[chirp_users] UV 5R
potgieterbarends4 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 08:07:33 PDT 2021
Thanks alot for all the help.
On Mon, Jul 5, 2021, 16:55 Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at 6:46 AM Bennie Potgieter
> <potgieterbarends4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Gooday
> > Can any please assist, the UV 5 R, 5 watt or 8 watt?
> > Wich one is te best?
> > Thank you
> The 5 watt models have 2 transmit power levels (High, Low)
> The 8 watt models have 3 transmit power levels (High, Mid, Low)
> See menu option 2 (TXP)
> The 5 watt models usually have model names like UV-5R, BF-F8, GT-3,
> etc. Until recently most 8 watt models added a suffix to indicate the
> addition of the third TX power level.
> UV-5RTP, GT-3TP, GT-5TP (tri-power)
> UV-5R7W (7 watts)
> BF-F8HP, UV-82HP (high power)
> The Supported Radio Models list on the CHIRP home page generally
> indicates which models have 3 TX power levels (8 watts) by adding
> "(use BF-F8HP)" or "(use UV-82HP)" to the right of the model name in
> the listing.
> Many of the 5 watt models come with Baofeng A-5R logo antenna (about
> 4.8" long and very stiff) which is considered to be a poor performer.
> The Baofeng V85 antenna (about 6.6" long and flexible), which comes
> stock on the Baofeng UV-82 series and a few of the UV-5R style 8 watt
> radios such as the BF-F8HP, is considered a decent performer for a
> stock antenna. This doesn't matter if you plan to replace the antenna
> with a better performing 3rd party antenna.
> Jim KC9HI
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