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Old 01-13-2021, 6:48 PM
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I was using one in my RZR for a little bit....very little. Dust got inside between the LCD and the clear protector and I cant read the channel any more. I opened it, cleaned it and reassembled and it lasted until the next trip and happened again. It still works, so that is good on the quality of the electronics. Point is, these are FAR from waterproof.

Not that I measured, but I have my doubts that the 8W model is transmitting at 8W.

Summary: still good for the money, but I wouldnt use it for my SHTF plan.
Maybe keep it in a ziploc bag.
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Did anyone try taking the HAM radio test online?
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Did anyone try taking the HAM radio test online?

Yes I recently did it by zoom meeting. Went very smoothly.


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Forgive me for going a bit OT, but I was under the impression that these radios were not going to be imported into the US any more since they were in violation of rules for what they were.

Have these current models been neutered to make them legal?

You are incorrect. What that recent restriction on import did was restrict any radios sold as “FRS compliant” to not have 1) ability to transmit on GMRS repeater inputs, and 2) any removable antenna (so the antenna gain cannot be increased, thereby making radiated power violate the FRS limits). That was mostly fallout of having the FRS frequency list expanded to align to all 22 channels including the GMRS channels but FRS still carries different power limits, so to restrict radios with no licensing to that power limit you have to also restrict antenna gain.

The Baofeng UV5R and similar variants are not sold as Part 95 (FRS) compliant, they are not restricted to that limitation even though they are capable of transmitting on those frequencies.

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Damn I have been wanting these and I missed the sale.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:07 PM
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What's a good headset and mic setup for this?

The upgraded baofeng two button mic (for UV-82) actually works fine with UV-5R and others. One button works, other does nothing. Better sound and mic than the cheaper one originally for UV-5R.


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Did anyone try taking the HAM radio test online?
Yes, with GLAARG. Very smooth process - tech, general, extra
https://glaarg.org/
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Yes, with GLAARG. Very smooth process - tech, general, extra
https://glaarg.org/
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Yes I recently did it by zoom meeting. Went very smoothly.


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How did that go? I read in the description that it requires 2 devices. Do both devices have to be in the Zoom meeting recording you from 2 different angles?
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I've heard a must have upgrade is the antennae.
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How did that go? I read in the description that it requires 2 devices. Do both devices have to be in the Zoom meeting recording you from 2 different angles?

GLAARG says that in the description but I did login with two devices and the reviewers were confused why hahah. They only wanted one. They do a pretty thorough review of your room, asking to see slow sweep angles around the room, floor ceiling etc. but yeah once they agree you just share your screen and have camera on your face while testing through the exam tools website. Was easy and smooth and done in 10 minutes total.


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How did that go? I read in the description that it requires 2 devices. Do both devices have to be in the Zoom meeting recording you from 2 different angles?
There were a couple of people using two devices but most only used one. I only used one. They will want to look all around the room, including floor and ceiling. They said some people got caught with notes on the ceiling
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I've heard a must have upgrade is the antennae.
My wife and I have Signal Sticks on our HTs and love 'em:
https://signalstuff.com/product/supe...tick-sma-male/
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In case anyone is interested in getting licensed and lives around Stockton, Ca. The Stockton Amateur Radio Club is starting back up with their Ham Crams.
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In case anyone is interested in getting licensed and lives around Stockton, Ca. The Stockton Amateur Radio Club is starting back up with their Ham Crams.
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DAMN I wish that was closer to me.
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Fully Remote, Online, At Home Ham Cram here:

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My wife and I have Signal Sticks on our HTs and love 'em:
https://signalstuff.com/product/supe...tick-sma-male/

+1 here, I have several and they are a better choice than the Nagoya 771 which is often recommended, it’s fine but the signalstick is better.


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