Showing posts with label UV-50X3. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UV-50X3. Show all posts

Monday, August 8, 2016

Baofeng Tech UV-50X3 and CHIRP

This is pretty cool when you think about it...

MILESTONE: CHIRP's First OEM Partnership
The BTECH UV-50X3 became the very first radio to be exclusively supported by CHIRP programming software. CHIRP is a volunteer based effort to cohesively program radios from all vendors on Windows, Linux and OSX. fully supports CHIRP and the efforts that CHIRP volunteers make to provide you the easiest programming solution between your radios. Download, support, and learn more about CHIRP at:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Baofeng Tech UV-50X3: Miklor Review

John has reviewed the BTECH UV-50X3 tri-band mobile. The full review is here, but he sums up this way:
The 50X3 has the power, functions and quality you would expect in an upper end tri-band transceiver. It is based on a proven design, and I have found no issues with the radio over the past few weeks. A bit more power on 220 would have been a plus, but it still gets me into the local repeaters fine. This is definitely one of the nicest mobile transceivers I've used; and yes, I've owned the "big 3".

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Baofeng Tech UV-50X3: Improvements over VR-6600

Baofeng Tech mentioned to me that there are several improvements in the BTECH UV-50X3 over the similar radios that came before it. Specifically, we should find improvements to the receiver, microphone, and 220 MHz.

The UV-50X3 radios are starting to hit the street, so we should start seeing what people think of them.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Baofeng Tech UV-50X3: Test Results Pictures

One of the concerns with the Chinese radios has been spurious transmissions. Baofeng Tech posted some pictures of their testing of the new BTECH UV-50X3 tri-band mobile.

The results look good.


2 meters...


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Baofeng Tech: UV-50X3 Tri-band Mobile

Baofeng Tech follows up a big Amazon Prime day with the announcement of their new tri-band mobile: the BTECH UV-50X3. So let's get to it...

- It is on sale now for $339.
- It looks a lot like the Vero TelecomVR-6600P.
- 50 Watt TX on VHF/UHF
- 5 Watt TX on 220 MHz
- CHIRP compatible day 1
- VHF/UHF Crossband repeat
- Full duplex
- Separate head unit
- Separate volume, squelch, wide/narrow filters for each VFO
- 1000 Memory channels
- RX:
-- 5-1.71MHz (AM Radio)
-- 76-108MHz (FM Radio)
-- 108-135.995MHz (Air Band (AM))
-- 136-250MHz
-- 300-399.995MHz
-- 400-520MHz