Thursday, February 18, 2016

Baofeng Tech UV-2501+220: A wee tiny radio with a lot of capability

Some initial impressions from someone that's picked up the UV-2501+220:
"a wee tiny radio with a lot of capability"

I agree with several of the comments there - especially about the size. It is small, but I didn't feel like the buttons were too hard to access. Using the mic to program in a repeater was not especially painful as those things go - I don't think manually programming 100 repeaters would be high on anyone's list. Getting the programming cable will make life much easier.


  1. Looking on Amazon it appears that a few people are reporting that these have extremely dirty transmitters.

    Guess they were too good to be true after all.

    1. The testing results are being posted on reddit, too. I'm working on a post about all of this.

    2. Hopefully they will correct the issues in later versions. That's part of the reason I have to resist the temptation to be an early adopter of new Chinese radios coming in.

      It takes them a few months to iron out the kinks.