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Baofeng UV5R-V2

Post by Ford » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:29 am

Hello,

I have a Baofeng UV5R-V2 radio....i need help programing it...looks like you need some type of software??? Does anyone have the software and wanna be a pal help me out lol electronics are not my strong suit, trying to learn but its a little tricky haha...anyways im looken to pick up local emergency waves, i.e fire/ems/local LE/emergency broadcasting etc.

I would be willing to throw in a couple bucks for anyone willing to help me

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Re: Baofeng UV5R-V2

Post by NMCB5-509 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:42 am

Ford,
I cant say enough good stuff about the radio that you have. I would tell you that you need a HAM License to transmit on it.
I have programed mine up in the past and used this website. http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/ He has all the software and examples you need. However, you will need a cable. I need to get another one as well as I have misplaced mine.

I would recommend that you put the weather alert and go to some of the Patriots or Prepped or Oath Keepers meetings around this area and get the list of local bands that they use for emergencies.

You can also check out radiofreeredoubt

The cable is only $8.00 on amazon and it comes with software. Link below:
https://smile.amazon.com/Retevis-Progra ... uv5r+cable

FYI you can get the UV5R for about $20.00 on sale and with a HAM license you can talk to people miles and miles away.
Someone that is much more knowledgeable than my self should set up some Channel for the SGT like minded thinkers. Just something in case the SHTF we would have some way to communicate with other Gun guys to be able to trade and help each other out...
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Re: Baofeng UV5R-V2

Post by SARjunkie » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:10 am

I have the same radio and just got my HAM license last year and was looking for this softqare and cable also. They programmed our radios in the class but in my tinkering and playing on it I managed to reset eveything and lost all the channels.
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Re: Baofeng UV5R-V2

Post by Moscow » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:47 am

No software or cable is needed. The radio can be programmed via the keypad.

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Re: Baofeng UV5R-V2

Post by NMCB5-509 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:55 am

Moscow wrote:No software or cable is needed. The radio can be programmed via the keypad.
yes it can... I have done it.

You can also mount your own tires on rims with out taking to a tire shop. I have done that too... but for $8.00 and the free software... and if you have to program more than 1 radio. Just saying for me it is worth the investment.
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Re: Baofeng UV5R-V2

Post by Roland the Headless » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:41 pm

My dad(w7kll) and myself (Kd7fye) Use a program called chirp. I seems to be ez and If you don't want to get your ham ticket, just use it on the FRS frequencies on low power and you should be fine
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Re: Baofeng UV5R-V2

Post by Ford » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:01 am

Thanks guys for the info!!

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