Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Baofeng UV-5re series of radios

The Baofeng UV-5R series of radios


The Baofeng UV-5R is a very popular VHF/UHF dual band radio that a lot of radio enthusiasts are going crazy over including the prepper/survivalist community.

ALthough this radio is usable by Ham radio operators and Public service with a  license, it is still being used in other services within the VHF/UHF radio 
spectrum. With open TX/RX from 130-180MHZ and 400-480 MHZ it can get you into trouble  if you are not properly licensed. 

That being said, here is a breakdown of the radio services that can be heard on the Baofeng UV-5R series of radios.

VHF services

UHF services

Some of the services include GMRS, FRS and Ham radio. These radios CAN be used in the Business bands and Public service bands if you ar eproperly licensed to do so. They can also be used in the Amateur radio bands 2M and 440 MHZ.

As you can see from the long list, there is a potential to get yourself into a LOT of trouble if you interfere with any of these services. And this is just with the VHF services. 


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