Baofeng Antenna Adapters (Read this first!)

Baofeng radios, particularly the popular UV-5R model, are widely used by amateur radio enthusiasts, emergency responders, and outdoor adventurers.

One of the key factors influencing the performance of these radios is the antenna.

While the stock antenna provided with Baofeng radios is functional, many users seek to enhance their radio’s range and signal clarity with aftermarket antennas.

This is where Baofeng antenna adapters come into play.

What are Baofeng Antenna Adapters?

Baofeng antenna adapters are small, connector-based devices that allow users to attach different types of antennas to their Baofeng radios.

These adapters are essential because they provide compatibility between the radio’s antenna connector and the new antenna’s connector, which may not be directly compatible.

How to Choose the Right Adapter

Determine Your Connector Types

Identify the connector type on your Baofeng radio and the connector type on the antenna you wish to use. This will help you choose the appropriate adapter.

    Baofeng Radios have a SMA-Male Connector at the Antenna Input

    Antennas use either BNC, SMA, F-Type or N connectors.

    List of Different Adapters

    The list below is organized by the connector on the external antenna.

    SMA-F connector

    If your antenna has a SMA-F connector like the Nagoya Antenna shown below, then you don’t need an adapter.

    Authentic Genuine Nagoya NA-771 15.6-Inch Whip VHF/UHF (144/430Mhz) Antenna SMA-Female for BTECH and BaoFeng Radios

    BNC Connector

    If your antenna has a BNC Male connector, then the adapter shown in the picture below is required to connect the two.

    DHT Electronics 2pcs SMA Female to BNC Female Convert Adapter for Two Way Radio BaoFeng UV-5R FD-880

    F-type Connector

    If your antenna has a F-type connector then this adapter will work.

    onelinkmore F Type Male to SMA Female Coax Connectors SMA Connector RF Antenna Adapter Test Aerial Converter for FM/AM/DAB Digital Radio Kenwood Pioneer Panasonic Pack of 2

    SO-239 Connector

    If your antenna has a SO-239 connector then this adapter will work.

    DHT Electronics Handheld Antenna Cable for Wouxun Baofeng Quasheng Linton - Adapter for UHF Base and Mobile Antennas - SMA Female to UHF SO-239 Female Connectors 6'' Pack of 2


    Baofeng antenna adapters are essential accessories for enhancing the performance and versatility of your Baofeng radio. By allowing you to connect various aftermarket antennas, these adapters help you achieve better range, signal clarity, and overall communication reliability.

    In this post we’ve provided adapters for different antenna types.

    Whether you’re a casual user or a serious radio enthusiast, investing in the right antenna adapters can make a significant difference in your radio experience.