I bought a Baofeng UV-5RE of Alibaba for a little over $30. It seems to work as expected, all the menu items are consistent with the YouTube videos I watched but... the little power icon at the top of the display is reversed.
When I change the TXP setting to LOW a little
H appears at the top of the display. When I change the TXP setting the HIGH the
H icon disappears again. I would expect the
H to be visible when the transmission power is set to HIGH, not the other way round.
The WN setting makes more sense. A little
N is shown when I set it to narrow band and disappears when it's set to wide band.
Anyone knows if this a simple bug or did I buy a fake radio?