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BAOFENG UV-5R radios

Discussion in 'Deals & Group Buys' started by TheBeast, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Jun 14, 2019 at 10:12 PM
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    These good for the zombie apocalypse?

    But aeriously, I've thought about getting one to put in the SHTF bag.
     
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    They are awesome radios for this price point. I suggest the battery upgrade also.
     
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    Just a heads up. The guy selling these posted on AZTG FB page and when I asked for some photos that would’ve confirmed authenticity he deleted the post.
    Lots of fake baofengs and Nagoya antennas floating around these days. So it’s worth confirming what you’re getting.

    General info:
    The “UV-5R” was discontinued Dec 2014. So most guys selling those are probably fake. Also the stepped, less tapered base Nagoya antenna was revised long ago, another sign.
     
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    I got 2...pairs...
     
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    the online store says 2019 production so who knows. I bought my first UV-5R in 2017 from Amazon. We'll see what I get when I receive them :D
     
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    all the info from their FB post. comes with 3 year warranty from them too. I am not affiliated to them. Just passing on the info for more :spending:

    BACK IN STOCK @Battle Born Offroad! - RACER DISCOUNT for all - Come Pick Up Today

    We have brand new 2019 Baofeng UV-5R Race Radios in stock and ready to run! Our radios are setup for the offroader or racer - no BS required - just turn it on and you are ready to rock. We pre-program your radio with popular race org and team, local repeaters, NOAA weather & emergency channels as well as tune the settings for maximum range and clarity and ease of use. All of our radios come with a $18 bonus Nagoya NA-771 15.6" whip antenna too! This antenna extends range several miles.

    These are a MUST HAVE for all trail rigs, overlanders, crawlers, prerunners, race teams, clubs, crews, search and rescue, race ops, etc!

    UV-5R RACER PRICE - 1x for $40, 2x for $70! (Bulk team discounts available)
    Picked up we cover the tax, shipped to the lower 48 we cover the freight!

    We have 15+ years experience tuning offroad radios. We offer complete systems as well as install.

    Black UV-5R - 5W - $40
    Camo UV-5R - 5W - $40
    Silver UV-5R+ - 5W w/ upgraded speaker - $45

    Each kit includes:
    Radio
    1800mah Battery
    Desktop Charger
    Belt Clip
    Wrist Strap
    Manual
    Factory Antenna
    +BONUS - Nagoya 15.6" Overland Antenna for ext range ($18 reg)

    We also offer all the BaoFeng accessories you could want!
    3800mAh 7.4V Ext Li-Ion Battery Black - $15
    3800mAh 7.4V Ext Li-Ion Battery Camo - $15
    12V DC Cig Lighter Pack - $10
    12V Power Cord for Battery Base - $5
    AA Battery Case Adapter - $10
    Baofeng Handheld Microphone - $10
    Nagoya NA-771 - $13 (Reg $18)
    Diamond RH901S - $15
    Mini-Magmount - $10

    Come pick one up today! 11AM-6PM MONDAY - FRIDAY
    Battle Born Offroad
    4760 W Dewey Drive
    Ste 133
    Las Vegas, NV 89118

    Not a Vegas local? Buy here - Each UV-5R purchased from BBO come with lifetime radio programming and tuning! Need to change freqs, update system or moving to a new area? We cover you as long as you own the radio.

    All Baofeng UV-5Rs from BATTLE BORN Offroad also feature a 3-Year warranty - this is an extra warranty offered exclusively thru Assurant and is a must have for those who are planning to use and abuse these offroad. If you ever have any issues, bring in your radio within 3-years of the purchase date and we will replace it.

    BONUS OVERLAND ANTENNA - Nagoya NA-771 - This 15.6" (2.5x stock antenna length) 10W antenna will extend range, improve clarity, reduce noise and provide a 2.15dBi gain over the factory antenna. This is a must have to ensure maximum performance and range.

    These are brand new 2019 units, not the older models on Amazon.

    RACER PRICE - 1x for $40, 2x for $70!
    Picked up we cover the tax, shipped to the lower 48 we cover the freight.

    BBO Baofeng UV-5R's Specs:
    New in Box
    PreProgrammed by Battle Born Offroad
    Nagoya NA-771 Whip Antenna
    Lifetime Programming & Tuning from BBO
    3 Year Warranty

    This same package on Amazon is $55 without the programming or warranty or tech support. Save $15 and pickup from Battle Born Offroad today.

    Come pick one up today! 11AM-6PM M-F

    Battle Born Offroad
    4760 W Dewey Drive
    Ste133
    Las Vegas, NV 89118

    Not a Vegas local? Buy here - http://battlebornoffroad.net/…/battle-born-offr…/g-97146.asp

    No license required to receive. Depending on the frequency you plan to transmit on, you might need a license or registered freq. We are not frequency coordinators, see more info here -
     
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    You definitely needed a pair. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jun 15, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    So... I just posted this thread over to one of the SoCal threads because a few new people are thinking about radios. Aside from the warning above, that these may be some kind of alt-brand, my concern is the pre-programming. Anyone know what that means? Although they present it like it's a good thing, it's a better thing to program it yourself so you have nearly unlimited channel options....
     
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    my understanding is that they are pre-programmed with all you need. I programmed my first one a while back and just loaded everything on it. You need a cable and software + files/PC to do it. For people who don't want to do it, I think this is a good option. you can always add some channels yourself manually after.
    the software and file help you load a 100 at a time. much faster process imo
     
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    If you are going to use these during Rule of Law times, make sure you know the laws and requirements!

    Example: FRS channels can be used with a maximum of 2 watts unless you have a license. License also needed if it has a detachable antenna.

    MURS: max of 2 watts.

    GMRS: license required.

    Operating in the Amatuer Radio (Ham) frequencies: license needed.

    Operating on a frequency you don't have a license for is also punishable.

    Operating outside these guidelines is punishable by fine, imprisonment, and/or gear confiscation. (Fines can be hefty)

    https://www.fcc.gov/sites/default/files/personal_radio_services.pdf

    http://www.arrl.org/news/florida-ha...sed-radio-transmitter-and-interfering-with-li

    Directly from the battleborn website: "
    Do I need a license?
    Like anything federal, this is a complicated question to answer. A license may or may not be required depending on the frequency range you are operating in. Below are general guidelines and are not meant to be an interpretation for the FCC rules.

    MURS Band – 5 Channels – Receive only
    FRS Band – 22 Channels – Receive only
    NOAA Band – Receive only
    FM Radio – Receive only
    VHF – License Required to transmit
    UHF – License Required to transmit"
     
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    Their site says:

    “We take the guesswork out of choosing the right offroad communication device. Our radios come pre-programmed with our stock preset list which includes offroad race org operations, emergency channels, MURS, GMRS, and FRS presets as well as NOAA weather reporting and a 3-Year extended warranty.“
     
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    Which means, if I understand correctly, we could not program in the channels we locals use.
     
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    CHIRP is free and you can buy a programming cable. With that being said read my previous post about actually knowing the laws and following them.
     
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    http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-consent-decree-requires-radio-amateur-to-relinquish-his-license
     
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    I have one. Nice lil rig, I paid $20 buck n programmed myself.
    MURS has been declassified. No longer need a license limited to 2 watts. And some other regs on antenna height No repeaters Etc.
     
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    what do these do? programmed for what? im interested as hell...mostly because i have no idea what it is
     
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    "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."
     
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    so with their pre programming can a dummy like me hear at least something with a single radio? like weather reports?
     
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    That's my understanding. They pre-program the quick access pre-sets to popular channels. They will also add channels you request.
     
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    yes the one I programmed myself I can hear NOAA stations.
     
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    just received my shipment today. they work great ! pre-programmed and everything. they even throw some freebies in the box.
    look all legit to my eyes
     
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