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New Release – BTECH GMRS-V2

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 In 2017 BTECH revolutionized the GMRS world, offering the first advanced programmable GMRS radio, our GMRS-V1. The GMRS-V1 was one of the very first radios to update to the 2017 FCC standards allowing all 30 FRS/GMRS channels on a single GMRS radio - but the GMRS-V1 also added features never seen before in a GMRS radio including on-the-fly commercial programming, and the introduction of a VHF/UHF scanner channels combined into a GMRS radio. Due to our innovation, these features are now common...


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New Release – Nagoya UT-72G

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 BTECH has announced today the release of the Nagoya UT-72G, a dual-band magnet mount antenna with over 3.5 dBi of gain and measures 20 inches. The UT-72G is specifically designed for GMRS use. The Nagoya UT-72G comes equipped with the UT-72G antenna, SMA female adapter, SMA male adapter, and uses a standard UHF (PL-259) connector. The SMA female adapter allows the antenna to be compatible with BTECH radios such as the GMRS-V1. The SMA male adapter can...


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New Release – BTECH FRS-B1

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 We are excited to announce the launch of the much-anticipated BTECH FRS-B1 two-way radios. The most versatile commercial FRS radios on the market * Gang charger allows for both radio and solo battery charging * Versatile Kenwood K1 accessory jack * NOAA weather radio and built-in flashlight * IP54 weather resistant * USB-C charging The FRS-B1 are pre-programmed with all 22 FRS channels and support 260 DCS and CTCSS privacy tones (for a total of 5720 channel combinations), making it compatible with all other brands of FRS...


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New Release – Nagoya NA-771G and Nagoya NA-701G

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 BTECH has announced today the release of the Nagoya NA-771G and the Nagoya NA-701G. These Nagoya GMRS antennas are based on their amateur antenna counterparts (the NA-771 and NA-701), however they are specifically tuned to GMRS (462MHz). This allows for the lowest SWR and highest antenna gain for GMRS users. Which antenna is best for you? The Nagoya NA-701G is based on one of Nagoya’s most popular antennas and because of it’s length (5.5 inches) it is a convenient...


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BF-F8HP: The counterfeit problem on eBay, Alibaba, Wish, and other webstores.

BF-F8HP and Counterfeits: Their differences and how to spot a counterfeit BF-F8HP  The BaoFeng BF-F8HP has been an extremely popular entry-level amateur radio ever since its debut. Unfortunately, due to their popularity; there has been a huge influx of counterfeits and knock-off BF-F8HPs. It is important to make an issue of these counterfeits as: they are not assembled by BaoFeng, they are not FCC certified, they are inferior in build and performance, and they carry no distributor warranty. How do you identify a counterfeit BF-F8HP? First...


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New Release – BTECH GMRS-50X1

ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019 A High Power 50 Watt GMRS Mobile Radio from BTECH is Released BTECH announced today the North American release of the BTECH GMRS-50X1. The GMRS-50X1 follows in similar footsteps and abilities found in our handheld GMRS radio the BTECH GMRS-V1. There was a huge void for users in that, an affordable fully functional GMRS mobile radio has never been available. BTECH took the initiative to engineer that very radio with feedback from the GMRS community. Our mission was to have the simplest  GMRS...


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BTECH Mobiles Launched with X-Series Update

ARLINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA - SATURDAY, 18 MARCH 2017 The BTECH Mobiles Have Been Treated to a Full Redesign and Upgrade BaoFeng Tech announced today the launch of three new mobile radios. The BTECH UV-50X2 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-50x2), the BTECH UV-25X4 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-25X4), and the BTECH UV-25X2 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-25x2).   Our Most Colorful Change The X-Series Update introduces a full color LCD display. Each element in the display can be configured independently. Whether you primarily operate from a dark vehicle or in a brightly lit ham shack; you can configure the display to appropriate...


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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...


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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 and...


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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 been...


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