I have read the Baofeng manual and most of it seems pretty clear.

However, on the numeric keypad there are labels like "BEEP" "TOT", etc. I assume they toggle a related setting, but I can't figure out how to make that happen. When I press a keypad button the radio assumes I am entering a channel number (in MR mode).

So how do I make use of the secondary functions/labels on the keys?


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Each menu item has a number, e.g. VOX is menu item number 4. You can access it quickly by pressing MENU 4. The 4 key has VOX printed on it to remind you of this.

This is detailed on page 23 and on pages 34-40. There are menu shortcuts for items beyond the first 10, but those aren't printed on the keys.

  • $\begingroup$ I didn't connect them with the shortcut numbers, but that appears to work. $\endgroup$
    – TSG
    Jul 25, 2022 at 12:02

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