Saturday, 18 October 2014

Which is your favourite Baofeng (Pofung)?

We all call them Baofeng the original name, but now they are called Pofung. Who really cares about the name? They are a budget priced HT capable of 2m/70cm and other freqs, they have lots going for them.

Take the survey to the right of the Blog and lets see which one of the 5 you like.

We have the pocket sized UV-3R which includes all models MK1/2.  and Plus..
The full sized UV-5R, again includes all models RA, RC, RE etc.
UV-B5 and UV-B6
The rugged UV-82
The budget priced BF-888s 16 CH UHF model.

                                          UV-3R     UV-5R    UV-5B/B6  UV82    BF-888s

I will let the survey run for a month, perhaps in the comments you will let us know what you like and don't like about them?

Of course if you don't own a Baofeng yet, take a trip down to Hans PD0AC Blog, and do a search for a model which takes your fancy, he has written full reports on most of them:

I know which one is my favourite which is yours?  


  1. For obvious reasons the UV-B5, but the UV-82 started to grow on me.


  2. I also think the uv b-5 is the best I have tried, the worst is the bf v85.

  3. The UV-B5 is the best. I like the menu, rotary selector, decent antenna and overall performance. I have used it in pretty harsh conditions(sand, rain, frost) and it never fails.

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  5. Hi Steve, for sure it's UV-B5(6) / 27 items menu ver. with latest f/w. Very good front-end (instead of all other Baofengs) and pretty nice design, rugged, for very reasonable price. Can't beat in this price class. 73 - Petr, OK1RP / M0SIS

  6. Hi Petr, I agree a very good model and the S meter works correctly!

    73 Steve