Daily Deals: Baofeng UV 5RA Ham Two Way Radio – $26.99 + Free S/H

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Baofeng UV 5RA Ham Two Way Radio Deal october2020
Baofeng UV 5RA Ham Two Way Radio

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Amazon has a Baofeng handheld HAM radio for just $26.99 and free shipping on two or more.

These are great back-up and family radios to complement your primary survival HAM radio base. Buy Now Gun Deals

This deal is cheap enough to make sure every family member has one in their bugout bags. HAM radios are great during emergencies so you can pull in the police, fire, and some military broadcasts as well as FM radio. Or just a great gift for under the Christmas tree.

Note, to broadcast or for 2-way communication with this unit you will need an amateur radio license.

You can get the CHIRP software here: chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Home Antennas and extra batteries are found here on Amazon.

Baofeng UV 5RA Ham Two Way Radio – $26.99 + Free S/H

The Baofeng UV 5RA are well-reviewed:

Product Details:

Baofeng UV-5R Plus UHF/VHF Dual Band Amateur Radio Handheld Radio- Complete with durable metal shell, updated and fashionable frame, more robust than UV-5R- Compatible with UV-5R 3800mah extended batteries as well as other 5R series accessories. – Light weight and versatile, full HD color LED display, exquisite and clarity. Functions: 1. Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-520 MHz2. Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby3. Output Power: 4 /1Watts4. 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 DCS5. Built-in VOX Function6. 1750Hz Burst Tone7. FM Radio (65. 0MHz-108. 0MHz)8. LED Flashlight9. Large LCD Display10. High / Low RF Power Settings11. 25KHz/12. 5KHz Channel Spacings12. Emergency Alert13. Low Battery Alert14. Battery Saver15. Time-out Timer16. Keypad Lock17. Monitor Channel18. Channel Step: 2. 5/5/6. 25/10/12. 5/25KHz Specifications: Frequency Range: 65-108MHz (FM Receive only); 136-174 MHz and 400-520 MHz (TX/RX)Channel Memories: 128Frequency Stability: 2. 5ppmOperating Voltage: DC 7. 4VOutput power: 4W / 1W (Max 5W)Dimensions x H x D): 100 x 52 x 32 mm Weight: 250g (including battery, antenna Note: Antenna Type: Compatible with SMA-Female Antenna Earpiece & Programming Type: Compatible with K-plug earpiece/cable Package Contents: 1 x Baofeng UV-5R PLUS (VHF136-174MHz / UHF 400-520MHz) Two Way Radio1 x 7. 4V 1800mAh Li-ion Battery Pack1 x Antenna 136-174/400-479. 995Mhz1 x Earphone Mic/Headset1 x Belt Clip1 x Hand Strap1 x User Manual1 x Adapter1 x Desktop Charger

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BadDad
BadDad
1 month ago

So, If my buddy and I are hunting an hour from any main road and 2 hours from arena small town what are the realistic chances of getting busted for using these without a license?

BadDad
BadDad
1 month ago
Reply to  BadDad

*Any, not arena

archmark
archmark
1 month ago

What, are the Feds really driving around in monitoring vans similar to the old Gestapo movie monitoring trucks with the circular antenna on top, looking for “illegal transmissions” by ‘Merican partisans?

Best Uncle Sucker rewatch some of those old films and see what eventually happens to the “Goose Steppers” operating the monitoring equipment within. “Green Tips” not required for penetrating those “Military Grade Aluminum” van bodies with “thru & thru’s” that do Swiss cheese proud.

Snoopers get “sun lighted”…

TStheDeplorable
TStheDeplorable
1 month ago

“We need to close the Radio Show loophole that allows unlicensed people to get HAM radios.”

  • The Biden Administration, should it come to pass.
archmark
archmark
1 month ago

“We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Licenses” For Anything!!! From My Cold Dead Radios!!!

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago

I plan to buy one of these for emergency use only because, not interested in having a talk show. When TSHTF all rules and regulations will be out the window. I doubt the Feds will be enforcing anything. They will be trying to take care of themselves. You see it now with the riots going on.

hippybiker
hippybiker
8 months ago

You get what you pay for. These radios are not certified for transmitting outside Amateur frequencies. Period! If you want to be a Ham, it’s easy. Go online to the ARRLs website and find a club in your area. The Hams will help you. The Technician license is the entry level. It’s 25 questions and will give you use on all frequencies above and including 50 to 54 MHz as well as SSB privileges on 28.300 to 28.500 MHZs as well as CW privileges on the Novice portions of 80, 40, 15 and 10 Meters. Go for it! 73s from… Read more »

KJ4C
KJ4C
1 year ago

A great deal of bad info here. I am a ham (Extra class) and own this radio. 1: It is not illegal to own this radio. It is illegal for the radio to be advertised and sold commercially until it has been made compliant. The radio Amazon is currently selling has been made compliant. BTW, you can program this radio manually (yes, I have done it), using a commercial program (sometimes included with the radio and/or programming cable) or a free program called CHIRP. I use CHIRP. It runs on Windows, Linux and (I believe) Mac. I’m using it on… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
8 months ago
Reply to  KJ4C

@KJ4C – Thanks for taking time to share al this info.

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
1 year ago

BTW when I say 2 miles it’s with the family walkie channels. Stay off the HAM and stay below the radar.
The license is nothing to get but even then we don’t use it cause of all the government snitch ears on here. They tell on each other so much it’s not even funny. The reason they are so mad on here is cause they can’t monitor us.
Most of us just want comms to hunt, emergency or safety.

Marc
Marc
1 year ago

And completely illegal to operate, unless you have your FCC license. Be cautious. It’s an invitation to the feds… again, unless you have your license to operate on those frequencies. Don’t provide them the invitation, simply get licensed.

E. Bryan Hoover
E. Bryan Hoover
1 year ago
Reply to  Marc

It is not, repeat NOT. illegal for the end users to buy or own this radio. It may, or may NOT, be illegal for the manufacturer to sell this radio without the proper warnings. It may also be illegal to broadcast (but not, repeat NOT, to just listen) on some, repeat SOME, of the radio frequencies without the appropriate license. FYI. various ham licenses cost $5 each. You can get all three types of ham radio license for $15 dollars plus passing three tests. How many ham licenses would be required to broadcast on all the ham frequencies this radio… Read more »

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

Where do we buy a longer antenna, and get the software programs that theme vid says we can program in the English name for a contact, like ?? City police, etc? Thanks!

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

I got my antenna on amazon and the disk came with the kits I ordered though I’m not sure if this has one.

Proctor
Proctor
1 year ago

Also available straight from Chiner via Fleabay for $10. How is it even possible at either price?

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
1 year ago

I’d like to add to the discussion that if you were to get this radio you might check out the Imminent Threat Solutions 10-4 Radio Pouch. I haven’t actually used one yet but it appears to have some functions that no one else does. I buying 2 on payday.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

From how far away can we expect the radio to receive?

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

if you get the longer antenna “I heard (wink wink) that they will go about 2 miles on the walkie channels in terrain”. Insofar as the HAM channels I’m not sure because many things depend on that question like repeaters etc and I’m not an expert. I’m just a guy who wants to talk to his hunting buddies for safety reasons. I also like the FM radio channel feature to listen to local weather forecast and news on regular radio. The national weather channels can be programmed too.

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
1 year ago

I knew the radio wave snitches would sound off lol. I don’t use them in the city where y’all reside cause y’all having nothing to say I’m interested in. I’m in a very remote area that doesn’t have any other type of signal. If me making sure my buddy didn’t fall into the canyon makes me a bad guy then so be it. I’m a bad guy Unlike most we have the ability to maintain radio silence and aren’t chattering on about nothingness. You wanna hike in the miles to write me a meaningless ticket then feel free. I know… Read more »

StWayne
StWayne
8 months ago

In an emergency you can use whatever you can get your hands on, even if it’s not type FCC approved, and you don’t need to be licensed! If someone comes on air telling you that you need to transmit your call sign every ten minutes, and you’re involved with emergency communications, just explain to them what’s happening and they will more than likely assist you. A simplex call can be more effective when it’s relayed. If you’re out in the boonies, you’ll probably be too far away for these low watt talkies to reach a repeater, anyway. My base 2-meter… Read more »

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

The vid says that just using to listen is not illegal- just don’t transmit. Also that transmitting I. an emergency is not illegal. Right?

Sean
Sean
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

Not according to recent fcc notice. This IS an illegal radio.

Bob K0NR
Bob K0NR
1 year ago

You should point out that using this radio on the ham radio bands requires an FCC amateur radio license.
A basic amateur radio license requires passing an FCC exam on radio technology, procedures and regulations.
Just buying a ham radio with the hope that it will somehow save you in an emergency is a really bad idea.
See hamradioschool.com for more info.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob K0NR

@BK, The federal government requires a license to bolster their tenuous claim that they own the airwaves. I would rather be rescued and unlicensed than unlicensed and unrescued.

Timothy Lyons
Timothy Lyons
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

I understand that you want it for your safety, however it doesn’t ensure you will even make contact with someone who can help. Knowing a little bit about how those radios work will help you better operate them. Check out QRZ.com. there you can take sample tests to help prepare you for the exam. You would be surprised to find out you probably can pass one of these tests and get a license. Its that simple. And, you would. Learn to use the radio more effectively to not only save your life, but friends and family too. If you are… Read more »

Sean
Sean
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Sure.. And.. It’s like a gun. If you’re caught with it without proper license you pay hefty penalties that could include jail time.

Bob K0NR
Bob K0NR
1 year ago

Well, no, that is not correct either. This radio is not authorized for FRS.

(This is what happens when gun websites try to share information about radio gear. Kind of the reverse of what happens when non-gun sites try to discuss the legalities of firearms.)

Craig
Craig
1 year ago

As Bob has correctly commented, Baofeng radios have SEVERAL issues that many outdoor folks are completely unaware of. Yes, you “could” listen on FRS, or GMRS and be legal, but let’s get real. No one here on this forum is really going to just listen, which is why you hear all of the “wink, wink” comments. Let’s outline some of the other issues that Baofeng owners may not be aware of: 1) The standard 4.625″ antenna that ships with the vast majority of the cheaper Baofeng radios is nearly worthless (performance wise). The only real advantage of it is that… Read more »

tomcat
tomcat
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

@ Wild Bill Very good point!

Myron
Myron
1 year ago

These radios have been declared to be illegal in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission. The reason has to do with the radios capability to transmit outside of the amateur radio bands.
Not only is it illegal to import, advertise or sell these radios it is likely also illegal to operate these radios within the amateur radio bands even if done so in a legal manner.

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-980A1.pdf

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Myron

@Myron, An agency of the federal government declares a radio to be illegal. If it is illegal to have, then how can the company have the illegal radio to sell the illegal radio? Merry Christmas, patriots, and a happy new radio!

Sam sims
Sam sims
1 year ago
Reply to  Myron

Myron that was a interesting read but I can only assume that this is more related to anytones…ect. The 2 baofengs i own have a fcc id number that verifies the fcc did in fact approve the 2 I own. You can look it up yourself if youd like. FCC ID: ZP5BF-5R…. The fcc did say they are not happy with the radios recently and wanted to walk back the certification. As of this moment I am not aware of them actually revoking the cert and by that it is in fact not illegal, or banned from use by licenced… Read more »

Your Worst Nightmare
Your Worst Nightmare
1 year ago
Reply to  Myron

I have already been made a felon by my state passing “common sense gun laws.” This item being banned by the FEDS is not an additional risk to me and all the more reason to buy it.

Also, do you really think Amazon with their extensive legal department would not have 100’s of these radios for sale if it was putting them at risk for massive fines?