Sunday, June 3, 2012

Baofeng UV-5R

As others have said, this cannot be compared to other HT's from the big manufactures. this must be compared with other HT's that are $52 with free shipping and come with all the accessories. once you do that you will find that this unit is a great value and works very well. I have a Quansheng TG-UV2 and the USB programming cable worked with this radio.

Read through the reviews and you will see some mixed experiences with this radios, weakest part of this radio is the antenna, if you are going to buy one of these get the SMA Female to BNC adapter and use a better antenna. the programming cable will make programming the radio easier but it can be done without it, some videos on youtube on programming the radio will help with this.