Is the UV-5R illegal?

Is the UV-5R illegal?

While it’s true many of the Baofengs are wide open on any frequency in the 136–174Mhz and 400–520Mhz range, and it is illegal to import, market and sell these devices, it is not illegal to own or operate these devices if you are a licensed Amateur radio operator and you are operating only on amateur radio frequencies.

What is the range of Baofeng UV 82?


Features UV-82C, Commercial UV-5X3, Tribander Model
Frequency Range (mhz) VHF (136-174), UHF (400-520) VHF (130-179.99), 1.25M (222-225.99), UHF (400-520.99)
Case Durability Commercial Commercial
Push-to-Talk: Single, Dual, or Both Both Single
Display Tri-Color Tri-Color

Are there different models of Baofeng uv-5r?

There are many different Baofeng UV-5R handsets and it seems like every month there are new models to find..: Frequency limits (nice to know..) These radios have different frequency limits. Specs are: 136-174MHZ and 400-520MHz. (TX/RX) Old models: 136-174MHZ and 400-480MHz.

What’s the difference between the uv5r and uv5ra?

Click to expand… The UV5R is the unit most of us are somewhat familiar with – they have been selling quite well. I found a listing for the UV5RA at Universal Radio. The ad there says it uses different firmware and has a different case than the UV5R. It also uses different programming software.

What are the factory frequencies for the uv-5r?

The exact frequencies and number of channels may vary with different models and firmware versions. (See CCR Default Frequencies) UV-5R BFS311 130903N Factory Frequencies

Is the uv-5r a GMRS certified radio?

This model, however, is not FCC certified to use GMRS frequencies (although it can be done) – thanks to Bruce for pointing it out. The UV-5R has a large keypad and expansive, yet easy to use, features. The radio is also capable of operating on both broadband and narrowband frequencies.