Baofeng UV-5R Radios

The UV-5R, UV-5R Plus, and UV-5RA are popular models of dual band VHF / UHF handheld transceivers. UV5R.net provides information and resources for radio enthusiasts and UV-5R owners.

Baofeng UV-5R Kits and Accessories

Baofeng UV-5R

Dual Band

The Baofeng UV-5R can transmit on both VHF and UHF. It has a range of 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz.

Ultra Portable

This handheld radio is very small and lightweight, and is about the same size as a deck of cards.

Wide Range

Baofeng UV-5R Plus and UV-5R transceivers can operate on many business, public safety, ham, GMRS, FRS, and MURS frequencies.

Inexpensive Price

The UV-5R has one of the lowest prices of all handheld radios. Usually $50 or less, it is half the price of similar radios.

Many Accessories

A wide range of accessories are available. Additional antennas, batteries, and headsets can all be added to the UV-5R radio.

Tone Capable

The UV-5R can transmit PL, CTCSS, and DTMF tones. This allows it to access repeaters and private systems.

UV-5R Programming and Software

This radio can be programmed manually, or with an optional computer cable.
Learn about UV-5R programming.
Radio software is available from the manufacturer and from third-party sites. Compare and download software for your Baofeng radio.
Both online and printable user manuals are available. Use our online interactive UV-5R guide, or view the UV5R manual PDF.
Find out which radio models are the best, and read customer feedback. Read Baofeng reviews online.
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