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BaoFeng BF-F8HP - BaoFeng's Only TRI-POWER (1, 4, 8 Watt) (USA Warranty) Dual-Band 136-174/400-520 MHz FM

I just picked up 2 of these with accessories after thinking about it for a while.  I saw BT post on having some extras on hand for visitors and that pushed me over the edge.

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

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.

Color: Black
Battery: 1800mAh, 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: <10%

7.4V 1800mahLi-ion Battery Pack
Belt Clip
Hand Strap
***NEW IN-Depth Manual
Desktop Charger (110V)

I will post some reviews on this when I get a chance to set them up and test them.

Anyone have these on hand?  If so what are your thoughts?

These have disappeared from Amazon.  Must be a hot item.  My order is in but they have not shipped yet.

I would like to know how the battery life is with the 8w.

As soon as I get some programming issues worked out I will give it a test and let you know.

Ok Chirp experts I have a question.

I have a file from RT Systems that was programmed into my 857D by a friend.  It has all of the local PHX repeaters, FRS, GMRS, CERT, NOAA channels in the file. M

I am trying to import this into Chirp but I get errors. 

I have tried CSV dos file export from RT and cant get it to go in.

There are column differences between both the native F8HP radio file and the RT file.

The documetation dose not cover how to transfer one radio file into another radio file via chirp.

Any suggestions would be welcome.


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