Baofeng UV-5R spotted on Ed Griffin’s website

Some exciting news!  It looks like the new Baofeng UV-5R has arrived stateside.  Browsing Ed Griffin’s, I’ve found a page indicating that it’s coming soon and the scrolling banner lists the price at $65 shipped (USA). Brick O’Lore has a great post showing some of the exciting new features:


BAOFENG UV-5R The transcevier is a micro-miniature multiband FM transceiver with extensive receive frequency coverage,providing local-area two-way amateur communications along with unmatched monitoring capability


Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-480MHz
Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby
Output Power: 4 /1Watts
128 Channels
50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS
Built-in VOX Function
1750Hz Brust Tone
FM Radio (65.0MHz-108.0MHz)
LED Flashlight
Large LCD Display
Hight /Low RF Power Switchable
25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
Emergency Alert
Low Battery Alert
Battery Saver
Time-out Timer
Keypad Lock
Monitor Channel
Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz
Roger Set

Matt Thomas, W1MST, is the managing editor of Contact him at [email protected].

7 Responses to “Baofeng UV-5R spotted on Ed Griffin’s website”

  • Chris nb9a:

    They are already available on ebay as I just called checked after reading your story

  • Michael N5TGL:

    Really seriously thinking about getting one of these…it’s cheaper than the replacement battery for my current HT! Only problem is the 1w out on 70cm.

  • Sanford, W3EOT:

    How does one go about getting one of these for #65?

  • Bruno w6usc: They have them for $56.00 s of 3-9-12. Not bad

  • jack va3jfw:

    i`m waiting for the dual-band mobile

  • kc9gqr:

    Just got 2 from Ed.. Working wonderful.. couple of questions. Does anyone know that signal site is for and what does the alarm do? i see 2 more coming my way.. Now for accessories. Dry battery pack ( i hope they come out with one) and maybe charging base that can hold 4 plus radios 🙂

  • Markus Oh1Ebl:


    I wonder, where would i get software, which allows me to name channels on uv-5r, so they would be able to see when you change channel without wondering the frequency..

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