Essex Ham / Foundation Online Radio


Ideal for students on the Essex Ham Foundation Online course.

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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 transceiver 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 yourself.

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.

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
  • International Space Station
  • APRS (see for information)

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
  • Earphone/Mic
  • 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


Radios are normally in stock and are despatched by courier at no extra cost, however CoVid has caused some hiccups along the way way with couriers doing their own thing. All orders are tracked and insured.

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

Order yours now!

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 23 × 16 × 16 cm



Just Radio, + External Mic, + Programming Cable, +Mic & Cable


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