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

I agree with @clvrmky that the situation sounds exactly like how voice-activated ("VOX") mode works. Basically it's a setting that lets you transmit just by talking, without having to use ...
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Baofeng Orange Transmit light comes on by itself (triggered by sound)

It sounds like you have a "VOX" setting enabled, where any significant sound at the microphone causes the PTT circuit to be enabled, usually after a little delay. Search for "vox" ...
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What power levels do the Baofeng UV-5R/5RA/5RE have?

Reference: Baofeng UV-5R Features and Specifications 4W/1W Transmit Power "Specification" is the key word you'd want to use in relation to questions about the capabilities and limitations ...
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Why do Baofeng radios have such poor reception reliability?

A big clue is that the short ducky antenna seems to allow better reception than the higher gain Yagi. So it could be that the receiver input is overloaded, possibly by signals outside the band of ...
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Why do Baofeng radios have such poor reception reliability?

You get what you pay for. The Baofeng radios take a number of shortcuts in their design to make them cheaper, including leaving out front end filters. The result is that the radio is marginal on ...
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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

What do you mean by "use ... with"? If you mean "can transmissions from each radio be heard on the other", then as long as they can be set up to transmit on common frequencies, ...
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