a good choice for a serious radio kit.

  4. Great Experience, Great Little Radio review by Chris on 2/17/2018

    Was looking for an inexpensive way to get back into ham radio after being away from it for a while. This package with this radio fit the bill to a "t".

  5. Great starter for a new Ham review by KofNV on 2/17/2018

    I purchased this kit just after passing my Technician Test. It has everything I needed to get on the air. I used CHIRP software to program the HT with my local repeater info. My only issue is I can't make the Busy Channel Lockout work. But that may just be me not knowing how to activate it correctly. The instructions for the radio are minimal but anything I need is readily available online. I would recommend this kit for any new Ham. I felt it was a good value.

  6. Starter kit review by Alan on 2/16/2018

    Everything good but did have problem with the softwear

  7. Everything works great review by Jeremy on 9/21/2017

    Great kit, perfect to get me started. Came back and ordered a tram 1185 antenna and adapter, also works great.

  8. Outstanding Customer Service and a Great Radio review by Texas BBQ Ham on 9/23/2016

    YES I will buy my next radio from them! Now I'm new to Ham and am still studying for my license. So all I can say is that I received everything listed in their ad and all functions work on both radios.

  9. Nice package for a starter kit. review by wonder on 4/4/2016

    Nice package for a new ham to get started and experience a little of the ham world.

  10. nice review by bob on 4/3/2016


  11. Great product. Great Supplier. review by None on 9/15/2015

    Use for hobby

  12. Great introduction to ham radio review by Ron on 8/17/2015

    The small hand-held unit is very inexpensive, but does a good job of reaching repeaters with a good quality signal. The unit was pretty easy to program with both 2 meter and 70cm repeaters - and with 120+ memory was able to program repeaters along a 4 state trip. This unit makes it easy to get into ham radio without having to invest a lot of money. The starter kit has everything you need to get on the air once you have your license.

  13. Great for a new Ham review by ftwildernessguy on 8/17/2015

    As a new Ham, I was a bit skeptical of the UV 5R from the reviews I had read. I decided to take a chance with this set. No regrets. The guys at Buytwowayradios.com. have taken the time to correct all the problems associated with this radio. I followed the directions exactly using their cable and driver program and was able to program with Chirp easily. I now use this radio daily. I am able to hit all the local repeaters and did well on simplex during a recent club exercise. I am now thinking of buying the Wouxoun mobile kit buytwowayradios has put together! I highly recommend this set, especially as a first radio for a new Ham!

  14. Fantastic Baofeng Ham radio Starter Kit review by John C on 4/28/2015

    Excellent value for the price. Very well built, durable unit. Lots of great accessories included. Worth every penny.

  15. Good Buy review by PaulRS on 12/24/2014

    Good value. Has all the things needed to get started in Ham Radio. Too bad the programing disc and cable don't work.

  16. EXCELLENT VALUE review by SAG 1 on 5/12/2014

    YouTube is an excellent source for learning how to program, though I have yet to conquer the programming software. Scan function is a bit slow, you won't want to pre-load too many repeaters into the memory anyway. You will want to pick up a rubber washer to fill the gap on the antenna upgrade, but worth the minor hassle. Love this radio, has replaced my Yaesu ft290 as my primary, unless it is raining!!!

  17. Excellent value - complete kit review by KK4VZD on 12/23/2013

    I've used this HT as a mobile and as my base with an additional Nagoya magnetic mount antenna and speaker/microphone that i purchased separately. I can run the radio with the mic and antenna connected, sitting in it's charger base which also adds stability. It works well, easily hitting a local repeater that's 10 miles away.

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