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

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W1ZE  Rating: 3/5 Sep 27, 2013 06:41  Send this review to a friend!
Get what you pay for  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I have this transceiver for six months and its performance as a dual band HT is pretty good if you scrap the supplied rubber-ducky antenna and replace it with an aftermarket antenna. Like most HTs with a broad receive everywhere "band-pass" front end it is subject to intermod. But for under $60 I could live with that.
As reported by other reviewers, front panel programming is very tedious (not user friendly). The freeware computer software and drivers are a real pain in the fritter. Getting the darn program to run and talk to the transceiver requires a lot of keyboard work and com port setup. But again the HT sells for under 60 bucks. 
Product is in production.
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