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Baofeng UV-5R, Part 2

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– Editing CSVs and import into CHIRP can be tricky. It’s like your CSV gets converted to CHIRP then to the radio format, and things can get a little weird in the multiple translations. I also encountered some values listed in the CHIRP documentation that weren’t supported by the radio. Even after fixing that, I […]

Initial Impressions – Baofeng UV-5R

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(This post originally appeared on my Facebook page, but I decided I should add it here for reference.) For Christmas Carrie got me a new HT (handheld ham radio), the very popular Baofeng UV-5R. It lacks the features of the radios from companies like Yaesu, Icom and Kenwood, but it’s a lot of radio for […]