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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Base/Mobile (non hand-held) | BTECH (BaoFeng) UV-2501+220 Help

Reviews Summary for BTECH (BaoFeng) UV-2501+220
BTECH (BaoFeng) UV-2501+220 Reviews: 13 Average rating: 2.7/5 MSRP: $139.83
Description: Tri-band (2m, 220, 440) mobile transceiver w/ 25/10W output on all bands
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WD8U Rating: 4/5 Feb 22, 2016 10:29 Send this review to a friend
great  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Its very nice to see a radio for the USA market..
Other big Co dont bother much with 220,thay dont use 220...Well 220 is a nice band,and glad to see a unit that covers 2,220,440 all in one..
The radio is very small and mounts anywhear...very neat..It does 25-20 watts with no problem..
After you learn Chin-amera language it is very easy to program from the mike buttons..You just need to learn the proceedure...simple after that..

Its a clean modern,small easy to use mobile...
N9MB Rating: 4/5 Feb 17, 2016 02:16 Send this review to a friend
Good XCVR For The $  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Pros- 1. Tiny
2. Great audio
3. Quiet fan
4. Good xmit audio
5. Solid feeling microphone
Cons- 1. Display size
2. Display is too bright, needs a dimmer
3. Relays are quite audible, annoying when scanning

I've only owned this rig for a few days but my initial impression is that it's a solid, well built unit that could use a little refinement in the ergonomics department.
K7RBW Rating: 4/5 Feb 13, 2016 13:00 Send this review to a friend
Good things come in small packages  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Summary: This is a great, 3-band mobile rig, but comes with a bit of a personality.

Pros: Size, price, freq. coverage.
Cons: Size, programming software.

Radio-wise, it's a solid performer. Audio is clear in both directions, and I like the Kenwood-style microphone (in fact, it is pin-compatible with Kenwood).

Personality-wise, well it takes a little patience. Turning the channel selector changes the channel in random directions--workaround use the mike buttons, which are very handy. From the mike, you can go up/down in channel or freq, enter a freq or a channel directly and go to a menu option directly.

Audio volume is strong, and this model has a speaker jack, unlike the dual-band UV-2501.

The frequency range of the radio covers more than the ham bands, so be careful when you program the frequencies.

The programming software is still very crude. Hopefully, CHIRP will be updated to work with it, soon. Then you'll be able to keep all your BaoFeng radios in sync without having to manually enter each channel.

There are lots of mysterious (i.e. scantily documented) features, some might be useful to hams, while others (Remote Kill?) might not.

Bottom line: a great way to get on 220 without breaking the bank or forgoing access to 2m & 440.
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