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Programming Examples for Your Baofeng UV5R

 

SIMPLEX PROGRAMMING EXAMPLE

TO PROGRAM 146.520 SIMPLEX TO MEMORY CHANNEL 001 :

STEP 1 : ENTER 146520 (while in frequency mode to VFO/A)

STEP 2 : PRESS [MENU] [27] ("mem channel" appears on display)

STEP 3 : PRESS [MENU] (radio announces " memory channel")

STEP 4 : ENTER [001] (use the keypad or scroll to it with arrow keys)

STEP 5 : PRESS [MENU] (radio announces "receiving memory")

STEP 6 : PRESS [EXIT]


Memory number 001 is now programmed to 146.520 simplex (no split)



REPEATER PROGRAMMING EXAMPLE - VK2RTZ

TO PROGRAM REPEATER 146.775 / 146.175 TO MEMORY CHANNEL 002 :

STEP 1 : ENTER 146775 (while in frequency mode to VFO-A)

STEP 2 : PRESS [MENU] [27] ("mem channel" appears on display)

STEP 3 : PRESS [MENU] ( radio announces " memory channel")

STEP 4 : ENTER [002] (use the keypad or scroll to it with arrow keys)

STEP 5 : PRESS [MENU] (radio announces "receiving memory")

STEP 6 : PRESS [EXIT]

STEP 7 : ENTER 146175

STEP 8 : PRESS [MENU] [27] (memory channel 002 still on display)

STEP 9 : PRESS [MENU] (radio announces " transmitting memory")

STEP 10 : PRESS [EXIT]


REPEATER PROGRAMMING EXAMPLE

TO PROGRAM REPEATER 147.210 / 147.810 WITH A T-CTCS OF 127.3 TO MEMORY CHANNEL 003 :

STEP 1 : PRESS [MENU] [13] ( T-CTCS appears on the display)

STEP 2 : PRESS [MENU] ( radio announces "TCTCS")

STEP 3 : ENTER 1273 ( use the keypad or scroll to it with arrow keys)

STEP 4 : PRESS [MENU] ( radio announces "confirmed")

STEP 5 : PRESS [EXIT]

STEP 6 : ENTER 147210 (while in frequency mode and in VFO-A)

STEP 7 : PRESS [MENU] [27] ( "mem channel" appears on the display)

STEP 8 : PRESS [MENU] ( radio announces " memory channel")

STEP 9 : ENTER [003] ( use keypad or scroll to it with arrow keys)

STEP 10 : PRESS [MENU] ( radio announces " receiving memory")

STEP 11 : PRESS [EXIT]

STEP 12 : ENTER 147810

STEP 13 : PRESS [MENU] [27] ( memory channel 003 still on display)

STEP 14 : PRESS [MENU] ( radio announces " transmitting memory")

STEP 15 : PRESS [EXIT]

 

   Memory number 003 is now programmed to 147.210 / 147.810 with a transmit tone ( T-CTCS) of 127.3
If the tone required is a DCS tone. In STEP 1 : PRESS [MENU] [12] and complete the remaining steps to set the T-DCS needed. If receive tones are needed use menu [10] to set R-DCS or menu [11] for R-CTCS. Do not use R-DCS or R-CTCS for ham radio repeater operation unless necessary.

   When you transmit on this memory channel "CT" will appear to the left of the display indicating a tone is being used and the frequency will change to 147.810 * ( the repeater input frequency) . The plus and minus signs will appear on top of the display indicating that it is a repeater memory channel. Any other menu items ( 2, 5 , 10, 11, 12, 17, 19, 23 or 33 ) must be configured before programming with [MENU] [27] the first time.

* Assuming the display mode ( MENU [21] or MENU [22] ) for the selected display is set to " FREQ "

   If everything is correct you now have 146.520 simplex, on memory channel 001 , 146.775 / 146.175 on memory channel 002 and 147.210 / 147.810 with a transmit T-CTCS of 127.3 in memory channel 003. If there are errors on the programming or if it did not program correctly, the UV-5R will let you overwrite a memory channel with the transmit frequency along with menu items [12] and [13] only. It won't let you overwrite the receive frequency and all the other menu items associated to it.( see menu 27 explained). If changes to a simplex channel or both frequencies of a repeater channel are needed , delete the memory channel programmed using menu [28]. This is the only way it will let you program to the same memory channel again

. You can update the transmit frequency along with your transmit DCS or CTCSS tones to a programmed channel as often as needed.

   If all information to be programmed is organized , constant changes to the menus associated with the receive and transmit channels are minimized. Group your channels by simplex, repeaters with a positive shift, repeaters with a negative shift, repeaters with tones, repeaters without tones, vhf and uhf repeaters.

   Always prepare a list of the frequencies to be entered along with the necessary information, shift, offset, tones, deviation , power level, etc, to make the manual programming easier.

. The power level can be set for each frequency to be memorized utilizing menu [2] TXP (tx power, options available are high , 4 watts or low, 1 watt). You can program all your memories in low power if you prefer and use the [ #] key to toggle between high and low power. This works for all firmware versions, but TDR must be set to "off " on firmware versions BFB-251 and lower. The UV-5R has forty menu items, I have only covered the critical ones to ensure successful manual programming.


 

   I hope this information helps other radio amateurs understand and successfully program the Baofeng UV-5R.

 

 


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