This new radio has been developed by and produced exclusively for Intek. The radio has a newly designed die-cast aluminum front panel, new transmitter circuit design using the powerful RQA0011DNS Silicon N-Channel RF power MOSFET semiconductor. Transmitter power is adjustable at three levels (high / mid / low).
Frequency range VHF: 144-146 MHz (136-174 MHz)
Frequency range UHF: 430-440 MHz (400-470 MHz)
TX power VHF: (8W High, 4W Mid, 1W Low)
TX power UHF: (7W High, 4W Mid, 1W Low) (*)
128 Memory channels
Back lighted LCD Display with selectable color
Dual Band, Dual Frequency, Dual Display
Digital Battery Meter / Digital S/RF Meter
CALL / TOT (Time-Out-Timer) / LOCK
Dial multi-function knob
Multi Scan : Channels, CTCSS, DCS
VOX / Dual Watch / Roger Beep / Emergency Alarm / SOS
1750 Hz Repeater Tone / Shift Repeater / Repeater Sound Response
DTMF Signaling / PTT ID
Steps 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25 KHz
Adjustable Squelch Level / Selectable RF Power (Hi-Mid-Low)
50 CTCSS / 106 DCS tones
Selectable Wide/Narrow mode
Busy Channel Lockout / Offset / Emergency Alarm
FM Radio 88-108 MHz
Battery Save / Tail Tone Elimination
PC programmable (with optional PC cable)
Dual band SMA antenna
Dimensions mm 58(L) x 110(H) x 32(D)
Weight 205 gr.
(*) Maximum transmitter output power in the Amateur Radio bands.
Suggested retail price in the Netherlands: € 70, seen for € 65,99 at Digvoshop.nl
“We’re completely out of ideas”, a Baofeng UV-5R designer complained. “We’ve sold about every conceivable variety, from Camo to Barbie Pink, but now we reached a dead end.
We firmly believe that Toronto is the place to be, everything seems possible there. A UV-5R which could double as a crack pipe might do well there, and we already approached an influential and experienced beta tester. We’ll keep you informed.”
Sergey KK6ABQ made a new, simple programming tool for Baofeng radios: Baoclone. News just dropped in, so I have had no time yet to take a look at it.
Let me introduce you a simple tool for programming Baofeng handhelds via a serial or USB programming cable. It’s a command line utility, which can reliably save the memory image of the radio to binary file, and restore it back later. The configuration is also printed to text file in self-documented readable format. The configuration file can be modified by the user, and then programmed to the station. An example of such configuration you can see here: uv-5r-sunnyvale.conf.
- Baofeng UV-5R family
- Baofeng UV-B5, UV-B6
- Baofeng BF-666S, BF-777S, BF-888S
Link for download: here (96 kbytes). The package contains binaries for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, and a set of configuration examples. Sources are available under the terms of MIT license. Visit Googlecode site for more information. Any feedback is welcome.