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Baofeng UV5RA Ham Two Way Radio 136-174/400-480 MHz Dual-Band Transceiver (Black)
$25.06
https://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-136-174-400-480-Dual-Band-Transceiver/dp/B009MAKWC0 

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Please note that:
You have to have an Amateur Radio license to transmit with these. They are illegal to use on Commercial Land Mobile Radio service (this version does not come with Part 90 certification labels) and not legal on to GMRS, FRS, or MURS regardless of license status of the operator.

Technically since they do not have the FCC Part 15 label they are illegal to import or sell to the public in the US.

I am not the radio police. Just be aware that even though "lots of people use these things...." Very often they are operating illegally and offer for sale of these is in violation of the Law. Lax enforcement by the FCC does not constitute legality.

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mbrenner said:   Please note that:
You have to have an Amateur Radio license to transmit with these. They are illegal to use on Commercial Land Mobile Radio service (this version does not come with Part 90 certification labels) and not legal on to GMRS, FRS, or MURS regardless of license status of the operator.

Technically since they do not have the FCC Part 15 label they are illegal to import or sell to the public in the US.

I am not the radio police. Just be aware that even though "lots of people use these things...." Very often they are operating illegally and offer for sale of these is in violation of the Law. Lax enforcement by the FCC does not constitute legality.

Agreed with the part about needing a license to transmit.
Though I'm not sure about the labeling or the legal issue.
This model seems to have part 90 certification: FCCID: ZP5BF-5R
http://www.gordonwestradioschool.com/attachments/FCC_Part_90_Certification_Baofeng_UV5R.pdf
 

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So according to Amazon..we save $0.01...I'm in for three at that savings!

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miniracer said:   
mbrenner said:   Please note that:
You have to have an Amateur Radio license to transmit with these. They are illegal to use on Commercial Land Mobile Radio service (this version does not come with Part 90 certification labels) and not legal on to GMRS, FRS, or MURS regardless of license status of the operator.

Technically since they do not have the FCC Part 15 label they are illegal to import or sell to the public in the US.

I am not the radio police. Just be aware that even though "lots of people use these things...." Very often they are operating illegally and offer for sale of these is in violation of the Law. Lax enforcement by the FCC does not constitute legality.

Agreed with the part about needing a license to transmit.
Though I'm not sure about the labeling or the legal issue.
This model seems to have part 90 certification: FCCID: ZP5BF-5R
http://www.gordonwestradioschool.com/attachments/FCC_Part_90_Cer...

One of the requirements of certification is that every radio that is imported under the Certification be manufactured with approved labeling.    You cannot legally use a radio that was not labeled appropriately by the manufacturer.  

This is more than just a label, as part of the certification is based on firmware which different versions of the same model of radio will have, even the programming state that it is shipped to the consumer is covered by Part 90 rules.   Often radios not specifically intended for commercial use in the United States will have different firmware and not be compliant, in addition to the labeling.   The Baofeng UV-82 for example is imported in at least four variations.   There is an FCC Part 90 acceptance for a UV-82, but only one version has the stickers and actually only 1 of the versions technically meets the FCC requirements for Part 90.   The others do not (this is in addition to the labeling requirement).   One has a different output section (which has not been tested or submitted for certification) and others where the firmware is non-compliant.   see: https://baofengtech.com/comparechart as an example.   Note:  I am not affiliated in anyway with this vendor or any other radio or wireless services provider.
 

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all the more reason to buy one. Note, the government has the power to shut down all cell phone and internet service when it sees fit.

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rogue2800 said:   all the more reason to buy one. Note, the government has the power to shut down all cell phone and internet service when it sees fit.
  The last time a government did that, it had to immediately turn the Internet back on so the president is able to do Facetime to rally the people against a coup attempt.

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johnrweb said:   
rogue2800 said:   all the more reason to buy one. Note, the government has the power to shut down all cell phone and internet service when it sees fit.
  The last time a government did that, it had to immediately turn the Internet back on so the president is able to do Facetime to rally the people against a coup attempt.

  
too bad they just didn't keep it off

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