Monday, April 23, 2012

Baofeng UV-5R: Ronson UV-8R

So, we have the Baofeng UV-5R, the Waccom UV-5R, the original TYT TH-F8, and now the Ronson UV-8R that looks like the other radios, but claims to be a7W dual-band HT. I don't see the radio on the site yet so no price or other details..


  1. $56.00 Delivered. Here's the link to the listing on

  2. 409 shops stats are the same as the Baofeng UV-5R as far as I can see.
    I ordered the Baofeng on the 17/04/12.

  3. Looks to be the same 5W max power. Be interesting to see if it has the same receive tuning bug as the Baofeng UV-5R.

  4. 7 Watts???
    I think not.
    At high power is in the service menue to 188 (approx 4.1 watts)
    In about 86 low-power (approx 1.1 Watt).
    Estimate the (value max) at 255 to go out about 5 watts, never 7 watts.
    Device is in long conversations very warm, the cooling in the interior is not as good.
    When used as an unmatched antenna performance at this .......

    Tralala, nothing more RF output ...

    Greetings Walter