Baofeng UV-9R plus

Discussion in 'Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-Offs' started by K7LTL, Mar 9, 2019.

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  1. K7LTL

    K7LTL Ham Member QRZ Page

    An app called WISH is selling this radio claiming to be 15 watt RF power. i bought one & its 5 watt on high tx. I emailed them thru the app & told them this & they replied that it is 15 watt. The user manual states 5 watt on high power. I’m trying to get my money back. I should have know better. Don’t buy it!!!

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  2. K7LTL

    K7LTL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I did get a full refund of the money so the company is reliable I don’t know where they get their 15 W claim from. It’s a nice radio but it is overpriced
  3. K1IGS

    K1IGS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Weird - there seems to be quite disagreement between different sellers what the power output is. Looking through amazon, Beofeng is claiming 5 watts on high - other sellers of the uv9r are claiming 8 and even 15 watts.
  4. WB0MPB

    WB0MPB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I like this short part of on description i read, "Baofeng UV-9R Plus Walkie Talkie CB Radio 8W High Power"
    walkie talkie is what we called them as kids when we wanted our parents to buy us radios we could talk to our friends on.
    I guess the range was not very good back in the 60's and 70's on these radios!!:D:D:D
    Or kids did not understand the concept of how the radios worked.:D
    And they were CB's!!

    Here is the one that I want. The power out varies from 5 watts to 15 watts and this one advertises to be 15 watts output.

    John, WB0MPB
  5. KB3VWG

    KB3VWG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wish often has companies/people selling electronic devices with exaggerated specifications. I bought a lot of cell phones that did not match the specs of the ones that arrived. I also purchased a lot of 128 GB SD cards - never arrived.

    I can say though, that Wish is excellent in resolving those kind of disputes.

    Be warned...Also, I've never heard of those Chinese HTs with FIFTEEN WATTS output.
  6. K8MH

    K8MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think its the battery is 15 Watt(hours)
  7. N1VAU

    N1VAU XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    You think it's a good idea to have a 15 watt VHF/UHF Radio transmitter inches from your head?
    N2AMM and AJ4GQ like this.
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    That is it. The battery output is 15 watts.
  9. W5TD

    W5TD Ham Member QRZ Page

    For when life is too short for QRP!
  10. K4CMC

    K4CMC Ham Member QRZ Page

    The battery supplied is reportedly a 8,000 mah battery which is a lot more capacity than the UV5R comes with or the earlier versions of this model radio which had about a 4,500 mah battery. As such I felt it was probably worth getting just for the additional battery capacity. However, as others have said I have noticed that virtually NONE of the Baofeng radios meet their published TX output power even the ones that claim 5 watts. I have one of these on order where the ad claims 15 watt output and I have seen other ads that show 10 watts, but with the lower capacity battery. I will test it once I get it and charge the battery, but am pretty darn sure it is not going to put out anywhere near 15 watts and I really did not think it would. Even if it only puts out a true 5 watts that will be more than my other Baofengs. I have seen several feedbacks on this model which were at least somewhat positive. BTW a lot of these Chinese radios will be going on sale before September 30 when the new FCC part 15 rules take affect and a lot of these radios will be prohibited from sale in the US.

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