Nov 23, 2011

Baofeng UV-3R VHF/UHF ham radio

When I recently believed I had lost my Wouxun dual-band radio, I went back to eBay and found an even cheaper dual bander, the Baofeng UV-3R.

I bought this two-way radio for 31 dollars, brand new in the box, from a Hong Kong source. It arrived in about 2 weeks time. It is a bare bones radio for sure.  No volume or squelch knobs, no keypad for DTMF tones or frequency entry, but for the price it cannot be beat. I've heard this radio is all digital inside, which would certainly help explain the price.

The Baofeng UV-3R Mark II


. Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-470MHz
. Dual-Band Display, Dual-Standby
. Output Power: 2 Watts
. 99 Channels + 1 Emergency Channel
. 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS
. Built-in VOX Function
. 1750Hz Brust Tone
. FM Radio (87.0MHz-108.0MHz
. LED Flashlight
. Large LCD Display
. Hight /Low Power Switchable
. 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
. Emergency Alert
. Low Battery Alert
. Battery Saver
. Time-out Timer
. Keypad Lock
. Monitor Channel


What's in the box:

- 1x UV-3R Dual-Band Mark II Radio (136-174 / 400-470MHz )
- 1x 3.7V 1200mah Li-ion Battery Pack
- 1x Dual Band Antenna
- 1x Belt Clip
- 1x English Manual
- 1x PTT earpiece
- 1x Desktop Charger ( 100V ~ 240V ) with correct adapter for your country
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