Learn how to use your handheld Baofeng UV-5R, starting from the beginning, including:
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For the last 3 years, we’ve been helping thousands of Americans study for their ham radio license exam. However, after becoming licensed ham radio operators, many of our students struggled to take the next step and finally get on the air. Because of this demand, we decided to take our system that has been so effective in prepping for the ham radio exam, and actually show how to use your ham radio.
We’re going to start from the very beginning, and teach you all the fundamentals of operating your Baofeng UV-5R. To make this course simple and easy-to-use, we focus specifically on the Baofeng UV-5R. Our videos are short and easy to understand.
Learn how to connect to repeaters and repeater systems where you can talk in chat groups, practice emergency communications, meet other hams, and more!
Our course shows you how to make your first call step-by-step, so you can learn quickly and avoid rookie mistakes.
We took the most important concepts and boiled them down into lessons you can reference and use easily.
Disclaimer: Ham Radio Prep and Critical Communications Media LLC are in no way associated with Baofeng, Baofeng Tech or any similar radio manufacturers or distributors. We are an independent organization that makes online courses and educational materials for those who want to learn how to use Baofeng radios and we enjoy these radios ourselves.
We have gone through an exhaustive list of possible similar radios and evaluated whether or not we think they will work with this course. We look at certain features to see whether they might be very similar to the popular UV-5R model.
We do know that there are radios out there with varying firmware versions (some even requested by private label sellers) as well as cosmetic changes, but on the whole they most likely will work with our course. For instance, menu numbers used for navigating programming might be slightly off, but you still should be able to scroll through those menu items to find the congruent and correct menu number for the function you need to carry out the same task.
GT-3 Mark II
GT-3TP Mark III
UV-5R EX (Radioddity)
UV-5RX3 (2M/1.25M/70cm) (Radioddity)
UV-5RX3 (2M/1.25M/70cm) (Baofeng model)
UV-5R MK3X (2M/1.25M/70cm)
UV-5R 3 band (2M/1.25M/70cm)
RT-5 (two power levels)
We believe in our Courses so much that if you aren't satisfied with the course for any reason, we'll give you your money back. We just require that you at least make an honest attempt. We call it The Ham Radio Prep Guarantee.
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