BaoFeng Wrist Strap Dual Band Two-Way Radio

Last updated: December 20, 2022

If you're searching for a two-way radio with increased battery power, this model has you covered. In addition to a battery that is 30% larger than other models, the radio also features a built-in flashlight, FM radio access and three different power settings. You'll even enjoy complimentary concierge services when you opt for this model.

We looked at the top Two Way Radios and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Two Way Radio you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: With this two-way radio, you also get a belt clip, wrist strap and an earpiece kit.

In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the BaoFeng Wrist Strap Dual Band Two-Way Radio placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

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: Included:BF-F8HP 7.4V 2000mahvLi-ion Battery Pack Antenna Belt Clip Hand Strap Earphone ***NEW IN-Depth Manual Desktop Charger (110V)

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Rugged, great weatherproofing, emergency band radio is top notch.
It has good sound quality and seems decent reception (with rubber ducky) and good transmit power.
Battery might last up to a week.
It comes with a 2,000mAh battery that gives up to 20 hours in high power mode or 24 hours at the mid-range setting.
Among the most interesting features are the transmitter time-out timer and the busy channel lock-out. At the same time, this model is compatible with all UV5R battery options and accessories.
BaoFeng BF-F8HP has three power settings (low (1W), high (8W)) and medium (4W). It also has an adjustable frequency range in both UHF (400-520MHz) and VHF (136-174MHz) spectrums.

What reviewers didn't like

The hands free capabilities are subpar.
Difficult to program, especially for long time hams used to other radios programming. While others may be “frequency, tone, save”, these Baofengs are “frequency, save, tone, offset, offset +/-, save” making it more difficult to manually program. Some radios have automatic offset, these do not.
Does not come with the programming cable.
There’s no button for VHF/UHF.
The instructions is sketchy.
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