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BaoFeng BF-F8+ 2nd Gen UV-5R Dual-Band 136-174/400-520 MHz FM Ham Two-Way Radio Transceiver


This Radio Has Been The First Uv-5R Radio To Get A Full Internal Upgrade. Like The Uv-82 It Has An Expanded Frequency Range And A Stronger Antenna. It Has A Vfo/Mr Button Found On The Uv-5R Series Not Found On The Uv-82 Series. The Bf-8+ Is The Successor To The Uv-5R Series.2013 Latest Version Frequency Range: 136-174Mhz / 400-520Mhz25Khz/12.5Khz Switchable128 Memory Channels50 CT”s And 104 DScs Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25Khzdual-Band Display Dual Frequency Display Dual-Stand By A/B Band Independent Operation. Specification : Color: Black Model: New Baofeng Bf-F8Battery: 1800Mah, 7.4V, Li-Ion Frequency Range: 65-108Mhz (FM Receive Only) 136-174Mhz And 400-520Mhz (TX/Rx)Channel Number: 128Channel Spacing: 2.5/6.25/10/12.5/20/25Khzfrequency Stability: +/-2.5Ppmantenna: High Gain Dual Band Antenna Antenna Impedance: 50 Operating Voltage: Dc 7.4Vmode Of Operation: Simple Or Semi-Duplex Dimension (W X H X D): 100 X 52 X 32 Mm Weight: 250G (Including Battery, Antenna)Transmitter Output Power: 4W / 1W (Max 5W)Modulation Mode: 16K F3E / 11K F3Emaximum Deviation: <5Khz(Wide) / <2.5Khz(Narrow) Intermediation Sensitivity: 8-12Mvintermediation Distortion: <10% Bf-F8 (Vhf136-174Mhz Uhf 400-520Mhz)7.4V 1800Mahli-Ion Battery Pack Antenna 136-174/400-480Mhzbelt Clip Hand Strap Earphone English Manual Adapter Desktop Charger (110V)

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  1. 17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Ok. Don’t like the screen as much as I thought I would., November 26, 2013
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    Eric E.

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    The radio is basically the same as the UV-5R with a couple of exceptions. I thought I would like the screen better than the original LCD, I do not. When transmitting the screen fades a decent amount, kind of like you have a weak battery. After the backlight timeout the screen will go blank like the unit is turned off instead of just dim where you can still see it. When the screen is blank and you receive a transmission the screen stays blank until after the transmission has stopped, then it lights back up. This makes it difficult to tell which channel is receiving the transmission unless you recognize the call signs or something else that gives it away.

    On the positive side, all the regular accessories work well. All the spare batteries, extended batteries, battery adapters, 12V battery eliminator, antennas, data cables, speaker mics that I have work as they should. The built in speaker seems louder and more clear than the UV-5R+ units. There is a label on the inside under the battery that states the following:

    Dual Band FM Transceiver
    Model: 8F-F8+
    Power 5W
    Voltage 7.4
    Frequency:
    136-174 MHz 400-520MHz
    SN
    Baofeng Corporation

    The buttons are still the soft rubber and are a little more elevated from the face of the unit. The left and right columns are contoured a bit to match the angle of the edge of the keypad. I don’t know how well they will wear yet. Some have reported very early and easy wear on the older keypads, I have not experienced this on any of my older units.

    This radio seems to receive a bit better compared to my older units as well. Sitting right beside each other on the desk and trying to pull a far away NOAA station I was able to get a faint signal that was mixed with static from this radio while I got nothing from the other 2 UV-5R+ radios. This was consistent no matter the antenna configuration or the position on the desk. I used a 14″ NAGOYA NA-771 on all the radios as well as the factory antenna. The factory antenna still pulled in the station with this radio when the Nagoya antenna on the older radios would not. There wasn’t a big difference between the factory antenna and the Nagoya with this NOAA station but on regular HAM stations and some local police frequencies the Nagoya does preform better.

    If the screen issues mentioned above were addressed then this would be a 5 star review. So far I have twice left the radio on and come back to a dead battery because I glanced at the radio before I left and thought I had turned it off. Yeah I know, that’s my fault not the radios, however when the radio is on then I feel there should be some indication of that fact and not a dead looking screen. Most likely this will become my car radio hooked up the the battery eliminator and left on all the time.

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  2. Alex0 "GrAyFoX|916" says:
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My son loves it, December 26, 2013
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    Alex0 “GrAyFoX|916″ (Sacramento) –

    This review is from: BaoFeng BF-F8+ 2nd Gen UV-5R Dual-Band 136-174/400-520 MHz FM Ham Two-Way Radio Transceiver (Electronics)
    Purchased this for my 27 year old son for Christmas, he picked it out. He seems to be very happy with it and was very impressed with the quality. Good price for the enjoyment he seems to be getting out of it!

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  3. Amazon Customer says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Radio, Bad Display, January 6, 2014
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    I had a Boafeng UV-5R and it was OK. It seemed to have a lot of radio hiccups. It would stop on stations and static, but not pickup anything. Even with the squelch way up, it would do this on different channels. I finally sold the radio. I then bought the Boafeng UV-B6. That is a good radio. Very few hiccups on the scan. It has very good reception on long range repeaters. I love this radio. I thought hey, they came out with the BF-F8+ and thought I would try it. It has the gen 2 board in it. I thought it would be great. The display looks really cool. NOT. Got it out of the box, Turned it on and was disappointed in 3 minuets. The display looks great until the back light goes out 5 seconds later. NO DISPLAY! You cannot see a thing. Radio looks dead. No lights on. You cannot tell if the radio is scanning or not. Even shining a light on it you cannot see it. I like to look at it now and then and see if it is still scanning. The only way to tell is to touch a button and stop the scan. Then it lights up the display. I returned the radio for this reason alone.

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