Baofeng -> Pofung -> Misutā

It seems that another name change is coming up: Misutā. The word ‘Misutā’ (ミスター) is Japanese for ‘Mister’, a bit of a strange name for a 2-way radio. A Japanese name for a Chinese radio is strange no matter how you look at it. Sorry gents, the legendary Japanese quality won’t rub off, whatever label you stick on it.

Two models are on display so far: the Misutā Samurai, and the Misutā Hero. Both are, of course, UV-5Rs, with reverse LCDs. Prices are about the same.

It must be said: Misutā sounds better than Pofung (which is often pronounced as poo fung, and people try really hard not to grin or laugh while doing that).

misuta samuraieBay seller hitechproduct has these radios on sale.


15 comments on “Baofeng -> Pofung -> Misutā

      • I agree, I am constantly getting into discusstions on this very subject. To many hams think the you need to buy the big three only.

      • The radios from the Japanese companies have way better receivers and cleaner transmitters. The way I see it, the cheap Chinese one-chip SDR transceiver design is %80 worse than a real radio.

        If the Chinese are too incompetent to get DTMF right and have stupid bugs like keypad beep muting the receiver then I don’t think they are smart enough to make SDR firmware that works right.

  1. they make one mistake at BF,
    i like the inverted display, but they should keep the 3 colour led system and not replace them all with white.

    if i bought one of these, or a GT-3/5 i would have to replace the led’s
    i want to see those displays sold somewhere so i can put one in my 82.

  2. Depends what your buget is but prefer to buy four Misuta Baofeng than one icon, ey serve more and besides all when you open any HAM RADIO; it all Chinese or Japanese inside.

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