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Dual band (VHF / UHF) and dual watch analog portable two-way radio. It is a economical handheld that includes a receive band of 65-108 MHz for the regular FM broadcast and providing 4 watt max output power. Ideated in P.R. of China, year of introduction 2012.

Reference market : ham-radio

General :
Frequency coverage RX 65.0000 ~ 108.0000 MHz [1]
136.0000 ~ 174.0000 MHz
400.0000 ~ 520.0000 MHz [2]
TX 136.0000 ~ 174.0000 MHz
400.0000 ~ 520.0000 MHz [2]
Modulation mode FM
Tuning step 2.5 / 5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 50 KHz [3]
Receiver :
Sensitivity FM 0.2 uV (12dB SINAD)
Selectivity FM > 60dB (on adjacent channel)
Image and spurious rejection > 60 dB
Frequency stability ± 2.5 ppm
Transmitter :
Output power VHF 1 / 4.5 W
UHF 1 / 4 W
Spurious emission Adjacent channel < -60 dB
Harmonic < -36 dBm
Maximum FM deviation ± 5.0 KHz (wide)
± 2.5 KHz (narrow)
Features :
Memory 128 regular memories
Display 1 KHz frequency resolution
Segment-bar signal meter
Selective calling CTCSS / DCS
DTMF ANI (Automatic Number Identification)
1750 Hz tone
Antenna SMA 50Ω connector
Power supply 7.4 V battery (Li-Ion, 1800 mAh nominal)
8.4 VDC external
Power consumption 380 mA RX, typ
75 mA RX, squelch on
1.4 A TX, max power
Audio power 0.9 W
Audio output Jack 3.5 mm headphone
Connections Jack 3.5 mm (microphone)
Mechanical and environmental data :
Operating temperature from -20°C to +60°C
Dimensions 58 (W) x 110 (H) x 35 (D) mm projections not included
Weight 130 g
245 g (with battery and antenna)

[1] Commercial radio reception in Wide-FM mode
[2] 400 ~ 480 MHz on old versions
[3] 2.5 / 5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 25 KHz steps on old versions

Description :

The UV-5R has seen two major changes from its first introduction with the 2nd generation being signified by new firmware in 2014. There are several variants from an aesthetic point of view of this two-way radio. These variants have no real differences from the UV-5R besides their cosmetic design. Variations include:

  • UV-5Rv2+
  • UV-5R2
  • UV-5RA
  • UV-5RE
  • UV-5R+

Please note that some of these may also no longer work with case specific accessories such as the original batteries (BL-5). Other version, as the Baofeng-Misuta 5R, are crossover radio with enhancement of chipset.

Other features: Dual watch to monitor two channels (semi duplex mode) with different frequencies even on different bands, the radio will monitor both giving priority to the first incoming signal. FM broadcast band, while still monitoring your radio stations in the background any incoming call will be given priority switching on VHF/UHF channel. Squelch adjustable in 10 levels. Supports for CTCSS, DCS, and DTMF calling methods. Two RF power levels (High / low). VOX (Voice-activated transmission) function. Offset for frequency shift when communicating via a repeater. Transmitter time-out timer (TOT) and busy channel lock-out (BCLO). Tri-color display. Automatic power saving function, when the channel does not carry out any signal the battery energy saving is turned on. Flashlight. Optional PC03 FTDI programming cable.

UV-5R price :

We have collected for your convenience the 5R Baofeng sales prices and their trend over time. Of course offers, accessories, warranty terms and conditions can lead to different figures.

Price Date Condition
EUR 31,99 2018-oct New
USD 32,-- 2018-oct New
CanD 42,99 2018-oct New

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