The BF-F8HP is a dual band handheld radio that improves on the UV-5R with more transmit power based on a new generation chipset.
Beyond the 3 Power Levels (1, 4, 8 watts) it also includes a new 2000mAh Battery, an in-depth user guide, concierge support, and the High Gain V-85 Antenna. All while still maintaining full backward accessory compatibility with all prior UV-5R accessories.
The BF-F8HP has the latest N5R-340A firmware not available on any other model.
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.
30% Larger Battery
The BF-F8HP includes a new battery pack that still provides a long lasting radio experience; even while using high power.
Average Battery Life:
UV-5R High (4W): 18 Hours.
BF-F8HP High (8W): 20 Hours.
BF-F8HP Mid (5W): 24 Hours.
The large battery gives you peace of mind to use the built-in flashlight or even the built-in FM radio – and will still have the power to communicate throughout the day without recharging.
What’s All Included?