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    Baofeng radio-stock update

    Hey CA, any idea when they baofeng radios are back in stock?
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    Has anyone review or used the new 8 watt series?

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    I use the BF-F8HP & UV-82HP for work. I didn't notice any huge improvement over the previous 5watt models.
    The channel scan is also noticeably slower on the F8HP vs the 5R.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merovingian View Post
    I use the BF-F8HP & UV-82HP for work. I didn't notice any huge improvement over the previous 5watt models.
    The channel scan is also noticeably slower on the F8HP vs the 5R.
    I have tested the uv5r and the bffp+ and they both put out an honest 4 Watts when properly matched to my diamond x30 antenna. The hp series tested out at just over 6 Watts output on high range. It is important to use a good antenna for HT radios. One of the better ones available is the Nagoya 771. I am able to hit a 2m repeater 35 km away with the 5r. Two things to be aware of...keep the antenna as far away from your body as possible when transmitting...use a remote mike so you are not pounding your brain with radio waves. And if you do buy an aftermarket antenna like the 771...purchase it from a reputable dealer. There are lots of fakes out there that perform worse than the original rubber duck that came with the radio.
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    Curious as well. Wouldn't mind getting a couple more uv5r'sand some 888s
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    Are the Nagoya antennas you guys carry straight from Nagoya? I'm just worried because I have heard so many stories about knock off antennas that are worse than the rubber ducky ones that come with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomized View Post
    Are the Nagoya antennas you guys carry straight from Nagoya? I'm just worried because I have heard so many stories about knock off antennas that are worse than the rubber ducky ones that come with them.
    Totally true. I was a victim of a fake antenna purchase. I bought what was sold as a genuine Nagoya 771, and it wouldn’t even open a repeater that was 6km away. I searched out fake Nagoya antennas, and verified that I had a fake. One of the club members had a link to someone who who was selling real ones on amazon...and the comparison was unreal. The SWR on the fake antenna was measured out to around 7:1 on 2 Metres, whereas the real one was 1.3:1. It was a wonder that I didn’t damage my radio with the fake one.
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