BAOFENG F8HP 8 watt, Dual Band Walkie Talkie £21.17 delivered @ gearbest
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BAOFENG F8HP 8 watt, Dual Band Walkie Talkie £21.17 delivered @ gearbest

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Found 29th Dec 2017Edited by:"SOUTHWALES"
Charger is 110-240v but will need a travel adapter available from poundland as it has a none UK plug


Model: BAOFENG BF - F8HP
- Frequency range: 65 - 108MHz ( FM receive only ); 136 - 174MHz and 400 - 520MHz ( TX / RX )
- Battery: rechargeable 1800mAh Li-ion battery ( included in package )
- Rated voltage: DC 7.4V
- Working time: 12 hours
- Communication range: 3 - 5km
- Antenna: high gain dual band antenna
- Mode of operation: simple or semi-duplex
- Transmitter output power: 8W / 5W / 1W
- Maximum deviation: less than 5KHz ( wide ) / less than 2.5KHz ( narrow )
- CTCSS / DCS deviation: 0.5 + / - 0.1KHz ( wide ) / 0.3 + / - 0.1KHz ( narrow )
- Intermediation distortion: less than 10 percent
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The Most Powerful One Yet: BaoFeng BF-F8HP (High Power)

The BF-F8HP is the most powerful BaoFeng capable of transmitting 8 watts!

A PC03 FTDI Programming Cable is Recommended for Easier PC Programming

The BF-F8HP is the third and final generation of the UV-5R. Some new features found in the BF-F8HP are the three selectable power levels (Low - 1w, Med - 4/5w, High-7/8w); the BF-F8HP has a better high-gain antenna (7") that was not available in earlier models; the BF-F8HP also brings back the customizable tri-color display that was not found in second generation UV-5Rs. The BF-F8HP also comes with a Full IN-DEPTH 76 Page User Manual that will help you get aquatinted with all the New Features!

Much like its little brothers (the BF-F8+ and the UV-5R) the BF-F8HP maintains full cross accessory compatibility with all previous UV-5R accessories.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Color: Black
Model: New BAOFENG BF-F8HP
Battery: 2000mAh, 7.4v, Li-ion
Frequency Range: 65-108MHz (FM Receive only) 136-174MHz and 400-520MHz (TX/RX)
Antenna: High Gain Dual Band Antenna 7" Antenna
Mode of operation: Simple or semi-duplex
Transmitter Output power: 8W/5W / 1W (Max 8W)
Modulation Mode: 16k F3E / 11k F3E
Maximum deviation: <5kHz(Wide) / <2.5kHz(Narrow) CTCSS/DCS deviation: 0.5+/-0.1kHz(Wide) / 0.3+/-0.1kHz(Narrow)
Intermediation distortion:




  • Upgrades from our Previous Generation UV-5R: Twice the Output Power (8 watts up from 4 watts output), New Hardened Durable Radio Shell, 30% Larger Battery, V-85 High Gain Antenna (Twice the Antenna Performance), USA Support + In-depth User Guide Included
  • High / Med / Low Power Settings (8W, 4W, 1W); Frequency Range: 65-108 MHz(Only commercial FM radio reception) VHF: 136-174 MHz(Rx/Tx). UHF: 400-520 MHz(Rx/Tx); Broad (Wide) / Narrowband (Narrow) Selectable
  • The BF-F8HP was designed in the USA and because not everyone is a radio-expert we really wanted to focus on providing an easier user experience! That starts with the new in-depth manual that guides you through the capabilities and customization of the BF-F8HP. On top of that the BF-F8HP
EU version is £23:74 for me. Can this transmit on marine radio frequency? Or can any of the deals you post recently be used as a marine radio? Thanks
wildbilly12 h, 0 m ago

EU version is £23:74 for me. Can this transmit on marine radio frequency? …EU version is £23:74 for me. Can this transmit on marine radio frequency? Or can any of the deals you post recently be used as a marine radio? Thanks


Yes, also the radios are identical apart from the fitted plug, power voltage is 110-240v so you just need a travel adapter from poundland,

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Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 29th Dec 2017
Marine - yes
Why has this gone cold? This is a very good price.
cheesecake12318 m ago

Why has this gone cold? This is a very good price.


Mainly because I posted it, gearbest hater's, but the main reason is stated in the video below.



Why a lot of people hate baofeng radios.


Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 29th Dec 2017
Is it easy to use this as a marine radio? I have a couple conventional marine radios but it looks like some knowledge of programming is necessary with this one. I really like the look of it.
Buy a USB cable and download CHIRP software (free) to program this radio.

Just Google 'baofeng f8hp programming'.

Some of the frequencies on this radio require a Ham Radio licence - rsgb.org/mai…io/

Nothing wrong with the price, slightly cheaper than the UV5R model.
whathesmeg1 h, 55 m ago

Buy a USB cable and download CHIRP software (free) to program this …Buy a USB cable and download CHIRP software (free) to program this radio.Just Google 'baofeng f8hp programming'.Some of the frequencies on this radio require a Ham Radio licence - http://rsgb.org/main/get-started-in-amateur-radio/Nothing wrong with the price, slightly cheaper than the UV5R model.


Uv5r still a few pound cheaper
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Arrived today. Looks really good. Now waiting for my programming cable to give it a test. Ive also just ordered another. Its a few pence cheaper now. gearbest.com/wal…tml
Nice FM radio on it also. I have no idea yet how to use it so Im watching lots of youtube videos
wildbilly110 h, 50 m ago

Arrived today. Looks really good. Now waiting for my programming cable to …Arrived today. Looks really good. Now waiting for my programming cable to give it a test. Ive also just ordered another. Its a few pence cheaper now. https://www.gearbest.com/walkie-talkies/pp_863838.htmlNice FM radio on it also. I have no idea yet how to use it so Im watching lots of youtube videos


Hi, Still waiting for mine to arrive. Just remember how ever temping it is dont talk back to business and ham users etc, if they feel they have no privacy you will put them off using there radios, then you will end up having nobody to listen to, these should only be used as a scanner.

This is the video that will tell you everything you need to know and how to set up baofeng radios.


If you really would like to talk then although it is frowned upon and I am not telling anyone to break the law but the lowest risk frequency are the licence free pmr frequencies en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…446 again though keep on mind a lot of business also use these frequencies so avoid talking to or over them. On channel 1 is where you should find general family users which is 466.00625
Thanks SOUTHWALES I want to program the radio to marine frequencies if thats possible. I use marine radios during the summer to listen to boats in Scotland to check if there any dolphins about. Im generally interested in radios (used to use CB a lot in the 80's) The radios actually came with an english plug adaptor too. Ive only just ordered my programming cable. Im very excited at have a play with the radio, Absolute bargain!
wildbilly127 m ago

Thanks SOUTHWALES I want to program the radio to marine frequencies if …Thanks SOUTHWALES I want to program the radio to marine frequencies if thats possible. I use marine radios during the summer to listen to boats in Scotland to check if there any dolphins about. Im generally interested in radios (used to use CB a lot in the 80's) The radios actually came with an english plug adaptor too. Ive only just ordered my programming cable. Im very excited at have a play with the radio, Absolute bargain!


Which cable did you go for? This is the only video you need to learn how to use chirp, he shows you from 8 minutes into the video, he also is using and highly recommends this radio. The reason I recommend the f8hp is the accessories from the uv5r all fit, giving you much better range of batteries and spares etc. The likes of the baofeng gt3 although a nice looking radio it is hard to even buy an extra battery so when the battery wears out your only option may be to buy a new radio.

Have you ordered the antenna yet I ordered this one and it is excellent, ebay.co.uk/itm…649 I can now pull in a lot more signals when out in my car, I compared 2 radios, one with the supplied rubber duck and the other with the mag mount placed on the car roof, the mag mount was pulling in signals that the rubber duck just could not pick up, not even as static. gearbest sell them but just make sure you buy one with an sma female connection. gearbest.com/wal…e=1 the only thing with gearbest is you could be looking at 2 or 3 weeks delivery.




Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 14th Jan
Thanks SOUTHWALES I ordered the ebay ariel you just advised. Thanks for the tip. The cable I ordered is from China, apparently the F8HP isnt fussy which cable it uses unlike the others. Is thee any point replacing the standard ariel too for mobile use?
wildbilly159 m ago

Thanks SOUTHWALES I ordered the ebay ariel you just advised. Thanks for …Thanks SOUTHWALES I ordered the ebay ariel you just advised. Thanks for the tip. The cable I ordered is from China, apparently the F8HP isnt fussy which cable it uses unlike the others. Is thee any point replacing the standard ariel too for mobile use?


These ones in the link are Nagoya and will offer slight improvement, but to be fair the antenna that comes with the f8hp is one of the best in the Baofeng range. ebay.co.uk/itm…649
Ok Ive ordered one of those ariels too. Probably not genuine but I will give it a go. Thanks for the tips.
wildbilly16 h, 29 m ago

Ok Ive ordered one of those ariels too. Probably not genuine but I will …Ok Ive ordered one of those ariels too. Probably not genuine but I will give it a go. Thanks for the tips.


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33062388-Deh27.jpgHi, paying £15 will still not guarantee you getting anything better than this one above that you will receive, the only thing you will do is fill someone's bank account quicker if you pay over the odds. This antenna gave me another half mile plus range on my Baofeng 888s, may not quite improve yours by that much as the f8hp is one of the better antennas but even 10% improvement will be worth 99p. Mine arrived in about 8 days so you should not have to wait to long.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 14th Jan
Thanks SOUTHWALES, It does look better too Ive tried scanning the frequencies that the F8hp came with and I hear nothing. Is that to be expected?
wildbilly117 m ago

Thanks SOUTHWALES, It does look better too Ive tried scanning the …Thanks SOUTHWALES, It does look better too Ive tried scanning the frequencies that the F8hp came with and I hear nothing. Is that to be expected?


Yes there frequencies hardly used in the UK. They are used but the odds of it being in your area are slim, Where about are you and I will pm you your local repeater frequencies to listen to, have you tried putting in some pmr 466 frequencies to listen to?

I take it you know to hold scan for 2 seconds to start scanning? Also go into menu and to option 18 and set that to CO, that way when it finds a channel with someone talking on it will pause for 5 seconds after they have stopped talking, that way you will also hear the other person reply to them, if you don't set that option it will continue to scan straight away and you will only hear a one sided conversation and miss the reply.
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 15th Jan
Been looking at a lot of your deals for this type of equipment, what’s my best bet for an emergency situation? Going to need at least two for our party and something with a bit of range and variety of options for communication. Completely new to this type of equipment. Thanks
Mlcheese18 h, 5 m ago

Been looking at a lot of your deals for this type of equipment, what’s my b …Been looking at a lot of your deals for this type of equipment, what’s my best bet for an emergency situation? Going to need at least two for our party and something with a bit of range and variety of options for communication. Completely new to this type of equipment. Thanks


Baofeng 999s radios from gearbest with the 99p naygoa antenna listed above, plus you will need the programming cable for £1.50 also in my other deals, bin the supplied disc and just download chirp for free, I am not telling anyone to break the law but if it was me I would set them to pmr 446 licence free channels for emergency use as that is what most people have programmed there baofengs to, the odds of ofcom realising you are slightly over powered are very slim. It is when you program in business frequencies or ham repeaters and transmit that you are going to have problems with ofcom. Don't set any ctcss codes etc. You are not looking for privacy if you want them for an emergency situation.

This radio with the above above antenna is the best distance I have out of all my radios.

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There are more powerful radios but that does not mean more range. It is more about antenna and location.

Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 17th Jan
SOUTHWALES2 h, 2 m ago

Baofeng 999s radios from gearbest with the 99p naygoa antenna listed …Baofeng 999s radios from gearbest with the 99p naygoa antenna listed above, plus you will need the programming cable for £1.50 also in my other deals, bin the supplied disc and just download chirp for free, I am not telling anyone to break the law but if it was me I would set them to pmr 446 licence free channels for emergency use as that is what most people have programmed there baofengs to, the odds of ofcom realising you are slightly over powered are very slim. It is when you program in business frequencies or ham repeaters and transmit that you are going to have problems with ofcom. Don't set any ctcss codes etc. You are not looking for privacy if you want them for an emergency situation.This radio with the above above antenna is the best distance I have out of all my radios.[Image] There are more powerful radios but that does not mean more range. It is more about antenna and location.[Video]


Thank you for your advice, I’ll get looking into this now.
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