Anyone have experience with the Baofeng UV-5R?

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Anyone have experience with the Baofeng UV-5R?

Post by Switchback » 22 Nov 2014, 05:59

So I just purchased the Baofeng UV-5R.. After programming in my frequencies, whenever I transmit from the handset, right after ending the transmission the radio outputs static. Only way to stop the static is either receiving a message or pushing a button on the radio (Any button).

Anyone know how to fix this? Should I return it and get a new one?
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Re: Anyone have experience with the Baofeng UV-5R?

Post by jdoe » 22 Nov 2014, 12:44

I also acquired the same model. Never had that problem. If I were you, I'd send it back just because it's relatively new purchase (?)

Did you get it from a local store or from China?
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Re: Anyone have experience with the Baofeng UV-5R?

Post by Switchback » 23 Nov 2014, 01:17

jdoe wrote:I also acquired the same model. Never had that problem. If I were you, I'd send it back just because it's relatively new purchase (?)

Did you get it from a local store or from China?
Amazon, since I'm in the USA. Maybe I just got a bad radio, I've seen some reports of some similar glitches with the UV-5R, just was curious if anyone had any similar issues.
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Re: Anyone have experience with the Baofeng UV-5R?

Post by AVIA » 25 Nov 2014, 17:35

Go for the Wouxun UVD-1p. It's worth the extra few bucks.
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