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UV-5R


The UV-5R is a 4W/1W VHF/UHF radio covering 136-174 and 400-520 MHz (early versions 400-480) with a 7.4V battery and drop-in charger, 128 memory channels, 50 CTCSS, 104 CDCSS and 1750 Hz tone burst, dual watch, channel steps of 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25 KHz, wide/narrow, tri-colour background illumination, voice announcement, Vox, PC programming, PTT and ANI ID, DTMF, SMA female antenna connection (see below re GT-3), 40 option menu and 65-108 MHz FM radio, plus it can use Kenwood/Wouxun accessories, etc, etc. Build quality is now very good.

Baofeng UVR2

We now have the new Baofeng UV-5R2 (shown above) for a UK internet only price of £33.50 including UK Signed for Postage or £38.50 including Europe Signed for Postage. The UV-5R2 covers 136-174 and 400-520 MHz. Buy Now!
UV-5R2

UV-5R Versions


There are many, many versions of the UV-5R, including the original UV-5R, the UV-5RA, UV-5RB, UV-5RC, UV-5RD, UV-5RE, UV-E5 (Vero), UV-5I, UV-5K, UV-5RUU, UV-5R Plus, UV-5R Plus+, UV-5RE Plus, UV-5RK, UV-5R2, UV-5S, UV5H (KYD), UV-X5 (triple band by Vero), GS-UVF9 (Golden Spring),the BF-F9, BF-F8+Plus, BF-5RA+Plus, etc, etc. The radios are basically the same design some with extended coverage on UHF, some with 5W and all with slightly different cases. Then the BF UV-B5, BF UV-B6, BF-985, UV-82, etc, etc. The 2014 latest is the GT-3 (This Baofeng has several type numbers....GT-3/A52/B580T). The GT-3 may not accept all "standard" Kenwood type antennas due to a smaller than normal access hole for the antenna base. To check the software version on the 5R’s hold down the 3 button when you turn the radio on to find the BFB version, and the 6 button to find the release date and version. Also be aware that you need the correct version of software for your "UV-5R" ~ see below

Brochures, Manuals and Certificates


Baofeng and Waccom UV-5R Manual......(Note! The "Baofeng UV-5R MKII" is the Baofeng UV-5R with a larger capacity battery)...... UV-5R User Manual

UV-5R Buddy’s Quick Guide............ by KB5ELV

UV-5R Eyes Free Programming............ by KB5ELV

UV-5H Brochure............ UV-5H Brochure

UV-B5/B6 Manual............ UV-B5/B6 Manual on Facebook

UV-X5 Brochure (Triple Band)............ UV-X5 Brochure

UV-X5 Manual............ UV-X5 Manual

UV-E5 Brochure............ UV-E5 Brochure

UV-E5 CE Certificate............ UV-E5 CE Certificate

UV-E5 FCC Certificate............ UV-E5 FCC Certificate

GT-3 Manual............ GT-3 Manual

Diagrams and Software


Baofeng UV-5R Circuit Diagram........UV-5R Diagram

Baofeng UV-5R Software.........Get your correct version of UV-5R software here

Chirp Software (Rig Programming Software)..... Chirp Dan Planet...however use the newest "Daily Build" from here for the UV-5R.....click here

Baofeng UV-B5 and UV-B6 Software.........Get latest software here

If you have problems with Windows 7 and Prolific drivers then this may help (or check out the 409 or Wouxun sites to find the right drivers, the link is on the UV-3R Links page)...W7 & Prolific USB

UV-5R Serial Interface (OK with Kenwood, Wouxun, etc)......... UV-5R Interface by PA3FYM

Kenwood PC Cable
UV-5R/Wouxun/Kenwood Programming Cable choose UK or EU postage

UV5R PC Cable
UV-5R Programming Cable choose UK or EU postage

Make your own Dual Purpose UV-3R and UV-5R/Kenwood/Wouxun/BF888/etc Programming Cable


UV-3R and UV-5R PC Cable

A Dual UV-3R and UV-5R programming cable using a CP2102 USB to TTL converter for diagram click here

Links


UV-5R from miklor ~ this is a Must Read! (some great information here)........... miklor on UV5R

UV-82 from miklor ~ a new radio from Baofeng........... miklor on UV-82

Wiki on UV-5R ........... Wiki on UV5R

UV-5R Operation........... ...by WP4AOH

UV-5R Review........... ...by PD0AC

UV-5R VHF low pass filter results........... by PA3FYM

UV-5R very useful documents........... by KC9HI

UV-5R Yahoo Group........... UV-5R Yahoo

Hacking


UV-5R Hacking........... by Eric Evenchick

UV-5R Hacking by Lior Elazary KK6BWA...... Just take some time and look around the UV5R section ~ time well spent :-)


All information, software, etc is provided in good faith and at your risk.