BaoFeng Radios

© Brooke Clarke 2015

Background
Description
    UV-5RA
    UV-B6
Operation
Photos
Related
References
Links

Background 

The paint ball replica PRC-152 radio uses a stock BaoFeng radio inside the military case and control system.  On that page I listed a number of BaoFeng radios that might be the basis for the PRC-152.  These were chosen based on the frequency coverage of the PRC-152 replica radio.

At that time I got one of the UV-5RA radios, but it got moved into a container and I haven't seen it recently.

A couple of weeks ago a good freind started the process of reactivating his amateur call sign and after getting the one assigned by the FCC got a UB-B6 radio and started asking me questions about it, so I got one of them to help him.

These are very similar to the Yaseu VX-7R, but it's more expensive and has more capability.

BaoFeng seems to make radios that are good quality for the price.  The handheld radios are very similar.  One difference is some radios have a built in LED flashlight and others replace that with a second knob (the first knob they all share is the OFF-Volume control).

Description

UV-5RA

Dual band UHF/VHF FM radio 400-520 MHz &136-174 MHz. 5 Watt/1 Watt output.  FM entertainment receive only radio covering 65.0 to 108.0 MHz.
Can be used cross band for AMSAT operation.

UV-B6

Dual band UHF/VHF FM radio 400-470 MHz &136-174 MHz.. 5 Watt/1 Watt output.  FM entertainment receive only radio covering 65.0 to 108.0 MHz.
Can be used cross band for AMSAT operation.

Operation


Delete Channel

Select it by using up down buttons then hold down the FM button for 5 seconds to delete

Photos

UV-5RA

UV-5RA Fig 1
BaoFeng
                      UV-5RA UHF/VHF 2-way radio








UV-B6

UV-B6 Fig 1 Overall Front w/stock antenna
BaoFeng
                      UV-B6
UV-B6 Fig 2 Front display & keys
BaoFeng
                      UV-B6
UV-B6 Fig 3 Reverse SMA to BNC ant adapter
BaoFeng
                      UV-B6
UV-B6 Fig 4 Speaker-mike
BaoFeng
                      UV-B6
UV-B6 Fig 5 Secret Service type ear-mike
BaoFeng
                      UV-B6






Related

PRC-152 paint ball replica
VX-7R Yaseu - more expensive than the BaoFeng radios and much more capable

References


Links

PRC68, Alphanumeric Index of Web pages, Contact, Products for Sale
Page created 15 Oct. 2015