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Pre-Programmed Baofeng UV-5R Radio

Perfect for students studying Essex Ham’s Foundation Online Course.

If you are looking for a transceiever and have just started dipping your toe into the waters of Amateur Radio, the thought of programming it can be quite daunting.

Programming can be done from the front of the radio, but the quickest and best way of doing it is by using software on a computer. This allows you to upload the settings into the radio without all of the tedious messing about.

Buying from me, will save you the hassle of doing it. 

You may see these radios on eBay or Amazon for less than my prices, but they will not be set up to use out of the box. Buying from me means you can unbox it, switch it on and get going.

The Baofeng is the first choice for new Amateur Radio Operators. It is popular due to it’s very reasonable price compared to it’s Japanese counterparts.

If you drop and break one of these, it will cost an awful lot less to replace than the pricier Yaesu, Icom and Kenwood radios.

There are a few options to choose from. If you would like me to do the magic and program your radio then choose from the first or second option.

Option 1 is the most popular. It contains the pre-programmed channels plus local repeaters for your home area. If you want repeaters for somewhere else, let me know.

Option 2 is pre-programmed with my standard codeplug but will not contain your local repeaters. Handy if you don’t have any repeaters near to your home or you travel around the UK a lot.

The third option is to buy a radio that is untouched by me. Please note that if you do this it is absolutely imperative that you program it yourself. The channels that come on the radio from the factory are NOT to be used in the UK. They can end up with you being prosecuted, losing your licence, or worse put someone’s life in danger.

  • Option 1: Pre-Programmed Radio + Local Repeaters £40 (Most Popular)
  • Option 2: Basic Pre-Programmed Radio £38
  • Option 3: Radio Only

I have produced a special ‘codeplug’ that is ideal for new Amateurs. Incorporating a set of channels that will let you hit the ground running, there will be no shortage of something to listen to.

This radio comes programmed with a variety of channels which will be of interest to novice and expert radio operators alike.

  • VHF/UHF Simplex Amateur Channels
  • 16 PMR Channels
  • Business Lite Channels
  • Common Marine VHF Channels
  • Local Amateur Repeaters (Option 1 Only)

I will program you a brand new radio which will be supplied with all you need to get started:

  • Programmed Baofeng UV-5R VHF/UHF radio.
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • ‘Rubber Duck” VHF/UHF Antenna (Removable)
  • Drop In Desk Charger
  • Lanyard/Wrist Strap
  • Belt Clip
  • Manual

The Baofeng has the following features as standard:

  • Loud Audio
  • Frequency Modulation
  • 5 watts output on VHF & UHF
  • 128 Memory Channels
  • Front Keypad
  • Headphone/Microphone Socket
  • Rugged Design
  • LCD Display
  • Dual Watch
  • Integrated FM Broadcast Receiver
  • Covers 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz

PRICE INCLUDES DELIVERY BY COURIER.

Radios are normally in stock and are normally despatched within 1 working day by courier at no extra cost, however CoVid has caused some hiccups along the way way with couriers doing their own thing. A tracking number is generated and will be sent to your email address.

Payment is by PayPal only.

If you are local, collection can be arranged in the Chelmsford CM3 area. Otherwise we will deliver. The price for delivery is included.

Configuration
Postcode & Mobile Number
First Name & Ham Callsign

Notes on ordering:

  • You can only order one radio per purchase
  • If you don’t have an Amateur Callsign don’t worry
  • It is vital that you supply postcode/mobile number/first name of operator
  • Operator name and callsign (if supplied) are programmed into the radio.
  • Not supplying a mobile number will cause a delay in despatch, your courier needs that information.