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If someone transmits on 151.88 MHz and I listen on 151.18 MHz, how likely would I hear their transmission?

I have a cheap baofeng uv-5r, and I sometimes hear an intermittent transmission which pulses past the squelch threshold with periods of dead space between, roughly 0.75 seconds or less. My job uses a ...
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How do PTT buttons work?

I'm really new to this, and I was wondering how the whole PTT system works? I have a headset with microphone, and a Baofeng UV-82 radio. I know the radio has its own PTT button, but is there any kind ...
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Can I use the BF-888S programming cable on the UV-5R?

I have a Baofeng UV-5R, but no USB programming cable. I also have a Baofeng BF-888S with a USB cable. Is it safe to use the 888S cable on the UV5R? I was able to find a cable description on the ...
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How do I have a full signal of noise on a handheld?

I'm new to ham (although I've had a license for a long time) and I'm having issues with receiving on a basic handheld. I have a cheap BaoFeng UV-82HP and I keep getting full signal noise at random ...
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What cable is needed in order to record audio from a Baofeng UV-5x3 on a computer?

I would like to be able to connect my radio to my computer in order to record audio. It seems like this would just be a matter of getting the right cable, but after trying a few cables (listed below), ...
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Using a Baofeng UV-5R V2+ as a Portable Packet Radio

So my idea is I might use a keyboard to enter text. I would use an Arduino to control the ham radio. The problem is that I have no idea on how to use the Arduino to control the radio. Also, what ...
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Baofeng UV 9R Handheld programming

I have a Baofeng UV 9R Handheld that I just recently bought and received in the mail brand new, however as much as I like this handheld device I am maxed out with frustration as far as manual ...
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BF-F8HP: “Radio did not respond” when trying to use CHIRP

I'm trying to program my Boafeng bf-f8hp with the chirp software, but as I have to do, "Download From Radio", after I choose the appropriate maker, product and model, all I get is an error message ...
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DC connector type for Baofeng UV5R base charger

What type is the DC jack on the Baofeng UV5R base charger? I want to buy a splitter so that I can charge multiple radios with the same car/wall charger.
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Bf-f8hp radios and no idea what I'm doing

My brother just bought me and himself a set of bf-f8hp radios for setting up two way communication while we are on long motorcycle trips. Now, this radio seems like overkill and I don't want to meet ...
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Small band-pass filter for HT?

I'd like to add a band-pass filter to my Baofeng UV-82 to make it comply with the spurious emissions requirements. Ideally it would be a rigid device with SMA or BNC connectors that would fit between ...
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Baofeng radio produces hum when plugged into charger

So I am working on a low cost ham radio beacon using my Baofeng UV-5R radio because it is easy to use and portable. I built a simple PTT interface for a Raspberry Pi and wrote some python to transmit ...
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Why does P25 occasionally break through tone squelch on my analog HTs?

When listening to our local repeater, which is now a combined P25/analog machine, every once in a while my squelch opens to a blast of digital noise. I've noticed this problem with at least two ...
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Baofeng GT-3WP Cross Band Operation?

The Baofeng GT-3WP has a feature labeled "Cross band reception / transmission". Does that mean it will function as a Cross-Band Repeater?
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Recommendation for noob

I don't yet have any radio equipment but I find this hobby interesting and would like to learn more. I'm looking for something that isn't too basic and will keep my interest without spending too much. ...
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My Baofeng UV-5RV2+ will receive a signal with rubber duck antenna but not with a new Nagoya

I bought my self a Baofeng UV-5RV2+ as an inexpensive way to introduce myself to the world of ham radio. With all of the stock components everything has been working fine. I wanted to try to increase ...
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How to make a BaoFeng start/end transmission with sound

I recently went on a ride with my local police department. I heard two beeps at the start of their transmission, and a static-ey sound at the end. I use the BaoFeng UV-5R+, and was wondering if there ...
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Can't get two same BaoFeng radios to work with each other

I just bought a pair of BaoFeng 888s radios and they don't work out of the box. I know they are on the illegal freqs, but I expected them to work. I got the cable, reprogrammed them to the ...
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UV-5R 4W BFB297 vs UV-5R 8W BFP3-23 (difference 4W vs 8W)

How big difference will it be between UV-5R 4W & newer UV-5R 8W (difference between 4W & 8W), in real life use 1 on 1 HT. In SAME conditions, how much different distance / range will we get? (...
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Can a Baofeng UV-5R Display Both Name and Frequency Simultaneously?

The Baofeng UV-5R style radios have a 2 line display that can display the Name, Frequency, OR Number of the selected memory location for each of 2 memory locations. Is it possible to display the Name ...
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baofeng UV-5RA has issues with j-pole

I have a baofeng UV-5RA which doesn't seem to receive properly with my j-pole antenna. my dad's radio (same model, different firmware) receives without a problem, so it's a radio issue. if I go into ...
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dual band j-pole creates connectivity problems when connected all the way

I recently made a "deseret j-pole" dual band antenna for basic 2m and 70cm transmitting and receiving use. I have it on a large metal tube behind my house, connected through a 50 ohm pl-259 cable, and ...
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How to make a PTT button for Baofeng UV-5R

I use the radio for paragliding and the radio is mounted on a "cockpit" in front of me when flying. When in flight my hands are busy. I can hear the radio fine (don't need an earpiece) and I can ...
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Baofeng BF-888s radios don't talk to Baofeng BF-888s+ radios

I had originally bought a set of BaoFeng BF-888s+ radios that perform very well and perfectly suit my needs. Needing more, I bought another set, this time buying BaoFeng BF-888s radios. (Same model ...
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My Baofeng radio won't recieve but transmit does not work when I hold the MONI button [closed]

My radio won't receive. Help? It literally went dead and I still have the rubber duck antenna
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Can a Baofeng UV5R receive airport radio transmissions?

I have tried programming approach frequencies into my baofeng and cannot hear any transmissions. Freq programming was done using a desktop computer connected to the radio to frequency 121.9MHZ. ...
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MURS - Set to broadcast and receive on a specific CTCSS code

Context Using a Baofeng UV5RA Would like to transmit on MURS (e.g., 151.880 MHz) using a CTCSS code for more private discussions All of the online guides talk about scanning for CTCSS Question ...
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On which of these frequencies can I transmit without a license?

I have a Baofeng UV-5RA, and I need to know what frequencies on the "channel mode" (what the lady says when you press the "V/M" button on the radio) don't require a ham license. I am in Philadelphia, ...
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Baofeng uv-5r,uv-82. i need disable or block side key moni(monitor) for don´t listen private cts dts

I need to disable or block the side key moni(monitor) so others can't hear on my private CTS DTS. I use a Baofeng UV-5R and a UV-82. Another team that uses the same repeater, but has different CTS ...
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Is Using PMR446 On A Baofeng GT3-MK3 HAM Radio Legal (If on low power)?

I have a Baofeng GT3-MK3, a great little radio. Is it OK to use this on the low output setting for general use without a licence, for things like camping/hiking family use etc, if I used the legal ...
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Baofeng radio allowed in Australia?

I am migrating to Australia, and want to find out whether I can carry my Baofeng UV82 HX / HP model there. The model has CE, FCC, ROHS compliance, and a black 'Tick' mark next to these three. If the ...
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Does the Baofeng UV-5R accept both male and female SMA connectors?

Most antennas for the Baofeng UV-5R have male connectors, but the UV-5R actually has a larger diameter set of threads that look like they'd accept a female connector. Is that true? Is it a female SMA, ...
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Baofeng UV82-HX charger problem

I am having problem charging my Baofeng UV-82HX HT. No sooner do I put up the HT on the charger, it starts showing the error lights - green stable, red flickering. I bought this off the shelf in Nov ...
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What is the socket for on this Baofeng BL-5L battery?

I have a Baofeng BL-5L battery for my Baofeng UV-5R transceiver, and I notice that it has a socket on the side: Please, what is this socket for?
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Baofeng not finding CTCSS tone

I have this Baofeng and I want listen to my school radios. The problem is that I want to find the CTCSS tone for the fun of it, but when I scan the tones on the Baofeng it cycles through but does not ...
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Can HDSDR perform the work of Direwolf?

I have a setup in which Direwolf is used in conjunction with a Baofeng radio to basically send data (AFSK). My app connects to the TCP server provided by Direwolf, send him some data which then is ...
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What is the minimum signal strength I need to receive?

Let's say a transmitting station is using a 8W radio with a J pole antenna. The cable connecting the radio to the antenna is RG-58A/U and is 25ft long. At 144.075MHz, the attenuation of the cable is ...
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How do I connect a GPS receiver to a radio for APRS?

I volunteer with the local search and rescue group as a team medic and a radio operator. The team is new and recently decided to go with the Garmin 64st as our go-to GPS units. Those of us with ...
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Smallest / Thinnest UHF/VHF Mobile Transceiver under $100

I'm looking for the smallest/thinnest UHF or VHF two-way radio under $100. So far I've found: Baofeng/Pofung UV-5R (current solution) Baofeng/Pofung BF-888S (102m x 51mm x 11.35mm) KST K-888 (122mm x ...
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Baofeng UV5RA Unable to Program anything in 400-480 Bands

I'm running Chirp on Linux Mint 17.2 and for some reason when I try to program anything in 400mhz-480mhz range I get the error. "Error setting memory: Frequency 453.66250 is out of supported range" ...
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Baofeng low power mod

I have a few baofeng UV5R handhelds sitting around that only transmit, the receiver is damaged. What I would like to do with these is build a foxhunt transmitter. Sure, I could set it to low power (...
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2-Pin Kenwood to Sound Card (Beofeng UV-82HP & ASUS Xonar Essence STX)

I have a Baofeng UV-82HP that I want to use to TX and RX to a TeamSpeak Server. For this I'm going to use a dedicated computer, for both the client and server that has a sound card (ASUS Xonar Essence ...
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Baofeng UV-5r drivers for win7

I've been fighting to get chirp working with my father's baofeng radios. The only computer that he has access to has Win 7 installed. The manufacturer drivers won't work with win7. I tried using the ...
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How to set trasmit freq. on Baofeng UV5R to 0MHz manually

On this quesiton: How can I avoid accidentally transmitting with a Baofeng UV-5R? I learned how one can avoid accidentally transmitting on a Baofeng UV5R. This can be done using software by setting ...
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How can I avoid accidentally transmitting with a Baofeng UV-5R?

I don't have $500 for a radio scanner. If I know the few (analog) frequencies that I would like to listen to, I think one can use the Baofeng UV5R (which doesn't cost much). The only problem is that ...
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Trouble communicating between Baofeng and Midland walkies

I'm very new to walkies and radios, and I know next to nothing. My friends and I bought a box of Baofeng 888s radios (which apparently also go by quite a few other names and manufacturers) and I'm ...
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Chip with price and functionality to the RDA1846?

Is it possible to buy a cheap transceiver chip with similar functionality to the RDA1846? I'm looking for something else, because I'm wary of buying a probably counterfeit chip on AliExpress, and I ...
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How does the baofeng radio eliminate squelch tail?

All tests are performed in Carrier Squelch mode on all radios without any sub-audible tone or digital squelch involved. Scenario 1: The Baofeng handheld radio Keys up. Another Baofeng is listening. ...
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BAOFENG UV-5R for cubesat communication on lab, does it work?

Here we have a cubesat which operates in VHF/UHF. Communication with it (from a ground station perspective) is done with an Icom Radio. Would it be possible to replace it with a cheaper BAOFENG?
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Baofeng UV-B6 transmits no audio

I have this Baofeng UV-B6 (the same as B5), and after using CHIRP a few times, transmission stopped working. In fact, it starts transmitting, but no voice is sent whatsoever — dead carrier. RX works ...