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UV-5R is a series of handheld transceivers manufactured by Baofeng.

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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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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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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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I get no audio on my new Quansheng uv-5r plus despite green receive light

Quansheng uv-5r plus. First time on these devices, sorry. The receive light goes on but no receive audio. Transmit on ht works fine. Audio from device prompts are ok. Checked frequency traffic with ...
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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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Programming cable doesn't recognise Quansheng UV-5R Plus

I am trying to program my Quansheng UV-5R Plus with a Baofeng cable. The cable works on my Baofeng, so I know it is OK. I'm told on the website to treat the UV-5R Plus just like a UV-5R but what I get ...
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Can someone please tell me the difference between Quansheng UV-5R, UV-5R (8) and UV-5R Plus?

I cannot find anywhere the difference between these 3 Quansheng radios...UV-5R, UV-5R(8) and UV-5R Plus. I have just purchased a UV-5R Plus...I know it has the AM air band, but I am not sure hyow any ...
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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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How to fix radio that my UV-5R receives signal only when I hold the MONI button even with squelch set from 0 to 9

My UV-5R stopped receiving signal - that what I thought at first. After reading many threads here is what I figured out: if I hold the MONI button then I can receive signal I have 2 UV-5R - exact same ...
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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 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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Help setting up my Baofeng UV-5R radio for scanning [closed]

I am a disabled person and need help programming my Baofeng UV-5R with all the pertinent emergency frequencies that apply to my area, which is Aurora, Colorado. I'm not a licensed ham and want to stay ...
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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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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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How can I import stations listed by RepeaterBook as FM and other things into my HTs with CHIRP?

I've programmed both my UV-5RA and FT-4XR via CHIRP and it has generally worked fine. However, one thing I'm not understanding is why it is refusing to program some stations from RepeaterBook input ...
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Why don't I hear the CTCSS tones when listening on the repeater input frequency?

I am newly licensed (Technician) and bought a UV-5RA as a cheap way to check out what's going on in my area and see if I'm finding it interesting enough to get a better UHF/VHF HT. The other day I was ...
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How can I find the input port for downloading my radio information?

I am trying to download my Baofeng UV-5R into CHIRP for the first time and it is asking what port to pull information from. How can I find what to input here since it isn't automatically updating/ ...
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Baofeng UV5RA charger station error

I recently bought 2 Baofeng UV5RAs from the same vendor. Neither of the charging stations work. They both flash green/red immediately upon plugging them in--before any battery is seated! When I seat ...
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Can I contact the International Space Station using my Baofeng UV5R?

I saw this article but I can't imagine the power output, (eight watts max) would be enough to be picked up by the ISS at 200 miles above me. Similarly, I don't know if the preamp on the receiver ...
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How can I manually programme these FRS channels onto my Baofeng UV5R?

I've been using Repeater Book to manually programme some repeaters in my area, up to fifteen miles. I later started programming some FRS, GMR, and MURS frequencies based on the CSV file that someone ...
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What is meant by CC 7?

I am seeing a repeater on RepeaterBook 444.8375 +5 MHz CC 7 Portland, Providence Portland Medical Center Multnomah WA7HAA OPEN ON-AIR I'd like to programme ...
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Would a ham license allow me to use an uncertified radio on other (non-ham) bands I have permission to use?

I just purchased a UV-5R to hopefully integrate into business class radios my company uses. Do I need a technician or other class FCC license to operate these only on the frequencies I already access ...
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did static fry my uv5r?

I was hit with a big arc of static from a metal door frame. I was a little over a foot away. It stung pretty good, then my coworker told me I was transmitting. My baofeng uv5r will not stop ...
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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 I legally use a Baofeng UV-5R radio for communication?

I'm new to radios. Only ever used them for squad communication in airsoft. I have two Baofeng UV-5R handhelds and would like to use them this week to communicate on a family camping trip with no cell ...
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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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UV-5R with 3800 battery... usb 5v to 7.4-8v charger

I have a Baofeng UV-5R with an extended 3800 battery. The usb cable I bought only works for the dock that comes with the baofeng but I would like to only carry a cable and charge the baofeng via anker ...
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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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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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Colorado to Ohio with UV-5R

My brother (in Ohio) just passed his Technician test. We both have UV-5R equivalent radios. I have my General (in Colorado). Without physical modifications to our radios, can we have a QSO? I've been ...
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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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Storage of a Baofeng UV-5R

I am trying to find a convenient place to store my Baofeng UV-5R, I believe the most convenient place to store it would be on its charger. I was wondering if storing the UV-5R with its battery still ...
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HT programming software alternative to Chirp and RT-Systems

I have been using Chirp to try to program my Baofeng UV-5R but have been having one problem after another. I was wondering if there was an alternative to Chirp and RT-Systems programming software for ...
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Baofeng UV-5R Split mode

I recently purchased the Baofeng UV-5RA. I am trying to set up dual watch mode so that I can receive one frequency, and be able to transmit on another frequency when I key the radio. I enabled TDR ...
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How do I troubleshoot a Baofeng UV-5R that won't receive?

I have a couple of Baofeng UV-5R radios. I have a profile in Chirp that works great on one of them, and I foolishly pushed that profile straight over to a UV-5R without checking firmware versions. ...
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Boefeng UV-5RE scanning capability

Since the factory manual is simple and basic, is it possible to use the Baofeng UV-5RE to do these things? Listen to FM radio, while scanning 2m and 70cm bands in the background (as in hiking) Set ...
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Difference between Boefeng UV-5RE Plus and UV-5

I bought a Baofeng UV-5RE Plus, which presumably is an improved version of the basic UV-5. There is lots of information online on the UV-5. Any idea where I can find out what are the differences and ...
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Is there any PC remote control software for the Baofeng UV-5RE Plus?

I saw on YouTube that some software, with another brand transceiver, can command the transceiver to scan a range of frequencies and display a running waterfall display of scanned results. Can such a ...
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Programming software for Boefeng UV-5RE Plus

Which PC or Linux software would I use for programming a Boefeng UV-5RE Plus? How would I make a programming cable to connect to USB/Serial conversion board (ebay FTDI board, size of finger)?
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Are there any real advantages to an aftermarket NA-701 over the Baofeng stock antenna? [closed]

I have a Baofeng UV-5R HT radio that I have been using for about a month now and I really like it because it was very inexpensive and portable. It currently has the stock antenna on it and I have ...
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What's a cost-effective way to boost the range of my cheap 2m/70cm handheld?

I'm a very casual/beginner level ham and as such have mostly avoided committing too much in the way of financial resources - I have a UV-5R for a personal radio, anything else I do I've used others' ...
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