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Colin G4EML from the UK, (my Motherland!), posted a comment in my Baofeng UV-5R low TX modulation mods article, detailing a method of fixing the low modulation characteristic of this radio by using the transistor usually used for amplifying audio used by the “VOX” function. I had seen this method [...]
I just stumbled across this document (in RTF format) that lists a whole bunch of hints, tips and useful information about the UV-5R. I hope it proves useful! http://handiham.org/manuals/Baofeng/Baofeng-UV5R-eyes-free.rtf Also, here’s a link to lots of UV-5R information, including a comprehensive [...]
Update: The “Vox Transistor” mod by Colin G4EML is now up on this site here: http://www.gorhudson.com/gor/baofeng-uv-5r-modulation-fix/ This is a hardware modification for the Baofeng UV-5R. It deals with surface mount components of 0603 and 0402 size and you will need a very small soldering iron [...]
I’ve had the pleasure of trying one of these transceivers from Sain Store (via Amazon) for $62 (ish). I figured I couldn’t go wrong, even if it turned out to be a complete dead loss. I’m happy to say it wasn’t. Let me point out though, that this handheld is definitely functional, has some good [...]