GMSR/FM radio

I asked this on tech but maybe this is the correct place; I bought a beofang uv5r and it apparently can't broadcast out to GSMR channels which suck because it can simultaneously scan two stations and also jump between ham and fm radio. Long story short I work in a mill and it's nice to have an fm radio capable of playing from my transmitter while working, but, I also need a radio/walkie-talkie capable of broadcasting on 462.500 GSMR Bands that can simultaneously play fm radio and bounce between the two when receiving a transmission like the beofang does. Am I just doing something wrong with my beofang uv5r or is there a better, more capable, radio out there? If so. Where do I start?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The factory programming limits what you can broadcast on. Factory reset it then use a programming cable and chirp to program in all your desired channels or manually program them in. I can broadcast on all three bands my uv5x3 supports. I have all FRS and GSMR channels as well as weather radio channels already programmed. Just turn down the power to low so you don't cause problems for other people when you broadcast.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So I did the factory reset by pressing PTT VFO and MDNI all at the same time and I already have it programmed with chirp. When ever I transmit, though, it signals with a red light (my UV5R) and receiving radios pick up the signal with a green light but nothing I transmit comes through. I have to be doing something wrong then if that is the case. Maybe help me deduce what I'm doing wrong? I bought my beofang back in 2022 I wanna say. So don't know if that helps.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If other radios are picking up when you hit the trasnmit button, then something is wrong with your microphone. If you are using a headset, try not using it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Well, the mic on the radio itself doesn't work and I have a Kenwood external mic that doesn't work either so hell if I know, kek.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you have another radio to test the mic against you'll know if you radio is fricked.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              If the internal mic and a random external mic don't work isn't that indicative that the issue isn't the mic?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Likely that is the case but can't hurt to try it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What shitfeng is the good one these days?
      I plan to flash it to broadcast on all of the channels for the apocalypse, including forbidden channels, but unironically only for the apocalypse.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've been using the tri-band UV-5X3. It works well enough plus has a USB C charge port on the battery.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        uvk5

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As a 40 year old ham operator I have reported you to the FCC and have my local field group out direction finding your signals as we speak

    You might think you're having a laugh playing around on the radio for kicks, but reality is about to kick - kick you right in the ass, joyboy.

    I hope your little Chinese toy was worth federal assrape prison, scumbag

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can't believe he'd dare to make wiggles in the air on THEIR channels.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe the radio you're trying to receive your test transmits on, is set up to only accept transmissions with a pilot tone (DCS or CTCSS).

    That could be the reason why it won't make a sound even if it receives non-pilot-tone transmissions from your baofeng.

    The baofeng can transmit pilot tones, but need to be programmed to do so - and it needs to exactly match the pilot tone used on your receiving radio.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not trying to necro bump but as it turns out I'm not on the right frequency so what can I do to scan for the right frequency?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >GSMR
      Maybe get your abbreviations right first moron. Its GMRS.
      >Long story short I work in a mill
      Baoshits are not built well enough for such a rugged and dusty environment. I think you will really enjoy not being able to call for help after you've fallen from a pile of lumber and broke some shit, or got some shit chopped off.
      >it apparently can't broadcast out to GSMR channels
      Newer production baocancer are locked out to the 144/430 MHz amateur radio bands. There is a secret key combination which unlocks this mode. No, find that shit yourself if you must.
      >capable of broadcasting on 462.500 GSMR Band
      You probably need to setup a CTCSS/DCS code as well, but you need to know which one.
      >is there a better, more capable, radio out there
      Just buy a regular AM/FM carpenters radio receiver, Black person. And use the two-way radio provided by your employer. Baoshit are terrible quality, in terms of ruggedness, build quality, receiver sensitivity and transmitter spectral purity. If you'd be an employer of mine, you'd get a warning first and fired the second time I see you with it.

      Baoshit can scan for frequency, CTCSS/DCS. But you shouldn't.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, the quansheng uv-5k is the new baofeng

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've been using the tri-band UV-5X3. It works well enough plus has a USB C charge port on the battery.

      uvk5

      >OP too moronic to figure out a baoshit
      >anons proceeding to recommend an even more intricate, but just as worthless piece of radio

      What shitfeng is the good one these days?
      I plan to flash it to broadcast on all of the channels for the apocalypse, including forbidden channels, but unironically only for the apocalypse.

      >muh all channels
      >muh forbidden channels
      kys

      VX-6 or suicide, there is no other option if you want to have dependable gear when there is shit afoot

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        uvk5 is easier to use than an overpriced yaesu while having far more features

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You've clearly never tried to comm with a baoshit in an RF contested environment.
          Look buddy I get it. I was a baogay for like 4 years back when they were released almost 10 years ago . I've had and tried them all. The new Quanshengs are nice for their added features through the custom firmwares like the spectrum analyser and stuff. Just for starters the fact you can program more than 128 channels is so freaking nice, I wished so bad the baofengs had at least like 256 channels back then, since I always had way more channels to include than space for those channels.

          But genuinely, I've had so many issues of bad comms that I eventually traced back to a noisy RF environment where we were working (semi-dense urban environment), that was fixed by stepping away from 20 dollar shitboxes and getting a proper radio. Baofengs are notorious for going deaf in RF congested environemnts. And it does not even have to be on an adjacent channel either. The thing that was fricking us over was 1.5kW legal FM radio station a couple blocks away on 100MHz, while we were operating on 460MHz.

          Yeah, the menu and the old 7-segment based LCD is a bit more cumbersome than the hi-res shit of the quansheng. but the transceivers are genuinely shit.
          Just because you're too poor, doesn't make proper radios overpriced.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            kek this is hilarious
            anon, the receiver being overpowered by million watt radio broadcast towers isnt caused by the receiver
            if you were serious you know you couldve fixed this by using a $5 band stop filter
            ANY sensitive receiver suffers from this

            i have absolutely zero issues with overpowering with my quansheng, i live in an urban environment and can receive a repeater over 50km away just fine

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Okay Gaston. Btw, you should be focusing on your DMR series.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          who the frick is gaston. Hams are homosexuals.
          idk mane I've got a small dozen of AES-encrypted DMR radios sitting right next to me as I type this

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Hams are homosexuals
            >mentions VX-6
            Okay...

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >mentions people
              >mentions equipment
              >somehow this is one and the same
              How do you even breathe with a damaged brain like that?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                this is one and the same
                Hams use a VX-6R as it is a HT for the ham bands. How do you seethe so much over someone certain radios you fo not like?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I hate to see radiofrens use extremely substandard equipment leading to extremely substandard experiences
                I considered buying a few analog Motorolas back then but the front panel programming on the ham shit like the VX-6 doesn't require me to lug a laptop around to make some changes on the fly. For me personally as well
                +shortwave AM RX
                +0-999MHz continuous reception (wireless mics are interesting to snoop on)
                +CB AM RX
                +Airband RX
                While the Quanshits do those as well nowadays, the baoshits did not back then.
                There is a lot more to it than just what kind of features it has written on the box. If the TRX performance is shit, the radio is shit. If it cannot do the primary purpose adequately, it is trash. Regardless how many more or extra functions it has.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >features
                Those are cool and all (pic related, I have those features as well on my FT3D and VX5R), but radios each has their use case. I have a fleet of unlocked TYT UV8000s that I can quickly give out in an emergency like I had to in November. It's the same with the Baofengs and QuiGongJins. My and your use case is different. Our community is not rich and cannot afford an entire fleet of VX6Rs just to hand out. Meanwhile, I can quickly deploy a bunch of UV8000's or UV5Rs which work just fine while lowering cost. Both of which, like in a recent power outage, charge via USB which I can hand out a USB battery bank to recharge.

                You can do a lot with shitty equipment provided you know how to properly use them.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    holy fricking larp, you're just regurgitating a bunch of shit you misread on a boomer forum

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hams just talk and talk and talk….
    A bigger Nerd there never was

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