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BTECH UV-5X3 Handheld Tribander Released

ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST 2016 An Affordable Tribander HT Available Today! 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. Our Most Customizable Handheld Radio 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...


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BTECH UV-50X3 Mobile Tribander Released

ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - WEDNESDAY, 13 JULY 2016 A Full Duplex 50 Watt Tri-Band Radio from BTECH is Released BaoFeng Tech announced today the release of the BTECH UV-50X3 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-50x3), the first available full duplex, tri-band radio with an extended receiver range. The UV-50X3 combines some of the most requested features into one complete radio making it the perfect radio for both base and mobile users alike. The UV-50X3 was subjected to some of the harshest environments during its evolution - including sub-zero temperatures...


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BTECH UV-2501+220 Released

ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - MONDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2016 The First Tri-Band Amateur Radio from BTECH is Released BaoFeng Tech announced today the North American release of the BTECH UV-2501+220 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-2501+220). Our first tri-band radio (2M, 1.25M, 70cm) combines the best in power, portability, and usability – all in a small, mini-mobile form factor. There was a huge void for users, in that; an affordable tri-band amateur radio has never been available. BTECH took the initiative to engineer that very radio for which amateurs had...


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What was with the Confusing ‘Pofung’ Hype?

ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2015 What happened to ‘Pofung’? Back in 2014 there was a huge bombshell from BaoFeng: all future radios, that were exported out of China, were going to be branded as ‘Pofung’. But 2014 has come and gone; and we are almost through 2015… but yet the majority of the BaoFeng radios are still branded as BaoFeng. To get a clear understanding, we will go back to the central reason of the sudden name change: “Greed and...


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The BaoFeng UV-82HP is Released by BaoFeng Tech

ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - WEDNESDAY, 17 JUNE 2015 BaoFeng Tech today announced the North American release of the UV-82HP (https://baofengtech.com/uv-82hp), BaoFeng's first seven watt UV-82, that combines the best in power, durability, and features from BaoFeng's radios in a updated package to bring users the ultimate BaoFeng handheld. Whether it’s handheld to handheld communications or talking to a repeater, consumers have wanted a more reliable and powerful handheld radio. The UV-82HP raises the bar for amateur users by putting our high-powered, high output...


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BaoFeng Tech is the Official Nagoya Antenna Distributor in the USA

ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2015BaoFeng Tech is excited to announce a partnership with Reuex Industrial Co., LTD (Nagoya Antenna). Nagoya Antennas have become the number one after-market antenna for BaoFeng radios, so it was an obvious partnership for the two companies. By having a direct reliable source for Nagoya Antennas, we believe it will help curb the counterfeit re-productions of Nagoya Antennas. Nagoya Antennas have been shown to be dependable and accurate, but unfortunately counterfeiters have confused the market...


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Welcome to the Updated BaoFeng Tech Website

ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - SATURDAY, 9 MAY 2015 BaoFeng Tech has launched it's brand new website. We are excited to continue our partnership with you, the customer. We will always bring you the latest radios with the newest firmware.  We are excited with the opportunity we have been given in bringing the best affordable radios to market. We are committed to bringing the same service and support that we have always been known for - in addition we are also introducing...


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Improve the performance of your rubber duck with a rat tail

Hams often complain about the performance of the “rubber duck” antennas that come with their handhelds. There's even a question in the Technician Class question pool about rubber duck antennas. Question T9A04 reads, “What is a disadvantage of the “rubber duck” antenna supplied with most handheld radio transceivers when compared to a full-sized quarter-wave antenna?” The answer is, “It does not transmit or receive as effectively.” Usually, the solution is to buy a better antenna. Here at BTECH, we sell...


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Step by Step: Getting a GMRS License

There are several choices when it comes to selecting a service for family or business communications, including the Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS), the Family Radio Service (FRS), the Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS), and the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS). Of these four services, GMRS is arguably the most capable. For example, although many GMRS channels are on the same frequencies as FRS channels, GMRS users can use higher power than FRS users, can set up repeaters to extend...


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