For a limited time, we are offering the custom load option at no charge (usually only included on the radios in our Level 2 kits.) Please let us know at checkout what city/area you want it loaded for, we will default to your shipping location if you don't specify. This load includes all of your local emergency frequencies, weather, Law Enforcement Dispatch, Maritime, and FRS/GMRS frequencies.
VERSATILE RADIO FOR AMATEUR USE
The BaoFeng UV-5R is legal for use on amateur frequencies. The UV-5R is able to Transmit on Narrowband (12.5kHz) and Wideband (25kHz).
Dual Watch Receiver
The BaoFeng UV-5R has one built-in receiver but can "watch" two channels (semi duplex). Monitor two different frequencies (even on different bands (VHF/UHF)) and the radio will monitor both frequencies giving priority to the first station to receive an incoming call.
FM Broadcast Station
You can listen to the FM Broadcast radio, while still monitoring your radio frequencies in the background. Any incoming call will be given priority insuring you never miss an important call while listening to the radio.
Group Tones supported
The BaoFeng UV-5R supports the most common Analog Tones. It supports CTCSS, DCS, and DTMF calling methods. Set-up your calling methods to call by group tones. Tone calling (private line) is required by most repeater applications and the UV-5R supports the latest standards.
Customize Your Operation with channels, Programmable Buttons, and more!
You can program your BaoFeng UV-5R exactly how you want it. There are 128 programmable memory channels. You can add or remove channels from scanning list using the free computer software. You can give channels alphanumeric names, using a computer. The radio has 2 power levels (5 watt maximum), allowing you to choose how far you can communicate. You can set VFO limits using the CHIRP software. You can easily program from a PC to set-up the radio to operate exactly as needed.