Guide to Baofeng Mods for Tactical Use

The Baofeng UV-5R is an excellent radio, but possesses serious deficiencies for the purpose of dedicated tactical comms.  These include: All of these problems can be solved, either through hardware modifications or tweaks to settings.  This guide will walk you through the settings and modifications necessary to optimize the Baofeng radio for tactical use. While … Read more

Guide to Baofeng Programming for Tactical Use

The Baofeng radio is usable out of the box, but its factory configuration is less than ideal.  Most of its pre-programmed frequencies are meant for non-amateur purposes (commercial, public safety, etc) and therefore should not be used, and its settings need to be changed for optimal functionality, ease of use, and combat-specific considerations.  By the … Read more