Re: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Baofeng Radios
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I've found the radio and programming cable on Amazon. Which j-pole do I need? Thanks much.
Date: Sun, 10 May 2015 19:34:17 -0700
Subject: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) RE: KE7GFZ . Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Baofeng Radios
Rick has the BF-F8+ model which is compatible with the UV-5R+. It is performing about the same as the UV-5R+ both output power and receiver sensitivity. From what I can tell it works great.
I have worked with 7 of these radios all without issue. The only problem so far is when I bought a spare battery where one of the lithium cells was not connected and they sent a replacement.
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Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2015 5:36 PM
Subject: RE: KE7GFZ · Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club (SnoVARC) Baofeng Radios
So far the ones I bought seem to be working. I initially thought one of my charging bases or wall wart wasn't because the red light wasn't coming on the first time I dropped it in (presuming the battery needed a full charge) but since using that radio and running down the battery it now seems to be charging as I would expect.
Well I purchased two Baofeng radios from Amazon. One worked but the other one’s power supply to charge batteries did not. In process of exchanging with Amazon.