Saturday, June 29, 2013

Baofeng UV-82

Hans spotted the Baofeng UV-82 a while back. He'd seen it on both e-Bay or AliExpress.

- Frequency Range: 136-174 & 400-520MHz
- Dual Band, Dual Display, Dual Frequency,Dual Standby
- Output Power: 5 / 1Watt
- 128 Storage Channels
- 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS
- Vox
- 1750 Hz Burst Tone
- FM Radio (65.0 MHz – 108.0 MHz)
- LED Flashlight
- Large LCD Display
- High / Low RF Power Switchable
- Wide / Narrow 25KHz / 12.5KHz Switchtable
- Emergency Alert
- Low Battery Alert
- Battery Saver
- Time-out Timer
- Keypad Lock
- Monitor Channel
- Channel Step: 2.5 / 5 / 6.25 / 10 / 12.5 / 25 KHz
- PC Programming

Nate sent me a note with some updates:
"Can be ordered now from a US dealer for $50: 
It also states that this radio is "Pending FCC approval" (which they probably will get, like they did with the Baofeng UV-5R variety). 
Also, checked the pictures here: 
Looks like you can unscrew the bolt that holds the Mic/Ear rubber cover, and bolt in an accessory plug, like you do with commercial rigs, which might suggest better build quality.
The two top LEDs on top might suggest dual RX at the same time, but you can't really tell. the display in the brochure isn't very encouraging (Only a single "S-Meter")."
Martyn posted his video of the UV-82 (see below) on the UV-5R Yahoo Group.


  1. Contrary to Martyn's claims, the battery is rated 1800mAh. Contrary to my first thoughts, this is NOT a UV-5R in disguise.

    From a Chinese source: "No, not UV-5R inside, better quality receiver."

    Let's see if I can get hold of one.

    1. Hans I am not wrong, if you had one in your hands and didn't assume the printed spec was right you would not have cast doubt on my listing, see picture here showing clearly the battery is 2800ma!!!

      Like I also stated this is NOT anything like a UV-5R I had thought I made that clear, it is a brand new rig designed from the ground up hence the reason it is so good a transceiver :) Best 73s
      Martyn K4TEC

    2. Let's see how it holds up in the lab. I have learned the hard way that Chinese specs don't mean anything, and that stickers stating battery capacity don' t mean anything either.


  2. I don't think the batteries on the eBay auction are the same as the batteries Martyn has.
    If you watch the video, the antenna is different too.