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    BaoFeng UV-5R UHF/VHF Radio Transceiver 3800mah Battery Built-in VOX Walkie Talkie
    Dual band, dual display: A/B band independent operation
    128 groups channels storage: Shortcut menu operation mode
    VFO & Memory channels scan: Emergency Alarm
    Tri-color background light selectable: 0-9 grades VOX selectable
    PTT & ANI ID: FM radio and 25 stations storage
    1750Hz Brust Tone: Time-out Timer
    Channel Monitor: Battery Saver
    Keypad Lock: Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz
    Low Battery Alert: ROGER SET
    Emergency Alert: 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
    FM Radio (65.0MHz-108.0MHz): Large LCD Display
    LED Flashlight: Hight /Low RF Power Switchable
    Voice companding: 50 CTCSS/ 104DCS coder & tone searching
    Dual standby: PC programmable
    Wide/Narrow Band(25kHz/12.5kHz): Transmitter time-out timer(TOT)
    High/Low TX power selectable: Busy channel lock-out(BCLO)

    Frequency Range: 65-108MHz(FM Receive only), 136-174MHZ and 400-480HZ (TX/RX)
    Channel No.: 128
    Frequency Stability: 2.5ppm
    Antenna: High gain DualBand antenna
    Antenna Impedance: 50O
    Operating Voltage: DC 7.4V
    Mode of operation: Simple or semi-duplex
    Dimension(W x H x D): 100 x 52 x 32 mm
    Weight: 250g(including battery, antenna)
    Antenna: SMA -Female
    Earpiece / mic type: Kenwood Plug type

    Output power: 4W / 1W (Max 5W)
    Modulation Mode: 16kFF3E / 11kFF3E
    Maximum deviation: 5kHz(Wide) / 2.5kHz(Narrow)
    Spurious Radiation: 7W
    Adjacent Ch. power: =-65dB(Wide) / =-60dB(Narrow)
    Pre-emphasis characteristics: 6dB
    Current: =1.6A(5W)
    CTCSS/DCS deviation: 0.50.1kHz(Wide) / 0.30.1kHz(Narrow)
    Intermediation sensitivity: 8-12mv
    Intermediation distortion: =10%

    1 x UV-5R (VHF136174 UHF 400-520Mhz) (Free PTT Earpiece X 1)
    1 x 7.4V 3800mah Li-ion Battery Pack
    1 x Dual Band Antenna
    1 x Belt Clip
    1 x ENG Manual
    1 x Desktop Charger (100V ~ 240V)
    Seems pretty good for $33!

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    Re: What do you think about this radio?

    For the price, pretty good. I have the UV-5RE+, and BF-F9V2+. Both are easy to program using CHIRP. Note both radios require a minimum of a Technicians license from the FCC to be operated legally in the United States. The BF-F9V2+ adds 8W maximum output as the primary difference. A good reference for these radios is