Choosing which Baofeng radio is right for you

Choosing which Baofeng UV-5R is right for YOU.

 As we are flooded with Baofeng radio equipment the choices that are available become more and more confusing. Other than a few cosmetic changes most Baofeng dual band handheld radio are the same, excluding the 2m/220 models like the Baofeng  UV-R/AX/CX and others. The only difference may also be the Software version built into the radio, which is NOT upgradeable at this time.
 Some models like the Baofeng UV-3R do not include a keypad for direct frequency entry and programming and requires the USB programming cable and software. 

 The first that become popular was the Baofeng UV-5R radio that started the craze. The baofeng uv5r dual band two way radio came in black

Baofeng Comparison Chart.

The Baofeng UV-5R 2m/440 dual band handheld was an innocent enough looking little radio that went viral almost overnight. Right now the price tag on these original radio is down close to $30 bucks.

The little baofeng uv5r dual band two way radio black

 The little Baofeng UV-5R transmits on from 136-174 and400-480 MHz. This includes all public service frequencies and VHF marine bands and Amateur radio frequencies. All Baofeng dual band handheld radios have this range.

VHF coverage and services.
UHF coverage and services

The Baofeng UV-5R Radios come in many attractive packages
 Next in the lineup came the Baofeng UV-5RA. Same radio folks, same coverage and same programming scheme through either direct entry from the keypad OR the USB programming cable. Only difference was the cosmetics. Maybe it's Maybelline ?

Next up: The Baofeng 2M/220 dual band handhelds.

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