Saturday, October 27, 2012

Yahoo Group Numbers

The Yahoo Group for the Baofeng UV-5R is insane.

Since it started nine months ago, there have been over 11,000 messages - averaging almost 1,250 per month. September and October will both be over 2,000 each. At this point, it is almost unusable for me. I don't have the time to wade through that many messages - especially when they are mostly repeat issues. Most of which could be solved by searching the group or visiting sites like

A couple of points of reference...

The UV-3R group had about 3,000 messages over the same nine months. It broke 1,000 messages in a month once (Sept.). The Wouxun group had just over 2,000 for the same period and has never had more than 1,000 messages in a month going back to its start in 2009.


  1. I'm with you, and seriously thinking of signing off there.

  2. The biggest issues are that people DONT SEARCH THE GROUP!!! It bugs me to no end when something is discussed 5 times in one week when all they had to do was look to messages from the day before to see that their issue was already covered. Im not one to go yelling at them or posting and telling them to read, so i stay quiet about it, but it still drives me INSANE!!!!!