Baofeng UV-5R Two Way Radio Dual Band 144-148/420-450Mhz Walkie Talkie 1800mAh Li-ion Battery(Black) Electronics

(10 customer reviews)


About this item Frequency Range: 144-148MHz, 420-450MHz. Please kindly know that UV-5R would not transmit without this frequency range. 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby, A/B band independent operation, High/Low TX power selectable: Busy channel lock-out(BCLO) High/Low TX power selectable: Busy channel lock-out(BCLO),128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby, A/B band independent operation, Keypad Lock. Voice companding: 50 CTCSS/ 104 DCS coder & tone searching, Tri-color background light selectable: 0-9 grades VOX selectable. Large LCD Display, Emergency Alert: 12.5KHz Switchable, LED Flashlight: High/Low RF Power Switchable, Support manually program. Easy to program via PC. Support CHIRP quick programming Tri-color background light selectable: 0-9 grades VOX selectable. Large LCD Display Emergency Alert: 25KHz/12. 5KHz Switchable, LED Flashlight: Hight /Low RF Power Switchable

SKU: B08TXFW5G1 Category:


85 / 100

If you’re looking for a dual band walkie talkie with excellent reception range, the Baofeng UV-5R is a great option. This radio is perfect for use in both the 144-148 and 420-450 MHz ranges, and can be voice or data equipped. With its powerful radios and easy to use controls, the UV-5R is an excellent choice for anyone looking to stay connected while on the go.

Product Description

UV-82HP UV-82C UV-5X3 BF-F8HP BF-F8+ UV-5R UV-82HP (7W), High-Power +(3rd Gen) UV-82C, Commercial, Employer Model UV-5X3, Tribander Model BF-F8HP (8W), High Power + (3rd Gen) BF-F8+ Variants, (2nd Gen) UV-5R & Variants (2nd Gen) Output 7 Watt Max 5 Watt Max 5 Watt Max 8 Watt Max 4-5 Watt Max 4-5 Watt Max Speaker Output 1 Watt 1 Watt 1 Watt 700mw 700mw 700mw Bands Supported VHF, UHF VHF, UHF VHF, 1.25M, UHF VHF, UHF VHF, UHF VHF, UHF Case Durability Commercial Commercial Commercial Commuter Commuter Commuter Display Tri-Color Tri-Color Tri-Color Tri-Color Inverted Tri-Color High Gain 7″ Antenna ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Updated In-Depth User’s Guide ✓ ✓ ✓

Additional information

Package Dimensions

6.93 x 4.45 x 3.82 inches

Item Weight

1.12 pounds



Item model number

Baofeng UV-5R+ blue


1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)

Customer Reviews

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4.5 out of 5 stars

5,431 ratings
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4.5 out of 5 stars

Best Sellers Rank

#2 in Portable FRS Two-Way Radios

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


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Included Components

1 x BaoFeng UV-5R Two-Way Radio 1 x 7.4V 1800mAh Li-ion Battery Pack 1 x Antenna 1 x Earphone Mic/Headset 1 x Belt Clip 1 x Hand Strap 1 x ENG Manual 1 x Adapter 1 x Desktop Charger



Date First Available

August 18, 2017

10 reviews for Baofeng UV-5R Two Way Radio Dual Band 144-148/420-450Mhz Walkie Talkie 1800mAh Li-ion Battery(Black) Electronics

  1. Judie Grablewski

    This little radio is extremely powerful and has a great battery life (multiple days of standby power if you enable power saving mode and don’t transmit) and it has a removable antenna so you can attach something like a Nagoya, Yagi, or custom coaxial antenna to it.If you buy the extended battery or even just another standard battery, you’ll have more battery life than you know what to do with, unless you are constantly transmitting with VOX or you’re constantly listening to FM radio with the volume turned up!The stock antenna is pretty good compared to the other more expensive Baofengs, but upgrading to a nagoya NA-771 removes a ton of the faint background hiss on both rx and tx, as well as increasing the tx range quite a bit. From my bench, I couldn’t really pick up any additional FM radio stations when scanning through the entire FM range using the Nagoya vs the stock antenna, but what I did notice was that every single station came through crystal clear after swapping the antenna, whereas before it would pick them all up but some stations definitely had poor reception unless I would walk all around the garage looking for a good signal path.It has quite a few nice features but nothing digital, and doesn’t have true dual watch monitoring, but with TDR turned on for me I’m able to monitor two frequencies and pick which one I care about more so if they’re both active it will let me listen to the “preferred” frequency. It has dcs and ctcss codes for accessing those repeaters, and supports DTMF codes for dialing into Internet relay repeaters or echolink repeaters.As far as ease of use, you will need the manual to decipher the different options in the settings menu. There are some websites out there that give a more detailed breakdown of the menu options and their descriptions, as well as youtube videos to demonstrate more complicated things like programming or connecting two Baofengs to make a mobile repeater. Both of those capabilities require a different cable, not included.Finally, regarding programming, you DO NOT need to get the programming cable as you can do everything right from the radio. If you want to look up different frequencies of your local repeaters and store them in the memory channels, you can do that pretty quickly and easily right from the radio once you learn the flow. Where the programming cable comes in handy is when you want to add a hinge number of pre-programmed channels to the radio, but IMO there is no need for that. I tried it with all the virginia repeaters and found that only 1 or 2 ever had any traffic, even when I would go driving for hours and leave it on channel scan mode. Where I think the programming cable would come in handy is if you routinely traveled out of state (like from the east coast to the west coast) and you had a different set of frequencies and repeaters and settings for each location that you wanted to be able to swap between easily. When you go to the west coast you can just backup your east coast profile to save any changes you made or any new frequencies you saved, and then restore the west coast profile so you’re able to make changes and save any new frequencies you find there. Then when you’re ready to come back, just save the west coast profile to the computer and restore the east coast profile.

  2. B review

    I have been told to get these U5R’s in the past by other friends. I mostly run Midland GMRS radios which are more intuitive and have less customizability. I was very close to returning my U5R because I could set the settings to receive but not transmit on GSMR frequencies. Other reviews complained of the same thing. The problem is that these radios are not approved from the factory for transmitting, because you must have an FCC HAM radio license to transmit on those frequencies. In fact you must have a GMRS license to transmit on GMRS frequencies. (I do). These radios may be unlocked by following a very quick tutorial that you can find on YouTube. Search “How to unlock a Baofeng UV5R”. There is a short tutorial from NotARubicon. You’re all welcome.

  3. Daniel

    Great price for an entry level HAM. Can be unlocked to transmit on FRS/GMRS (Easy to youtube). Don’t panic if you tried and failed from a posted image included in one of the reviews, here.Thrilled with this purchase. Plenty durable and functional for the price.

  4. Marc Nameth

    It works as advertised but is not a simple toy. There is much support for it on the internet For Hams there is free automatic programming software available on the internet that has your local repeaters. YouTube has a large number of tutorials that cover the various purposes this device can be used for. The keys are tiny is the only drawback but the programming software makes things much easier.

  5. Joe K

    This things awesome and all the frequencies aren’t locked out like the one I paid almost double for

  6. Jeff Wynn

    For less than $30 you get a full-powered (5 watts) amateur radio system. This includes a charger!You can LISTEN to GMRS, FRS, NOAA, and local police and fire bands with it. Unless you are FCC licensed, you cannot legally TRANSMIT – and even if FCC licensed you can transmit only on UHF and VHF bands.This radio is not easy to program, however – I finally just bought an RT Systems cable and software package – then it’s trivial to program hundreds of channels into it.There is no other manufacturer out there with such a low-cost, full-5-watt UHF/VHF transceiver.

  7. pcloth2

    Took this out wheeling for two days and spent 5 hours each day out on the trails. I forgot my charger at home so I had one charge to make it through the weekend. This radio lasted almost two complete days with constant radio chatter. We had a radio guy to program it, so that part was easy.

  8. Jmeaj

    My Radio arrived defective. I notified the seller and asked for a replacement, and one was sent out immediately. The replacement actually arrived before I was able to get defective radio mailed back. Very happy with my purchase despite having to send back the original.

  9. Randomness

    I got this just for a backup device in case the cellphones will become useless (and there are many scenarios when they can become useless, including potential WW3). For a current price, this device is unbeatable, especially compared to extremely overpriced “american” brands. It functions on many bands, not only the ones mentioned in the description for this radio but including FRS/GMRS bands – yes, you can both listen to and transmit on FRS/GMRS bands at full power of this radio (and this radio can transmit at higher power than most GMRS handheld radios from companies like Midland/Motorola/Uniden). It comes with FRS/GMRS bands disabled by default because this radio was not certified to use them BUT you can easily unlock it, without any cables, using simple button press combination (you can find it how by Googling).It also has large variety of aftermarket accessories – from better antennas (such as the ones produced by Nagoya) to cables which allow you to program the radio using free CHIRP software using your Mac/PC (to do stuff like add custom frequencies with custom names for each channel) to aftermarket AA battery adapters (which is a must have accessory if you’re planning on using this radio for any kind of emergencies).There are also many videos available which will describe every option of this radio, as well as how to program it with custom list of frequencies using software like CHIRP, so there’s no need to even read any official manuals.Oh, and one last thing: technically you’re supposed to get a Ham license or GMRS license to transmit on specific bands, but always remember the facts – you’re allowed to transmit on all those bands in case of emergency and even without emergency – FCC will never care for you transmitting on GMRS bands or some other bands as long as you don’t jam any communications or interfere with other people’s communications in any other way, regardless if you have any license or do not have any license for any bands.

  10. Ted A

    I want to get my FCC amateur radio technicians license and this was recommended to me. First thing I noticed is that it was more compact that I thought it would be. Second, I’d read that it was “cheaply built”: it isn’t. Build quality is as good as a blister pack Motorola Walkabout, which considering the price is not a bad comparison. Buy the programming cable with it. Programming with CHIRP is fast and simple.

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