The Baofeng UV-5R can transmit on both VHF and UHF. It has a range of 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz.
This handheld radio is very small and lightweight, and is about the same size as a deck of cards.
Baofeng UV-5R Plus and UV-5R transceivers can operate on many business, public safety, ham, GMRS, FRS, and MURS frequencies.
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.
A wide range of accessories are available. Additional antennas, batteries, and headsets can all be added to the UV-5R radio.
The UV-5R can transmit PL, CTCSS, and DTMF tones. This allows it to access repeaters and private systems.
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UV-5R Programming and Software
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