What is the UV-5R Frequency Range?

The Baofeng UV-5R is a popular dual-band handheld transceiver that operates in the UHF and VHF frequency bands.

The UV-5R frequency range is 68 – 108 MHz, 136-174 MHz, 400-520 MHz

However there are some restrictions on how these frequencies can be used. Let’s get into the details.

UV-5R Transceiver Bands

The radio can both transmit and receive (Tx/Rx) in the following bands:

  • VHF (Very High Frequency): Frequency Range: 136-174 MHz
  • UHF (Ultra High Frequency): Frequency Range: 400-520 MHz

These ranges allow the UV-5R to communicate on both amateur radio frequencies and some commercial and public safety frequencies, making it a versatile choice for various communication needs

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UV-5R Receiver Bands

The radio can receive (Rx) in the following bands:

  • VHF: Frequency Range: 68 – 108 MHz, 136-174 MHz
  • UHF: Frequency Range: 400-520 MHz

Note the inclusion of the FM receive band from 68 MHz to 108 MHz. The UV-5R can only receive Frequency Modulated signals over this range of frequencies.

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