Baofeng UV-3R manual

The Baofeng UV-3R is a micro-miniature multiband FM transceiver with extensive receive frequency coverage, providing local-area two-way amateur communications. The new Mark II version is now available for purchase on such sites as eBay.

Regardless of the factors that come into play when using a radio, your transmission could go as far as 10 miles in normal conditions, and under poor conditions, it should go 2 miles. But in the best of conditions, a BaoFeng radio can transmit up to 15 miles.

Getting the most out of your HT requires an understanding of how to use it. That’s where having the owner’s manual comes in handy. With proper usage, there is less risk of damage, and you’ll learn how to get the most out of it.

Download the Baofeng UV-3R manual

For safe and optimum performance, the UV-3R must be used properly. Carefully read and follow all instructions and guidelines in this manual and give special attention to the CAUTION and WARNING statements. Misuse may damage the unit or cause harm or serious injury.

ProsCons
Works wellNo competition in the price range
Inexpensive

Baofeng UV-3R features

  • Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-470MHz
  • Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby
  • Output Power: 2 Watts
  • 99 Channels + 1 Emergency Channel
  • 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS
  • Built-in VOX Function
  • 1750Hz Brust Tone
  • FM Radio (87.0MHz-108.0MHz)
  • LED Flashlight
  • Large LCD Display
  • Hight /Low Power Switchable
  • 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
  • Emergency Alert
  • Low Battery Alert
  • Battery Saver
  • Time-out Timer
  • Keypad Lock
  • Monitor Channel

Test Results

Screen readabilityGood
In-hand feelFair
Included antennaGood
Construction qualityGood
Belt clipFair
ProgrammabilityGood
Maximum power output (2m/70cm)1 /.4 watts
Size174 * 55 * 40 mm
Actual weight5.2 oz