Provided by Mike Abernathy, NM3S, October 21, 2022
If you own a Baofang UV5R radio, this is for you.
While we mostly use Chirp or some other computer software to program our radios, there are times when one may need to program a radio in the field withOUT the use of Chirp and a computer.
I’ve included a PDF file with instructions on how to program a Baofang UV5R from the keypad. I modified the original file to make it narrower so you should be able to enlarge the print to make it readable without having to scroll side-to-side as you often have to do with PDF files on a phone. The instructions include programming both SIMPLEX and REPEATER (with shift and PL tone or DCS) frequencies into your Baofang UV5R. The process for a repeater is a bit complicated, but I’ve tried it and it works.
Lest anybody think I’m a genius who could come up with this, I did NOT write this article. I found the original article on the web site below, and I suggest you read it if you’re interested in Baofang radios.