Re: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Baofeng 8Watt Look-A-Like


Nov 29, 2012

 


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#13844 Nov 29, 2012

Ive inquired about these little radios HERE and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2 watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!

��Enjoy Life NOW,��cause it has an expiration date!

������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Signed: Leroy (Butterbean)



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#13855 Nov 29, 2012

I question that a 2 watt increase in transmitter power is worth much of anything. Power versus range is a logarithmic relationship. Ten times the power will give you roughly double the range, all other factors being the same. So 1.5 times the power (4 watts to 6 watts) will make an almost indiscernible difference in range.



The best thing you can do is improve your antenna, and improve your antenna height.



Please do let us know how that other radio performs though, and if you do notice any difference in transmitting performance.



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Leroy Dutton leroy30297@...> wrote:

>

> Ive inquired about these little radios HERE and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2 watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!

> .

> Enjoy Life NOW,.cause it has an expiration date!

>

> ...................................................... Signed: Leroy (Butterbean)

>



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#13868 Nov 29, 2012

It is sort of a TYT TH-UVF9/Baofeng UV-5R hybrid.

It doesn't have a BAND button like the UVF9. The orange button is labeled F similar to the FUN button on the UVF9. It requires an SMA MALE fitting on the antenna like the UVF9. It has 2 banks of 128 channels like the UVF9. But is has a charging base to charge the battery like the UV5R.

Let us know if it programs using the TYT, Baofeng or some other software. I'm betting it is the TYT software which is available at 409shop.com

Jim KC9HI

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Leroy Dutton leroy30297@...> wrote:

.Ive inquired about these little radios HERE and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2 watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!

.Enjoy Life NOW,.cause it has an expiration date!

...................................................... Signed: Leroy (Butterbean)



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#13880 Nov 29, 2012

Another thing to note is this HT is $20-$30 cheaper than the TYT TH-UVF9 and the example seller is the same seller that I got my famous $3.79 antenna and cloning cable from.Jim KC9HI

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 5:21 AM, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> wrote:It is sort of a TYT TH-UVF9/Baofeng UV-5R hybrid.

It doesn't have a BAND button like the UVF9. The orange button is labeled F similar to the FUN button on the UVF9. It requires an SMA MALE fitting on the antenna like the UVF9. It has 2 banks of 128 channels like the UVF9. But is has a charging base to charge the battery like the UV5R.

Let us know if it programs using the TYT, Baofeng or some other software. I'm betting it is the TYT software which is available at 409shop.com

Jim KC9HI

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Leroy Dutton leroy30297@...> wrote:

.Ive inquired about these little radios HERE and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2 watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!

.Enjoy Life NOW,.cause it has an expiration date!

...................................................... Signed: Leroy (Butterbean)



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#13884 Nov 29, 2012

The keypad arrangement is a lot better.



John K3NXU



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>

> Another thing to note is this HT is $20-$30 cheaper than the TYT TH-UVF9

> and the example seller is the same seller that I got my famous $3.79

> antenna and cloning cable from.

> Jim KC9HI

>

> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 5:21 AM, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> wrote:

>

> > It is sort of a TYT TH-UVF9/Baofeng UV-5R hybrid.

> >

> > It doesn't have a BAND button like the UVF9. The orange button is labeled

> > F similar to the FUN button on the UVF9. It requires an SMA MALE fitting on

> > the antenna like the UVF9. It has 2 banks of 128 channels like the UVF9.

> > But is has a charging base to charge the battery like the UV5R.

> >

> > Let us know if it programs using the TYT, Baofeng or some other software.

> > I'm betting it is the TYT software which is available at 409shop.com

> >

> > Jim KC9HI

> >

> >

> > On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Leroy Dutton leroy30297@...>wrote:

> >

> >> **

> >>

> >>

> >> Ive inquired about these little radios HEREwww.ebay.com/itm/Walkie-Talkie-8W-128CH-UV-985-UHF-VHF-DTMF-Offset-Dual-Band-standby-display-/180991545766?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D3793101808599483630%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D180991545766%26>and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at

> >> 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is

> >> actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2

> >> watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the

> >> group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!

> >>

> >> *Enjoy Life NOW, cause it has an expiration date!

> >>

> >> Signed: Leroy (

> >> Butterbean)

> >> *

> >>

> >>

> >>

> >

> >

>







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#13893 Nov 29, 2012

Hi,



So does it have the main keypad layout of the Baofeng (sideways) or like the TYT UV-F9 (standard telephone style)?



Also, I'd be interested to know about its voice guide and menu setting features. Does scrolling through the menu speak each entry like the TYT, or only when selecting like the Baofeng and Wouxun? And, are CTCSS/DCS and etc. able to be set numerically like on the Baofeng, or only with up/down arrows like the TYT? Am interested as another possible alternative for blind hams.

--

Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA

Phone: (814) 860-3194 or 888-75-BUDDY





On Nov 29, 2012, at 8:09 AM, "John" johnla@...> wrote:



> The keypad arrangement is a lot better.

>

> John K3NXU

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> wrote:

> >

> > Another thing to note is this HT is $20-$30 cheaper than the TYT TH-UVF9

> > and the example seller is the same seller that I got my famous $3.79

> > antenna and cloning cable from.

> > Jim KC9HI

> >

> > On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 5:21 AM, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@...> wrote:

> >

> > > It is sort of a TYT TH-UVF9/Baofeng UV-5R hybrid.

> > >

> > > It doesn't have a BAND button like the UVF9. The orange button is labeled

> > > F similar to the FUN button on the UVF9. It requires an SMA MALE fitting on

> > > the antenna like the UVF9. It has 2 banks of 128 channels like the UVF9.

> > > But is has a charging base to charge the battery like the UV5R.

> > >

> > > Let us know if it programs using the TYT, Baofeng or some other software.

> > > I'm betting it is the TYT software which is available at 409shop.com

> > >

> > > Jim KC9HI

> > >

> > >

> > > On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Leroy Dutton leroy30297@...>wrote:

> > >

> > >> **

> > >>

> > >>

> > >> Ive inquired about these little radios HEREwww.ebay.com/itm/Walkie-Talkie-8W-128CH-UV-985-UHF-VHF-DTMF-Offset-Dual-Band-standby-display-/180991545766?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D3793101808599483630%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D180991545766%26>and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at

> > >> 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is

> > >> actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2

> > >> watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the

> > >> group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!

> > >>

> > >> *Enjoy Life NOW, cause it has an expiration date!

> > >>

> > >> Signed: Leroy (

> > >> Butterbean)

> > >> *

> > >>

> > >>

> > >>

> > >

> > >

> >

>

>



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#13896 Nov 29, 2012

Buddy,

It has the same keyboard layout as the UVF9 (tlephone style) but the case is nearly identical to the TYT THF8.



John K3NXU



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Buddy Brannan buddy@...> wrote:

>

> Hi,

>

> So does it have the main keypad layout of the Baofeng (sideways) or like the TYT UV-F9 (standard telephone style)?

>

> Also, I'd be interested to know about its voice guide and menu setting features. Does scrolling through the menu speak each entry like the TYT, or only when selecting like the Baofeng and Wouxun? And, are CTCSS/DCS and etc. able to be set numerically like on the Baofeng, or only with up/down arrows like the TYT? Am interested as another possible alternative for blind hams.

> --

> Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA

> Phone: (814) 860-3194 or 888-75-BUDDY

>

>

>

> On Nov 29, 2012, at 8:09 AM, "John" johnla@...> wrote:

>

> > The keypad arrangement is a lot better.

> >

> > John K3NXU

> >

> > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@> wrote:

> > >

> > > Another thing to note is this HT is $20-$30 cheaper than the TYT TH-UVF9

> > > and the example seller is the same seller that I got my famous $3.79

> > > antenna and cloning cable from.

> > > Jim KC9HI

> > >

> > > On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 5:21 AM, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@> wrote:

> > >

> > > > It is sort of a TYT TH-UVF9/Baofeng UV-5R hybrid.

> > > >

> > > > It doesn't have a BAND button like the UVF9. The orange button is labeled

> > > > F similar to the FUN button on the UVF9. It requires an SMA MALE fitting on

> > > > the antenna like the UVF9. It has 2 banks of 128 channels like the UVF9.

> > > > But is has a charging base to charge the battery like the UV5R.

> > > >

> > > > Let us know if it programs using the TYT, Baofeng or some other software.

> > > > I'm betting it is the TYT software which is available at 409shop.com

> > > >

> > > > Jim KC9HI

> > > >

> > > >

> > > > On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Leroy Dutton leroy30297@>wrote:

> > > >

> > > >> **

> > > >>

> > > >>

> > > >> Ive inquired about these little radios HEREwww.ebay.com/itm/Walkie-Talkie-8W-128CH-UV-985-UHF-VHF-DTMF-Offset-Dual-Band-standby-display-/180991545766?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D3793101808599483630%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D180991545766%26>and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at

> > > >> 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is

> > > >> actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2

> > > >> watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the

> > > >> group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!

> > > >>

> > > >> *Enjoy Life NOW, cause it has an expiration date!

> > > >>

> > > >> Signed: Leroy (

> > > >> Butterbean)

> > > >> *

> > > >>

> > > >>

> > > >>

> > > >

> > > >

> > >

> >

> >

>







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#13898 Nov 29, 2012

Well, that's one point in its favor. Now if it implements the talking menus the same way TYT did, with the addition of direct numeric entry of all parameters like the Baofeng, it would be perfect (well, about 98% perfect) accessibility wise. That last 2% would be covered if it would voice the current orating frequency and CTCSS/DCS tones as well, but not holding out for that. Much.

--

Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA

Phone: (814) 860-3194 or 888-75-BUDDY





On Nov 29, 2012, at 9:47 AM, John johnla@...> wrote:



> Buddy,

> It has the same keyboard layout as the UVF9 (tlephone style) but the case is nearly identical to the TYT THF8.

>

> John K3NXU

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Buddy Brannan buddy@...> wrote:

> >

> > Hi,

> >

> > So does it have the main keypad layout of the Baofeng (sideways) or like the TYT UV-F9 (standard telephone style)?

> >

> > Also, I'd be interested to know about its voice guide and menu setting features. Does scrolling through the menu speak each entry like the TYT, or only when selecting like the Baofeng and Wouxun? And, are CTCSS/DCS and etc. able to be set numerically like on the Baofeng, or only with up/down arrows like the TYT? Am interested as another possible alternative for blind hams.

> > --

> > Buddy Brannan, KB5ELV - Erie, PA

> > Phone: (814) 860-3194 or 888-75-BUDDY

> >

> >

> >

> > On Nov 29, 2012, at 8:09 AM, "John" johnla@...> wrote:

> >

> > > The keypad arrangement is a lot better.

> > >

> > > John K3NXU

> > >

> > > --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@> wrote:

> > > >

> > > > Another thing to note is this HT is $20-$30 cheaper than the TYT TH-UVF9

> > > > and the example seller is the same seller that I got my famous $3.79

> > > > antenna and cloning cable from.

> > > > Jim KC9HI

> > > >

> > > > On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 5:21 AM, Jim Unroe rock.unroe@> wrote:

> > > >

> > > > > It is sort of a TYT TH-UVF9/Baofeng UV-5R hybrid.

> > > > >

> > > > > It doesn't have a BAND button like the UVF9. The orange button is labeled

> > > > > F similar to the FUN button on the UVF9. It requires an SMA MALE fitting on

> > > > > the antenna like the UVF9. It has 2 banks of 128 channels like the UVF9.

> > > > > But is has a charging base to charge the battery like the UV5R.

> > > > >

> > > > > Let us know if it programs using the TYT, Baofeng or some other software.

> > > > > I'm betting it is the TYT software which is available at 409shop.com

> > > > >

> > > > > Jim KC9HI

> > > > >

> > > > >

> > > > > On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM, Leroy Dutton leroy30297@>wrote:

> > > > >

> > > > >> **

> > > > >>

> > > > >>

> > > > >> Ive inquired about these little radios HEREwww.ebay.com/itm/Walkie-Talkie-8W-128CH-UV-985-UHF-VHF-DTMF-Offset-Dual-Band-standby-display-/180991545766?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D3793101808599483630%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D180991545766%26>and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at

> > > > >> 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is

> > > > >> actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2

> > > > >> watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the

> > > > >> group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!

> > > > >>

> > > > >> *Enjoy Life NOW, cause it has an expiration date!

> > > > >>

> > > > >> Signed: Leroy (

> > > > >> Butterbean)

> > > > >> *

> > > > >>

> > > > >>

> > > > >>

> > > > >

> > > > >

> > > >

> > >

> > >

> >

>

>



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#13922 Nov 29, 2012

Hello to the group.



Thought I'd chime in on this one.



I'd bet $ that it is just a relabeled UV-5R.



6-8W? I don't see it without a metal or partially

metal case for heat dissipation.

And stock UV-5R battery wouldn't last long, I'd think.



The only thing aside from ebay

I found on this radio was a page in chinese.

If you scroll down to what are obviously the specs,

it shows 5W output for the Tonfa UV-985



www.bjjjt.com.cn/offer/1197158331.html



Me thinks there's some exaggerating

going on from the ebay sellers.



Paying xtra based on a questionable claim

might not be wise.



Good luck to everyone with your radios.

Ex caveat emptor.

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Leroy Dutton leroy30297@...> wrote:

>

> Ive inquired about these little radios HERE and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2 watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!

> .

> Enjoy Life NOW,.cause it has an expiration date!

>

> ...................................................... Signed: Leroy (Butterbean)

>







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#13923 Nov 29, 2012

I take that back about a relabeled UV-5R.

KB buttons, etc are different as was previously said.



Maybe it's a UV-5R beta ... LOL

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "mikepdx_2000" mikepdx@...> wrote:

>

> Hello to the group.

>

> Thought I'd chime in on this one.

>

> I'd bet $ that it is just a relabeled UV-5R.

>

> 6-8W? I don't see it without a metal or partially

> metal case for heat dissipation.

> And stock UV-5R battery wouldn't last long, I'd think.

>

> The only thing aside from ebay

> I found on this radio was a page in chinese.

> If you scroll down to what are obviously the specs,

> it shows 5W output for the Tonfa UV-985

>

> www.bjjjt.com.cn/offer/1197158331.html

>

> Me thinks there's some exaggerating

> going on from the ebay sellers.

>

> Paying xtra based on a questionable claim

> might not be wise.

>

> Good luck to everyone with your radios.

> Ex caveat emptor.

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Leroy Dutton leroy30297@> wrote:

> >

> > Ive inquired about these little radios HERE and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2 watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!

> > .

> > Enjoy Life NOW,.cause it has an expiration date!

> >

> > ...................................................... Signed: Leroy (Butterbean)

> >

>



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#13938 Nov 30, 2012

I went to the Chinese website to see if I could locate the power. Did a cut and paste into Google Translate and its the same as my uv5r powerwise.

EdC

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:28 PM, mikepdx_2000 mikepdx@...> wrote:I take that back about a relabeled UV-5R.

KB buttons, etc are different as was previously said.



Maybe it's a UV-5R beta ... LOL

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "mikepdx_2000" mikepdx@...> wrote:

>

> Hello to the group.

>

> Thought I'd chime in on this one.

>

> I'd bet $ that it is just a relabeled UV-5R.

>

> 6-8W? I don't see it without a metal or partially

> metal case for heat dissipation.

> And stock UV-5R battery wouldn't last long, I'd think.

>

> The only thing aside from ebay

> I found on this radio was a page in chinese.

> If you scroll down to what are obviously the specs,

> it shows 5W output for the Tonfa UV-985

>

> www.bjjjt.com.cn/offer/1197158331.html

>

> Me thinks there's some exaggerating

> going on from the ebay sellers.

>

> Paying xtra based on a questionable claim

> might not be wise.

>

> Good luck to everyone with your radios.

> Ex caveat emptor.

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Leroy Dutton leroy30297@> wrote:

> >

> > Ive inquired about these little radios HERE and have decided to purchase one as a backup to the UV-5R. Its rated at 8Watts max but in a email i got them to confess the true output wattage is actually 6Watts which is a 2watt increase over the UV-5R and the extra 2 watts IS a big enough difference to pay the $57.00 for it. I will let the group know what i find out about this little chinese radio!> > .

> > Enjoy Life NOW,.cause it has an expiration date!

> >

> > ...................................................... Signed: Leroy (Butterbean)

> >

>









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