Yet Another HT From China (Baofeng UV-B5)
I happened upon this posting from Hans PD0AC about the Baofeng UV-B5 handheld transceiver. Hans has written a number of useful reviews on the El Cheapo Radios from China, so when he wrote “The Baofeng UV-B5 is close to perfect”, it caught my attention. I have a couple of the other radios from China that I blogged about here and … Continue reading …Bob Witte, KØNR, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Colorado, USA. Contact him at [email protected].
Thanks for the quick review! I may purchase one … we have one of their first mmodels [we nicknamed it pico due to its very small size lol] but are looking to upgrade.
I have heard some hams say they would not buy one of the Chinese radios. When I tell them the last Yaesu VX 150, FT 60 and Kenwood TM 281 I bought were all made in China, they don’t know what to say. I have several Baofeng UV-3R and they work great for what they are.
“When I tell them the last Yaesu VX 150, FT 60 and Kenwood TM 281 I bought were all made in China, they don’t know what to say.”
Ha! that reminds me of my father who was a devout Ford guy. “no foreign parts in them!” he would proclaim. Then once I was over doing some work on the brakes and engine on my Ford Ranger. After pulling umpteen parts out and asking him “what does Mitsubishi mean?” He had to go in the house. 🙂
I have a UV-5RA and it works a charm. Even the manual programming is not as onerous as some would have you believe.
This radio is very good for the comunication.