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BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio (136-174Mhz VHF & 400-520Mhz UHF) Includes Full Kit

The Most Powerful One Yet: BaoFeng BF-F8HP (High Power). The BF-F8HP is the most powerful BaoFeng capable of transmitting 8 watts! A PC03 FTDI Programming Cable is Recommended for Easier PC Programming The BF-F8HP is the third and final generation of...

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Price
(153 reviews)
Value
(77 reviews)
Quality
(138 reviews)
Range
(90 reviews)
Product
(140 reviews)
Feature
(69 reviews)
Size
(31 reviews)
Work
(48 reviews)
Reception
(67 reviews)
Antenna
(78 reviews)
Unit
(92 reviews)
Battery
(93 reviews)
Warranty
(23 reviews)
Bag
(14 reviews)
Clip break
(15 reviews)
Headset
(18 reviews)
Condition
(13 reviews)
Phone numb
(6 reviews)
Connector
(9 reviews)

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price

Reviews around price (4.72 of 5)

  • This radio is exactly as advertised and at a great price.
  • The flashlight is a little silly and unnecessary, but w/e
  • Really good radio with performance and features at a great price....
  • Dissapointed, Expensive then when not really any better than one not 1/2 the price
  • I like that this radio is compact, and it’s a great price for all of its features.
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value

Reviews around value (4.68 of 5)

  • Value of the radio seems good, but I wish they didn’t send me a used one
  • Fully functional, unbelievable price/value
  • This radio is a great value considering the durability and ease of use
  • Headset foam ripped as I was putting it on the earpiece
  • The flashlight is a little silly and unnecessary, but w/e
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quality

Reviews around quality (4.51 of 5)

  • It is not to difficult to program and has a good sound quality to it
  • Only compliant is one power charger failed as it has a cheap connector.
  • While the price was a bit less, the quality and the performance are drastically noticeable much poorer.
  • The sound quality is good and power output is also good
  • It seems very well built and audio quality is very good
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range

Reviews around range (4.41 of 5)

  • Only compliant is one power charger failed as it has a cheap connector.
  • It seems the range is more limited by the frequency not the power.
  • No problems, range was good, voices were clear, and battery life was good
  • The range isn't all that great, even if you buy an extended antenna
  • Yes, I know this is an 8 watt radio with a limited range and you can talk to repeaters which expand your limited range to your community however it is a great start to Ham Radio, a vital tool for my bug out bag, and good clean fun
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product

Reviews around product (4.40 of 5)

  • Great product, but unfortunately Ham Radio is dead, really dead
  • This product was shoddy with parts missing, No antenna and a blade from the charger plug was also missing, so I could not even charge the battery to test the radio without its antenna
  • We use the radios for emergency preparedness, excellent product.
  • Not saying a bad product", HOWEVER, Unless you have studied ham radio courses you will not understand the instructions
  • It's just your luck that this is the first and last time ill deal with this companylate delivery, faulty product, instead of playing with new radio im writing a thousand correspondenceseff my life
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feature

Reviews around feature (4.39 of 5)

  • Only compliant is one power charger failed as it has a cheap connector.
  • This radio is easy to use and carry with you, easy instructions, great features, and long battery life
  • Great little radio full of powerful features for an unbelievable price
  • Headset foam ripped as I was putting it on the earpiece
  • The flashlight is a little silly and unnecessary, but w/e
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size

Reviews around size (4.23 of 5)

  • The size was shocking
  • It is very clear and also for those who have a difficult time reading, it has pictures 😁.Overall, I have had this radio since mid February 2018 and besides sometimes catching a bit of static (I'm still learning the "lingo"), I am satisfied with the purchase as well as current customer service
  • I use the standard 2100 mAh batteries when size is a concern and the larger ones when I need them to last longer
  • The size is compact but not so small that my fingers hit the
  • It works great, the extended battery makes it very easy to hold on to and use, the original size while easy to travel with was a tad too small for me
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work

Reviews around work (4.14 of 5)

  • As for my experience, it was good, no problems, everything works and is real not counterfeit.
  • The radio works well for my needs but it would be nice if it would receive only the Aviation band
  • I'm not easily impressed by most modern radios but this one works and feels of the quality of brands costing hundreds more
  • Radio works well, reciever is not as sensitive as the UV-5R.
  • I had no problems with it @ a festival while working or on family channels when @ play
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reception

Reviews around reception (4.12 of 5)

  • Very nice radio, good reception, clear transmissions, easy to program.
  • The background static on the Baofeng completely overpowers the voice reception, while the Wouxun maintains an acceptable level of background static and audible, intelligible voice reception.
  • Very useful scanner/two-way radio...very good reception and transmission
  • Good reception and easy to use and powerful transition for a handheld..
  • Reception is absolutely horrible, even with an after market nyaogi antenna
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antenna

Reviews around antenna (3.83 of 5)

  • I'd recommend to a better antenna - but that's typical...
  • Only compliant is one power charger failed as it has a cheap connector.
  • I would recommend a better antenna than the rubber duckie.
  • This product was shoddy with parts missing, No antenna and a blade from the charger plug was also missing, so I could not even charge the battery to test the radio without its antenna
  • The only thing it needs is a better antenna out of the box
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unit

Reviews around unit (3.62 of 5)

  • He stated it was a good unit with an improved battery and more power
  • This unit works as well as my much more expensive Yaesu model.
  • Unit works well, although it is somewhat difficult to manually program.
  • IMHO this unit works just as well as all of the other radios I have used
  • Also one unit has constant static, even with squelch turned up all the way.
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battery

Reviews around battery (3.58 of 5)

  • I was having trouble installing the battery and it seems like no one else shares this problem
  • (Rx/Tx).These are great radios and have a great battery life
  • Do not bet your life on these if your getting one for bug out or hunting ec t not dependable
  • I would recommend the extended battery (real one, not cheap fakes) and the Nagoya
  • These radios have incredible range and a really good battery life
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warranty

Reviews around warranty (3.16 of 5)

  • If you buy them from third parties you will loose your warranty.
  • Only compliant is one power charger failed as it has a cheap connector.
  • I've had it for about a month now and it seems to work as it should.
  • Do not bet your life on these if your getting one for bug out or hunting ec t not dependable
  • Headset foam ripped as I was putting it on the earpiece
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bag

Reviews around bag (2.54 of 5)

  • It has all the features that you would normally want in a dual band radio but at a price that can allow you to buy it for your bug-out bag
  • PC03 FTDI Genuine USB Programming Cable for BTECH the BaoFeng are tedious & frustrating to program use a YouTube tutorialGreat for the to-go bag in you vehicle if some bad guy steals it $63 vs $300 & upthe stock antenna has a much better gain than previous models
  • I've had it for about a month now and it seems to work as it should.
  • Came home to put some radios in my bug out bag for my family
  • Yes, I know this is an 8 watt radio with a limited range and you can talk to repeaters which expand your limited range to your community however it is a great start to Ham Radio, a vital tool for my bug out bag, and good clean fun
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clip break

Reviews around clip break (2.41 of 5)

  • I have a Baofeng bf-f8hp and the belt clip broke , where could go to get a replacement
  • I do use it when out and about some, and it works as it should
  • I dropped it and the small battery clip broke right off
  • Battery retaining clip broke right off after it fell from the center console of my truck to the floor board
  • I've had it for about a month now and it seems to work as it should.
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headset

Reviews around headset (2.33 of 5)

  • Note that the included headset is terrible, but better ones are available.
  • It arrived with the box unsealed and missing the headset
  • I do use it when out and about some, and it works as it should
  • I've had it for about a month now and it seems to work as it should.
  • Only compliant is one power charger failed as it has a cheap connector.
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condition

Reviews around condition (1.63 of 5)

  • Arrived in perfect condition and works flawlessly.
  • I ordered this back in April and the product arrived quickly and in perfect condition from what I could tell
  • More than a level entry for amateur radio operators, the BF-F8HP is an important tool for use in capable hands given catastrophic conditions
  • Tha radio has a flashlight too, bright enough to show you the path in dark conditions
  • It is very clear and also for those who have a difficult time reading, it has pictures 😁.Overall, I have had this radio since mid February 2018 and besides sometimes catching a bit of static (I'm still learning the "lingo"), I am satisfied with the purchase as well as current customer service
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phone numb

Reviews around phone numb (1.44 of 5)

  • sometime."I went to call Baofeng Tech, they have NO phone number
  • The company does not provide a phone number so forget about technical support
  • Just a beginner but with U Tube direction easy to set up and operate
  • No phone number is included for assistance, so if you are not versed in a variety of radio frequencies, this radio is not for you.
  • And I cant seem to find a working phone number for the manufacturer to see if I can order a replacement clips from them.
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connector

Reviews around connector (1.29 of 5)

  • This last one I sent back because the Antenna Connector was loose
  • Plastic everywhere, unusual connectors (the antenna is a FEMALE SMA instead of the standard male, etc.) and sloppy design are all over the place
  • The antenna connector became lose and the transmission degrade over time no response from seller
  • n’t had any luck with it
  • Do not bet your life on these if your getting one for bug out or hunting ec t not dependable
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