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Baofeng

Post by patrington » 05 Jun 2019, 10:12

Hi Guys, Just bought baofeng 5r,,brand new to this hobby,,,,,,,not hearing anything,,,,,,,if I`m in Hedon, should I be able to pick up Humberside airport with my 5r. Cheers, Peter...….ps just to confirm,what is the tower frequency.....

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Post by thelad » 05 Jun 2019, 17:17

Dont think the 5r will cover airband.
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Post by Auldgeek » 05 Jun 2019, 19:49

It doesn't cover airband and it wont receive AM.
The radio you have will typically cover 136-174Mhz on the VHF and 400-470Mhz on UHF. On both bands, it's FM

Civil airband is around 108-136Mhz or thereabouts.
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Post by Admiral » 05 Jun 2019, 19:54

As above, and, the tower frequency should be 124.900Mc by the way. You can get an entry level, second user scanner for beer money these days as the analogue frequencies are dissappearing.
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Re: Baofeng

Post by thelad » 06 Jun 2019, 04:32

You may get the UHF tower relay if they have one.
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Re: Baofeng

Post by patrington » 08 Jun 2019, 11:31

Thanks guys for all the info......

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Re: Baofeng

Post by original45 » 10 Jun 2019, 14:15

I'm new ish to the uv 5 dual band too. To improve what you have you can try adding a counterpoise or tiger tail wire.
From what I understand and have tried with success myself with noticed increases to tx rx on vhf uhf you cut a 19.50" piece of wire and with either a ring crimp connector or form a small ring of soldered wire end to ground behind one of the belt clip screws for simplicity .
Test it has continuity to ground of antenna but I'm sure all uv 5 do so at least all mine do.

Works well on 2m 70 and improvements on pmr 446 too.

I have found the retevis rhd 771 a cracking antenna which improved signals well.
Just under £4 from Hong Kong so a bargain, not so many clones like with the nagoya too.
Had several ,all work perfectly with improved tx rx..

V impressed so far with the uv 5 in every aspect.recently upgraded to the uv 5tp which is again in power terms a improvement over 4 watts.

Something I noted with the tigertail is when I am portable I generally use the radio holding vertically. However if I hear weakest signal no audio I hold the counterpoise wire at a 45 degree angle to the main antenna and point the main antenna towards where I feel the signal gets stronger or is transmitted from.

Did this only today and was able to hear audio of the gent calling .so for some reason it works well .
Another I note is if I hold the tiger tail whilst receiving only ,not transmitting I get a cleaner signal if it's weak.
Also have a steel plastic coated washing line, for receive again I hold the antenna up to the washing line touching again it can increase the receive.

Good luck with your new uv5 ,the wire is a free improvement and works v well.
Take it up high ground and try again.

All the best .

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