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  • Baofeng UV-5RThe (Chinese) Radio

    Documentation Projecthttp://radiodoc.github.com/

    Lennart Lidberg

  • The (Chinese) Radio Documentation Project

    ii Baofeng UV-5R

    Baofeng UV-5R: The (Chinese) Radio DocumentationProject: http://radiodoc.github.com/by Lennart LidbergCopyright 2012 Lennart Lidberg

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    Table of ContentsPreface .................................................................................................... viiI. Getting started ......................................................................................... 1

    1. Initial setup .................................................................................... 3What's in the box ........................................................................ 3Assembly .................................................................................. 3

    Antenna ............................................................................ 3Belt clip ............................................................................ 3Battery .............................................................................. 4

    Charging and battery maintenance .................................................. 4Charging ........................................................................... 4Battery Maintenance ............................................................ 5

    2. Getting to know your radio ............................................................... 7The main display ........................................................................ 8

    Battery Level Indicator ........................................................ 9Status LED ................................................................................ 9Side key 1 - CALL (Broadcast FM and Alarm) ................................ 9Side key 2 - MONI (Monitor and Flashlight) .................................... 9VFO / MR -mode key .................................................................. 9A / B select key .......................................................................... 9Band key ................................................................................. 10Numeric keypad ........................................................................ 10

    Pound key ........................................................................ 10Star key ........................................................................... 11Menu and function keys ..................................................... 11

    Accessory jack .......................................................................... 113. Basic Use ..................................................................................... 13

    Power and volume ..................................................................... 13Turning the unit on ........................................................... 13Turning the unit off ........................................................... 13Adjusting the volume ......................................................... 13

    Making a call ........................................................................... 14Channel selection ...................................................................... 14

    Frequency (VFO) mode ...................................................... 14Channel (MR) mode .......................................................... 15

    II. Advanced topics ................................................................................... 174. Working the menu system ............................................................... 19

    Basic use ................................................................................. 19Using short-cuts ........................................................................ 19

    5. Scanning ...................................................................................... 21Scanning modes ........................................................................ 21

    Time operation ................................................................. 21Carrier operation ............................................................... 21Search operation ............................................................... 21

    Tone Scanning .......................................................................... 22

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    6. Dual Watch .................................................................................. 237. DTMF ......................................................................................... 258. Selective calling ............................................................................ 27

    CTCSS .................................................................................... 27DCS ........................................................................................ 281750Hz Tone-burst .................................................................... 29

    9. Customization ............................................................................... 31Display .................................................................................... 31Power-on message ..................................................................... 32

    10. Programming .............................................................................. 33Manual programming ................................................................. 33

    Simplex channels .............................................................. 33Duplex channels ................................................................ 34

    Computer programming .............................................................. 34Attaching the programming cable ......................................... 34Baofeng software .............................................................. 34

    Radio to radio cloning ............................................................... 36III. How-to and setup guides. ...................................................................... 39

    11. Repeaters .................................................................................... 4112. Automatic Number Identification .................................................... 4313. Application Specific Setup ............................................................. 45

    Commercial Radio Setup ............................................................ 45Amateur Radio Setup ................................................................. 45MilSim: Airsoft and Paintball ...................................................... 46

    A. Troubleshooting .................................................................................... 47B. Menu definitions ................................................................................... 49

    0 SQL - Squelch Level ...................................................................... 491 STEP - Frequency Step ................................................................... 492 TXP - Transmit Power .................................................................... 493 SAVE - Battery Save ...................................................................... 494 VOX - Voice Operated TX .............................................................. 505 WN - Wideband / Narrowband .......................................................... 506 ABR - Display Illumination Time ...................................................... 507 TDR - Dual Watch ......................................................................... 508 BEEP - Keypad Beep ...................................................................... 519 TOT - Transmission Time-out-Timer ................................................. 5110 R-DCS - Receiver DCS ......................................

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