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What type and size Torx bit to remove a Baofeng mic and speaker cover plate?

What type of driver or Torx wrench do I need to remove the 5 Torx-type button-head screws (marked with red dots) in this photo? I need to remove it in order to slightly enlarge the hole over the ...
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Baofeng Cables for Recording Audio

I want to use a USB/rs232 to plug into a program so that i can get the data from it to manipulate it through code instead. Is there any cables out there where i can do this a easy way? (And if someone ...
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Versatile unlicensed use hand-held units

I'm doing a bit of research, as a newbie interested in a versatile walkie/HT to be used in Spain, mainly for mountaineering purposes. As far as I've read, it's possible to receive and emit in PMR446 (...
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Are Baofeng radios illegal in the US?

After having acquired a Baofeng, 5 days later, I found out that it is illegal. For the people who say my question is a duplicate and downvoted my question: I know about this question being the same as ...
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Sometimes my Baofeng UV-5R's display turns red spontaneously

Sometimes my Baofeng UV-5R's display will turn red for no apparent reason. I don't know what else to call this so I'll just say phenomena. I have made sure the antenna is properly connected, and when ...
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Identify filter on schematic

I am analyzing the Baofeng UV5R schematic. And trying to identify which filter was used in input UHF/VHF RF stage on RDA1846. It seems to me that it is a 3rd order Butterworth bandpass filter. But i ...
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why i cant hear my voice when i connect to two Baofeng uv82 to the same repeater frequencies

I have two baofeng uv-82 and I connected both to the same repeater frequency, and once I press the ptt button I can hear the squelch sound on both radios. However, once I talk to one radio, I don't ...
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Ham radio and repeater usage

I'm a newbie with radios and frequencies, but I was doing some tests to listen and transmit on one repeater near me (Cambridge MA) and it worked very well (as far as I understand). The problem ...
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Programming the Baofeng UV-5x3

When using CHIRP to program my Baofeng UV-5x3 I click "download from radio". There is a model "5x" but no "5x3" to choose from. What can I do?
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I am trying to get the 800.00 frequencies on a Baofeng UV-5R

I am trying to use my Baofeng radio as a police scanner and all the frequencies are in the 800.000 frequencies. Example: I am putting 851.1500 into the “scanner”, but the Baofeng radio is not ...
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What's the connecter type adapter to fit Nagoya NA-771G (SMA Male) to Baofeng UV-5R?

I've got an antenna Nagoya NA-771G (SMA Male) what kind of connector adapter do I need to fit for my Baofeng UV-5R
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How can I display current memory (channel) contents on Beofeng BF-H6?

I cant program it with chirp - but that's a whole other story. I think I have programmed it manually, not withstanding hard factual errors in the supplied manual. But now I want to confirm I have ...
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Is APRS the tracking protocol for the BTech GMRS PRO or the Vero 75 Ham version

Looking for confirmation if the Btech GMRS Pro and the Vero 75 are using APRS as the tracking protocol for their radio's. We're working on an EmComm/ EOC integration project and were looking to see ...
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How can I program a Baofeng BF-H7 on Linux?

I recently purchased a Baofeng BF-H7, but I am unable to locate support for it on Chirp on Linux. Additionally, WINE does not support the actual software. Are there any Chirp alternatives that I can ...
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Manually program the ISS freqs and tones into uv5r without chirp software

Wondering if the programming data for communication with the iss can be manually programmed in to a baofeng uv5r without using chirp sofrware.
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What's the best long-range antenna for a Baofeng V2N? [closed]

I'm just getting into Amateur Radio, and bought a Baofeng BF-F9 V2N. The antenna's range is about 7-8 miles, but I live in an area where Ham radio isn't very common. Does anybody have recommendations ...
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ISS repeater on a Baofeng?

I know people have RECEIVED a signal from the ISS on a Baofeng UV-5R, but I'm interested in TRANSMITTING. I'm going to be using a Baofeng UV-5RTP (basically an 8W UV-5R) with a Nagoya NA-771 that ...
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Baofeng UV-5R ~ 800MHz transmission enabled

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 ...
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Baofeng UV-5R: Severe static/interference on UHF frequencies

I have a U5-5R, which I've set up to use (among other things) the analog (NFM) frequencies of the PMR446-band. I've been using it with the stock (136-174/400-520MHz) antenna and a monophone connected ...
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Baofeng UV-9G unlock

I have a ham and a gmrs HT. I read that my GMRS radio can be unlocked, so I don't have to carry two radios with me. The GMRS radio is a Baofeng UV-9G, SoC radio (so cheap, poor selectivity) but fine ...
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Baofeng UV-9G keypad functions

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, ...
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Baofeng Orange Transmit light comes on by itself (triggered by sound)

I have a BTech UV-5X3 and if I yell or blow into the mic, the transmit lights (red indicator light and orange backlight) come on as though I'm hitting the PTT button. Is this normal and am I actually ...
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What power levels do the Baofeng UV-5R/5RA/5RE have? [closed]

What are the power settings of handheld radios of the Baofeng UV-5R series in watts?
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Why do Baofeng radios have such poor reception reliability?

What is the nature of Baofeng radios' poor receiver performance? This brand of handhelds has somewhat notoriously poor receivers. I hadn't noticed this much when using them for short distance simplex ...
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Can I use the Baofeng UV-5R radio with the older model RETREVIS RT-5R? They look like the exact same unit [closed]

Can I use the Baofeng UV-5R radio with the older model RETREVIS RT-5R? They look like the exact same unit.
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Easy Digi PTT circuit with Baofeng or Kenwood HT stays on after transmitting on VHF

I got my Easy Digi all wired up correctly, believe me, it took a while because of this issue. I've ruled out the FTDI controller I'm using because I can manually activate the optocoupler but supplying ...
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I’m having issues with chirp not uploading the program to my baofeng GT-3WP

I have a baofeng gt-3WP and am trying to program it in CHIRP but the tab that says upload to radio is greyed out and will not respond
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SMA 3.5mm to Baofeng or similar radio

My friend just got a 2006 Chevy Calorado and it came installed with an 3.5mm SMA cable running from the roof to under the dash. It was a park ranger vehicle so it would make sense that they needed a ...
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Baofeng UV-9R Software Trouble

I have CHIRP daily-20220103 It works great on my Baofeng BF-F8HP. When I load the Baofeng UV-9R I cannot go to the settings tab. I can get to the memories tab just fine. I decided to load the software ...
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Baofeng F8HP display setup

On the Baofeng F8HP display, which bottom or top is the RX and TX?
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Can Baofeng UV-5R HTQ scan and handle TDR (split) mode at the same time?

Today I received my first radiotelephone, Baofeng UV-5R HTQ. I saved some frequences and put the device in the MR mode. In one frequency, I make it scan through the saved frequencies, on the other one ...
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programming Pofung UV-82

As an alternative to the higher priced Motorola portables we use at our volunteer fire department, individuals have purchased several Bao Feng UV-82HP units to carry to monitor dispatch and fire ...
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Erratic behavior on Baofeng UV-5R Plus

I bought a UV-5R Plus (8 watt radio in the same casing as a normal Baofeng), and I've noticed some strange behaviors. Occasionally when I key up on my local repeater, the radio turns itself off and on ...
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Baofeng UV-82 pcb component identification

Baofeng UV-82 PCB smd component burned (marked in yellow) but cannot identify the component number or type. Google search found this page with pcb image but its different version of pcb https://...
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I'm trying to connect my Baofeng UV-5R to my 888s, UV-5 receives perfectly but can't send to the 888s. I've tried many things with no success :(

I recently purchased 6 Baofeng UV-5R radios and have been trying to connect them to my 888s radios. I've downloaded Chirp, tried programming the tones into the UV-5 but nothing seems to work. I'm very ...
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UV-5R High Gain Antenna Performance

My Baofeng UV-5R came with a shorter 6.5” antenna and a “high gain” 15.3” RH-771 antenna. In your experience, how much of a difference in range does the use of the longer antenna achieve?
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Baofeng UV-5R Scanning with Noisy Channel

I just bought a Baofeng UV-5R. I programmed in some channels and have been scanning these channels for activity. I have had a situation come up on a few occasions where there is some activity on a ...
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BF-888 radios don't work with UV-5Rs on the same frequency

I play airsoft here in Quebec Canada, and I have 2 Baofeng BF-888s that I got a few years back. Now people are mostly using UV-5Rs. I used CHIRP to program my radio to the same frequency used by the ...
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BF-F8HP radios do not receive on 2m unless menu is open

I just got 4 BF-F8HP radios, 2 knockoffs, and 2 "legits"; definitions of knockoff and legit come from a website I found. All 4 of them are having this issue. I can transmit fine on both 2m ...
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What is the appropriate length of an antenna for a handheld on 2 meters?

I want to upgrade the stock antenna on my Baofeng uv-5r for which I mostly use the 2 meter band. The quarter wavelength for this band is about 19.2 inches, but when I look for antennas, they are ...
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Why am I receiving a local tv channel on a CMB frequency

I am using a simple Baofeng H6 dual band radio and I programmed weather channels. Well, on frequency 161.77500 I am actually picking up WGN, a local tv network. This frequency should be reserved to ...
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Baofeng's won't talk to each other - but other radios receive the signal

I'm very new to this radio stuff and I've come across a problem. I have two BF-888S', along with two other radios. (Binatone Terrain 750) All of which are on the same frequency and have the same ...
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UV9RTP Slow transmit to receive

When I transmit the there is a delay in the receiving. When I let off of the mic it still transmits for a few milli-seconds. The transfer to receive is not instantaneous. Which setting controls this ? ...
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Can you use 144mhz and below without a license with a Baofeng

I have a Baofeng and all the people that I have asked said that I can use 144mhz and below without a license but what I see on the internet is that I can’t use the Baofeng without a license at all can ...
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How can you receive ISS broadcast using a Baofeng?

I have a Baofeng UV-5R with stock and a Nagoya 701 (maybe fake?) antennas and wonder how I can receive voice from ISS astronauts? Do they have a schedule for going on air? I live in Romania so ...
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Problem with Baofeng BF-888 radios

I have 2 Baofeng bt-888 radios coming out of the box. The problem is that the radios still growl on all channels and the light stays green. Le Griche stops when we send a communication or when we ...
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How does a Baofeng radio know an incoming transmission is from a repeater?

Baofeng radio's have two menu options for squelch tail elimination (STE). Item 35 is for general simplex STE, and item 36 is for repeater STE. My question is how would the radio know if a transmission ...
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Baofeng UV-5R Receiving Intermittent Static? Please help!

I have a Baofeng UV-5R and I have been using it as a police/EMS scanner. I have used it before and it has worked perfectly. I just recently moved to a new area and yet when I went to listen into the ...
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Baofeng UV-9 Info and Help Please!

I have scoured the internet for info on this radio. Specs, programming, manuals, to be exact, yet I can find NOTHING other than sellers of the radio. Anyone have any links they'd be able to share! I ...
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How does PTT from one two-way radio prevent input on another?

I'm very much a beginner with radio. I have a simple set of Baofeng BF-888S radios, and in my basic use with those, I got very curious about something: when you push the PTT button on one radio to ...
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