Showing posts with label Pofung. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pofung. Show all posts

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Baofeng or Pofung

The BaofengTech guys make sense of the introduction of the Pofung brand:
"It was simple exploitation of the trademark system. Way back in 2012; right after the US introduction of BaoFeng radios; an individual realized that the ‘BaoFeng’ name had not received a US trademark. The individual applied for the trademark and in January of 2014; was granted the trademark."
As Paul Harvey would say, "And now you know the rest of the story."

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pofung GT-1

My car is in the shop and I'm sitting here playing catch up... so here's Hans on the Pofung GT-1:
"After being confronted with all the lies surrounding the Pofung GT-1 there’s no way I can justify a diplomatic way of saying things. The GT-1 is just old wine in a new bottle, the battery voltage / capacity is one big lie and so is the promised power output. 
The receiver is still disappointing unless you live in the proverbial ‘middle of nowhere’. To make matters worse the GT-1 is more expensive than a Baofeng BF-666S / BF-777S / BF-888S."
He recommends getting a UV-5R or ANILE-8R instead. (His review of the AnyTone Tech ANILE-8R is here.)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


And on the topic of names, Hans has spotted another name for the Baofeng now Pofung radios: Misuta:
"Two models are on display so far: the Misutā Samurai, and the Misutā Hero. Both are, of course, UV-5Rs, with reverse LCDs. Prices are about the same."

Friday, November 28, 2014

Pofung BF-9500: UHF Mobile

Pofung BF-9500 UHF 400-470MHz 50W mobile transceiver at 409Shop for $150.

  1. Output:50W/25W/10W
  2. Frequency:400-470MHz
  3. 200 Channels(0-199)
  4. Display on a Large LCD with adjustable brightness
  5. Amateur operation mode and Professional operation mode
  6. Programming different CTCSS,DCS,2Tone,5Tone in per channel
  7. Using 5Tone to send message, Emergency alarm, Call all, ANI, Remotely Kill, Remotely waken
  8. Automatic calling identification function by DTMF-ANT or 5Tone-ANT

All of our item are Brand newMain Function
Menu setting
Work by repeater station
Auto repeater offset
Remote Kill/stun/activate/revive
Wide/Narrow band setting
Channel name editing
CTCSS/DCS setting and scanning
High/Mid/Low power selectable
Voice compander
Repeater offset shift
Talk around
Monitor function
Squelch function
Volume adjustment
Channel mode/Frequency mode switch
Emergency alarm
Voice prompt
Auto power off
Emergency alarm
COMP function
Scan function
1750MHz tone
Call keypad
Frequency range
Channel capacity
Channel spacing
Frequency step
Working Voltage
13.8V ±15%
Squelch style
Frequency Stability
Operating temperature
-20 °C to +60°C
145(W) x 47(H) x 190(D)mm

Sensitivity(12dB SINAD)
Adjacent channel selectivity
Inter modulation
Spurious Rejection
Acoustic frequency response
+ 1— -3dB(0.3-2.55k)
Audio distortion
Audio Output Power

Modulation mode
adjacent channel power
Audio distortion
Acoustic frequency response
+ 1— -3dB(0.3-2.55k)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Company Names

There is something to be said for having a company name that is not tied to a specific brand. With the change of Baofeng to Pofung, it would be better (at least in my mind) to be something like instead of BaofengTech. You've got all your eggs in one brand basket.

I think we saw another example of this with and Import Communications when the relationship developed problems.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pofung Baofeng

"Rebranding of BAOFENG to ‘Pofung’ In International Markets 
We are pleased to announce today that we’re rebranding our products as ‘Pofung’ for international markets.

Thanks to our valued customers from all over the world, we’ve been embracing an exciting growth in the last few years. We feel it’s time to adapt our brand to the global stage. The current name ‘BAOFENG’, a literal Pinyin translation of our Chinese character name, may be difficult for a hobbyist across the ocean to pronounce. We’ve heard different kinds of pronunciations, like ‘BAY-O-FENG’. The new name ‘Pofung’ is easier to pronounce and more friendly to our customers, while maintaining the phonetic symbolism of our brand.

Our new brand ‘Pofung’ will gradually replace the existing brand ‘BAOFENG’ in the global markets outside China. Products for the domestic market in China will retain their current brand name and identity. Our official web domain will remain unchanged.

The new brand builds on our heritage as a reliable and professional provider of high-performance ham transceivers.We will continue to provide our customers with high-quality, cost-effective radio communication solutions, through our authorized distributors like AMAZON.COM, SAIN STORE, RADIODDITY.COM, and BAOFENGTECH.COM. We advise you to purchase only from authorized distributors to ensure quality of the products and service you get.

The rebrand is also in line with our global vision and our commitment to strive toward excellence. We look forward to bringing you more exciting products under the new brand. For updates on our rebranding process and information on our new products, please visit and the following websites of our business partners: and"
I checked and is registered, but there isn't anything there yet.

Pofung Baofeng

I've seen links to an announcement saying that Baofeng is now officially Pofung for the non-China markets, but the links don't work. Anyone got the a cache of the story? (I checked and it reports the site is down, so it isn't just me.) More as I learn more...