Which Baofeng is best?

Our Top 15 Picks for the Best Baofeng Radio

  1. Baofeng UV-5R Dual Band Two-Way Radio (Black)
  2. Baofeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual-Band Two-Way Radio.
  3. Baofeng BF-888S Two-Way Radio (Pack of 6pcs radios) – Customize Package.
  4. Baofeng Walkie-Talkie UV-5R Dual-Band Two-Way Radio.

Which is better UV-5R or UV 82?

The 82 feels better in your hand. The body seems like it would withstand incidental contact with the elements better than the UV-5R, but it’s not waterproof. It also has fewer sharp edges to snag on things. The 82 is about 1″ taller (body only) than the 5R.

What is the range of the Baofeng BF-F8HP?

This Product

This Product BaoFeng BF-F8HP Motorola Talkabout T100
Frequency Range 65-108MHz (FM Receive only) 136-174MHz and 400-520MHz (TX/RX) 462.55 to 467.71 MHz
Dimensions (in) Body Only 2 x 1.2 x 3.7″ 2 x 1 x 3.5″
Channels 100+ 22
Privacy Codes? Yes No

Are Baofeng radios illegal in Canada?

All radios that operate within Canada require certification. The onus is upon the end user to comply with proper certification to operate radios within Canada. The Baofeng radios can not legally be used to transmit outside of HAM frequencies, unless the operator holds the appropriate certifications.

Is it illegal to use Baofeng as just a walkie talkie?

While it’s true many of the Baofengs are wide open on any frequency in the 136–174Mhz and 400–520Mhz range, and it is illegal to import, market and sell these devices, it is not illegal to own or operate these devices if you are a licensed Amateur radio operator and you are operating only on amateur radio frequencies.

Why is BaoFeng illegal?

The Baofeng radios, notably the UV-5R, UV-5RA, and UV-5RE, did not comply to these rules and on March 13, 2013 the FCC Enforcement Bureau received a complaint alleging that these models were capable of transmitting on land mobile frequencies using external controls and operating at power levels above those specified by …

Do I need a license to use a BaoFeng radio?

Without a license, it is legal to use for receive-only. A license is needed for transmitting. Be careful. Reportedly, that radio is able to also transmit out-of-amateur-bands, for which you will not be licensed, and for which there are penalties.

Which is better uv-82hp or bf-f8hp?

The BF-F8HP is a dual band handheld radio that improves on the UV-5R with more transmit power based on a new generation chipset – along with new concierge service. The UV-82HP is the second generation of the classic UV-82 Series.

What’s the difference between Baofeng bf-f8 + and uv-5r?

When comparing the Baofeng BF-F8+ vs UV-5R visually, the screen and sticker on the bottom are the only differences you will see. Of course, it even uses the same Baofeng BF-F8+ programming software, CHIRP.

Which is better uv-82 or uv-b5?

If you buy a UV-82, be prepared to fix it from the moment you pull it out of the box. It’s an easy job, click here to find out why and how. Front-end just as poor as the other two, which means that the receiver overloads quickly. If you need a better receiver, buy a Baofeng UV-B5/B6.

Is the uv-82 a dual way radio?

The 82 has dual PTT to match the dual VOF present on both units. However, I prefer single PTT and the buttons can only be combined on the commercial version (twice the price!?!). Apart from the dual PTT, the two radios are functionally identical from a software and interface standpoint.