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baofeng GT-3 Two-Way Radio review

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by googlert, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. googlert

    googlert Member

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    Baofeng-GT-3, I just got it this week. As far as i concerned, this is a new product. i just take some pictures,
    some of the photos are from www.sainsonic.com, where i bought it.

    Features

    Dual-band handheld transcevier with display function menu on the display "LCD".
    DTMF encoded.
    Incorporates 105 codes "DCS" and 50 privacy codes "CTCSS" programmable.
    Timer transmission "TOT" programmable.
    Selecting the Scan Mode.
    Built-in RX CTCSS/DCS scan, LED flash.
    Programmable by PC.
    Dual Watch/dual reception.
    Level Threshold "Squelch" adjustable from 0 to 9.
    Crossband reception.

    Then the pictures
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    back side
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    just same with the one I received.


     
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  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I like the display on this one. I can't help but feel that this is nothing but a UV-5R in different packaging. Can you confirm?
     
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  3. jwilkers

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    The Ebay site showed some different chips in comparison, so hardwarewise it is an Upgrade.

    2014 BAOFENG GT 3 VHF UHF 136 174 4
     
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  4. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Thanks but hopefully something more reliable then ebay will figure this thing out.
     
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  5. googlert

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    Also find that www.radioddity.com is also selling Baofeng GT-3 and they says that GT-3 was designed by sainsonic.
    You guys can check the hardware of GT-3 there.
     
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  6. jwilkers

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    One other thing to add... If this was a "review" there would be some performance "reviews" also. What is good, bad, versus the regular old uv5r and its million other clones that would make us want to buy one?
     
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  7. googlert

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    Just made a comparison with Baofeng UV 5R
    for the detailed info of GT-3, you guys can refer to radioddity GT-3
    Advantages over Baofeng UV-5R
    Radio Frequency IC
    GT-3:Radio Frequency IC
    UV-5R:RDA1846
    Upgrade SQ to enhance the anti-interference ability.
    RDA1846S add an new tail tone elimination function, when transmit and receive signal between 50Hz with 55Hz
    Improve the receiver AGV switching noise when signal strength changes severe

    Frequency-Modulated Receiver Chip
    GT-3:RDA5802N
    UV-5R:RDA5802E
    The RDA5802N has a powerful low-IF digital audio processor, this make it have optimum sound quality with varying reception conditions

    Power Amplifier IC
    GT-3:UTC TDA2822L
    UV-5R:UTC TDA2822F

    LED Flashlight
    GT-3:pro-LED (straw-hat LED)
    UV-5R:common LED flashlight

    feel free to correct me if there is anything wrong
     
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  8. interhu

    interhu BANNED

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    Sounds good, I like the GT-3's appearence.It looks good.
    And I have saw ebay already sell this kind of model in US AU UK DE site
    But can not sure the differences between GT-3 with UV-5R.
    I am confused, can't sure which one is better
     
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  9. Carl

    Carl Technologicaly Challenged

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    gt3 is newer with a few different hardware differences. it also costs more. its water resistant and dust resistant whereas the uv5r's are not.
     
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  10. jwilkers

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    I ordered one, and started a Yahoo group for it. Just got the programming software uploaded.
     
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  11. DieHard

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    I too ordered one from Amazon. should have it by end of this week. will try to review it and compare with my UV-5RE Plus.
     
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  12. seedkey

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    where is the review?
     
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  13. Mudfoot

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    Go ahead and buy one.
     
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  14. roadrage

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    I see that this radio is being compared to the UV 5R series. Was/is the UV 5R radio a good radio? I just bought a new one from Amazon.com for $30 shipped. I don't know much about it except the manual doesn't help much with functions like channel memory, tone select, etc.
     
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  15. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    They do what you want an HT to do, xmit when you press the button and rx when you don't. They work, not the best but look at the price. I own one and I will be buying another.
     
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