BaoFeng Tech announced today the release of the BTECH UV-5X3 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-5x3). The UV-5X3 is more than just a "UV-5R with a third-band added"; the UV-5X3 is a full overhaul to the world's favorite amateur radio - the BaoFeng UV-5R.
First and foremost, the UV-5X3 was built by adding filtering and support for the 220MHz Amateur band. The original UV-5R was a 4-watt dual-band radio; while the UV-5X3 can now output 5-watts on VHF and 4-watts on both 1.25M and UHF. The UV-5X3 focused specifically on the amateur band frequencies of the 1.25M band during design. The UV-5X3 supports: 65-108MHz (RX only - FM Radio), 130-179.99MHz (RX/TX), 222-227.99MHz (RX/TX), and 400-520.99MHz (RX/TX)
We also simplified scanning on the UV-5X3. We listened to our users that frequently customize their scanning lists and our users that want to have more flexibility to scanning on-the-fly. The UV-5X3 made changes to both frequency and channel scanning. In channel mode, the UV-5X3 adds a new menu option to easily add or remove any channel from the scanning list; while in frequency mode the UV-5X3 allows you to enter in a specific frequency range to scan. You no longer have to edit the VFO range through a computer or are forced to scan the whole band when you only what to scan a small portion the band.
Due to popular demand, we have also brought over the synchronized display mode from our BTECH mobiles. You can now display the channel name and frequency of a single channel on both displays. This simplifies the operation for those who prefer to monitor a single channel. It also allows you to have the most information available by displaying both a channel's name and its frequency without any toggle. The synchronized display mode also works during scanning too, and can be turned on or off with a menu option at any time.
DTMF Remote Commands
The UV-5X3 can respond to remote commands. By remotely sending DTMF tones you can both 'Stun' (Transmit Disable) or 'Kill' (Disables all functions) the UV-5X3. You also can 'Revive' a UV-5X3 from its "stunned" or "killed" state. You can also remotely turn on the microphone through 'Monitor'; or ensure the radio is within range by using 'Inspect' (replies with a confirmation tone when it is within range).
Along with being able to previously send ANI (DTMF Identification); You can now enable "Decoding" the incoming ANI (DTMF) tones right on your display.
The UV-5X3 is completely programmable using CHIRP. This means for the hundreds of radios already supported through CHIRP - you can easily import your radio data from your previous handheld or mobile radio right into the UV-5X3, which makes it that much easier to program. What also makes CHIRP support unique on the UV-5X3, is that CHIRP is the sole software option for the UV-5X3 on a 'Day One' release.
UV-5X3 Radio, 1500mAh Battery, V-85 Dual Band Antenna, 220MHz Single Band Antenna, CH-5 Charger, CH-5 110V Adapter, Earpiece Kit, Wrist Strap, Belt Clip and an In-Depth 85 Page User Manual
The UV-5X3 is available today at www.baofengtech.com and through our authorized distributors. Pricing starts at $64.
BaoFeng Tech is headquartered in Arlington, SD with distributors and partners around the globe. For more information, see www.baofengtech.com.
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