Firmware, version and improvements data; please post


Jun 1, 2012

 


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#2631 Jun 1, 2012

Please post data as indicated in the table below, when�� you have received your UV5R after may 14th and or when you have any "bugs, improvement or remark" to reportPlease��also indicate non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.) or nonblack colour. Received (2012) 3 key*BFB 6 key*(VER-05) Vendor

Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

2-apr 230 1203101

5-apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

231 1203151 1.Direct frequency access. See . hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/ 2.There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you.3.The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

9-apr 231 1203151

25-apr 231 1203211 www.radioshop888.com

5-may 231 1203211 www.409shop.com

1203211 Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

1204171 Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

231

1204171 SainStore/Nicheone Could not get the USB drivers to work that are posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section. They loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. I then tried the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, and they worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

13-may 231 1204171 Nicheone tinyurl.com/72xoasv

18-may 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/

18-may 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

19-may 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

19-may 251 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

24-may 238 1204171 www.409shop.com YELLOW������

*Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.If possible add information on "Bugs and or improvements found":Simple off frequency receiver test:-Tune in to a station with a known transmit frequency-Note original receiving frequency-Set the step size to 2.5 khz-Increase receiving frequency until squelch blocks signal-Note (upper) frequency-Decrease receiving frequency until squelch block signal-Note (lower) frequency-Add upper and lower frequency and divide by 2-Compare outcome and original receiving frequency-If they are not the same, your radio has the bug

Overheating and blurred display test:-Set the radio to HIGH power-Start regular communication -The radio might get hot; first noticeable at the top screws at the back of the radio-The display might get blurred when the radio gets hot

No CTCSS low frequency scanning test:-Program a channel with a CTCSS decode of a tome below 100hz for a known receiving frequency with this tone encoded-Start scanning-When the radio stops at the receiving frequency during reception of an encoded signal, the bug is not there73,�� Emiel PA2EM



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#2658 Jun 3, 2012

Received (2012)





3 key*



BFB



6 key*





(VER-05)



Vendor





Wouxon.us



Bugs and or improvements found, remarks



25-May



238



1204171





No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that when there is such spare explanation of many of the parameters. Shouldn't there be a list of the functions and parameters on this site which could be understood by newbies and experts alike?



Many questions here and elsewhere on the web are redundant. Many seem to reveal that the instructions have not been consulted, though that may have been done and given up in frustration or disgust.



Why don't Wouxon or Baofeng hire one native American engineer who reads Chinese and who understands radio and computers, hire him to do a definitive description of the operation of these radios, and thereby greatly improve their marketing edge?



Barring that, why doesn't it get done here? It would pool a lot of knowledge which is common to some and inscrutable to many.



I really like the UV-5R, but my fingers are sore from Googling while hunting for insights into its inner operations and proper settings.



George W9ZSJ



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#3226 Jun 16, 2012

I am VERY SORRY, but I cannot see any difference in the often-seen entries such as this one. (I see several posts from you that APPEAR to be exactly the same. -Most likely, this is my error, but I am unable to see any new information.)



I have looked quite closely, and while I am SURE that there is genuinely NEW DATA, I AM UNABLE TO FIND IT.



I had sent you (via a POST) information on two UV-5R radios that I had just received. I have not seen any update to the CHART that shows what I had offered. (One is BLACK and one is BLUE, as a reminder.)



I truly do appreciate the effort that you have expended by making up the CHART (see groups.yahoo.com/group/baofeng_uv5r/message/2631 ), but the newest entry is still 24-May.



My need for this information is to see if anyone knows of a version (via either the 3 or the 6 key at power-on) that assures a change of the now too-low internal microphone audio level.



73; -Mike- K.JTA





--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:

>

>

> Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour and

> non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.)

> Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,

> remarks"

>

>

> Serial

> number

>

> Received

> 2012

>

> 3 key BFB

>

> 6 key*

> VER-05

>

> Vendor

>







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#3227 Jun 16, 2012

It would seem to me that the low mic issue has to do with the size of or the completion of the hole in the case in front of the mic.�� I do not think that any particular version will afford a better chance that the hole was cleaned or sized correctly as this may be a manual production step that may be prone to production error.��John

��.Many of life's failures are people whodid not realize how close they were tosuccess when they gave up.������������ Thomas A. Edison����������

From: s3hampton mike@...> To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:17 PM Subject: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data

I am VERY SORRY, but I cannot see any difference in the often-seen entries such as this one.�� (I see several posts from you that APPEAR to be exactly the same. -Most likely, this is my error, but I am unable to see any new information.)

I have looked quite closely, and while I am SURE that there is genuinely NEW DATA, I AM UNABLE TO FIND IT.

I had sent you (via a POST) information on two UV-5R radios that I had just received.�� I have not seen any update to the CHART that shows what I had offered.�� (One is BLACK and one is BLUE, as a reminder.)

I truly do appreciate the effort that you have expended by making up the CHART (see groups.yahoo.com/group/baofeng_uv5r/message/2631 ), but the newest entry is still 24-May.

My need for this information is to see if anyone knows of a version (via either the 3 or the 6 key at power-on) that assures a change of the now too-low internal microphone audiolevel.

73;�� -Mike-�� K.JTA



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:>> > Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour and> non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.)> Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,> remarks"> > > Serial> number> > Received> 2012> > 3 key BFB> > 6 key*> VER-05> > Vendor>



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#3228 Jun 16, 2012

my unit is a hodgepodge of old and new.....

�� �� ��serial # starts with 201204r... new model maybe�� �� ��embossed antenna with name and type�� �� ��old bfb238�� �� ��old 1203101 ver 5�� �� ��can only turn voice on or off

but ive had no volume problems and ive had no off frequency issues, been getting good on air reports.

go fish!!

Hug A Penguin73'sJohnKB3TZT



From: "John Leahy" jleahy00@...>To: "baofeng uv5r" baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com>Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:34:51 PMSubject: Re: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data

��It would seem to me that the low mic issue has to do with the size of or the completion of the hole in the case in front of the mic.�� I do not think that any particular version will afford a better chance that the hole was cleaned or sized correctly as this may be a manual production step that may be prone to production error.��John

��.Many of life's failures are people whodid not realize how close they were tosuccess when they gave up.������������ Thomas A. Edison����������

From: s3hampton mike@...> To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:17 PM Subject: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data

I am VERY SORRY, but I cannot see any difference in the often-seen entries such as this one.�� (I see several posts from you that APPEAR to be exactly the same. -Most likely, this is my error, but I am unable to see any new information.)

I have looked quite closely, and while I am SURE that there is genuinely NEW DATA, I AM UNABLE TO FIND IT.

I had sent you (via a POST) information on two UV-5R radios that I had just received.�� I have not seen any update to the CHART that shows what I had offered.�� (One is BLACK and one is BLUE, as a reminder.)

I truly do appreciate the effort that you have expended by making up the CHART (see groups.yahoo.com/group/baofeng_uv5r/message/2631 ), but the newest entry is still 24-May.

My need for this information is to see if anyone knows of a version (via either the 3 or the 6 key at power-on) that assures a change of the now too-low internal microphone audiolevel.

73;�� -Mike-�� K.JTA



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:>> > Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour and> non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.)> Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,> remarks"> > > Serial> number> > Received> 2012> > 3 key BFB> > 6 key*> VER-05> > Vendor>



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#3238 Jun 16, 2012

Hi, John;



While the mic's "hole size' will and can effect the amount of FORCE that is impressed onto the mic element, it is a relative cosmetic feature that is NORMALLY incorporated, and COMPENSATED FOR in the design. (Look at most cell phones as examples; -These holes are very small, yet a cell phone has EXTREMELY HIGH mic sensitivity! -Contrary to the fact that most folks seem to feel the need to YELL as they use their cell phones...)



The cell phone (as well as the other ham and commercial radios, etc. that I have used) has the mic GAIN adjusted to the point where "enough audio" is developed as a result of the circuitry involved.



I always use a mic (or an hand-held radio) in a close-talk position. This keeps the ambient noise down, as your voice's SOURCE is very close to the mic element, by comparison to the background noise. But the UV-5R is exceptionally "deaf" per some folk's reports as well as my own reports. (And, these reports have been verified by me, using other reference radios when applied to (and compared) by one of my two service monitors.)



There are many passive components which can be BYPASSED to increase the voltage that is used. And also, the mic's HOLE can be made larger, of course.



My quest is to learn if the different FIRMWARE SERIES had a resolution to the lower than normal mic sensitivity. (Per my past experience in the field, this seems like a logical path.)



73;

-Mike-

K0JTA



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, John Leahy jleahy00@...> wrote:

>

> It would seem to me that the low mic issue has to do with the size of or the completion of the hole in the case in front of the mic... I do not think that any particular version will afford a better chance that the hole was cleaned or sized correctly as this may be a manual production step that may be prone to production error.

> ..

> John

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> From: s3hampton mike@...>

> To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com

>

> I truly do appreciate the effort that you have expended by making up the CHART (see groups.yahoo.com/group/baofeng_uv5r/message/2631 ), but the newest entry is still 24-May.

>

> My need for this information is to see if anyone knows of a version (via either the 3 or the 6 key at power-on) that assures a change of the now too-low internal microphone audio level.

>

> 73;.. -Mike-.. K..JTA

>

>

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@> wrote:

> >

> >

> > Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour and

> > non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,...)

> > Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,

> > remarks"

> >

> >

> > Serial

> > number

> >

> > Received

> > 2012

> >

> > 3 key BFB

> >

> > 6 key*

> > VER-05

> >

> > Vendor



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#3244 Jun 16, 2012

I just got a new UV5R today. A blue one. From radioshop888 who I've ordered from several times and have great success with.



Disappointed it has the 231 firmware, however. Was hoping for something a little newer.

"3" BFB231"6" 1204171 VER-05

��

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From: "kb3tzt@..." kb3tzt@...> To: baofeng uv5r baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:45 PM Subject: Re: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data

��my unit is a hodgepodge of old and new.....

�� �� ��serial # starts with 201204r... new model maybe�� �� ��embossed antenna with name and type�� �� ��old bfb238�� �� ��old 1203101 ver 5�� �� ��can only turn voice on or off

but ive had no volume problems and ive had no off frequency issues, been getting good on air reports.

go fish!!

Hug A Penguin73'sJohnKB3TZT



From: "John Leahy" jleahy00@...>To: "baofeng uv5r" baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com>Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:34:51 PMSubject: Re: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data

��It would seem to me that the low mic issue has to do with the size of or the completion of the hole in the case in front of the mic.�� I do not think that any particular version will afford a better chance that the hole was cleaned or sized correctly as this may be a manual production step that may be prone to production error.��John

��.Many of life's failures are people whodid not realize how close they were tosuccess when they gave up.������������ Thomas A. Edison����������

From: s3hampton mike@...> To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:17 PM Subject: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data

I am VERY SORRY, but I cannot see any difference in the often-seen entries such as this one.�� (I see several posts from you that APPEAR to be exactly the same. -Most likely, this is my error, but I am unable to see any new information.)

I have looked quite closely, and while I am SURE that there is genuinely NEW DATA, I AM UNABLE TO FIND IT.

I had sent you (via a POST) information on two UV-5R radios that I had just received.�� I have not seen any update to the CHART that shows what I had offered.�� (One is BLACK and one is BLUE, as a reminder.)

I truly do appreciate the effort that you have expended by making up the CHART (see groups.yahoo.com/group/baofeng_uv5r/message/2631 ), but the newest entry is still 24-May.

My need for this information is to see if anyone knows of a version (via either the 3 or the 6 key at power-on) that assures a change of the now too-low internal microphone audiolevel.

73;�� -Mike-�� K.JTA



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:>> > Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour and> non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.)> Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,> remarks"> > > Serial> number> > Received> 2012> > 3 key BFB> > 6 key*> VER-05> > Vendor>



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#3245 Jun 16, 2012

So, I have a UV-5R that I purchased from SainSonic/SainStore through Amazon.com. It's firmware *3 is BFB231, and it's *6 is 1203151.



I've had several problems with this unit so it is being sent back. It started with pulsing static after a few seconds of monitoring a channel. The pulsing static stops when there is activity on the channel, then starts a couple seconds after squelch kicks in. As of this morning, all sound through earpiece and speaker are gone. It went out slowly. At first the audio was barely audible with volume turned all the way up. Now there's absolutely nothing.



One thing I did notice while playing around (after the failures occurred) is that the images used by CHIRP contain the *3 and *6 codes within them. By uploading a different image, you can change these values. For example, I uploaded Dan's "unbrick" image and ended up with a *6 of 1203101. Reloading my image and it's back to 1203151.



By playing around with the images, I got my *6 to emit "THX1138/4EB___". I have not yet been able to change my *3.



In any case, I would not put a lot of credence into what these *6 "firmware numbers" show.



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#3648 Jun 28, 2012

hi,

not sure if my data is needed, and how to get it inside the frame, but here it is: i received my yellow uv-5r on june, 6th, 2012. ������ #3: 238

#6: 1204171 vendor: www.409shop.com

color: YELLOW

no further probs, but no heavy daily use

73



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#3655 Jun 28, 2012

Thanks for posting this.



Here is what i have on mine...



BLACK UV-5R purchased June 25th 2012 from Austin Amateur Radio aaradio.com

3 key BFB 251

6 Key Ver-5...1203151

Serial# EU2012032xxx



New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to "nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise.

Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK; not sure what the original issue was/is?





To me what I noticed immediately was that on the UV-5R, the signal strength bars (cellular style) does not change with a weaker signal, as to where my UV-3R does, albeit a different display on radio. This is a PLUS for me on my UV-3R!



I also noticed on my 5R when i press hold MONI the signal bar(antenna) displays for the duration, where the UV-3R does not display the signal bar while pressing/holding MON button



Hope this helps.

Waiting on programming cable, and enjoying the 5R for now :)







JimmyG



Coghlan's Flint Striker... Modded!!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOz0yu6T9s4



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:

>

>

> Please post data as indicated in the table below, when you have

> received your UV5R after may 14th and or when you have any "bugs,

> improvement or remark" to report

>

> Please also indicate non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.) or

> nonblack colour.

>

> Received (2012)

>

> 3 key*

>

> BFB

>

> 6 key*

>

> (VER-05)

>

> Vendor

>

>

>

> Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

>

> 5-Mar

>

> 230

>

> 1201002

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes

> to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US

> cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so

> what!

>

> 2-apr

>

> 230

>

> 1203101

>

>

>

>

>

> 5-apr

>

> 231

>

> 1203101

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> (=wouxun.us)

>

> Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part

> 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So

> what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

> 1.Direct frequency access. See .

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/>

> 2.There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it

> doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes

> up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the

> default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy

> environment this bug might haunt you.

> 3.The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter what

> setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

>

> 9-apr

>

> 231

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

>

>

> 25-apr

>

> 231

>

> 1203211

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

>

>

> 5-may

>

> 231

>

> 1203211

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 1203211

>

>

>

> Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external

> (speaker) Microphone

>

>

>

>

>

> 1204171

>

>

>

> Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

>

>

>

> 231

>

>

>

> 1204171

>

> SainStore/Nicheone

>

> Could not get the USB drivers to work that are posted for Win7/32 bit in

> the files section. They loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but

> the software would not talk to the radio. I then tried the drivers

> supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, and they

> worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external

> earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery

> compartment.

>

> 13-may

>

> 231

>

> 1204171

>

> Nicheone tinyurl.com/72xoasv tinyurl.com/72xoasv>

>

>

>

> 18-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>

>

>

>

> 18-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Better RX and TX audio + ?

>

> 19-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

>

> English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

>

> 19-may

>

> 251

>

> 1204171

>

> at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

>

> Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

>

> 24-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> YELLOW

>

> *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.

>

> If possible add information on "Bugs and or improvements found":

>

> Simple off frequency receiver test:

> -Tune in to a station with a known transmit frequency

> -Note original receiving frequency

> -Set the step size to 2.5 khz

> -Increase receiving frequency until squelch blocks signal

> -Note (upper) frequency

> -Decrease receiving frequency until squelch block signal

> -Note (lower) frequency

> -Add upper and lower frequency and divide by 2

> -Compare outcome and original receiving frequency

> -If they are not the same, your radio has the bug

>

> Overheating and blurred display test:

> -Set the radio to HIGH power

> -Start regular communication

> -The radio might get hot; first noticeable at the top screws at the back

> of the radio

> -The display might get blurred when the radio gets hot

>

> No CTCSS low frequency scanning test:

> -Program a channel with a CTCSS decode of a tome below 100hz for a known

> receiving frequency with this tone encoded

> -Start scanning

> -When the radio stops at the receiving frequency during reception of an

> encoded signal, the bug is not there

>

> 73, Emiel PA2EM

>







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#3677 Jun 29, 2012

Hi there?

Is it really possible to update my old firmware version? Has anyone done this? How?



Thanks



Mike



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:

>

>

> Please post data as indicated in the table below, when you have

> received your UV5R after may 14th and or when you have any "bugs,

> improvement or remark" to report

>

> Please also indicate non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.) or

> nonblack colour.

>

> Received (2012)

>

> 3 key*

>

> BFB

>

> 6 key*

>

> (VER-05)

>

> Vendor

>

>

>

> Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

>

> 5-Mar

>

> 230

>

> 1201002

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes

> to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US

> cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so

> what!

>

> 2-apr

>

> 230

>

> 1203101

>

>

>

>

>

> 5-apr

>

> 231

>

> 1203101

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> (=wouxun.us)

>

> Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part

> 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So

> what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

> 1.Direct frequency access. See .

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/>

> 2.There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it

> doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes

> up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the

> default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy

> environment this bug might haunt you.

> 3.The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter what

> setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

>

> 9-apr

>

> 231

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

>

>

> 25-apr

>

> 231

>

> 1203211

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

>

>

> 5-may

>

> 231

>

> 1203211

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 1203211

>

>

>

> Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external

> (speaker) Microphone

>

>

>

>

>

> 1204171

>

>

>

> Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

>

>

>

> 231

>

>

>

> 1204171

>

> SainStore/Nicheone

>

> Could not get the USB drivers to work that are posted for Win7/32 bit in

> the files section. They loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but

> the software would not talk to the radio. I then tried the drivers

> supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, and they

> worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external

> earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery

> compartment.

>

> 13-may

>

> 231

>

> 1204171

>

> Nicheone tinyurl.com/72xoasv tinyurl.com/72xoasv>

>

>

>

> 18-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>

>

>

>

> 18-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Better RX and TX audio + ?

>

> 19-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

>

> English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

>

> 19-may

>

> 251

>

> 1204171

>

> at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

>

> Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

>

> 24-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> YELLOW

>

> *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.

>

> If possible add information on "Bugs and or improvements found":

>

> Simple off frequency receiver test:

> -Tune in to a station with a known transmit frequency

> -Note original receiving frequency

> -Set the step size to 2.5 khz

> -Increase receiving frequency until squelch blocks signal

> -Note (upper) frequency

> -Decrease receiving frequency until squelch block signal

> -Note (lower) frequency

> -Add upper and lower frequency and divide by 2

> -Compare outcome and original receiving frequency

> -If they are not the same, your radio has the bug

>

> Overheating and blurred display test:

> -Set the radio to HIGH power

> -Start regular communication

> -The radio might get hot; first noticeable at the top screws at the back

> of the radio

> -The display might get blurred when the radio gets hot

>

> No CTCSS low frequency scanning test:

> -Program a channel with a CTCSS decode of a tome below 100hz for a known

> receiving frequency with this tone encoded

> -Start scanning

> -When the radio stops at the receiving frequency during reception of an

> encoded signal, the bug is not there

>

> 73, Emiel PA2EM

>







----------------------------

#3684 Jun 29, 2012

The firmware cannot be updated.

Many wish it could :-)



John K3NXU

www.miklor.com/uv5r

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "baofenguv5r" baofenguv5r@...> wrote:

>

>

> Hi there?

> Is it really possible to update my old firmware version? Has anyone done this? How?

>

> Thanks

>

> Mike

>

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@> wrote:

> >

> >

> > Please post data as indicated in the table below, when you have

> > received your UV5R after may 14th and or when you have any "bugs,

> > improvement or remark" to report

> >

> > Please also indicate non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.) or

> > nonblack colour.

> >

> > Received (2012)

> >

> > 3 key*

> >

> > BFB

> >

> > 6 key*

> >

> > (VER-05)

> >

> > Vendor

> >

> >

> >

> > Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

> >

> > 5-Mar

> >

> > 230

> >

> > 1201002

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes

> > to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US

> > cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so

> > what!

> >

> > 2-apr

> >

> > 230

> >

> > 1203101

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 5-apr

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203101

> >

> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> > (=wouxun.us)

> >

> > Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part

> > 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So

> > what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

> >

> >

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> >

> >

> > 1.Direct frequency access. See .

> > hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

> > hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/>

> > 2.There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it

> > doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes

> > up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the

> > default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy

> > environment this bug might haunt you.

> > 3.The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter what

> > setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

> >

> > 9-apr

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 25-apr

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203211

> >

> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

> >

> >

> >

> > 5-may

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203211

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 1203211

> >

> >

> >

> > Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external

> > (speaker) Microphone

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> >

> >

> > Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

> >

> >

> >

> > 231

> >

> >

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > SainStore/Nicheone

> >

> > Could not get the USB drivers to work that are posted for Win7/32 bit in

> > the files section. They loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but

> > the software would not talk to the radio. I then tried the drivers

> > supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, and they

> > worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external

> > earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery

> > compartment.

> >

> > 13-may

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > Nicheone tinyurl.com/72xoasv tinyurl.com/72xoasv>

> >

> >

> >

> > 18-may

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>

> >

> >

> >

> > 18-may

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > Better RX and TX audio + ?

> >

> > 19-may

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

> >

> > English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

> >

> > 19-may

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

> >

> > Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

> >

> > 24-may

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > YELLOW

> >

> > *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.

> >

> > If possible add information on "Bugs and or improvements found":

> >

> > Simple off frequency receiver test:

> > -Tune in to a station with a known transmit frequency

> > -Note original receiving frequency

> > -Set the step size to 2.5 khz

> > -Increase receiving frequency until squelch blocks signal

> > -Note (upper) frequency

> > -Decrease receiving frequency until squelch block signal

> > -Note (lower) frequency

> > -Add upper and lower frequency and divide by 2

> > -Compare outcome and original receiving frequency

> > -If they are not the same, your radio has the bug

> >

> > Overheating and blurred display test:

> > -Set the radio to HIGH power

> > -Start regular communication

> > -The radio might get hot; first noticeable at the top screws at the back

> > of the radio

> > -The display might get blurred when the radio gets hot

> >

> > No CTCSS low frequency scanning test:

> > -Program a channel with a CTCSS decode of a tome below 100hz for a known

> > receiving frequency with this tone encoded

> > -Start scanning

> > -When the radio stops at the receiving frequency during reception of an

> > encoded signal, the bug is not there

> >

> > 73, Emiel PA2EM

> >

>







----------------------------

#3710 Jun 29, 2012

Sooner or later the factory will get it right. Untill then, you'll have to live with the firmware bugs. That's why I like to wait a year or two until they work out the defects. But in this case, it's cheap radio and a year from now give it to a new Ham and buy a newer, better, cheap radio..

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "John" johnla@...> wrote:

>

> The firmware cannot be updated.

> Many wish it could :-)



> John K3NXU

> www.miklor.com/uv5r



----------------------------

#6284 Aug 15, 2012

Prezados Amigos: estou com 02 HTs Baofengs, UV-5R, que ao recebe-los, estavam perfeitos em todos os detalhes, sobretudo em suas transmiss.es..

Depois, ao manusear as teclas e menus, os 02 HTs deixaram de transmitir atrav.s de suas teclas..

Eles transmitem normalmente usando PTTs externos, mas atrav.s das teclas n.o transmitem absolutamente nada, e tamb.m n.o mostram nada em seus displays..

Estou solicitando ajuda, socorro, help, . todos os amigos que j. conhecem melhor estes aparelhos..

Quase tudo j. foi feito sem nenhum resultado positivo..

Os HTs continuam sem transmiss.o, seja la a frequencia que estiverem..

J. foi feito reset(menu 40) por v.rias vezes; j. foi colocado o VOX na posi..o OFF, enfim . . . . . . .ja tentamos de tudo sem nenhum resultado positivo..

Por favor, solicito-lhes Help . . . . . . .

Help, Help, Help, Please . . . . . . ..

Muito Obrigado..

Antonio.Limeira - SP - Brazil..



----------------------------

#6470 Aug 18, 2012

I purchased the UV-5R from radioshop888.com on August 6th, 2012. I received the radio today, August 18th, 2012 (I'm in western Texas, USA).



BFB251 / 120722A VER-05



Power on-3 and Power on-6 respectively, of course.



Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna (works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm).



--Alex A.

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:

>

>

> Please post data as indicated in the table below, when you have

> received your UV5R after may 14th and or when you have any "bugs,

> improvement or remark" to report

>

> Please also indicate non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.) or

> nonblack colour.

>

> Received (2012)



----------------------------

#6472 Aug 18, 2012

Welcome to the group.

Enjoy your the Toy



John K3NXU

www.miklor.com/uv5r



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Alex" xanlexian1@...> wrote:

>

> I purchased the UV-5R from radioshop888.com on August 6th, 2012. I received the radio today, August 18th, 2012 (I'm in western Texas, USA).

>

> BFB251 / 120722A VER-05

>

> Power on-3 and Power on-6 respectively, of course.

>

> Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna (works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm).

>

> --Alex A.

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@> wrote:

> >

> >

> > Please post data as indicated in the table below, when you have

> > received your UV5R after may 14th and or when you have any "bugs,

> > improvement or remark" to report

> >

> > Please also indicate non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.) or

> > nonblack colour.

> >

> > Received (2012)

>



----------------------------

#6552 Aug 20, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour and non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.) or UV-5RETry adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage. Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� 9-apr 231 1203151 �� ��

�� 25-apr 231 1203211 www.radioshop888.com ��

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 SainStore/Nicheone Could not get the USB drivers to work that are posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section. They loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. I then tried the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, and they worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 13-may 231 1204171 Nicheone tinyurl.com/72xoasv ��

�� 18-may 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-may 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-may 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-may 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 24-may 238 1204171 www.409shop.com YELLOW������

�� 25-may 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com YELLOW���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 13-June 251 1204171 www.aliexpress.com ��

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

�� 26-June 251 1204171 �� ��

�� ? ? �� �� ��25 channel FM radio storage

201204R32664 10-July 251 1203151 Sinotel (UK) ��

201206R09873 25-July 251 120702 ��

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

*Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.��������







----------------------------

#7185 Sep 1, 2012

for the last line (120724A / 281) you can also add that the volume bug is fixed too - it goes all the way down.



----------------------------

#7192 Sep 1, 2012

Ordered mine 26'th Aug from sinotel.co.uk,



BFB281 / 120722A VER-05



Got no bugs at all that I can find...



----------------------------

#7193 Sep 1, 2012

Welcome to the UV5R Yahoo Group.



You may have already done this, but if not, there's lots of good

info in the www.miklor.com/uv5r FAQ section covering most

of the little nuances of the UV5R. A handy little guide.



Enjoy...

John K3NXU

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "greger_g" greger@...> wrote:

>

> Ordered mine 26'th Aug from sinotel.co.uk,

>

> BFB281 / 120722A VER-05

>

> Got no bugs at all that I can find...

>



----------------------------

#7566 Sep 4, 2012

At 15:03 9/4/2012, emiel_vp wrote:



>Please post your data for use in the table below

>and indicate colour and non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,.) or UV-5RE

>Try adding information on "Bugs and or

>improvements found, remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage.

>Just post; table entering will be done after that.





Serial number 201204R37621 Received 8-12-2012 3 key BFB251

6 key* VER-05 1205291 Vendor Radiofactory (eBay)

Color Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage

TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,







>Serial

>number

>

>Received

>2012

>

>3 key BFB

>

>6 key*

>VER-05

>

>Vendor

>

>Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

>

>5-Mar

>

>230

>

>1201002

>

>www.409shop.com/>www.409shop.com

>

>TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan

>works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio

>reports good, worked out of the box with

>Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit

>machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

>

>27-Mar

>

>147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

>

>5-apr

>

>231

>

>1203101

>

>www.importcommunications.com/>www.importcommunications.com

>(=wouxun.us)

>

>Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints.

>Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight

>is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So

>what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

>

>201203

>R05872

>

>231

>

>1203151

>

>.Direct frequency access. See:

>hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

>.There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold,

>but changing it doesn't make a difference.

>Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at

>-129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal

>conditions the default squelch threshold seems

>to be just right, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you.

>.The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It

>doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

>.Receiver is NOT off frequency

>

>25-apr

>

>231

>

>1203211

>

>www.radioshop888.com/>www.radioshop888.com

>

>1203211

>

>Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone

>good with external (speaker) Microphone

>

>1204171

>

>Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

>

>231

>

>1204171

>

>SainStore/Nicheone

>

>Could not get the USB drivers to work that are

>posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section.

>They loaded without the ! and yellow triangle,

>but the software would not talk to the radio. I

>then tried the drivers supplied with the USB

>cable--which I believe were version 2.0, and

>they worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit

>low but better on external earpiece. Query

>function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

>

>201204

>R2295

>

>251

>

>1203151

>

>www.409shop.com/>www.409shop.com

>

>see:

>hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/>hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/

>

>.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V

>Antenna. .New voice; the voice quality degraded

>.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese

>and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower

>.Frequency input using the keyboard not

>fixed .Squelch

>settings still don't make any difference

>.Various VOX settings still don't make any

>difference .Receiver is NOT off frequency

>.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

>

>251

>

>1203151

>

>Un-accented English voice prompt

>

>13-may

>

>231

>

>1204171

>

>Nicheone tinyurl.com/72xoasv>tinyurl.com/72xoasv

>

>18-may

>

>238

>

>1204171

>

>www.409shop.com/>www.409shop.com

>

>Better RX and TX audio + ?

>

>EU2012031146

>

>18-may

>

>238

>

>1204171

>

>www.importcommunications.com/>www.importcommunications.com

>(=wouxun.us)

>

>147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz;

>444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz (improved!)

>The volume control was corrected and no noise is

>heard when the volume control is turned down.

>

>19-may

>

>238

>

>1204171

>

>at Dayton from www.radioinc.com/>www.radioinc.com

>

>English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

>

>19-may

>

>251

>

>1204171

>

>Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

>

>24-may

>

>238

>

>1204171

>

>www.409shop.com/>www.409shop.com

>

>YELLOW

>

>25-may

>

>238

>

>1204171

>

>www.wouxun.us/>www.wouxun.us/

>

>No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that

>with such spare explanation of the parameters.

>

>6-June

>

>238

>

>1204171

>

>www.409shop.com/>www.409shop.com

>

>YELLOW No further probs, but no heavy daily use

>

>13-June

>

>251

>

>1204171

>

>www.aliexpress.com/>www.aliexpress.com

>

>16-June

>

>231

>

>1204171

>

>www.radioshop888.com/>www.radioshop888.com

>

>Blue

>

>231

>

>1203211

>

>Still sound at minimum volume level

>

>251

>

>1203151

>

>No sound at minimum volume level

>

>EU2012032xxx

>

>25-June

>

>251

>

>1203151

>

>www.aaradio.com/>www.aaradio.com

>

>New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V

>Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output

>with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency

>input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

>

>201204R32664

>

>10-July

>

>251

>

>1203151

>

>www.sinotel.co.uk/>www.sinotel.co.uk

>

>201206R09873

>

>25-July

>

>251

>

>120702

>

>18-August

>

>251

>

>120722A

>

>www.radioshop888.com/>www.radioshop888.com

>

>Non-accented female English voice. Black radio.

>Only option when purchased was the USB cable.

>Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

>

>25-August

>

>251

>

>www.409shop.com/>www.409shop.com

>

>Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

>

>26-August

>

>281

>

>120722A

>

>www.sinotel.co.uk/>www.sinotel.co.uk

>

>Got no bugs at all that I can find..

>

>29-August

>

>281

>

>120724A

>

>www.409shop.com/>www.409shop.com

>

>UV-5RE prompts are normal (american) female

>voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down

>

>*Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.

>

>

>





--

Dave Gomberg, San Francisco NE5EE Programming since 1961

All addresses, phones, etc. at www.wcf.com/ham/info.html

---------------







----------------------------

#7785 Sep 11, 2012

really? a friend of mine have bought one in ebay for uv-5r Plus, he said the BFB is the latest, BFB281 and 6 key* 120724A

Serial number:201204R37621

we sure it be improved



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, kb3tzt@... wrote:

>

> my unit is a hodgepodge of old and new.....

>

>

> serial # starts with 201204r... new model maybe

> embossed antenna with name and type

> old bfb238

> old 1203101 ver 5

> can only turn voice on or off

>

>

> but ive had no volume problems and ive had no off frequency issues, been getting good on air reports.

>

>

> go fish!!

>

>

> Hug A Penguin

> 73's

> John

> KB3TZT

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: "John Leahy" jleahy00@...>

> To: "baofeng uv5r" baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com>

> Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:34:51 PM

> Subject: Re: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> It would seem to me that the low mic issue has to do with the size of or the completion of the hole in the case in front of the mic. I do not think that any particular version will afford a better chance that the hole was cleaned or sized correctly as this may be a manual production step that may be prone to production error.

>

> John

>

>

> .

> Many of life's failures are people who

> did not realize how close they were to

> success when they gave up.

> Thomas A. Edison

>

>

>

>

>

> From: s3hampton mike@...>

> To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com

> Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 11:17 PM

> Subject: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data

>

> I am VERY SORRY, but I cannot see any difference in the often-seen entries such as this one. (I see several posts from you that APPEAR to be exactly the same. -Most likely, this is my error, but I am unable to see any new information.)

>

> I have looked quite closely, and while I am SURE that there is genuinely NEW DATA, I AM UNABLE TO FIND IT.

>

> I had sent you (via a POST) information on two UV-5R radios that I had just received. I have not seen any update to the CHART that shows what I had offered. (One is BLACK and one is BLUE, as a reminder.)

>

> I truly do appreciate the effort that you have expended by making up the CHART (see groups.yahoo.com/group/baofeng_uv5r/message/2631 ), but the newest entry is still 24-May.

>

> My need for this information is to see if anyone knows of a version (via either the 3 or the 6 key at power-on) that assures a change of the now too-low internal microphone audio level.

>

> 73; -Mike- K..JTA

>

>

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com , "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@> wrote:

> >

> >

> > Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour and

> > non Baofeng versions (Waccom, Ronson,..���)

> > Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,

> > remarks"

> >

> >

> > Serial

> > number

> >

> > Received

> > 2012

> >

> > 3 key BFB

> >

> > 6 key*

> > VER-05

> >

> > Vendor

> >

>

>

>

---------------

>

> Yahoo! Groups Links

>



----------------------------

#7844 Sep 12, 2012

received 09_06_2012 from sain store via amazon:

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007H4VT7A/ref=oh_details_o04_s01_i00



model: uv-5r

color: black

ver(3): bfb251 (

ver(6): 120722a ver-05

note: does not appear to have fm-radio memory.

note: does have clear english voice option with only faint accent

note: embossed antenna

note: very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

note: no performance data yet. still learning functions



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:

>

>

> Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour ,

> UV-5RB RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / Ronson

> Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,

> remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage.

> Just post; table entering will be done after that.

>

>

> Serial

> number

>

> Received

> 2012

>

> 3 key BFB

>

> 6 key*

> VER-05

>

> Vendor

>

>

>

> Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

>

>

>

> 5-Mar

>

> 230

>

> 1201002

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes

> to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US

> cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so

> what!

>

>

>

> 27-Mar

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

>

>

>

> 5-apr

>

> 231

>

> 1203101

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> (=wouxun.us)

>

> Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part

> 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So

> what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

>

> 201203

> R05872

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> .Direct frequency access. See:

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

> .There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it

> doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes

> up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the

> default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy

> environment this bug might haunt you.

> .The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter

> what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

> .Receiver is NOT off frequency

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 1203211

>

>

>

> Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external

> (speaker) Microphone

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 1204171

>

>

>

> Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1204171

>

> SainStore/Nicheone

>

> USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without

> the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio.

> But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were

> version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on

> external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in

> battery compartment.

>

> 201204

> R2295

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> see:

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diffe\

> rences/

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diff\

> erences/>

>

> .New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.

> .New voice; the voice quality degraded

> .Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English.

> .Lowest RX audio level even lower

> .Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed

> .Squelch settings still don't make any difference

> .Various VOX settings still don't make any difference

> .Receiver is NOT off frequency

> .Batteries still do not have the CE mark

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

> Un-accented English voice prompt

>

>

>

> 18-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Better RX and TX audio + ?

>

> EU2012031146

>

> 18-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> (=wouxun.us)

>

> 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency

> off by -350 Hz (improved!)

> The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume

> control is turned down.

>

>

>

> 19-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

>

> English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

>

>

>

> 19-may

>

> 251

>

> 1204171

>

> Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

>

>

>

> 25-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>

>

> No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare

> explanation of the parameters.

>

>

>

> 6-June

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> YELLOW No further probs, but no heavy daily use

>

>

>

> 16-June

>

> 231

>

> 1204171

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Blue

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1203211

>

>

>

> Still sound at minimum volume level

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

> No sound at minimum volume level

>

> EU2012032xxx

>

> 25-June

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.aaradio.com www.aaradio.com/>

>

> New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers

> to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency

> input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

>

> 201204R32664

>

> 10-July

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

>

>

>

> 201206R09873

>

> 25-July

>

> 251

>

> 120702

>

>

>

> 201204R37621

>

> 12-August

>

> 251

>

> 1205291

>

> Radiofactory (eBay)

>

> Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio

> reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

>

>

>

> 18-August

>

> 251

>

> 120722A

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when

> purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent.

> Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

>

>

>

> 25-August

>

> 251

>

>

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

>

>

> ebay

>

> UV5R Mark II

>

>

>

> 26-August

>

> 281

>

> 120722A

>

> www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

>

> Got no bugs at all that I can find.

>

> 201204R37621

>

>

>

> 281

>

> 120724A

>

> ebay

>

> UV-5R Plus

>

>

>

> 29-August

>

> 281

>

> 120724A

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> UV-5RE prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed:

> it goes all the way down

>

>

>

> 10-sept

>

> 281

>

>

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

>

> UV-5RC

>

>

>

> 11-sept

>

> 281

>

>

>

>

>

> UV-5RE Case has been redesigned overall. Edges are different and the

> bright front bezel plate has been added. The RE is a bit more robust.

> Keyboard has been changed to flat keys with a little different tactile

> feedback. CALL and MON buttons are a different shape. English voice is

> American like BFB251. The large battery (3400 mAH) does not fit due to

> the changes in the case, but the fit obstacles are easy to cut away on

> the large battery mating surface (inside out of view) like with a Dremel

> tool. The big battery still fits fine on the earlier case design. The

> stock battery (1800 mAH) that comes with the RE is interchangeable with

> the earlier radio design.

>

>

> *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.

>







----------------------------

#7936 Sep 13, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour , UV-5RB�� RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / RonsonTry adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage. Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 18-may 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-may 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-may 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-may 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-may 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com YELLOW���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R32664 10-July 251 1203151 www.sinotel.co.uk ��

201206R09873 25-July 251 120702 ��

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 9-June 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 10-Sept 281 �� www.importcommunications.com UV-5RC

�� 11-Sept 281



----------------------------

#7937 Sep 13, 2012

Mais um erro de projeto dos chineses :

Estando o Baofeng no modo Scan, seja no VFO, seja na banda MEM.RIA, quando o aparelho encontra uma portadora, ele para mas o display n.o acende..

Somente depois que a portadora vai embora . que o display se acende ! ! !

E todos n.s, usu.rios deste HT, ficamos sem saber ( principalmente durante a noite ), em qual frequencia o aparelho deu sua parada..

Isso . um erro grave de projeto..

Obrigado..

Almeida - Limeira - SP - Brazil..

-- ALMEIDAPACK - EQUIPAMENTOS PARA RADIOCOMUNICA..O E BATERIAS PARA HTS.PU2LZK E PX2Z-2634.19.3039.9866 ( FIXO - CLARO / LIVRE ) .OU .19.8282.7951 ( TIM )

"Nossa vida . t.o passageira que, quando refletimos sobre ela, devemos pensar sete.vezes mais, antes de jogar fora as oportunidades que.temos de ser e de fazer os outros felizes!! "







----------------------------

#7945 Sep 13, 2012

the line in the chart dated '09-jun' which reads "sain store via amazon / No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option ..." should be the date of 09-sep.



tks for maintaining this chart--it's extremely helpful.



/guy (73 de kg5vt)

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:

>

>

> Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour ,

> UV-5RB RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / Ronson

> Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,

> remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage.

> Just post; table entering will be done after that.

>

>

> Serial

> number

>

> Received

> 2012

>

> 3 key BFB

>

> 6 key*

> VER-05

>

> Vendor

>

>

>

> Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

>

>

>

> 5-Mar

>

> 230

>

> 1201002

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes

> to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US

> cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so

> what!

>

>

>

> 27-Mar

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

>

>

>

> 5-apr

>

> 231

>

> 1203101

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> (=wouxun.us)

>

> Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part

> 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So

> what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

>

> 201203

> R05872

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> .Direct frequency access. See:

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

> .There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it

> doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes

> up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the

> default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy

> environment this bug might haunt you.

> .The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter

> what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

> .Receiver is NOT off frequency

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 1203211

>

>

>

> Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external

> (speaker) Microphone

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 1204171

>

>

>

> Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1204171

>

> Sain Store/Nicheone

>

> USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without

> the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio.

> But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were

> version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on

> external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in

> battery compartment.

>

> 201204

> R2295

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> see:

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diffe\

> rences/

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diff\

> erences/>

>

> .New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.

> .New voice; the voice quality degraded

> .Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English.

> .Lowest RX audio level even lower

> .Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed

> .Squelch settings still don't make any difference

> .Various VOX settings still don't make any difference

> .Receiver is NOT off frequency

> .Batteries still do not have the CE mark

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

> Un-accented English voice prompt

>

>

>

> 18-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Better RX and TX audio + ?

>

> EU2012031146

>

> 18-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> (=wouxun.us)

>

> 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency

> off by -350 Hz (improved!)

> The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume

> control is turned down.

>

>

>

> 19-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

>

> English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

>

>

>

> 19-may

>

> 251

>

> 1204171

>

> Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

>

>

>

> 25-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>

>

> No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare

> explanation of the parameters.

>

>

>

> 6-June

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> YELLOW No further probs, but no heavy daily use

>

>

>

> 16-June

>

> 231

>

> 1204171

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Blue

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1203211

>

>

>

> Still sound at minimum volume level

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

> No sound at minimum volume level

>

> EU2012032xxx

>

> 25-June

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.aaradio.com www.aaradio.com/>

>

> New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers

> to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency

> input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

>

> 201204R32664

>

> 10-July

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

>

>

>

> 201206R09873

>

> 25-July

>

> 251

>

> 120702

>

>

>

> 201204R37621

>

> 12-August

>

> 251

>

> 1205291

>

> Radiofactory (eBay)

>

> Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio

> reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

>

>

>

> 9-June

>

> 251

>

> 120722A

>

> sain store via amazon

>

> No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent.

> Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

>

>

>

> 18-August

>

> 251

>

> 120722A

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when

> purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent.

> Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

>

>

>

> 25-August

>

> 251

>

>

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

>

>

> ebay

>

> UV5R Mark II

>

>

>

> 26-August

>

> 281

>

> 120722A

>

> www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

>

> Got no bugs at all that I can find.

>

> 201204R37621

>

>

>

> 281

>

> 120724A

>

> ebay

>

> UV-5R Plus

>

>

>

> 29-August

>

> 281

>

> 120724A

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> UV-5RE prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed:

> it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in

> memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

>

>

>

> 10-Sept

>

> 281

>

>

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

>

> UV-5RC

>

>

>

> 11-Sept

>

> 281

>

>

>

>

>

> UV-5RE Case has been redesigned overall. Edges are different and the

> bright front bezel plate has been added. The RE is a bit more robust.

> Keyboard has been changed to flat keys with a little different tactile

> feedback. CALL and MON buttons are a different shape. English voice is

> American like BFB251. The large battery (3400 mAH) does not fit due to

> the changes in the case, but the fit obstacles are easy to cut away on

> the large battery mating surface (inside out of view) like with a Dremel

> tool. The big battery still fits fine on the earlier case design. The

> stock battery (1800 mAH) that comes with the RE is interchangeable with

> the earlier radio design.

>

> 201204R44732

>

> 12-Sept

>

> 251

>

> 120722A

>

> Amazon.com CKnapp Sales

>

>

>

> 201206R10756

>

> 12-Sept

>

> 251

>

> 120612

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Yellow Add-on yellow battery pack 3600 MAh

>

>

> *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.

>







----------------------------

#7947 Sep 13, 2012

very sorry--i still messed it up on the re-try. should be date of: 06 sept 2012. i forgot that european format is opposite and that 09-06 means june 9th instead of sept 6th. i should have spelled it out to be clear.



in the grand scheme of things, most likely not important ...



/guy (73 de kg5vt)

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "gteague" accts@...> wrote:

>

> the line in the chart dated '09-jun' which reads "sain store via amazon / No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option ..." should be the date of 09-sep.

>

> tks for maintaining this chart--it's extremely helpful.

>

> /guy (73 de kg5vt)

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@> wrote:

> >

> >

> > Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour ,

> > UV-5RB RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / Ronson

> > Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,

> > remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage.

> > Just post; table entering will be done after that.

> >

> >

> > Serial

> > number

> >

> > Received

> > 2012

> >

> > 3 key BFB

> >

> > 6 key*

> > VER-05

> >

> > Vendor

> >

> >

> >

> > Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

> >

> >

> >

> > 5-Mar

> >

> > 230

> >

> > 1201002

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes

> > to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US

> > cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so

> > what!

> >

> >

> >

> > 27-Mar

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

> >

> >

> >

> > 5-apr

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203101

> >

> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> > (=wouxun.us)

> >

> > Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part

> > 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So

> > what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

> >

> > 201203

> > R05872

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > .Direct frequency access. See:

> > hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

> > .There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it

> > doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes

> > up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the

> > default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy

> > environment this bug might haunt you.

> > .The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter

> > what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

> > .Receiver is NOT off frequency

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 1203211

> >

> >

> >

> > Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external

> > (speaker) Microphone

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> >

> >

> > Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > Sain Store/Nicheone

> >

> > USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without

> > the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio.

> > But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were

> > version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on

> > external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in

> > battery compartment.

> >

> > 201204

> > R2295

> >

> >

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > see:

> > hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diffe\

> > rences/

> > hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diff\

> > erences/>

> >

> > .New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.

> > .New voice; the voice quality degraded

> > .Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English.

> > .Lowest RX audio level even lower

> > .Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed

> > .Squelch settings still don't make any difference

> > .Various VOX settings still don't make any difference

> > .Receiver is NOT off frequency

> > .Batteries still do not have the CE mark

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> >

> >

> > Un-accented English voice prompt

> >

> >

> >

> > 18-may

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > Better RX and TX audio + ?

> >

> > EU2012031146

> >

> > 18-may

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> > (=wouxun.us)

> >

> > 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency

> > off by -350 Hz (improved!)

> > The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume

> > control is turned down.

> >

> >

> >

> > 19-may

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

> >

> > English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

> >

> >

> >

> > 19-may

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

> >

> >

> >

> > 25-may

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>

> >

> > No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare

> > explanation of the parameters.

> >

> >

> >

> > 6-June

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > YELLOW No further probs, but no heavy daily use

> >

> >

> >

> > 16-June

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

> >

> > Blue

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203211

> >

> >

> >

> > Still sound at minimum volume level

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> >

> >

> > No sound at minimum volume level

> >

> > EU2012032xxx

> >

> > 25-June

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> > www.aaradio.com www.aaradio.com/>

> >

> > New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers

> > to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency

> > input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

> >

> > 201204R32664

> >

> > 10-July

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> > www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

> >

> >

> >

> > 201206R09873

> >

> > 25-July

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 120702

> >

> >

> >

> > 201204R37621

> >

> > 12-August

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1205291

> >

> > Radiofactory (eBay)

> >

> > Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio

> > reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

> >

> >

> >

> > 9-June

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 120722A

> >

> > sain store via amazon

> >

> > No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent.

> > Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

> >

> >

> >

> > 18-August

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 120722A

> >

> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

> >

> > Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when

> > purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent.

> > Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

> >

> >

> >

> > 25-August

> >

> > 251

> >

> >

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 251

> >

> >

> >

> > ebay

> >

> > UV5R Mark II

> >

> >

> >

> > 26-August

> >

> > 281

> >

> > 120722A

> >

> > www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

> >

> > Got no bugs at all that I can find.

> >

> > 201204R37621

> >

> >

> >

> > 281

> >

> > 120724A

> >

> > ebay

> >

> > UV-5R Plus

> >

> >

> >

> > 29-August

> >

> > 281

> >

> > 120724A

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > UV-5RE prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed:

> > it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in

> > memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

> >

> >

> >

> > 10-Sept

> >

> > 281

> >

> >

> >

> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> >

> > UV-5RC

> >

> >

> >

> > 11-Sept

> >

> > 281

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > UV-5RE Case has been redesigned overall. Edges are different and the

> > bright front bezel plate has been added. The RE is a bit more robust.

> > Keyboard has been changed to flat keys with a little different tactile

> > feedback. CALL and MON buttons are a different shape. English voice is

> > American like BFB251. The large battery (3400 mAH) does not fit due to

> > the changes in the case, but the fit obstacles are easy to cut away on

> > the large battery mating surface (inside out of view) like with a Dremel

> > tool. The big battery still fits fine on the earlier case design. The

> > stock battery (1800 mAH) that comes with the RE is interchangeable with

> > the earlier radio design.

> >

> > 201204R44732

> >

> > 12-Sept

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 120722A

> >

> > Amazon.com CKnapp Sales

> >

> >

> >

> > 201206R10756

> >

> > 12-Sept

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 120612

> >

> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

> >

> > Yellow Add-on yellow battery pack 3600 MAh

> >

> >

> > *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.

> >

>







----------------------------

#7958 Sep 14, 2012

I agree that the chart is very helpful. Its pain to locate the latest update though... I'd recommend creating a google docs spreadsheet and linking it in the FAQ or on the front page of the group: Easy to update, always the same URL and edit can be granted to several people.



----------------------------

#7963 Sep 14, 2012

received Uv-5r today from 409shop.



model: uv-5r

color: black

ver(3): bfb291

ver(6): 120822n B5R0001

note: does not appear to have fm-radio memory.

note: does have clear english voice option with only faint accent

note: long antenna like. Not the normal one



----------------------------

#7964 Sep 14, 2012

I forgot to mention that the radio uhf range is 400-520MHz.

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "brahymk" brahym@...> wrote:

>

> received Uv-5r today from 409shop.

>

> model: uv-5r

> color: black

> ver(3): bfb291

> ver(6): 120822n B5R0001

> note: does not appear to have fm-radio memory.

> note: does have clear english voice option with only faint accent

> note: long antenna like. Not the normal one

>



----------------------------

#7992 Sep 14, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour , UV-5RB�� RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / RonsonTry adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage. Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 18-may 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-may 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-may 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-may 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-may 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R32664 10-July 251 1203151 www.sinotel.co.uk ��

201206R09873 25-July 251 120702 ��

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

�� 10-Sept 281 �� www.importcommunications.com UV-5RC

�� 11-Sept 281 (Message over 64 KB, truncated)







----------------------------

#8020 Sep 15, 2012

The version BFB291 have 2 modes of torchlight. Its continuous and flashing mode.

--

Sent by Maxis from my BlackBerry. smartphone

pin:28A0357D



----------------------------

#8024 Sep 15, 2012

Have you noticed any differences in the menu settings?

Jim KC9HI

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Ibrahim bin Kadri" brahym@...> wrote:

>

> The version BFB291 have 2 modes of torchlight. Its continuous and flashing mode.

> --

> Sent by Maxis from my BlackBerry. smartphone

> pin:28A0357D

>



----------------------------

#8031 Sep 15, 2012

Menu still same as previous.

--

Sent by Maxis from my BlackBerry. smartphone

pin:28A0357D



----------------------------

#8055 Sep 15, 2012

I see at least three variations on their website: UV-5R UU, UV-5RE, UV-5RB



which one did you buy?

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "Ibrahim bin Kadri" brahym@...> wrote:

>

> Menu still same as previous.

> --

> Sent by Maxis from my BlackBerry. smartphone

> pin:28A0357D

>



----------------------------

#8145 Sep 17, 2012

Rec: Sep 8, 2012

Color: Black

serial: 201206r19876

vendor: Jaco3378 (ebay)

3 key: bfb251

6 key: 1203211.ver-05

Remarks: No sound when volume turned all the way down. .American accent when speaking English. Embossed Antenna: BAOFENG .U . V Antenna. .No FM radio memory.



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:

>

>

> Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour ,

> UV-5RB RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / Ronson

> Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,

> remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage.

> Just post; table entering will be done after that.

>

>

> Serial

> number

>

> Received

> 2012

>

> 3 key BFB

>

> 6 key*

> VER-05

>

> Vendor

>

>

>

> Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

>

>

>

> 5-Mar

>

> 230

>

> 1201002

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes

> to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US

> cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so

> what!

>

>

>

> 27-Mar

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

>

>

>

> 5-apr

>

> 231

>

> 1203101

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> (=wouxun.us)

>

> Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part

> 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So

> what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

>

> 201203

> R05872

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> .Direct frequency access. See:

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

> .There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it

> doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes

> up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the

> default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy

> environment this bug might haunt you.

> .The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter

> what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

> .Receiver is NOT off frequency

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 1203211

>

>

>

> Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external

> (speaker) Microphone

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 1204171

>

>

>

> Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1204171

>

> Sain Store/Nicheone

>

> USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without

> the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio.

> But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were

> version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on

> external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in

> battery compartment.

>

> 201204

> R2295

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> see:

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diffe\

> rences/

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diff\

> erences/>

>

> .New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.

> .New voice; the voice quality degraded

> .Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English.

> .Lowest RX audio level even lower

> .Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed

> .Squelch settings still don't make any difference

> .Various VOX settings still don't make any difference

> .Receiver is NOT off frequency

> .Batteries still do not have the CE mark

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

> Un-accented English voice prompt

>

>

>

> 18-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Better RX and TX audio + ?

>

> EU2012031146

>

> 18-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> (=wouxun.us)

>

> 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency

> off by -350 Hz (improved!)

> The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume

> control is turned down.

>

>

>

> 19-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

>

> English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

>

>

>

> 19-may

>

> 251

>

> 1204171

>

> Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

>

>

>

> 25-may

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>

>

> No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare

> explanation of the parameters.

>

>

>

> 6-June

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Yellow No further probs, but no heavy daily use

>

>

>

> 16-June

>

> 231

>

> 1204171

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Blue

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1203211

>

>

>

> Still sound at minimum volume level

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

> No sound at minimum volume level

>

> EU2012032xxx

>

> 25-June

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.aaradio.com www.aaradio.com/>

>

> New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers

> to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency

> input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

>

> 201204R32664

>

> 10-July

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

>

>

>

> 201206R09873

>

> 25-July

>

> 251

>

> 120702

>

>

>

> 201204R37621

>

> 12-August

>

> 251

>

> 1205291

>

> Radiofactory (eBay)

>

> Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio

> reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

>

>

>

> 18-August

>

> 251

>

> 120722A

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when

> purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent.

> Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

>

>

>

> 25-August

>

> 251

>

>

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

>

>

> ebay

>

> UV5R Mark II

>

>

>

> 26-August

>

> 281

>

> 120722A

>

> www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

>

> Got no bugs at all that I can find.

>

> 201204R37621

>

>

>

> 281

>

> 120724A

>

> ebay

>

> UV-5R Plus

>

>

>

> 29-August

>

> 281

>

> 120724A

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> UV-5RE prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed:

> it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in

> memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

>

>

>

> 6-Sept

>

> 251

>

> 120722A

>

> sain store via amazon

>

> No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent.

> Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

>

>

>

> 10-Sept

>

> 281

>

>

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

>

> UV-5RC

>

>

>

> 11-Sept

>

> 281

>

>

>

>

>

> UV-5RE Case has been redesigned overall. Edges are different and the

> bright front bezel plate has been added. The RE is a bit more robust.

> Keyboard has been changed to flat keys with a little different tactile

> feedback. CALL and MON buttons are a different shape. English voice is

> American like BFB251. The large battery (3400 mAH) does not fit due to

> the changes in the case, but the fit obstacles are easy to cut away on

> the large battery mating surface (inside out of view) like with a Dremel

> tool. The big battery still fits fine on the earlier case design. The

> stock battery (1800 mAH) that comes with the RE is interchangeable with

> the earlier radio design.

>

> 201204R44732

>

> 12-Sept

>

> 251

>

> 120722A

>

> Amazon.com CKnapp Sales

>

>

>

> 201206R10756

>

> 12-Sept

>

> 251

>

> 120612

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Yellow Add-on yellow battery pack 3600 MAh

>

>

>

> 14-Sept

>

> 291

>

> 120822n B5R0001

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> UV-5R black No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only

> faint accent. Long antenna; not the normal one. Uhf range is

> 400-520MHz. 2 modes of torchlight: continuous and flashing mode. Menu

> still same as previous

> *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn

>







----------------------------

#8194 Sep 17, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour , UV-5RB�� RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / RonsonTry adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage. Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R32664 10-July 251 1203151 www.sinotel.co.uk ��

201206R09873 25-July 251 120702 ��

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

201206r19876 8-Sept 251 1203211 Jaco3378 (ebay) No sound when volume turned all the way down.�� American accent when speaking English. Embossed Antenna: BAOFENG�� U . V Antenna.�� No FM radio memory.

�� 10-Sept 281 &n

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----------------------------

#8275 Sep 18, 2012

Serial:2012FP1XXX

Sept 7

BFB251

1203151



No FM storage but remembers last tuned station, even after removing battery. Light Chinese accent on most audio confirm. ExpertPower antenna from Amazon refined VHF RX/TX greatly ($1.55 + $3.99 ship), no model # just 7.56" Dual band antenna SMA female. Moni/lamp button got hard to activate after four uses, not working anymore.

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:

>

>

> Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour ,

> UV-5RB RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / Ronson

> Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,

> remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage.

> Just post; table entering will be done after that.

>

>

> Serial

> number

>

> Received

> 2012

>

> 3 key BFB

>

> 6 key*

> VER-05

>

> Vendor

>

>

>

> Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

>

>

>

> 5-Mar

>

> 230

>

> 1201002

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes

> to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US

> cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so

> what!

>

>

>

> 27-Mar

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

>

>

>

> 5-Apr

>

> 231

>

> 1203101

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> (=wouxun.us)

>

> Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part

> 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So

> what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

>

> 201203

> R05872

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> .Direct frequency access. See:

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

> .There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it

> doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes

> up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the

> default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy

> environment this bug might haunt you.

> .The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter

> what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

> .Receiver is NOT off frequency

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 1203211

>

>

>

> Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external

> (speaker) Microphone

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> 1204171

>

>

>

> Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1204171

>

> Sain Store/Nicheone

>

> USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without

> the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio.

> But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were

> version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on

> external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in

> battery compartment.

>

> 201204

> R2295

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> see:

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diffe\

> rences/

> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diff\

> erences/>

>

> .New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.

> .New voice; the voice quality degraded

> .Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English.

> .Lowest RX audio level even lower

> .Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed

> .Squelch settings still don't make any difference

> .Various VOX settings still don't make any difference

> .Receiver is NOT off frequency

> .Batteries still do not have the CE mark

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

> Un-accented English voice prompt

>

>

>

> 18-May

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Better RX and TX audio + ?

>

> EU2012031146

>

> 18-May

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> (=wouxun.us)

>

> 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency

> off by -350 Hz (improved!)

> The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume

> control is turned down.

>

>

>

> 19-May

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

>

> English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

>

>

>

> 19-May

>

> 251

>

> 1204171

>

> Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

>

>

>

> 25-May

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>

>

> No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare

> explanation of the parameters.

>

>

>

> 6-June

>

> 238

>

> 1204171

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Yellow No further probs, but no heavy daily use

>

>

>

> 16-June

>

> 231

>

> 1204171

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Blue

>

>

>

>

>

> 231

>

> 1203211

>

>

>

> Still sound at minimum volume level

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

>

>

> No sound at minimum volume level

>

> EU2012032xxx

>

> 25-June

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.aaradio.com www.aaradio.com/>

>

> New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers

> to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency

> input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

>

> 201204R32664

>

> 10-July

>

> 251

>

> 1203151

>

> www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

>

>

>

> 201206R09873

>

> 25-July

>

> 251

>

> 120702

>

>

>

> 201204R37621

>

> 12-August

>

> 251

>

> 1205291

>

> Radiofactory (eBay)

>

> Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio

> reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

>

>

>

> 18-August

>

> 251

>

> 120722A

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when

> purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent.

> Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

>

>

>

> 25-August

>

> 251

>

>

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

>

>

>

>

>

> 251

>

>

>

> ebay

>

> UV5R Mark II

>

>

>

> 26-August

>

> 281

>

> 120722A

>

> www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

>

> Got no bugs at all that I can find.

>

> 201204R37621

>

>

>

> 281

>

> 120724A

>

> ebay

>

> UV-5R Plus

>

>

>

> 29-August

>

> 281

>

> 120724A

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> UV-5RE prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed:

> it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in

> memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

>

>

>

> 6-Sept

>

> 251

>

> 120722A

>

> sain store via amazon

>

> No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent.

> Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

>

> 201206r19876

>

> 8-Sept

>

> 251

>

> 1203211

>

> Jaco3378 (ebay)

>

> No sound when volume turned all the way down. American accent when

> speaking English. Embossed Antenna: BAOFENG U . V Antenna. No FM radio

> memory.

>

>

>

> 10-Sept

>

> 281

>

>

>

> www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

>

> UV-5RC

>

>

>

> 11-Sept

>

> 281

>

>

>

>

>

> UV-5RE Case has been redesigned overall. Edges are different and the

> bright front bezel plate has been added. The RE is a bit more robust.

> Keyboard has been changed to flat keys with a little different tactile

> feedback. CALL and MON buttons are a different shape. English voice is

> American like BFB251. The large battery (3400 mAH) does not fit due to

> the changes in the case, but the fit obstacles are easy to cut away on

> the large battery mating surface (inside out of view) like with a Dremel

> tool. The big battery still fits fine on the earlier case design. The

> stock battery (1800 mAH) that comes with the RE is interchangeable with

> the earlier radio design.

>

> 201204R44732

>

> 12-Sept

>

> 251

>

> 120722A

>

> Amazon.com CKnapp Sales

>

>

>

> 201206R10756

>

> 12-Sept

>

> 251

>

> 120612

>

> www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

>

> Yellow Add-on yellow battery pack 3600 MAh

>

>

>

> 14-Sept

>

> 291

>

> 120822n B5R0001

>

> www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

>

> UV-5R black No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only

> faint accent. Long antenna; not the normal one. Uhf range is

> 400-520MHz. 2 modes of torchlight: continuous and flashing mode. Menu

> still same as previous

>

>

> *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.

>







----------------------------

#8294 Sep 19, 2012

Serial number: 1160002108

Receive : September 14th 2012

3 key BFB : 291

6 key VER-05: 1208822N B5R0001

Vendor : UV5R-UU by from 409shop.com

Bug: Software both OEM and CHIRP can not detect radio, I have 06 pcs of UV5R-UU, all have the same problem. CHIRP�� sucsessfully�� read my�� UV5R (BFB251) using the same USB cable.

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:>> > Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour ,> UV-5RB RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / Ronson> Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,> remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage.> Just post; table entering will be done after that.> > > Serial> number> > Received> 2012> > 3 key BFB> > 6 key*> VER-05> > Vendor> > > > Bugs and or improvements found, remarks> > > > 5-Mar> > 230> > 1201002> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes> to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US> cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so> what!> > > > 27-Mar> > > > > > > > 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ> > > > 5-Apr> > 231> > 1203101> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/> > (=wouxun.us)> > Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part> 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So> what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.> > 201203> R05872> > > > > > 231> > 1203151> > > > > > > > .Direct frequency access. See:> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/> .There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it> doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes> up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the> default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy> environment this bug might haunt you.> .The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter> what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.> .Receiver is NOT off frequency> > > > > > > > 1203211> > > > Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external> (speaker) Microphone> > > > > > > > 1204171> > > > Transmit audio good with internal Microphone> > > > > > 231> > 1204171> > Sain Store/Nicheone> > USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without> the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio.> But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were> version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on> external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in> battery compartment.> > 201204> R2295> > > > 251> > 1203151> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > see: > hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diffe\> rences/> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diff\> erences/>> > .New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. > .New voice; the voice quality degraded> .Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English.> .Lowest RX audio level even lower> .Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed> .Squelch settings still don't make any difference> .Various VOX settings still don't make any difference> .Receiver is NOT off frequency> .Batteries still do not have the CE mark> > > > > > 251> > 1203151> > > > Un-accented English voice prompt> > > > 18-May> > 238> > 1204171> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > Better RX and TX audio + ?> > EU2012031146> > 18-May> > 238> > 1204171> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/> > (=wouxun.us)> > 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency> off by -350 Hz (improved!)> The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume> control is turned down.> > > > 19-May> > 238> > 1204171> > at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>> > English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)> > > > 19-May> > 251> > 1204171> > Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)> > > > 25-May> > 238> > 1204171> > www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>> > No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare> explanation of the parameters.> > > > 6-June> > 238> > 1204171> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > Yellow No further probs, but no heavy daily use> > > > 16-June> > 231> > 1204171> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>> > Blue> > > > > > 231> > 1203211> > > > Still sound at minimum volume level> > > > > > 251> > 1203151> > > > No sound at minimum volume level> > EU2012032xxx> > 25-June> > 251> > 1203151> > www.aaradio.com www.aaradio.com/>> > New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers> to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency> input using the keyboard appears to work OK;> > 201204R32664> > 10-July> > 251> > 1203151> > www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>> > > > 201206R09873> > 25-July> > 251> > 120702> > > > 201204R37621> > 12-August> > 251> > 1205291> > Radiofactory (eBay)> > Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio> reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,> > > > 18-August> > 251> > 120722A> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>> > Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when> purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent.> Great reports on 2m and 70cm.> > > > 25-August> > 251> > > > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.> > > > > > 251> > > > ebay> > UV5R Mark II> > > > 26-August> > 281> > 120722A> > www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>> > Got no bugs at all that I can find.> > 201204R37621> > > > 281> > 120724A> > ebay> > UV-5R Plus> > > > 29-August> > 281> > 120724A> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > UV-5RE prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed:> it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in> memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.> > > > 6-Sept> > 251> > 120722A> > sain store via amazon> > No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent.> Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting> > 201206r19876> > 8-Sept> > 251> > 1203211> > Jaco3378 (ebay)> > No sound when volume turned all the way down. American accent when> speaking English. Embossed Antenna: BAOFENG U . V Antenna. No FM radio> memory.> > > > 10-Sept> > 281> > > > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>> > UV-5RC> > > > 11-Sept> > 281> > > > > > UV-5RE Case has been redesigned overall. Edges are different and the> bright front bezel plate has been added. The RE is a bit more robust.> Keyboard has been changed to flat keys with a little different tactile> feedback. CALL and MON buttons are a different shape. English voice is> American like BFB251. The large battery (3400 mAH) does not fit due to> the changes in the case, but the fit obstacles are easy to cut away on> the large battery mating surface (inside out of view) like with a Dremel> tool. The big battery still fits fine on the earlier case design. The> stock battery (1800 mAH) that comes with the RE is interchangeable with> the earlier radio design.> > 201204R44732> > 12-Sept> > 251> > 120722A> > Amazon.com CKnapp Sales> > > > 201206R10756> > 12-Sept> > 251> > 120612> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>> > Yellow Add-on yellow battery pack 3600 MAh> > > > 14-Sept> > 291> > 120822n B5R0001> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > UV-5R black No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only> faint accent. Long antenna; not the normal one. Uhf range is> 400-520MHz. 2 modes of torchlight: continuous and flashing mode. Menu> still same as previous> > > *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.>







----------------------------

#8295 Sep 19, 2012

Astodut,��I went to the 409shop.com and could not find a UV-5R-UU.�� I do believe that most of the suffix has to do with the items in the package and is not related to the specifications of the��radio itself.��I would ask that you confirm that your original UV-5R still talks to your software using your existing cable.�� If it does then swap the units out at the radio end and try again.�� If at this point none of the new units talk to your software then you either have a bad batch of new radios or they are indeed of a different Firmware.�� If you find that this is the case then you need to contact the 409 Shop for direction.��JL

��

�� From: astodut astodut@...> To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:09 AM Subject: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data; please post

Serial number: 1160002108

Receive : September 14th 2012

3 key BFB : 291

6 key VER-05: 1208822N B5R0001

Vendor : UV5R-UU by from 409shop.com

Bug: Software both OEM and CHIRP can not detect radio, I have 06 pcs of UV5R-UU, all have the same problem. CHIRP�� sucsessfully�� read my�� UV5R (BFB251) using the same USB cable.

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> wrote:>> > Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour ,> UV-5RB RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / Ronson> Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,> remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage.> Just post; table entering will be done after that.> > > Serial> number> > Received> 2012> > 3 key BFB> > 6 key*> VER-05> >Vendor> > > > Bugs and or improvements found, remarks> > > > 5-Mar> > 230> > 1201002> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes> to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US> cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so> what!> > > > 27-Mar> > > > > > > > 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ> > > > 5-Apr> > 231> > 1203101> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/> > (=wouxun.us)> > Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCCPart> 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So> what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.> > 201203> R05872> > > > > > 231> > 1203151> > > > > > > > .Direct frequency access. See:> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/> .There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it> doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes> up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the> default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy> environment this bug might haunt you.> .The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter> what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.> .Receiver is NOT offfrequency> > > > > > > > 1203211> > > > Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external> (speaker) Microphone> > > > > > > > 1204171> > > > Transmit audio good with internal Microphone> > > > > > 231> > 1204171> > Sain Store/Nicheone> > USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without> the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio.> But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were> version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on> external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in> battery compartment.> > 201204>R2295> > > > 251> > 1203151> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > see: > hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diffe\> rences/> hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diff\> erences/>> > .New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. > .New voice; the voice quality degraded> .Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English.> .Lowest RX audio level even lower> .Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed> .Squelch settings still don't make any difference> .Various VOX settings still don't make any difference> .Receiver is NOT off frequency> .Batteries still do not have the CE mark> > > > > > 251> >1203151> > > > Un-accented English voice prompt> > > > 18-May> > 238> > 1204171> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > Better RX and TX audio + ?> > EU2012031146> > 18-May> > 238> > 1204171> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/> > (=wouxun.us)> > 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency> off by -350 Hz (improved!)> The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume> control is turned down.> > > > 19-May> > 238> > 1204171> > at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>> > English with adorable Chinese accent (hystericallyfunny)> > > > 19-May> > 251> > 1204171> > Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)> > > > 25-May> > 238> > 1204171> > www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>> > No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare> explanation of the parameters.> > > > 6-June> > 238> > 1204171> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > Yellow No further probs, but no heavy daily use> > > > 16-June> > 231> > 1204171> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>> > Blue> > > > > > 231> > 1203211> > > >Still sound at minimum volume level> > > > > > 251> > 1203151> > > > No sound at minimum volume level> > EU2012032xxx> > 25-June> > 251> > 1203151> > www.aaradio.com www.aaradio.com/>> > New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers> to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency> input using the keyboard appears to work OK;> > 201204R32664> > 10-July> > 251> > 1203151> > www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>> > > > 201206R09873> > 25-July> > 251> > 120702> > > > 201204R37621> > 12-August> > 251>

> 1205291> > Radiofactory (eBay)> > Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio> reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,> > > > 18-August> > 251> > 120722A> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>> > Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when> purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent.> Great reports on 2m and 70cm.> > > > 25-August> > 251> > > > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.> > > > > > 251> > > > ebay> > UV5R Mark II> > > > 26-August> > 281>

> 120722A> > www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>> > Got no bugs at all that I can find.> > 201204R37621> > > > 281> > 120724A> > ebay> > UV-5R Plus> > > > 29-August> > 281> > 120724A> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > UV-5RE prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed:> it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in> memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.> > > > 6-Sept> > 251> > 120722A> > sain store via amazon> > No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent.> Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting> >201206r19876> > 8-Sept> > 251> > 1203211> > Jaco3378 (ebay)> > No sound when volume turned all the way down. American accent when> speaking English. Embossed Antenna: BAOFENG U . V Antenna. No FM radio> memory.> > > > 10-Sept> > 281> > > > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>> > UV-5RC> > > > 11-Sept> > 281> > > > > > UV-5RE Case has been redesigned overall. Edges are different and the> bright front bezel plate has been added. The RE is a bit more robust.> Keyboard has been changed to flat keys with a little different tactile> feedback. CALL and MON buttons are a different shape. English voice is> American like BFB251. The large battery(3400 mAH) does not fit due to> the changes in the case, but the fit obstacles are easy to cut away on> the large battery mating surface (inside out of view) like with a Dremel> tool. The big battery still fits fine on the earlier case design. The> stock battery (1800 mAH) that comes with the RE is interchangeable with> the earlier radio design.> > 201204R44732> > 12-Sept> > 251> > 120722A> > Amazon.com CKnapp Sales> > > > 201206R10756> > 12-Sept> > 251> > 120612> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>> > Yellow Add-on yellow battery pack 3600 MAh> > > > 14-Sept> > 291> > 120822n B5R0001> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>> > UV-5Rblack No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only> faint accent. Long antenna; not the normal one. Uhf range is> 400-520MHz. 2 modes of torchlight: continuous and flashing mode. Menu> still same as previous> > > *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.>







----------------------------

#8298 Sep 19, 2012

Hi JL,



Baofeng UV-5R UU link: www.409shop.com/409shop_product.php?id=108832



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, John Leahy jleahy00@...> wrote:

>

> Astodut,

> ..

> I went to the 409shop.com and could not find a UV-5R-UU... I do believe that most of the suffix has to do with the items in the package and is not related to the specifications of the..radio itself.

> ..

> I would ask that you confirm that your original UV-5R still talks to your software using your existing cable... If it does then swap the units out at the radio end and try again... If at this point none of the new units talk to your software then you either have a bad batch of new radios or they are indeed of a different Firmware... If you find that this is the case then you need to contact the 409 Shop for direction.

> ..

> JL

> ..

> ..

>

---------------

> From: astodut astodut@...>

> To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com

> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:09 AM

> Subject: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data; please post

>

>

>

>

>

> Serial number: 1160002108

>

> Receive : September 14th 2012

>

> 3 key BFB : 291

>

> 6 key VER-05: 1208822N B5R0001

>

> Vendor : UV5R-UU by from 409shop.com

>

> Bug: Software both OEM and CHIRP can not detect radio, I have 06 pcs of UV5R-UU, all have the same problem. CHIRP.. sucsessfully.. read my.. UV5R (BFB251) using the same USB cable.

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@> wrote:

> >

> >

> > Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour ,

> > UV-5RB RC RE, plus, Mark II or Waccom / Ronson

> > Try adding information on "Bugs and or improvements found,

> > remarks" and check for 25 channel FM radio storage.

> > Just post; table entering will be done after that.

> >

> >

> > Serial

> > number

> >

> > Received

> > 2012

> >

> > 3 key BFB

> >

> > 6 key*

> > VER-05

> >

> > Vendor

> >

> >

> >

> > Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

> >

> >

> >

> > 5-Mar

> >

> > 230

> >

> > 1201002

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes

> > to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US

> > cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so

> > what!

> >

> >

> >

> > 27-Mar

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

> >

> >

> >

> > 5-Apr

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203101

> >

> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> > (=wouxun.us)

> >

> > Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part

> > 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So

> > what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

> >

> > 201203

> > R05872

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > ...Direct frequency access. See:

> > hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

> > ...There are 9 settings for the squelch threshold, but changing it

> > doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes

> > up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. Under normal conditions the

> > default squelch threshold seems to be just right, but in a noisy

> > environment this bug might haunt you.

> > ...The same is true for the VOX sensitivity. It doesn't matter

> > what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same.

> > ...Receiver is NOT off frequency

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 1203211

> >

> >

> >

> > Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external

> > (speaker) Microphone

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> >

> >

> > Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > Sain Store/Nicheone

> >

> > USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without

> > the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio.

> > But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were

> > version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on

> > external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in

> > battery compartment.

> >

> > 201204

> > R2295

> >

> >

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > see:

> > hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diffe\

> > rences/

> > hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-diff\

> > erences/>

> >

> > ...New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.

> > ...New voice; the voice quality degraded

> > ...Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English.

> > ...Lowest RX audio level even lower

> > ...Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed

> > ...Squelch settings still don't make any difference

> > ...Various VOX settings still don't make any difference

> > ...Receiver is NOT off frequency

> > ...Batteries still do not have the CE mark

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> >

> >

> > Un-accented English voice prompt

> >

> >

> >

> > 18-May

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > Better RX and TX audio + ?

> >

> > EU2012031146

> >

> > 18-May

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> > (=wouxun.us)

> >

> > 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency

> > off by -350 Hz (improved!)

> > The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume

> > control is turned down.

> >

> >

> >

> > 19-May

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > at Dayton from www.radioinc.com www.radioinc.com/>

> >

> > English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

> >

> >

> >

> > 19-May

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

> >

> >

> >

> > 25-May

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.wouxun.us/ www.wouxun.us/>

> >

> > No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare

> > explanation of the parameters.

> >

> >

> >

> > 6-June

> >

> > 238

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > Yellow No further probs, but no heavy daily use

> >

> >

> >

> > 16-June

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1204171

> >

> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

> >

> > Blue

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 231

> >

> > 1203211

> >

> >

> >

> > Still sound at minimum volume level

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> >

> >

> > No sound at minimum volume level

> >

> > EU2012032xxx

> >

> > 25-June

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> > www.aaradio.com www.aaradio.com/>

> >

> > New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers

> > to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency

> > input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

> >

> > 201204R32664

> >

> > 10-July

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203151

> >

> > www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

> >

> >

> >

> > 201206R09873

> >

> > 25-July

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 120702

> >

> >

> >

> > 201204R37621

> >

> > 12-August

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1205291

> >

> > Radiofactory (eBay)

> >

> > Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio

> > reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

> >

> >

> >

> > 18-August

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 120722A

> >

> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

> >

> > Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when

> > purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent.

> > Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

> >

> >

> >

> > 25-August

> >

> > 251

> >

> >

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 251

> >

> >

> >

> > ebay

> >

> > UV5R Mark II

> >

> >

> >

> > 26-August

> >

> > 281

> >

> > 120722A

> >

> > www.sinotel.co.uk www.sinotel.co.uk/>

> >

> > Got no bugs at all that I can find.

> >

> > 201204R37621

> >

> >

> >

> > 281

> >

> > 120724A

> >

> > ebay

> >

> > UV-5R Plus

> >

> >

> >

> > 29-August

> >

> > 281

> >

> > 120724A

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > UV-5RE prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed:

> > it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in

> > memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

> >

> >

> >

> > 6-Sept

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 120722A

> >

> > sain store via amazon

> >

> > No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent.

> > Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

> >

> > 201206r19876

> >

> > 8-Sept

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 1203211

> >

> > Jaco3378 (ebay)

> >

> > No sound when volume turned all the way down. American accent when

> > speaking English. Embossed Antenna: BAOFENG U . V Antenna. No FM radio

> > memory.

> >

> >

> >

> > 10-Sept

> >

> > 281

> >

> >

> >

> > www.importcommunications.com www.importcommunications.com/>

> >

> > UV-5RC

> >

> >

> >

> > 11-Sept

> >

> > 281

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > UV-5RE Case has been redesigned overall. Edges are different and the

> > bright front bezel plate has been added. The RE is a bit more robust.

> > Keyboard has been changed to flat keys with a little different tactile

> > feedback. CALL and MON buttons are a different shape. English voice is

> > American like BFB251. The large battery (3400 mAH) does not fit due to

> > the changes in the case, but the fit obstacles are easy to cut away on

> > the large battery mating surface (inside out of view) like with a Dremel

> > tool. The big battery still fits fine on the earlier case design. The

> > stock battery (1800 mAH) that comes with the RE is interchangeable with

> > the earlier radio design.

> >

> > 201204R44732

> >

> > 12-Sept

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 120722A

> >

> > Amazon.com CKnapp Sales

> >

> >

> >

> > 201206R10756

> >

> > 12-Sept

> >

> > 251

> >

> > 120612

> >

> > www.radioshop888.com www.radioshop888.com/>

> >

> > Yellow Add-on yellow battery pack 3600 MAh

> >

> >

> >

> > 14-Sept

> >

> > 291

> >

> > 120822n B5R0001

> >

> > www.409shop.com www.409shop.com/>

> >

> > UV-5R black No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only

> > faint accent. Long antenna; not the normal one. Uhf range is

> > 400-520MHz. 2 modes of torchlight: continuous and flashing mode. Menu

> > still same as previous

> >

> >

> > *Shut off the radio, hold down the 3 (or 6) key and turn the radio on.

> >

>







----------------------------

#8302 Sep 19, 2012

reading about difficulties that people have at getting cable plugged-in in general, I think it's possible that UV5R-UU modification may have a slightly different construction of a connector panel (like the plastic is slightly thicker or socket from a different vendor, with 1/10 of a mm off), preventing your cable plug to reach the receiving connector properly.



other thought - baofeng has changed FW slightly and so it would talk to data cable only in a certain mode. Try connecting while using different modes of mem/freq and A/B. Or it's possible that something was changed in the protocol, so neither CHIRP nor OEM software detect some control chars in communication. Speaking of which - what kind of error CHIRP gives you? Did you try to start a terminal on the COM port where radio is connected and see is there any activity at all?







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

>

> Serial number: 1160002108

>

> Receive : September 14th 2012

>

> 3 key BFB : 291

>

> 6 key VER-05: 1208822N B5R0001

>

> Vendor : UV5R-UU by from 409shop.com

>

> Bug: Software both OEM and CHIRP can not detect radio, I have 06 pcs of

> UV5R-UU, all have the same problem. CHIRP sucsessfully read my UV5R

> (BFB251) using the same USB cable.

>



----------------------------

#8315 Sep 20, 2012

When I tried to download from radio, CHIRP start clone progress bar is shown but after that an error has occured: "radio did not respond"



CHIRP dayly build september 19th

--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "vladm7777" marchenko@...> wrote:

>

>

> reading about difficulties that people have at getting cable plugged-in in general, I think it's possible that UV5R-UU modification may have a slightly different construction of a connector panel (like the plastic is slightly thicker or socket from a different vendor, with 1/10 of a mm off), preventing your cable plug to reach the receiving connector properly.

>

> other thought - baofeng has changed FW slightly and so it would talk to data cable only in a certain mode. Try connecting while using different modes of mem/freq and A/B. Or it's possible that something was changed in the protocol, so neither CHIRP nor OEM software detect some control chars in communication. Speaking of which - what kind of error CHIRP gives you? Did you try to start a terminal on the COM port where radio is connected and see is there any activity at all?

>

>

>

>

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

> >

> > Serial number: 1160002108

> >

> > Receive : September 14th 2012

> >

> > 3 key BFB : 291

> >

> > 6 key VER-05: 1208822N B5R0001

> >

> > Vendor : UV5R-UU by from 409shop.com

> >

> > Bug: Software both OEM and CHIRP can not detect radio, I have 06 pcs of

> > UV5R-UU, all have the same problem. CHIRP sucsessfully read my UV5R

> > (BFB251) using the same USB cable.

> >

>



----------------------------

#8328 Sep 20, 2012

The only reference I have to that error message is:

www.miklor.com/uv5r/UV5R-Drivers.html#faq

But having the same error message on 6 separate units has me baffled.



CQ...

Does anyone else reading this thread have BFB291 firmware that is successfully using CHIRP? If so, please respond...



TNX

DE John K3NXU



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

>

> When I tried to download from radio, CHIRP start clone progress bar is shown but after that an error has occured: "radio did not respond"

>

> CHIRP dayly build september 19th

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "vladm7777" marchenko@> wrote:

> >

> >

> > reading about difficulties that people have at getting cable plugged-in in general, I think it's possible that UV5R-UU modification may have a slightly different construction of a connector panel (like the plastic is slightly thicker or socket from a different vendor, with 1/10 of a mm off), preventing your cable plug to reach the receiving connector properly.

> >

> > other thought - baofeng has changed FW slightly and so it would talk to data cable only in a certain mode. Try connecting while using different modes of mem/freq and A/B. Or it's possible that something was changed in the protocol, so neither CHIRP nor OEM software detect some control chars in communication. Speaking of which - what kind of error CHIRP gives you? Did you try to start a terminal on the COM port where radio is connected and see is there any activity at all?

> >

> >

> >

> >

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

> > >

> > > Serial number: 1160002108

> > >

> > > Receive : September 14th 2012

> > >

> > > 3 key BFB : 291

> > >

> > > 6 key VER-05: 1208822N B5R0001

> > >

> > > Vendor : UV5R-UU by from 409shop.com

> > >

> > > Bug: Software both OEM and CHIRP can not detect radio, I have 06 pcs of

> > > UV5R-UU, all have the same problem. CHIRP sucsessfully read my UV5R

> > > (BFB251) using the same USB cable.

> > >

> >

>



----------------------------

#8398 Sep 21, 2012

I also have the same issue like many others no doubt who purchased the new versions (BRB291 firmware) Still awaiting a response from the seller.

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

>

> When I tried to download from radio, CHIRP start clone progress bar is shown but after that an error has occured: "radio did not respond"

>

> CHIRP dayly build september 19th

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "vladm7777" marchenko@> wrote:

> >

> >

> > reading about difficulties that people have at getting cable plugged-in in general, I think it's possible that UV5R-UU modification may have a slightly different construction of a connector panel (like the plastic is slightly thicker or socket from a different vendor, with 1/10 of a mm off), preventing your cable plug to reach the receiving connector properly.

> >

> > other thought - baofeng has changed FW slightly and so it would talk to data cable only in a certain mode. Try connecting while using different modes of mem/freq and A/B. Or it's possible that something was changed in the protocol, so neither CHIRP nor OEM software detect some control chars in communication. Speaking of which - what kind of error CHIRP gives you? Did you try to start a terminal on the COM port where radio is connected and see is there any activity at all?

> >

> >

> >

> >

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

> > >

> > > Serial number: 1160002108

> > >

> > > Receive : September 14th 2012

> > >

> > > 3 key BFB : 291

> > >

> > > 6 key VER-05: 1208822N B5R0001

> > >

> > > Vendor : UV5R-UU by from 409shop.com

> > >

> > > Bug: Software both OEM and CHIRP can not detect radio, I have 06 pcs of

> > > UV5R-UU, all have the same problem. CHIRP sucsessfully read my UV5R

> > > (BFB251) using the same USB cable.

> > >

> >

>







----------------------------

#8400 Sep 21, 2012

Does anyone know if we can flash the older radios with newer firmware?If it any gain of course.

I think these little radios with a antenna and battery upgraded are kick butt little radios......

Regards,Pete��KF7DYE



From: generallystuffed vk4hdo@...> To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 3:55 PM Subject: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data; please post

��I also have the same issue like many others no doubt who purchased the new versions (BRB291 firmware) Still awaiting a response from the seller.

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

>

> When I tried to download from radio, CHIRP start clone progress bar is shown but after that an error has occured: "radio did not respond"

>

> CHIRP dayly build september 19th

>

> --- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, "vladm7777" marchenko@> wrote:

> >

> >

> > reading about difficulties that people have at getting cable plugged-in in general, I think it's possible that UV5R-UU modification may have a slightly different construction of a connector panel (like the plastic is slightly thicker or socket from a different vendor, with 1/10 of a mm off), preventing your cable plug to reach the receiving connector properly.

> >

> > other thought - baofeng has changed FW slightly and so it would talk to data cable only in a certain mode. Try connecting while using different modes of mem/freq and A/B. Or it's possible that something was changed in the protocol, so neither CHIRP nor OEM software detect some control chars in communication. Speaking of which - what kind of error CHIRP gives you? Did you try to start a terminal on the COM port where radio is connected and see is there any activity at all?

> >

> >

> >

> >

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

> > >

> > > Serial number: 1160002108

> > >

> > > Receive : September 14th 2012

> > >

> > > 3 key BFB : 291

> > >

> > > 6 key VER-05: 1208822N B5R0001

> > >

> > > Vendor : UV5R-UU by from 409shop.com

> > >

> > > Bug: Software both OEM and CHIRP can not detect radio, I have 06 pcs of

> > > UV5R-UU, all have the same problem. CHIRP sucsessfully read my UV5R

> > > (BFB251) using the same USB cable.

> > >

> >

>



----------------------------

#8404 Sep 21, 2012

Peter,��Have you tried the factory software and gotten the same results?�� ��I checked the Baofeng website thinking that may be an updatedversion and only the 4/29/12 software is listed.��JL

��.Many of life's failures are people whodid not realize how close they were tosuccess when they gave up.������������ Thomas A.Edison����������

From: peter benson petertbenson@...> To: "baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com" baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 7:06 PM Subject: Re: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data; please post

Does anyone know if we can flash the older radios with newer firmware?If it any gain of course.

I think these little radios with a antenna and battery upgraded are kick butt little radios......

Regards,Pete��KF7DYE



From: generallystuffed vk4hdo@...> To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 3:55 PM Subject: [baofeng_uv5r] Re: Firmware, version and improvements data; please post

��I also have the same issue like many others no doubt who purchased the new versions (BRB291 firmware) Still awaiting a response from the seller.

--- In mailto:baofeng_uv5r%40yahoogroups.com, "astodut" astodut@...> wrote:

>

> When I tried to download from radio, CHIRP start clone progress bar is shown but after that an error has occured: "radio did not respond"

>

> CHIRP dayly build september 19th

>

> --- In mailto:baofeng_uv5r%40yahoogroups.com, "vladm7777" marchenko@> wrote:

> >

> >

> > reading about difficulties that people have at getting cable plugged-in in general, I think it's possible that UV5R-UU modification may have a slightly different construction of a connector panel (like the plastic is slightly thicker or socket from a different vendor, with 1/10 of a mm off), preventing your cable plug to reach the receiving connector properly.

> >

> > other thought - baofeng has changed FW slightly and so it would talk to data cable only in a certain mode. Try connecting while using different modes of mem/freq and A/B. Or it's possible that something was changed in the protocol, so neither CHIRP nor OEM software detect some control chars in communication. Speaking of which - what kind of error CHIRP gives you? Did you try to start a terminal on the COM port where radio is connected and see is there any activity at all?

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > --- In mailto:baofeng_uv5r%40yahoogroups.com, "astodut" astodut@> wrote:

> > >

> > > Serial number: 1160002108

> > >

> > > Receive : September 14th 2012

> > >

> > > 3 key BFB : 291

> > >

> > > 6 key VER-05: 1208822N B5R0001

> > >

> > > Vendor : UV5R-UU by from 409shop.com

> > >

> > > Bug: Software both OEM and CHIRP can not detect radio, I have 06 pcs of

> > > UV5R-UU, all have the same problem. CHIRP sucsessfully read my UV5R

> > > (BFB251) using the same USB cable.

> > >

> >

>







----------------------------

#8953 Sep 27, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5RA, RB, RC RE, UU, +plus, Mark II or Waccom / Ronson. Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������� ������������������������.Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R32664 10-July 251 1203151 www.sinotel.co.uk ��

201206R09873 25-July 251 120702 ��

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept �� 251 1203151 �� No FM storage but remembers last tuned station, even after removing battery. Light Chinese accent on most audio confirm. ExpertPower antenna from Amazon refined VHF RX/TX greatly ($1.55 + $3.99 ship), no model # just 7.56" Dual band antenna SMA female. Moni/lamp button got hard to activate after four uses, not working anymore.

201206r19876 8-Sept



----------------------------

#8970 Sep 27, 2012

Data on my two UV-5Rs.





Number 1



Brand: Baofeng

Type: UV-5R

Color: Red

Delivery Date: June-24-2012 (purchased) / July-1-2012 (received)

Seller: 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay)

Model: BF-UV5R

S/N: 201204R05546



Electronic information

ON + [3]: BFB231

ON + [6]: 1204171 VER-05



Voice: English voice is "China Girl" (Female voice, English with Chinese accent.)



Remarks: Delivery 8 days from date of purchase ($48.66 USD, free shipping). Supplied by seller with 1800 mah battery. Purchased (red) 3600 mah battery ($26.00 USD, free shipping) from radioshop888. Large battery is perfect fit in both radios. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off.



Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, 1 week delivery. Perfect fit in both radios.



-----

Number 2



Brand: Baofeng

Type: UV-5R

Colour: Black

Delivery Date: August-02-12

Seller: radioshop888 (ebay)

Model: BF-UV-5R

S/N: 201204R25929



Electronic information

ON + [3]: BFB251

ON + [6]: 1204171 VER-05



Voice: English voice is Female with American Accent.



Remarks: Delivered 1 week from date of purchase ($65.00 USD, free shipping). Supplied by seller with 3600 mah battery. 1800 mah not supplied with this radio. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off.



3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios.



Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00 USD, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, 1 week delivery. Perfect fit in both radios.



No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software. Read and write to both radios with cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?)cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.



Paul - AE5JU







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#8996 Sep 28, 2012

Brand: Baofeng

Type: UV-5R

Color: Black

Delivery Date: Sep-10-2012 (purchased) / Sep-27-2012 (received)

Seller: DealExtreme

Model: BF-UV5R

S/N: 1010001864



Electronic information

ON + [3]: BFB251

ON + [6]: 120722A VER-05



Voice: English voice is "American Girl". Too bad - I really wanted "China Girl"



John

KK6IL



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#9010 Sep 28, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5RA, RB, RC RE, UU, 2013, +plus, Mark II or Waccom / RonsonTry adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R32664 10-July 251 1203151 www.sinotel.co.uk ��

201206R09873 25-July 251 120702 ��

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English Female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

��







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#9077 Sep 29, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RB, RC RE, UU, E5, 2013, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������� ������������������������.Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R32664 10-July 251 1203151 www.sinotel.co.uk ��

201206R09873 25-July 251 120702 ��

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English Female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.







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#9263 Oct 1, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RB, RC RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R32664 10-July 251 1203151 www.sinotel.co.uk ��

201206R09873 25-July 251 120702 ��

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.







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#9359 Oct 3, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RB, RC RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept �� 251 1203151 (Message over 64 KB, truncated)







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#9657 Oct 7, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RB, RC RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept �� 251 1203151







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#10250 Oct 13, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed�������������������� ����������������������������������������������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� �� 251 1203151 �� Un-accented English voice prompt

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept �� 251 1203151







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#10270 Oct 14, 2012

I don't see any entry for '293 yet.. Do we know of any differences between 291 and 293?

RobWX9O



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#10271 Oct 14, 2012

Brand: Baofeng

Type: UV-5RE

Color: Black

Delivery Date: Sep-20-2012 (purchased) / Oct-04-2012 (received)

Seller: 409Shop

Model: BF-UV5RE

S/N: 1030001769



Electronic information

ON + [3]: BFB291

ON + [6]: 120828N B5R0001



It is working fine, but has very poor reception with external antenna (Dual band J-Pole). Intermod susceptibility in strong RF environments.



Dorin

YO4RNG



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#10284 Oct 14, 2012

For the earliest firmware, menu 14 (VOICE) gave you 2 choices: OFF and ON (which was a Chinese accented female voice).



Firmware BFB251 introduced the 3-choice menu 14: OFF, ENGlish (American accented female) and CHInese. A menu 40 (RESET) defaults to CHI and causes quite a few "What happened? How do I fix it?" requests.



Firmware BFB291 broke all of the existing programming software. Talk about confusion. I can't remember any other event causing so much activity in the group.



Other than the above, I don't think anyone has provided any evidence that, from BFB230 to the current BFB293, any of the bugs/quirks that have been reported since the beginning of this group have been fixed or new bugs/quirks created due to a firmware upgrade.



Jim KC9HI



--- In baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com, Colorado Rob colorado.rob@...> wrote:

>

> I don't see any entry for '293 yet. Do we know of any differences between

> 291 and 293?

>

> Rob

> WX9O

>



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#10636 Oct 18, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume pot setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept �� 251 1203151 �� No FM storage but remembers last tuned station, even after removing battery. Light Chinese accent on most audio confirm. ExpertPower antenna from Amazon refined VHF RX/TX greatly ($1.55 + $3.99 ship), no model # just 7.56" Dual band antenna SMA female. Moni/lamp button got hard to activate after four uses, not working anymore.

201206r19876 8-Sept 251







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#10670 Oct 19, 2012

Serial.

number Received.2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor. Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio UV-5R: Right most segments out. .Unit is heavily used. .Works fine. .Paid $46.80 new on eBay.Cable and software comes with the unit. .Free Shipping. .Can't beat the price!



On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 5:29 PM, emiel_vp EM.PNL@...> wrote:

.Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.

Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that.

Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor. Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

. 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

. 27-Mar . . . 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

. 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872. . 231 1203151 ... .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/

.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you.

.VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

. . . 1203211 . Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

. . . 1204171 . Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

. . 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201204R2295 . 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:. hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna......... .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower

.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed.............................. ....Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference...................... .Receiver is NOT off frequency

.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

. 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz.. (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

. 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

. 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

. 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

. 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow.. No further probs, but no heavy daily use

. 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

. . 231 1203211 . Still sound at minimum volume level

. . 251 1203151 . No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red .English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

. 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

. 25-August 251 . www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

. . 251 . ebay UV5R Mark II

. 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 . 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

. 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE. prompts are normal (ameri

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#10678 Oct 19, 2012

SN# 1010001219 3key: BFB251 6key: 120722A VER-05

dop: 20120907 radioshop888

color black, orig/vip/chirp software no issues, radio works fine.



SN# 1010009576 3key: BFB251 6key: 120722A VER-05

dop: 20120927 radioshop888

color black, orig/vip/chirp software no issues, radio works fine.



SN# 1010024143 3key: BFB291 6key: 120915N B5R0001

dop: 20121010 radioshop888

color black, just received, no program yet.



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#10698 Oct 19, 2012

Baofeng UV-5R



Serial : 1010035015

Received: 5 Oct 2012

3 Key : BFB291

6 Key : 120915N

B5R0001



Radio seems to have all the usual quirks as the previous BFB. Hardware is the same, PTT gets pressed too easily.

Programmed with Chirp and VIP Software successfully, using 2.3.0.0 Driver and Win 7. Works on 136-174 & 400-520 MHz Bands out of the box. Still on the stock antenna, works well on UHF.



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#10714 Oct 19, 2012

Update for my third radio:

> SN# 1010024143 3key: BFB291 6key: 120915N B5R0001

> dop: 20121010 radioshop888

> color black, just received, no program yet.

>

VIP and latest Chirp daily works without any issues.



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#10718 Oct 19, 2012

Hi



I have made a yahoo database to store firmware/versions/improvements data. It should be more usable than messages posting.



The database name is "UV5R versions" (in Databases menu on left); don't hesitate to feed it...



And I suggest to "hide" the last tree digits of serial numbers, for privacy reasons.



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#10910 Oct 22, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept ��







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#11117 Oct 24, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept ��







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#11218 Oct 26, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory (eBay) Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear english voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept ��







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#11373 Oct 28, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory eBay Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept ��







----------------------------

#11702 Nov 1, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour,

> UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.

> Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage

> of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that.

>

> Serial number 1330001873

> Received 2012 10/31

> 3 key BFB 281

> 6 key* VER-05 120724A

> Vendor importcommunications.com

> Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

> Faceplate and battery back seem to be plastic, but no scratch test performed.

> No USB connection cable fit issue, although the fit is fairly tight.

> No bugs found, but lots of testing to do -- in my possession less than 24 hours.

73



----------------------------

#11772 Nov 2, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory eBay Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept ��







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#11997 Nov 5, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red ��English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory eBay Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept ��







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#12156 Nov 7, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory eBay Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept ��

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#12706 Nov 14, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory eBay Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept ��

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#12708 Nov 14, 2012

HiWhy it's impossible to upgrade firmware ?

Sent by my iPhone 4S

.-14 .... 2012, .... 22:36, "emiel_vp" EM.PNL@...> .../.:



��Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that.

Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory eBay Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX







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#12709 Nov 14, 2012

serial: 1330000016UV5RC���� received�� 11-6-2012���� BFB281 firmware, 120724A�� VER-05, www.importcommunications.com, Unaccented English, no bugs found so far.�� excellent xmit and receive quality.

From: emiel_vp EM.PNL@...>To: baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.comSent: Wed, November 14, 2012 3:42:38 PMSubject: [baofeng_uv5r] Firmware, version and improvements data; please post



Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC,RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CEmark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased ($26.00, free shipping) from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory eBay Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting







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#12710 Nov 14, 2012

Because, firmware is contained on a write-once chip. It doesn't have flash

memory. Honestly, very few radios have the capability to be flash upgraded.

The problem with the Chinese radios is they are wanting to release a new model

so quick that testing hasn't been thorough. In any one given month, someone

comes out with a new radio.







>

>From: 4X1UF Izzy Lavee ham.4x1uf@...>

>To: "baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com" baofeng_uv5r@yahoogroups.com>

>Sent: Wed, November 14, 2012 3:47:19 PM

>Subject: Re: [baofeng_uv5r] Firmware, version and improvements data; please

post >

>

>

>

>Hi

>Why it's impossible to upgrade firmware ?

>



----------------------------

#13599 Nov 26, 2012

Please post your data for use in the table below and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs and or improvements found, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs and or improvements found, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 25-May 238 1204171 www.wouxun.us/ No bugs noted, but it is difficult to tell that with such spare explanation of the parameters.

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume potentiometer clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red English voice is "China Girl" (Female, English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. Supplied with 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using Nagoya NA-701 antenna. Can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory eBay Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk Got no bugs at all that I can find.

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are normal (american) female voice; volume bug is fixed: it goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept ��







----------------------------

#17125 Jan 1, 2013

Please post your data for use in this table and indicate colour, UV-5 RA, RA-PLUS, RB, RC, RE, UU, E5, +Plus, Mark II, Waccom.Try adding "Bugs, improvements, remarks and the webpage of the model" Just post; table entering will be done after that. Serial number Received 2012 3 key BFB 6 key*VER-05 Vendor �� Bugs, improvements, remarks, webpage of the model

�� 5-Mar 230 1201002 www.409shop.com TX @ 154MHz is within 70Hz, squelch works, scan works, audio volume goes to zero, Tx audio reports good, worked out of the box with Wouxun/US cable and software on Win7 64-bit machine, backlight is quirky but so what!

�� 27-Mar �� �� �� 147.Mhz receive frequency off by 2KHz; 444 Mhz frequency off by 4KHZ

�� 5-Apr 231 1203101 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) Unit worked right out of the box; no complaints. Unit contains FCC Part 90 Certificate. Backlight is quirky, but as said in my last post, "So what!" All TX reports are good. RX qualities are good.

201203R05872 �� �� 231 1203151 �� �� �� .Direct frequency access. See: hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/review-baofeng-uv-5r-part-i/.The 9 settings for the squelch threshold, doesn't make a difference. Whatever the setting, the Baofeng wakes up at -129dBm on VHF, and -126dBm on UHF. This is a good value, but in a noisy environment this bug might haunt you..VOX sensitivity: it doesn't matter what setting you choose, the sensitivity stays the same..Receiver is NOT off frequency

�� �� �� 1203211 �� Transmit audio: weak with Internal Microphone good with external (speaker) Microphone

�� �� �� 1204171 �� Transmit audio good with internal Microphone

�� �� 231 1204171 Sain Store/Nicheone USB drivers posted for Win7/32 bit in the files section loaded without the ! and yellow triangle, but the software would not talk to the radio. But the drivers supplied with the USB cable--which I believe were version 2.0, worked. Installed fine on XP, audio a bit low but better on external earpiece. Query function of adjustable pot under CE sticker in battery compartment.

201206R07903 5-Mar 251 1203211 eBay: Solidradio Right most segments out. Unit is heavily used. Works fine. $46.80 new Cable and software comes with the unit.��

201204R2295 �� 251 1203151 www.409shop.com see:�� hamgear.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/baofeng-uv-5r-new-firmware-differences/.New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna.���������������� .New voice; the voice quality degraded.Menu 14 VOICE now offers choice between Chinese and English. .Lowest RX audio level even lower.Frequency input using the keyboard not fixed������������������������������������������������������������ ������.Squelch settings still don't make any difference.Various VOX settings still don't make any difference�������������������������������������������� .Receiver is NOT off frequency.Batteries still do not have the CE mark

�� 18-May 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Better RX and TX audio + ?

EU2012031146 18-May 238 1204171 www.importcommunications.com (=wouxun.us) 147 Mhz receive frequency off by about +1KHz; 444 Mhz receive frequency off by -350 Hz���� (improved!)The volume control was corrected and no noise is heard when the volume control is turned down.

�� 19-May 238 1204171 at Dayton from www.radioinc.com English with adorable Chinese accent (hysterically funny)

�� 19-May 251 1204171 Unaccented English (otherwise identical to the one above)

�� 6-June 238 1204171 www.409shop.com Yellow���� No further probs, but no heavy daily use

�� 16-June 231 1204171 www.radioshop888.com Blue

�� �� 231 1203211 �� Still sound at minimum volume level

�� �� 251 1203151 �� No sound at minimum volume level

EU2012032xxx 25-June 251 1203151 www.aaradio.com New antenna is embossed. Text: Baofeng and U-V Antenna. RX audio tapers to ""nothing" output with volume ��clockwise. Frequency input using the keyboard appears to work OK;

201204R05546 1-July 231 1204171 409Shop ("radiobank" on ebay) Red English voice is "China Girl" (English with Chinese accent.) Supplied with 1800 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using NA-701 antenna. Volume control does not turn sound all the way off. Additional (red) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios.

201204R25929 2-August 251 1204171 radioshop888 (ebay) English female voice with American Accent. With 3600 mah battery. Good audio reports. Using NA-701 antenna. Can turn sound all the way off. 3600 mah battery is a perfect fit in both radios. Additional (black) 3600 mah battery purchased from radioshop888 on Sept-4-2012, Perfect fit in both radios. No problems with CHIRP or Baofeng software using cheap USB (Prolific or fake chip?) cable from eBay, Win 7 64-bit, 3.2.0.0 driver.

201204R37621 12-August 251 1205291 Radiofactory eBay Blue No vol bug, dunno how to test for 25 ch FM storage; TX audio reported as "hissy", had to push cable hard,

�� 18-August 251 120722A www.radioshop888.com Non-accented female English voice. Black radio. Only option when purchased was the USB cable. Using the sub-$4 antenna works excellent. Great reports on 2m and 70cm.

�� 25-August 251 �� www.409shop.com Waccom UV-5r: it's the same as the Baofeng.

�� �� 251 �� ebay UV5R Mark II

�� 26-August 281 120722A www.sinotel.co.uk No bugs found

201204R37621 �� 281 120724A ebay UV-5R Plus

�� 29-August 281 120724A www.409shop.com UV-5RE�� prompts are american female voice; volume goes all the way down. Cannot store broadcast fm frequencies in memory; menu button doesn't work in FM mode.

�� 6-Sept 251 120722A sain store via amazon No fm-radio memory. Clear English voice option with only faint accent. Embossed antenna. Very minimal audio at lowest volume setting

2012FP1XXX 7-Sept �� 251 1203151 �� No FM storage but remembers last tuned station, even after removing battery. Light Chinese accent on most audio confirm. ExpertPower antenna from Amazon refined VHF RX/TX greatly ($1.55 + $3.99 ship), no model # just 7.56" Dual band antenna SMA female. Moni/lamp button got hard to activate after four uses, not working anymore.

201206r19876 8-Sept







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