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On a baofeng uv-5ra. how do i change freqs. on channell mode? frequency mode works fine but it won't let me change the freqs. in channell mode. thanks.

I have gone online to find the answer but found none. the manual is useless.

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You have to be in "VFO" mode. Your best bet on that extremely difficult to use radio, is to get "chirp" and the proper cable and program it via a computer. If you search on-line for "baofeng programming" you may find an alternate set of instructions. Your absolute best bet: throw that PoS away and get a Yaesu FT-60.

Posted on Dec 22, 2014

Testimonial: "first of all your wrong. second, it's NOT a pos. i have 4 of them and they all work great. it's just the last 2 i bought were uv-5ra and not uv-5r. i got the problem solved using the baofeng programming software. the chirp software, in my opinion, is a pos. it is a very easy radio to use. i have looked into other radios, and for the money, and now for the radio's quality, i would recommend the baofeng to anyone."

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    karl sievers Dec 23, 2014

    oh yea one other thing. if the baofeng craps out, throw it away and buy another one. why pay alot more for a yaesu or any other radio to do the same thing for much lower cost? i know many hams that have bought this radio and they all love it.

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