Friday, September 11, 2015

Baojie BJ-218 2M/440 Mini Mobile

BJ-218 136-174/400-470MHz Mini Mobile Radio Transceiver at the 409Shop for $95.       

Frequency Range VHF: 136.000 - 174.000MHz
UHF: 400.000 - 470.000MHz
System F3E(FM)
Antenna impedance 50╬ę
Frequency stability ±2.5ppm @ -10°C ~ +60°C
Working environment temperature -20°C ~ +60°C (-4°F - +140°F)
Input voltage Direct current 13.8V (±15%), negetive grounding
Output power High Power : ≤10W
Middle Power : ≤6W
Low Power : ≤3W
Max Frequency deviation ±5KHz
Noise radiation ≤-60dB
Flexibility ≤0.2uV(12dB SINAD)
Max. Audio output 2W
Working current Receive 0.3A(SQL)
Transmit 5A(Max.)
Dimension 105 x 30 x 106mm (width x high x depth not including the outparts)
Weight about 0.5kg
1 x Baojie BJ-218 136-174/400-470MHz Mini Mobile Radio Transceiver
1 x Microphone
1 x Car Power Cable
1 x Power Cable
1 x Mounting bracket
1 x Screw
1 x User"s Manual


  1. Will this one have the same problems as all the other China made mini mobiles?

    1. 15 to 17 watts max, ????
      and of course the programming cable does not function with win 10

  2. I like that it's so small so it will hardly take up any room in your trash bin.

  3. I'd really like to see a manual for it. Also, wonder how similar it is to the Leixen VV-898, which has zero knobs?

    1. The manual that comes with this radio is truly awful, the worst sort of Engrish you've ever read.

  4. So I wonder what will be the best of the worst out of all these? This? The Leixen? Or the KT-8900?

  5. Missing information:
    128 channels
    Step 2.5, 5, 6.5...

  6. What is the PASSWORD to start the BJ-218 programming software?

  7. Hi,does anyone have a ttl-rj45 schematic for this radio ?

  8. Does anyone know if they fixed the bugs in the programming software yet?

  9. Not as good as a Baofeng UV-5r
    Yes I own both ..
    Baofeng UV-5r is more sensitive , and filters noise better ..
    BJ-218 is overpriced if paying more than $100USD

  10. Very very deaf receiver. What a shame.

  11. Further to my comment on 31st August- Correction *** I WAS WRONG *** Its NOT deaf *** We had the wrong antenna in. Its not the most sensitive but its fine. In fact I would say , against buying an unknown second hand Japanese transceiver its a good buy. Puts out 5 , 10 and 25 watts as claimed. Acceptable on breakthrough too. Good audio reports , All in all a super little thing for the money.

    1. Do you know if it is possible to increase the 10w version to the advertised 25 watt?

  12. Hello everyone.
    My BJ 218 does not work betwen 145.000 and 147.000. It seems locked in this range. How can I unlock it?

    I appreciate a lot your help


  13. Hello,
    I would also schema RJ 45 at the BJ-218 needed
    because the programming cable is not working.

    1. Hello Pavel
      My BJ can be programmed with chirp Luiton LT-725UV
      rj 45 = 2 tx 4rx 5 ground

  14. Can someone email me the bj-218 programming software please.

  15. me gustaria tener esquema del cable de conexion del micro y cable de programaci├│n

  16. I got the software BUT it says there is a communication error or time out error, I give up on this radio unless someone has some ideas... there is a company (RTS) that sells the software and cable for $50 USD but will it work?

  17. I am happy to share my software if someone will share what they did to get it to work, just email me at: and we can work together to figure it out. I have 8 of the BJ218 for my boy scout camps and need them working ASAP. I am posting this on 5/13/17.

    1. I got it to work using Windows 10 and chirp software and a cable from bluemax49 (e-bay). Told Chirp it was a Luiton 725.

  18. Anyone have a microphone pinout for this radio? I need a replacement and have no idea where to start.

    1. Pinout:
      1. Green - Keypad
      2. DATA TX from radio (TTL)
      3. White - Microphone. line level
      4. Blue - 0V for Programming cable
      5. Yellow - PTT / Data RX to radio (TTL)
      6. Shield - 0V
      7. Red - +8V
      8. Black - Keypad

  19. Just receive today a cable for programming a bj-218, download a program from Baoji, win 10 driver ok but not work, windows 8 same can't send or receive, hope chirp make this possible.
    I'm not alone in the world with this problem....
    Manualy it's just hard but not impossible.

    1. A lot of these cables use counterfeit chipsets. If Windows updates the drives it will not work. You have to use the driver from the seller/manufacturer. It has nothing to do with Chirp or the programming software itself from Baojie that you input the frequencies. - 25 Years in the IT field, I speak from experience.

  20. how can i get the loud beep off my BJ218

  21. Anyone use this with a TNC for packet? The mic pinout someone provided above does not appear to have audio output. I guess the connector in the back is for speaker, so perhaps that could be used.

  22. I was wondering if anyone knows if the BJ-218 would be ideal for GMRS traffic. Thank you in advance. Still green.