Today I got to mess around my Baofeng UV 5R 5W (as stated on back of the radio) which works perfectly fine during the past year of use. In my area, there are some private repeaters which receive on VHF and transmit on UHF ( f.ex. TX 434.000 and RX 144.000 ). As I tried to reenter my channels in the baofeng, I mistyped the offset and suddenly realised that my radio is thansmitting in the 1.25 meters band.
Repeater I needed was 437.837 and an offset of 293.000 which leads to repeater input frequency 144.837. I did not realise that I entered 193.000 into offset until, on my big surprise, radio DID TRANSMIT on 244.837 !
So I am really confused, I know this is not something that should happen in this radio station ( I tried this with identical uv 5r that i bought in same time as this one, and it could not do it, when i press ptt button it does not go into tx mode ). Obviously the radio is not trible band, nor can i enter manually any frequency outside 136-174 and 400-520. But I can transmit on f.ex. 250.000 with the right offset, whether going with vhf + or uhf - )
I did use a receiver to test this audio on these frequencies and it doesn't have a difference compared to vhf or uhf transmissions on this radio.
I searched the web but had no luck with explanations. Does anybody have similar experiences ?
UPDATE: Turns out that the transmission is not only on 1.25m enabled, here is a PoC picture:
I am genuinely surprised. Is it even possible for baofeng chip to transmit such high frequency ? Could anybody provide me an explanation to this case ?