So I have just received today a Baofeng UV-5R that I had ordered. I already had the 888s.
After programming the UV-5R to the same frequency as the 888s, i am able to receive transmission
All LEDs work as I would expect them to under normal operating circumstances.
However, the 888s will only receive transmission if I am holding down the "mon" button which is obviously impractical - if I transmit normally the LED does indeed light up green to suggest it is receiving a transmission but there is no actual audio (unless holding "mon")
I am an amateur at this sort of thing, please help me.