RoyGBiv wrote:bblhd672 wrote:bblhd672 wrote:Just ordered this one and a USB programming cable. The description says it has an "improved" antenna, so I didn't order another one until I get an idea how well this one that comes with it works.
Got my new radio last night (gotta love Amazon same day delivery!). Didn't get home till 10:30 so haven't done anything with it but unbox and skim the manual. Lots of new terms/acronyms to learn!
It's been 35 years since I was Radioman in Navy, but hopefully some of that stuff I learned is still recall-able in my brain!
You Navy guys are brave... I don't like transmitting @5 watts close to my melon. At 8 watts I'd be using an external speaker/mic for sure.
Here is a lesson for Apple...the BF-F8HP maintains full cross accessory compatibility with all previous UV-5R accessories
This is a really nicely-spec'd radio... I might have to have one. Looks like it's already supported on CHIRP too.
The only missing improvement I really wold like to see from Baofeng would be some better level of waterproofness.
Baofeng has several waterproof HTs. They're ~$40.