Thursday, August 14, 2014

Baofeng BF-F8HP: High Power

So a there is a new kid on the block... the Baofeng BF-F8HP.



From the Baofeng Tech website:

  • It has 3 Power Levels (1, 4, 8 watt) 
  • A new 76 Page In-Depth User's Guide 
  • It includes the High Gain V-85 Antenna to Optimize Performance 
  • It is the only second generation BaoFeng with the Tri-Color Display 
  • Full Accessory Compatibility with ALL UV-5R accessories 

Miklor has a review. He says it has the same chip as the GT-3. He also has output power measurements and they look good.

You can order one at Amazon for about $63.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for your share, as another few "hidden features" we fixed all the issues reported to us. Including updating the TDR feature to be selectable by the A/B button, DTMF tones are accurate and correct, the user manual was put together by a partnership of operating Hams, and we brought back the tricolor screen after feedback on the inverted screen. Hope you enjoy your units guys ~ BaoFeng Tech

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    1. Maybe I just got a bad one but it won't receive on both frequencies, and the software will not set the fm radio default station.

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    2. It looks like these aren't for sale anymore. Are they coming back?

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    3. They are on Amazon now... Just ordered one.

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  2. Thought they were known as Pofung these days?

    73 G1KQH

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    1. Name change is working almost as well as the Comcast/Xfinity thing. ;)

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  3. There's also an 'Easter Egg' with this one.
    Found that by Pressing and Holding the ZERO key, the F8HP display's the actual Battery Voltage Level.
    And the power level of two separate units was verified using a Telewave 44A.

    Finally, an actual Boafeng upgrade.
    http://www.miklor.com/COM/Review_F8HP.php

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