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comparison between baofeng UV-5R plus and UV 82L

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by hunstoms, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. hunstoms

    hunstoms BANNED

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    A few days a ago, i post the review of baofeng UV-5R plus
    you can find it here http://www.worldwidedx.com/product-reviews/159301-baofeng-uv-5r-plus-kit-136-174-400-520mhz-review.html



    Also, i bought the UV-82L
    Today, I will compare the baofeng UV-5R plus and UV-82L
    some of you many ask, what is the difference between UV-82 and UV-82L
    There are the following difference between
    1.battery. UV-82L:3000mAh
    UV-82:1800mAh

    the battery is the biggest difference, I don't have the UV-82, so i don't know if there are other difference, if some knows this, you can post it in the replay.

    Pictures about baofeng UV-5R plus and UV 82L
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  2. hunstoms

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    is there anything you guys want to know, just post here, i will see what i can do
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  3. Mudfoot

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    Thanks for your post.

    What's the dual PTT all about? Any audio issues? I have an older UV5R with potent audio; then bought the UV5R plus which has weak audio. I don't intend to perform the mod either. The UV 82L looks intriguing.
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  4. Mudfoot

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    Guess I'll find out myself. I just ordered one.
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  5. Moleculo

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    I'd like to hear about any differences in the firmware, i.e. programming changes, etc.
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  6. Mudfoot

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    Got the unit today. I like the looks and it fits nice in my hand. I always thought that the UV5R was awkward to hold.

    I had a little trouble with the USB driver, but managed to get CHIRP up and running quickly. I had a lengthy simplex QSO with a local whom said transmit audio is good. I just need to spend more time with it.

    Only complaint so far is the footprint of the charging stand is much smaller than the UV5R. It is very light as well and the radio fits to snuggly. I have to giggle the radio in the charger in order for the indicator to light. I definitely don't like the charging base.
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  7. KN0JI

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    UV-82L : Best Baofeng ever

    The UV-82 is by far the very best Baofeng radio I have ever used, and I own several different (UV-5RA, UV-B5, UV-B6) models. It's the first Baofeng that feels like a serious HT, kinda reminding me (ok, a little) of my Yaesu FT-60R. It's a little larger, a little heavier, with larger keys (making it harder to fat-finger, unlike the B6), a more rugged exterior, and feels more professional, IMO. I don't like that you can't switch between Frequency Mode and Channel Mode with the push of a button like you could with the 5RA.

    Performance is fantastic, over and above the B5 or B6. From my favorite (146.76 and 147.08) local repeaters people report full quieting from me at 32 miles line-of-site, where the B6 is reported snowy and on the 5RA people say they have a difficult time making out what I'm saying, all using the same 1/4-wave whip. When I use my home-made four-radial ground plane, they all sound the same until I get about 41 miles from the same repeaters, then ditto.

    The manual stinks, but on one hand don't all Baofeng manuals stink? and on the other hand, if you've programmed one Baofeng, pretty much you've programmed them all. Also, I own both the UV-82 and the UV-82L, but I can't tell the two apart, except for the stick-on label.
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  8. 2RT307

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    Thanks for the review and information. It's just gotta be better, since the website you linked to says this:

    "Upgrade the function and more smarter than other walkie-talkies".

    I always wanted an HT that was more smarter! :laugh: I do like the looks of it, and at the price, might be worth it to give it a whirl. That would give me an excuse to gift on of my UV-5R's to one of the newbies in my club that doesn't have an HT yet. (y)

    73,
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  9. nomibucha

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    thanks for the nice review i really very like it
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  10. hunstoms

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  11. KQ9U

    KQ9U W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I have both the UV-5R plus and UV-82. And I have a Yaesu FT-250.

    I've had the Yaesu FT-250 for several years. And it is an excellent hand held, but it is only single band.

    So I bough the UV-5R and the UV-82 so I could get on the 70cm with a handheld. Both of them together were about 1/3rd the cost of a dual band Yaesu, Kenwood, or Icom.

    In 2 Meter, neither sound as good as the Yaesu. All three hit all of the repeaters that I use. And both the UV-5R and UV-82 hit the two 70cm repeaters in my area.

    The UV-82 definitely sounds better than the UV-5R. I paid $39 for the UV-82 and $29.50 for the UV-5R from Amazon. The UV-82 was well worth the extra $9.50.


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  12. hunstoms

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    As for the appearance, there is no difference between UV-82 and UV 82L
    but the battery capacity of UV 82L is 3000mA
    but the battery capacity of UV-82 is 1500mA
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  13. w9cll

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    Still thinking about pulling the trigger on a v-82.
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  14. KQ9U

    KQ9U W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Makes me suspicious with typos like that.
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