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Categories | Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Hand-held | Baofeng UV-5R Help

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WD0FIA  Rating: 5/5 Sep 9, 2013 07:00  Send this review to a friend!
Nice, inexpensive radio.  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
For $32 from Amazon this radio is an excellent buy! I use 3 of them on APRS, connected to MFJ 1270X TNC's. Using UIView 32 in KISS mode, on a laptop / netbook, I can have APRS in a small, inexpensive package.

I bought one to keep in the glove box of each car, as they also work great for 2m and 70cm repeaters! If you have a lot of repeaters in your area it's well worth it to buy the USB programming cable. The free CHIRP software is easy to use and makes programming a lot easier.

Sure it's not an ultra-durable radio, but it's not fragile either. If something goes wrong just go buy another one.

I REALLY wish this radio would have been available when I was licensed in the 1970's, as it would make a great starter radio for the new ham wanting to get their feet wet.

I would highly recommend it to anyone. For the price, they are a bargain! 
Product is in production.
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