BaoFeng UV-3R Mark II

I just purchased one of these BaoFeng UV-3R Mark II radios from eBay. I seemed to have misplaced my KG-UVD1P, and when I saw these on eBay is just went ahead and ordered one.

How on Earth do they make these dual band transceivers so cheap? $31 is ridiculously cheap. I’ll add to this post once I get it in the mail and give my thoughts on this budget two-way radio. I already like that it’s an SDR. That means there may be updates to it in the future.

$31.25 USD


  • Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-470MHz
  • Dual-Band Display, Dual-Standby
  • Output Power: 2 Watts
  • 99 Channels + 1 Emergency Channel
  • 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS
  • Built-in VOX Function
  • 1750Hz Burst Tone
  • FM Radio (87MHz-108MHz)
  • LED Flashlight
  • Large LCD Display
  • High /Low Power Switchable
  • 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
  • Emergency Alert
  • Low Battery Alert
  • Battery Saver
  • Time-out Timer
  • Keypad Lock
  • Monitor Channel

Do you own any of these cheap VHF/UHF radios?