Monday, May 30, 2016

Baofeng BF-T1 and MINI-1

Baofeng BF-T1 and MINI-1 (400 to 420 MHz):

New Baofeng mini-one: two way radio and mobile car radio. It is mini simple economical and convenient .This item is suitable for short distance communication. It is very suitable for road trips.



Features:
    • Mini size /easy operation
    • Max 20 saving channels
    • Power output 15W
    • Dual standby
    • Dual call
    • Easy repeater access, twice communication range
    • Automatically synchronize vehicle and handheld radios
    • Offline communication or emergency call between vehicle radio and handheld radio
    • OUTPUT DC 5V,easy to access car EDR and mobile device



    Two Way Radio
    Brand nameBaofeng
    ModelBF-T1
    FrequencyUHF400-420MHz
    Output Power≤2W
    Memory Channel20
    Battery Voltage3.7V
    Battery Capacity1000mAh
    LCD DisplayYes
    VOX FunctionYes
    Time Out TimerYes
    ScanYes
    Squelch LevelYes
    FM RadioYes
    Built-in LED TorchYes
    Chinese and English Voice PromptYes
    Dual StandbyYes
    Dual CallYes
    Emergency Alarm FunctionYes
    Power Saving FunctionYes
    PC Software ProgrammableYes
    MonitorYes
    Wide/narrow band selectionYes
    Regularly RemindedYes
    Busy Channel LockoutYes
    Tail EliminationYes
    Weight102g(3.6oz)(Including battery and clip)
    Size10.5 x 5.5 x 2cm(4.13 x 2.17 x 0.79in)
    MINI Mobile car radio
    Brand nameBaofeng
    ModelMINI-1
    FrequencyUHF400-420MHz
    RF power output≤15W
    Memory Channel20
    DC in (cigarette lighter interface)DC-13.8V
    External dc power supply>2A
    DC out5V
    CTCSS/CDCSS function50CTCSS/104CDCSS
    Dual standbyYes
    Dual callYes
    Emergency alarm functionYes
    DC out (5V)Yes
    Relay connectorYes
    Connect earpiece/speaker micYes
    Connect mini-1 two way radioYes
    Weight370g(13.05oz)
    Size12.8 x 10 x 2.6cm(5.04 x 3.94 x 1.02in)
            



        Package Includes
        • 1 x MINI mobile radio
        • 1 x Antenna magnetic base and Coaxial cable
        • 1 x Mobile antenna
        • 1 x Mounting bracket
        • 1 x Cable (connect two way radio)
        • 1 x Speaker Mic
        • 1 x One pack of screw and accessories
        • 2 x Power line2 x MINI two way radio
        • 2 x Rechargeable battery
        • 2 x Earpieces
        • 2 x USB cable
        • 2 x Belt clip
        • 2 x Sling

        Via /r/amateurradio/

        26 comments:

        1. Nice concept, could be especially useful for rv-ing families with a couple of kids. . . BUT not on 400-420mHz...would someone please send a US RF spectrum chart to the Chinese developers.
          This is at least the second offering with no legally usable frequencies in the US

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          1. It's not usable even on FRS frequencies, and never will be due to the detachable antenna, and the > 500mw power output. It's also excluded because it can be programmed out of band.
            That said it can be programmed to work on FRS/GMRS frequencies. Just get a GMRS license for your family, and you're all good.

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          2. How are you programming these? And is it really only usable on 400-420?

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        2. Agreed WB4TTO! A 4 ounce "disposable" radio could be useful for all sorts of applications, including high-altitude ballooning (for those of us who don't want to spend hours figuring out how to make a Dorji module work), fox-hunting, etc.

          But only if it works on legal freqs!

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        3. Agreed WB4TTO! A 4 ounce "disposable" radio could be useful for all sorts of applications, including high-altitude ballooning (for those of us who don't want to spend hours figuring out how to make a Dorji module work), fox-hunting, etc.

          But only if it works on legal freqs!

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        4. Agreed, too! 430...440 MHz and I would immediately buy it. But 400...420 MHz is pure nonsense in Europe.

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        5. Hello,
          My truth meaning as HAM....
          worthless spendet money .
          No use for noting.

          Short distance use ??? as CB illegal also in EU.

          Mobile radio ??? 20 ch fix ? repeater shift ???
          only UHF no dual band use for HAM.

          For what spending about 90 €.
          Every UV5r or Tyt mobile radio does better job.

          sorry to all developers.

          73 de DH2SAO

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        6. Unless Baofeng is planning to release this in US "ONLY", requesting specific frequency range from this manufacturer is kinda futile, since each country has its own frequency regulation, like in asia some countries GMRS/FRS are technically illegal, like from my place we used SRRS which is 325mhz.

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        7. Poked around a bit, looks like there is another version (goes by same numbers, etc) that is 400-470MHz...

          My question, since it dosen't seem clear to me at least,is how does the "base" work? Independent of the hand-helds or only when one is plugged into it?

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          1. I think it may all be the same radio. I saw the exact same one that came with a programming cable and CD. I have 2 of the Baofeng GT-3TP and they had to be programmed to open op the frequencies, it was really easy and only took a few minutes, and I was good to go. I really want to get one of these radios but I don't want to spend a $100 on a brick if I'm wrong lol.

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        8. Anybody have leads on its progamming software? Id appreciate the help. Cant seem to find one anywhere.TIA!

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        9. can it be configured for anything like 400-470MHz like 99% of chinese radios? Does it use regular "kenwood" cable for programming?
          would be great on the right QRG

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          2. If it is contructed for 400 to 420 all the filters in the input and output are not designed to work an higher frequency.
            Still the LP Filter on the transmitter will not work in spec for FCC or CE. Harmonics will be out of Spec.


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          3. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_IHmuEzmSyGVzZVYkhvOXhsWlk/view

            this is the link for bf-t1 programming software

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        10. SOFTWARENYA ADA IDAK YA ,SUPAYA BISA SAYA BANTU PASARKAN

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        11. PLEASE SHARE A LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE FOR BAOFENG BF-T1 MINI 1 RADIO 400-470 mhz ....

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        12. As of today july 10, 2016, there is no software available for the bf-t1. Also a separate programming cable is needed to program the unit. The cable supplied is for charging only. The cable needed has an rs232 to ttl converter in the cable. Basically the radio is pretty much a brick until software is released and use of the proper programming cable.

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        13. kindly send me at joeldegula@yahoo.com
          Tia!

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        14. the download link at the end of the story.
          http://tb2bkk.info/baofeng-bf-t1/

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        15. Good news! With the programming cable you can program this little rig with 20 channels 400-520MHz and 130-174MHz. Now be aware that the antenna is ... sub-optimal for the 130-174MHz so a suitable replacement will need to be MacGyvered. It'll be great to have a little, >$20, 4oz, disposable, dual band rig. It goes by another name BF-9100A, and the software to program it can be found here: or direct linked here: the cable does use a fake PL-2303 serial chip, so you'll also need the drivers off the same page, or direct linked here:

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          1. ...and none of my links survived posting...
            ...attempt 2
            Download page
            www. baofengradio. com/ endownload. asp

            Direct link to Programming Software:
            www. baofengradio. com/ UploadFiles/ 20170318105413645. rar

            Direct link to USB Driver:
            www. baofengradio. com/ UploadFiles/ 20161210160519319. rar

            Direct link to BF-9100A/BF-T1 Manual:
            www. baofengradio. com/ UploadFiles/ 20161210153848079. doc

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          2. Also it looks as if there may be an attempt to get it added to CHIRP
            chirp. danplanet. com/ issues/ 4933

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