Unpacking the Baofeng UV-5RE radio
Have YOU ordered your Baofeng UV-5R radio yet ?
Finally broke down and ordered a Baofeng UV-5R, since from what I have read about them online, ALL of these radios are the same except for a few cosmetic differences. These include
- Baofeng UV-5R
- Baofeng UV-5R plus (+)
- Baofeng UV-5RA
- Baofeng UV-5RAX plus (+) Not to be confused with the 2M 220 version (UV-5RAX)
- Baofeng UV-5RC
- Baofeng UV-5RE
I am also cheap, so the Baofeng series of radios were right in my price range. It is not to be compared to a $300 plus radio, but for a radio under $50 bucks it is still a great bargain. Why take your very expensive radio out in the weather and take a chance on destroying it.
I ended up with a Baofeng UV-5R in Camouflage and a Baofeng BF-F8 with the black LCD display. Both of these radios have interchangeable antenna/Battery packs/Speaker mics and charging cradles, so I can use one while the other charges.
If you haven't ordered your Baofeng UV-5R just yet ( I cant imagine WHO hasn't bought on yet) then here is a video I found on YouTube on just what to expect when your little $50 Baofeng UV-5R arrives.
It is a fresh, new in the box Baofeng UV-5R that was just delivered. The video shows opening the box and pulling out all the accessories and putting them together, describing in good detail what each piece does.
If looking for a great deal on the Baofeng UV-5R radio, stay as far away from Amateur radio supplies as possible, and order it through Amazon.
Need an adapter for that external antenna to fit your new Baofeng UV-5R radio, then take a look at Amazon.