Blog: Why isn’t my Baofeng FM radio working?btech.radios
One of the most common questions that we have been receiving lately has been: ‘Why isn’t the FM radio working on my radio?’ First, before we dive into the topic, we will preface the answer by affirming that all BTECH distributed radios have fully functioning FM radios and no modifications have been made to our distributed radios or products.
As we are all aware there have many hurdles to manufacturing, including a chip shortage, ever since the pandemic’s start in 2020. Costs have been skyrocketing and there has been little relief to any aspect of distribution or logistics.
Due to these obstacles, most distributors of Baofeng products have decided to modify or cut back on features in their products to try and keep costs down. The most noticeable feature affected has been the FM radio. While the removal of a feature might be understandable, the issue is those products are still advertised as being the same product they once were, and no mention of the cost-saving changes has been disclosed by those distributors. These changes are affecting all product lines from amateur radios to GMRS radios and are plaguing distributors around the world.
When you purchase from BTECH, you can be assured that it is the same product as it always has been. We have not removed any chips or features from our products to curb costs. We pride ourselves in our support and our reputation and we will continue to work with all our global partners to ensure that no shortcuts are taken to deliver the best radio to you! Shop from BTECH directly at: www.baofengtech.com/shop/
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