[chirp_users] Uv5r question

Kramarik at Earthlink.net Kramarik at Earthlink.net
Sun Feb 28 17:35:46 PST 2021


Ken,

I have BAofeng UV5r radios and experienced similar problems. After some research, I decided to try the Nagoya 771 (which was widely promoted by users and reviewers) and it made a significant difference. I then tried another highly recommended (and much shorter 7” vs 16”) antenna made by Expert Power (model SP-669). The EP was even better (but not substantially) than the Nagoya, and easier to handle with the shorter antenna. 

In case you are interested in a remote mike to use with the BF, I also found a strong recommendation for one specific brand/model (BTech model QHM-22) that was touted as working better with your BF radio. I just got this mike and can tell you that I did a few radio tests this weekend and the feedback I got was that everyone was surprised at the performance and indicated it was quite acceptable. I think I found a couple of winners to use.

Good luck!

 

Rich Kramarik

 

From: chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com <chirp_users-bounces at intrepid.danplanet.com> On Behalf Of ken hartmann
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Subject: Re: [chirp_users] Uv5r question

 

Galen thankyou for the response, would I set squelch in slot one at 15, 2 at 25 then increase each slot by 10 ? Also if I hit the menu button the squelch is set at 2 

 

On Sun, Feb 28, 2021, 7:59 PM Galen Thurber <galenthurber at gmail.com <mailto:galenthurber at gmail.com> > wrote:

1. check the values programmed for squelch, default values tend to be 40 or more

I tend to use lowest value for squelch  slot 1 at 15, slot 2 25 ....

 

2. the mic sensitivity level adjustment by default is set for loud environments; so talk close to the radio

 

antenna?  tested several, Hyperia 771 was the best

 

 

On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 8:35 PM ken hartmann <115irons at gmail.com <mailto:115irons at gmail.com> > wrote:

Which would you recommend for a baofeng uv5r, thanks for the quick reply !!!! Ken 

 

On Sun, Feb 28, 2021, 7:34 PM Charles Byars <charlesbyars3 at gmail.com <mailto:charlesbyars3 at gmail.com> > wrote:

Antenna is the main thing that has to be upgraded on most handheld 

 

 

On Sun, Feb 28, 2021, 5:32 PM ken hartmann <115irons at gmail.com <mailto:115irons at gmail.com> > wrote:

My buddy and I just purchased baofeng uv5r radios, we have them programmed using chirp, we were trying to hit a repeater in the middle of us, about 23 miles total so maybe 11 miles from each of us. Sometimes he could hear me but I couldn't hear him, then I could hear him and he couldn't hear me, is this an antenna issue ? We are using the rubber duckies that came with them, I also saw a setting for repeaters delay on the settings section, it is set to off, does that need to be changed ? Thankyou ken 

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