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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, 105 DCS 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. If you are using CTCSS tones just be aware that the numbering of the tones against the 50 CTCSS frequencies in some UV5R manuals does not agree with the 38 standard ones that other radios may use. So make sure you select and use the actual CTCSS frequency you want and not the CTCSS frequency identification number.

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

Driver for the Kenwood Cable...... Driver for Kenwood Cable (13 Megs!)

Another Driver for the Kenwood Cable...... Another Driver for Kenwood Cable (9.5 Megs!)

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.