Baofeng UV-82 Dual Band Handheld Transceiver

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  1. K4TEC

    K4TEC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have just produced a new video on the Baofeng UV-82 dual band handheld transceiver

    it can be seen here


    This is my very first video attempt, I hope the contents are informative.

  2. K4AX

    K4AX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm sure the answer is no, but does it have real dual receive? Your site lists it as dual RX, however in the video it's stated as dual standby. Just curious as it looks a lot like the new Puxing rig out that has true dual receive and crossband repeat.
  3. K3NXU

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  4. K9CCH

    K9CCH Ham Member QRZ Page


    No one has said for certain yet... is there any new technology in this radio, or is it simply a UV-5R with an updated case and layout?
  5. K3NXU

    K3NXU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes and No...
    I know that's not the answer you want but here's what I've found.
    The electronics are Basically the same.
    The power is actually 5 watts (instead of 4) This was Bench tested.
    The case is larger, has a Dual PTT, etc. I especially like the larger keypad for programming.

    Take a look at
    At the bottom of the page, Hans PD0AC does a bench test review with graphic traces.

    Have UV5Rs as well. I bought a larger battery for my one UV5R only so it fits my large hand better.
    No need to do that with my UV82.
    What it boils down to is personal preference.
  6. K9CCH

    K9CCH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Any testing with external antennas yet?

    Remember the conversation we were having about the external JPole and the UV-5R having too sensitive of a receiver - I'm assuming thats still going to be the same with the 82.
  7. K3NXU

    K3NXU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Although the transmitter is a bit beefier, the receiver is the same as the UV5R.
    Very sensitive, but selectivity could be better.

    Almost midnight here in PA.
    I'll be back tomorrow.

    John K3NXU
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