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Reviews For: Baofeng UV-10R

Category: Transceivers: VHF/UHF+ Amateur Hand-held

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Review Summary For : Baofeng UV-10R
Reviews: 1MSRP: $40
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KF6IIU Rating: 2023-05-26
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The online retailer Temu gave me a 85% off coupon so I bought one of these direct from China for $5. It does not have FCC Certification or a Supplier's Declaration of Conformity (SDoC), so it is illegal for Temu to import it into the US or for me to use it.

However, there are at least three different radios calling themselves "UV-10R" in addition to my undocumented model. Some of the models on Amazon say they are FCC approved, so if you can get one with an FCC number, it's not a bad radio. It is very light owing to its roughtly 1500-2000 mAH lithium batttery, has good audio quality, and is solidly constructed. Not very weatherproof looking. The Amazon models appear to come with a programming cable, mine did not. Mine is tunable on RX from 136-174 and 400-512 MHz, and like almost all Baofengs will transmit throughout its extire RX range.

So, buyer beware. Don't buy on Temu, get one on Amazon so you run a good change of getting one that's legal in the US.