Thursday, June 21, 2012

Vero Telecom UV-E5

I got an e-mail from Vero Telecom this morning. PDF brochure here. Product page here.

Looks familiar.

High output power,1800mAh Li-ion Battery Capacity,128 memory channels,rugged construcion, rich in analog features-the UV-E5 offers practical 2m/70cm dual band operation anthed ruggedness ,updated for today's ham radio enthusiasts.

Our UV-E5 with some attractive features.For European customers,1750Hz Burst tone is a impressive function.And the dual-band,dual frequency,dual-standby are also the big selling ponit for this radio.

There are other common features of this radio,such as high/low power switchable, 25kHz/12.5kHz switchable, emergency alert,CTCSS/CDCSS,low battery alert,battery saver,time-out timer,keypad lock etc.

Our UV-E5 has got the CE,FCC and ROHS approvals.

Our UV-E5 with a bottom-line price.We are willing to receive your specific enquiry at an early date!
Dual-Band ,Dual Frequency,Dual Standby
  • 136-174 & 400-470 MHz (TX/RX)
    65-108MHz (FM Radio )
Wideband Coverage
Two bandwidth versions (400–470MHz&
136-174MHz) all have switchable 12.5/25kHz width by channel, and 5/6.25kHz frequency pitch making all the new UHF&VHF channels available for trunking.
Channel steps (2.5/5K/6.25K/10K/12.5K/25K)
Different channel steps 2.5/ 5K/6.25K/10K/12.5K/25K is optional to confirm with the different need.
Scan Function
The UV-E5 allows CTCSS/DCS Tone scan,FM
Radio frequency scan,VFO scan.

500mW Loud Audio
  The 36mm large speaker delivers 500mW of loud and intelligible audio even in noisy environments
Wideband Coverage
  Two bandwidth versions (400–470MHz&136-174MHz) all have switchable 12.5/25kHz width by channel, and 5/6.25kHz frequency pitch making all the new UHF&VHF channels available for trunking.
Dual-band ,Dual display,Dual Watch
  UV-E5 work in two bands,Display two bands on the screen and with dual watch function
Powerful 5W of Output Power
  The UV-E5 offers a just-right mix of power and size 5 watts of high power which will work to get your message through. Get up to 19 hours* of operating time with the Li-ion battery pack (BP-1805L) . All that power comes is an easy to hold and use size – not too big, not too small.
* Typical operation. 5:5:90 duty cycle with power save on.
Channel Name Editing
  You can edit the channel name by yourself,it is very useful for the user.
Internal VOX function
  The UV-E5 has an internal VOX (Voice Operated Transmission) function for convenient hands-free operation when used with a compatible optional headset and adapter cable. Also, the VOX level and VOX delay time are adjustable.
Built-in CTCSS/DCS
  CTCSS and DTCS tone codes provide quiet stand-by and allow you to use tone-access repeaters. Pocket beep alerts you when a
matching tone frequency is received. Tone scan detects the subaudible tone that is used for repeater access.
128 Memory Channels
  Up to 128 regular memory channels can be stored with a 6-character channel names, tone and duplex settings.
Wide/Narrow Bandwidth Selectable
  Different channel spacing 25KHz/12.5KHz are optional to confirm with the regulations of different countries.
Scan Features
  The UV-E5 allows CTCSS/DCS Tone scan,FM Radio frequency scan,VFO scan.

Technical Specification
  Frequency Range
136-174 & 400-470 MHz (TX/RX)
  Channel Number
  Channel Spacing
  Frequency Stability
  Operating Voltage
  Battery Type
1800 mAh (Lithium Battery)
  Operating Temperature
  Standby Current
  Antenna Impedance
  Dimension(without antenna&battery
58*110*32 mm
205 g (with antenna&battery)
  Power Output
5 Watts/1 Watts
16K?F3E /8K?F3E
  Spurious and Harmonious
-36dBm<1GHz -30dBm>1GHz
  FM Noise
  Adjacent Channel Power
  Audio Distortion
(12dB SINAD) 0.2uV
  Squelch Selectivity
  Adjacent Channel Selectivity
  Spurious Response Rejection
  Audio Power Output
  Audio Distortion


  1. About this so called new radio: Vero Telecom UV-E5
    (It say right there on the radio, and on the brochure, MK-II).

    Brick, Can you do us all a favor and e-mail them back, ask them if they fixed the following bugs:

    * Frequency input using the keyboard doesn't auto complete the 0.5 KHz on 12.5 KHz step mode.
    * Various squelch settings don’t make any difference
    * Various VOX settings don’t make any difference
    ** Most important, Allow programing of Shift Offset as well as individual TX RX frequencies?
    *** You can also ask them "What about a Tri Bander for a change?" we have enough UV-5R clones.

    Brick, I think we all need to STOP BUYING CHINESE RADIOS UNTIL THEY COME UP WITH TRI-BANDERS 144-148/222-225/420-450.
    Are you reading this in China?
    We know these DSP chips can do 222 MHz as well, and these radios will sell much more as Tri-Band radios.

    Xie xie


    1. I got a reply from Vero earlier this week - been covered up at work, so I'm slow, but below is what they said. Nate - what do you think of the UV-X5? Might as well be a dual bander for us.

      "Firstly, please note our UV-E5 dualband radio is a radically different produts.

      Many thanks for your kindly feedback information. Referring your questions,
      1. please note our UV-E5 dualband radio do not have Q2 and Q3. Our engineer have tested them again. All is ok.
      2. About your Q1 and Q4, we have already discussed them with our engineer. They will adjust this Two problems. Any updated we will let you know.

      About the tri-bander radios, our UV-X5 radio have tri-band 136-174MHz&245-246MHz&400-470MHz, but not 222-225MHz."

  2. Sure the RDA1846 IC supports tri-band, but a chip is not the radio. A tri-band transceiver would have a more complex matching network design at the front end, meaning a more expensive product. While intermod may just be an annoyance for a $40 HT, it may not be so acceptable for a radio costing far beyond $100. Just my opinion, but I see a price ceiling for radios using the same chip; might need a better SDR SoC.

    Too bad the MC13260 never saw production...

    You are welcome.