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BaoFeng Pofung GT-5TP 8/4/1 Watt Tri-Power Dual Band Two-Way Radio, VHF / UHF Transceiver, Kernel Upgrade Walkie Talkie with Dual PTT Speaker Mic & 2000mAh Battery & Earpiece Headset, Black

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  1. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Certainly no toy radio. NEEDS A LICENCE IN THE UK THOUGH!!!, 5 Nov. 2017

    By Sarah P

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    This review is from: BaoFeng Pofung GT-5TP 8/4/1 Watt Tri-Power Dual Band Two-Way Radio, VHF / UHF Transceiver, Kernel Upgrade Walkie Talkie with Dual PTT Speaker Mic & 2000mAh Battery & Earpiece Headset, Black (Electronics)

    Cracking radio, easy to program and connects to local scanners from a good 15 miles away. As this is a product review, the product gets 5 stars.

    HOWEVER!!!

    The trouble is that as far as I can see, nowhere does it say that to use this radio legally in the UK, you need a licence. Because of this, I now have 2 illegal radios which I’m assuming that I cannot return because I have now thrown the packaging away. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE RADIOS RUN ON LICENCED FREQUENCIES IN THE UK!!!

    Other than this, the radio is great.

    Now, if anyone would like to show me evidence that I’m wrong on this I will gladly revise this review.

  2. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Not perfect but very good, 8 Dec. 2017

    By Rick

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    This review is from: BaoFeng Pofung GT-5TP 8/4/1 Watt Tri-Power Dual Band Two-Way Radio, VHF / UHF Transceiver, Kernel Upgrade Walkie Talkie with Dual PTT Speaker Mic & 2000mAh Battery & Earpiece Headset, Black (Electronics)

    I also have UV-5R and UV-82. This is very similar to the UV-82. Identical in operation. GT-3TP feels a litle more fragile and it is quite easy for the inexeperienced user to hold it in a way they accidentally hold down the push to talk button as pressure required is very light and the button is more or less flush to the case. This is not a problem on the UV-82. In all other regards this handset is better. It is louder and mine didn’t distort with the volume all the way up the charging station fit is more easy and doesn’t feel as flimsy. There is a general problem with both in that the clip that screws on is not a good fit and makes it hard to remove/replace the battery without a screwdriver adjustment. However unlike the UV-82 this has a mount for the hand loop on the radio where the 82’s is on the clip so unless you need the clip then this config is more flexible. If you want to do DCS/CTCSS scanning this one didn’t do it despite the manual saying it does. UV-82 didn’t either. If that is something you need then get a UV-5R. All three worked with the Baofeng programming cable (not included). Output power is higher on VHF than UHF on all the BaoFeng radions so if you need maximum range then VHF is a requirement if your licence is for specific spectrum. I use it as part of a fleet of radios for noisy mobile outdoor events and it fits the profile at a fantastic price point. I’m recommending it as our radio of choice to replace our 8 year old Mitex ones.

    As far as the supplier is concerned it turned up in less time than expected (2 days) which was excellent so if you need them at short notice and they have them in stock you should be as satisfied as I am. Excellent.

  3. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Hidden Gem…, 25 Jan. 2018

    By STP (Wettest Wales) –

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    This review is from: BaoFeng Pofung GT-5TP 8/4/1 Watt Tri-Power Dual Band Two-Way Radio, VHF / UHF Transceiver, Kernel Upgrade Walkie Talkie with Dual PTT Speaker Mic & 2000mAh Battery & Earpiece Headset, Black (Electronics)

    These Baofeng radios are a bit of a hidden gem. Build quality is on par with much more expensive radios. This has an even better feel and quality that the UV-5R which I have had for a while. The buttons feel nicer and are clearly marked. Compared to the UV-5R the only minor con is that it lacks the button to select Channel Mode or Frequency Mode which is now done as the radio is turned on by holding down the menu button. Not a big deal but nonetheless the cheaper radio has this handy feature.

    People do complain about the programming and suggest using software which is apparently easy but having had numerous radios that are much harder to manually programme I personally didn’t have any issues. The menu system isn’t the most intuitive but I have seen worse from major radio manufacturers. From arrival to set-up and programmed (25 channels) it took less than 20 minutes. If your familiar with the UV-5R and other similar radios the menus are the same.

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