any HAM radio guys here? BaoFeng UV-5RE

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  1. patent10021, Mar 17, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2014

    patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    Was considering getting the BaoFeng UV-5REbut heard I should get a SDR radio so I can use it with the computer.

    What say you?

    Also these radios are always for local distances. Are there any that can transmit overseas and fit in a backpack? Or at least a radio that can transmit half way across Canada/USA. Do you have to be in the military to have such expensive radios or just have a license?

  2. Kronos14 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2014

    Hi Patent10021! I'm new to the forums here - and a relatively new amateur radio operator. Whatever did you decide on between SDR and the UV-5R?

    I JUST decided on going with the UV-5R and Easy Digi interface ustilizing a waterfall app to do digital modes.

    Would be interested to hear if you have any experience with this?

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