Showing posts with label Baofeng. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baofeng. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Google Trends - Radios

Google Trends for Baofeng, Wouxun, Anytone, Yaesu, and Icom

Google Trends for Baofeng, Wouxun, and Anytone

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Baofeng Tech UV-5X3: KD8DVR Review

John, KD8DVR, reviews the BTECH UV-5X3 HT. Read the whole thing at the link, but to cut to the chase:
"All in all, a great radio.  Most of the issues have been resolved that plague Baofengs.  All I'd improve, I covered in the "sucky stuff" section.  None of that is really a deal breaker.  The lack of an FCC ID makes me a little hinky; but, hopefully this will be resolved.Personally, I recommend the radio.  It is a great way to get three band capability at a budget cost.  You add this to their level of customer service and wow.... perfect combination!BTECH made a winner."
Get one at Amazon or the BTECH website.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Baofeng or Bangfeng?

No love for the Baofengs. The shooting starts around 2:50.


Monday, December 26, 2016

Baofeng UV-5R: 409Shop 10pcs Battery

Basically, $13 per radio to the US - if you need 10. 12/29 Correction: Reading is hard. Thanks to the correction in the comments - this is for the battery only. Doh.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Baofeng UV-5RA: $19.99

Put one in your trunk. Leave one at work. Put one in your laundry room.

Baofeng UV-5RA for $19.99.

Via reddit

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Baofeng PSA

For those of you who bought new Baofeng toys during the Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales, you might want to check out Baofeng Tech's support page for tutorials and downloads.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Baofeng Tech UV-82HP: $45

6:40 PM EST until 12:40 AM EST:
BaoFeng UV-82HP (RED) High Power Dual Band Radio: 136-174mhz (VHF) 400-520mhz (UHF) Amateur (Ham) Portable Two-Way - normally $63, now $45.

Baofeng Tech UV-2501+220 Tri-band Mobile: $99 Deal

5:20 until 11:20 PM EST:
BTECH MINI UV-2501+220 (Gen. 3) 25 Watt Tri-band Base, Mobile Radio: 136-174mhz (VHF), 210-230mhz (1.25M), 400-520mhz (UHF) Amateur (Ham) - normally $129, now $99.

Baofeng Tech BF-F8HP Deal: $45

Baofeng Tech Black Friday Deals

Three deals - one mobile and two HTs. The deals are available all day at their site or during lightning deals on Amazon.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Baofeng Tech: GMRS-V1

When you don't blog for a couple of weeks, you get really behind... Baofeng Tech announced the GMRS-V1 on October 13. The GMRS-V1 is FCC certified (Part 95A) for use on GMRS frequencies. The GMRS-V1 is also FCC certified for VHF/UHF scanning capabilities (Part 15B):
15 Modifiable GMRS Two-Way Channels (Channels 0-14) - Receive and Transmit
8 Modifiable GMRS Repeater Channels (Channels 15-22) - Receive and Transmit
105 Programmable Scanner Channels (Channels 23-127) - Receive Only
FM Radio
50 CTCSS Privacy Tones
346 DCS Digital Privacy Tones
NOAA Weather Radio Compatible
Tri-Color Adjustable Backlight

Programming can be done via CHIRP.

It's not the same, but it reminds me of the AnyTone Tech multi-service radios. Since it is only GMRS plus scanning, the certification process should have been much less contentious.

Boafeng Tech: Comparison Chart

Baofeng Tech has updated the comparison chart of all their radios. It's great summary of their options.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Baofeng DM-5R: Tier II Upgrade Option

After being given some choices by Radioddity, Peter chose to get the Tier II version of the DM-5R:
"Dear Customer,

Thank you for your reply. We'll then transfer your order to a DM-5R with upgraded software Tier II (no additional price). And we'll ship your radio once we get it in stock (probably in late October). Thank you again for your patience.

If you have other questions, pls feel free to contact :)
Interesting that they mention "upgraded software."

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baofeng DM-5R: Radioddity Pre-Orders E-mail

I get e-mail notifications of comments and one hit my inbox regarding the DM-5R. The actual comment didn't get published - I don't know if the commenter decided to delete it or what. The comment included the text from a Radioddity e-mail regarding DM-5R pre-orders. Can anyone that ordered a DM-5R confirm they got this?
"Dear Customer,
We have an update for you on the status of the BaoFeng DM-5R. 
Your DM-5R is ready to be shipped. We are confident you will enjoy the crisp, clear sound of the DM-5R. The DM-5R comes out of the box supporting only MOTOTRBO Tier I. 
Thanks to the help of our Radioddity Review Team, we have found a bug in the software that makes updating the radio to Tier II inherently risky. If upgraded incorrectly, the user faces the possibility of disabling the radio, which would then need to be sent back to the manufacturer for repair. Radioddity does not suggest that you upgrade your DM-5R to Tier II manually. Manual upgrading should be done only by professionals. 
We are working to fix this. We will re-release the DM-5R in one month’s time with a system update. This re-release will have Tier II standard.  
Here are your options: 
Maintain your order status, receive the DM-5R with the current software in the next 5-10 days. 
Transfer your order to a DM-5R with upgraded software, for no additional price. Receive your radio October 20-30th. 
Cancel your order, receive a full refund. 
We are working to provide detailed documentation to assist in the Tier II upgrading process, to support those who wish to upgrade their DM-5R.
Please respond to this email and let us know which option you would like to take going forward.