Baofeng UV-82 Dual Band Handheld Transceiver
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.
A little Brit Different
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.
Much like the UV5R, the unit has one bank of 128 channels.
It functions much like a UV5R, but the case is a bit larger and the keypad configuration is Normal with the zero at the bottom where it belongs.
Take a look at ..
and look at the comparison link.
I like mine.
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?
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 http://www.miklor.com/UV82/UV82-CompareUV5R.html
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.
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.
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.