BaoFeng Tech
UV-82 & UV-82X Radio

Pofung BaoFeng UV-82 UV-82X UV-82L

BaoFeng - Pofung UV-82 & UV-82X

The UV-82 series has upped the bar on affordable ham radio technology! Compared to previous BaoFeng products (UV-5R, GT-3, and UV-B Series) the UV-82 comes with a much louder speaker (1 watt), a much more solid case with larger buttons, and a new chipset and PCB board that outperforms the range, accuracy, and output of the previous BaoFeng chipsets. It is not simply a remake but a new radio from the ground up.


It outperforms the UV-5R chipset (used in UV-5R series), the 2nd Gen UV-5R chipset (used in the GT-3 and BF-F8+), and the UV-B chipset (used in the UV-B5 and UV-B6)

A programming cable (available here) and programming software are available here

*To create a programming file that is compatible with the UV-82 download from your radio first

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Free Software Download: CHIRP

Chirp Software for Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows


Select The Appropriate Download for Your System:


Daily Builds

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The UV-82 and UV-82X are supported on the Daily Builds of Chirp. Select the Appropriate Download for your operating System


  • 1 CHIRP is supported on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8.
  • 2 Windows XP users may need to follow the instructions here if you have trouble starting CHIRP.
  • 3 MacOS users must install the KK7DS Python runtime before the application will execute. This only needs to be installed once.
  • 4 OS X support is limited to Intel architecture. PowerPC is not supported.
  • 5 Most modern distributions should have almost everything required to run chirp. Make sure you have python-serial and python-libxml2 packages installed. For more information about using CHIRP under Linux, see the Running Under Linux page

To create a programming file that is compatible with the UV-82 or UV-82X download from your radio first


Chirp Help and Alternate Download Guide:
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There is no charge for CHIRP.  However, these guys put in a lot of time as a 'Labor of Love' and a small donation thru PayPal is a great way of showing your appreciation and saying thank you.  


FAQ and Model Differences

FAQ: What is the Difference Between the UV-82 and the UV-82X

Answer: The X model variation replaces the 70 centimeter frequency band (400-520 MHz) with the 1.25 meter frequency band (220-260MHz) THe UV-82X is used more commonly for amateur (ham) radio use.

FAQ: What is the Difference Between UV-82 and UV-82L or UV-89

Answer: There is no difference besides a marketing gimmick other resellers use. The UV-82L is advertised as a UV-82 with a larger battery - but the truth is the battery is dishonestly labeled. It says 3000mha when in all reality it is still 1800mha battery (deception at its finest).

The Dual PUsh-To-Talk Difference

The UV-82 Series come with a dual push-to-talk button. The dual PTT is a huge leap forward in the HT technology. It allows you to transmit on two frequencies by the use of the rocker PTT switch. By pressing up you can transmit on "Frequency A" and by pushing down you can transmit on "Frequency B". Frequency A or B can also be used as a scanner of channels, frequencies, CTCSS and DTS tones.

UV-82 Series Product Features

25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable (Wide/Narrow Band)
FM Radio (65.0MHz-108.0MHz)
Large Tri-color LCD Display
LED Flashlight
High /Low RF Power Switchable
50 CTCSS/ 104DCS coder & tone searching
Dual standby
PC programmable
Wide/Narrow Band (25kHz/12.5kHz)
Transmitter time-out timer(TOT)
High/Low TX power selectable
Busy channel lock-out(BCLO)

What's Included?

Every UV-82 / UV-82X Kit Comes With

  • UV-82 / UV-82X
  • 1800mAh Battery
  • Dual PTT Earpiece
  • Antenna
  • Power Adapter
  • Belt Clip
  • Hand Strap
  • Battery Charger
  • User Manual

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Frequency Range: 65-108MHz (FM Receive only)





Frequency Range: 65-108MHz (FM Receive only)




UV 82 and UV-82X

Channel No: 128
Stability: ±2.5ppm
Antenna: High Gain, Dual Band
Antenna Impedance: 50Ω
Operating Voltage: DC 7.4V
Modes: Simplex or semi-duplex
Antenna: SMA-Female
Accessory Plug: Kenwood
Weight: 250g(including battery, antenna)

Power adapter: Input: AC100V, 50-60Hz;
Output: DC10V/500mA;
Plug Type: US
Output power: 5W / 1W (Max 5W)
Modulation Mode: 16kΦF3E / 11kΦF3E
Maximum deviation: 5kHz(Wide) / 2.5kHz(Narrow)
Spurious Radiation: 7μW
Current: ≤1.6A(5W)

CTCSS/DCS deviation: 0.5±0.1kHz(Wide) 0.3±0.1kHz(Narrow)
Intermediation sensitivity: 8-12mv

Intermediation distortion: ≤10%


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