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Baofeng UV-5RC Dual Band Hand Held Transceiver

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We can price match this item if found elsewhere. Call us on:

0333 400 9500

Quoting product code: N99DA


About this product


  • Small and compact VHF and UHF hand held radio
  • Great radio for all amateur Licensees have around the shack
  • Dual band and dual VFO LCD display, monitor two different frequencies

Product overview

• Small and compact VHF and UHF hand held radio
• Great radio for all amateur Licensees have around the shack
• Dual band and dual VFO LCD display, monitor two different frequencies
• 50 CTCSS and 104 DCS privacy tones for repeater access
• Robust design
• Full 4W on 70cm and 5W on 2m bands
• Supplied with charger dock, 1800mA battery and antenna

The UV-5RC is a great starter radio for the Amateur Foundation licence holder and makes a great addition to any shack. Low cost but packed with features in the past found on Japanese branded radios, this hand held offers all round stability and good sensitivity.
Whether you enjoy repeater work, portable operation or just want a reliable second hand held you will be amazed with this radio

Do you sell the batteries separately for this item, as mine is now no longer holding a charge for any length of time.

Asked by: Bodert
Unfortunately we don't currently sell replacement batteries. They can be obtained directly from the manufacturer.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2017-07-29

Hello. does this radio support headsets and if so, what connector does it use.

Asked by: Swift
Speaker is 2.5mm and Microphone is 3.5mm. To use regular headphones, you would need a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-11-03

I want to use this radio for receiver  to receiver use,  for within say 3 miles max , would I still need a license , I will not be Using hams frequency 

Asked by: Mozzy55
A license is required for operation of this radio
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-05-18

Hi can these radios be used with other baofeng radios Wether they are the same model or not. Thank you 

Asked by: dun dun dun
If they are using the same frequency and channel etc. They should be usable. To be sure it may be beneficial to contact the manufacture to ensure their products are compatible with each other.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-11-14

In the detailed specification it quotes ■ FM radio and 25 stations storage. How do you store the FM station frequencies?

Asked by: johnboy684
This service is open for frequently asked questions, In order for us to best assist you with any issue you may have with a product please contact our technical team on the details below: 0333 400 9757 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-10-09

Can it transmit marine frequencys cos I am a fishman
Asked by: marsh
Although this radio works on marine frequencies, you would probably want to get a waterproof hand held radio - this UV5R would not be considered life-preserving equipment as it isn't waterproof and would stop working if your boat capsized and the radio got wet!
Answered by: Emyr
Date published: 2015-07-30

why are you selling them at double the price of all your competition? I know they are great radios, but do you love them so much that you don't want anybody to buy them?! LOL

Asked by: Emyr
We do offer a price match guarantee at all our stores with the conditions that , - The item is of the same brand, model and spec, - That it is not on special offer where you see the item cheaper, - That the item is currently in stock at the store you see it cheaper, - And that its within a ten mile radios of the Maplin store that you wish to purchase it from, - And bearing in mind it has to be in a store and NOT an online price.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2017-05-23

what does the kit contain and what batteries does it use

Asked by: Biglash69er
x Baofeng UV-5RC Dual Band Handheld Radio 1 x 7.4V 1800mah Battery Pack 1 x Band Antenna 1 x Desktop Charger 1 x Belt Clip 1 x Hang Rope 1 x Earphone for free 1 x English User Manual
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2017-03-21
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