BaoFeng BF-F8HP 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio (136-174Mhz VHF & 400-520Mhz UHF) Includes Full Kit with Large Battery

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BaoFeng BF-F8HP 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio (136-174Mhz VHF & 400-520Mhz UHF) Includes Full Kit with Large Battery

  • Baofeng Tech is the only authorized USA Baofeng Distributor to honor the Manufacturer Warranty. Only Baofeng Tech offers warranty claims without shipping anything to China. You must insure that Baofeng Tech is your selected buying option when buying to be able to have the full USA warranty.
  • High / Med / Low Power Settings (8W/4W/1W); Frequency Range: 65-108 MHz(Only commercial FM radio reception) VHF: 136-174 MHz(Rx/Tx). UHF: 400-520 MHz(Rx/Tx); Broad (Wide) / Narrowband (Narrow) Selectable
  • Dual-band handheld transceiver with display function menu on the display “LCD”. Function Busy Channel Lock “BCLO”.
  • Helpful BaoFeng Guides and Programming Tips at
  • Whats different from the BF-F9v2+: The BF-F9 v2+ has firmware that is older than our current BF-F8HP firmware. In many cases we have rejected batches of firmware – which will get put into different radios “clones” at lower prices. The BF-F9 v2+ is always imported by sea and not air – so by the time it even hits the market for re-sell it is already MONTHS outdated. — The BF-F9 v2+ does not include the high gain antenna, but comes with the UV-5R antenna. — The BF-F9 v2+ has a small 1500mAh battery (our battery is 30% larger) — It does not always include the earpiece for quick communication. — The BF-F9 v2+ includes the old original manual – and does not include our full manual (which is 3 times larger) for operating your new radio.

The Most Powerful One Yet: BaoFeng BF-F8HP (High Power)

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 se

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  1. Amazon Customer says:
    272 of 287 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    The 8W high power option of the BF-F8HP is all bark and no bite. Skip this one and get the UV-82 instead., November 4, 2014

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    I’ve used the BF-F8HP radio and compared it to other Baofeng models using the stock antenna, and several aftermarket stubs and whips. Here are my observations:

    The BF-F8HP does perform better than the UV5R+ on both transmit and receive. For transmit, I have over twenty repeaters programmed into all of my HTs. With the BF-F8HP, I was able to open five more repeaters using the stock antenna and high power setting for each radio (8W for the BF-F8HP and 4W for the UV5R+). On receive, the BF-F8HP is much quieter at the same squelch setting, and does not have the annoying pulsing squelch problem like the UV5R+.

    As with the UV5R+, the BF-F8HP performs better than the UV5B on both transmit and receive. The UV5B has the same annoying squelch problem as the UV5R+ as well as the 4W high power setting which limits the range compared to the BF-F8HP. However, the UV5B does have a super voice noise reduction mode, and the ability to monitor a split frequency and channel mode at the same time.

    The BF-F8HP is clearly a superior choice compared to the BF-888. The BF-888 is limited to UHF, and does not have the LCD display or keypad entry button like other Baofeng models. However, the BF-888 does have a voice inversion option. The high power out of this HT is approximately 3W.

    The comparison of the BF-777 to the BF-F8HP is identical that of the BF-888. The BF-888 and 777 are the same radio except for a few minor cosmetic differences.

    The BF-F8HP has the SAME performance on both transmit and receive as the UV-82 with slightly inferior audio. Yes, you just read that sentence correctly. Even though the BF-F8HP has 3 extra Watts on the high power setting, I observed that it opened up the same set of repeaters as the solid 5W put out by the UV-82. Unfortunately, adding 3 Watts does very little or nothing to aid with opening up the more distant repeaters. On receive, the UV-82 has the same low noise solid performance as the BF-F8HP with better audio. The UV-82 outputs a full 1W (with superior Motorola speakers) of audio with a deeper mellower sound compared to the BF-F8HP. The UV-82 also has an improved housing with a much larger and easier to use entry keypad. The only beef I have with the UV-82 is that you have to shut the HT off and hold down the menu button to switch between frequency and channel mode. I would argue the UV-82 is a better radio compared to the BF-F8HP, and sold at half the price!

    So, as you can see, BF-F8HP is not that much of an improvement over other Baofeng models, and is actually worse than the UV-82. The best way to improve the performance (especially range), is not to add a few extra Watts of power, but to buy a different antenna.


    There are four main types of antennas that one can readily (not including mobile whips and roof mounted options) used with the Baofeng model HTs. These antennas range from short stubs that are only a few centimeters, stock antennas, slight length upgrades to the stock antennas (like the Nagoya 701), large length upgrades to the stock (like Nagoya 771) to large extendable whips like the RH-660 and RH-770. The short stubs are convenient because of their size, but range is generally limited, and it is near impossible to hit repeaters unless one has direct line of sight. The stock antenna that comes with the UV5B has slightly higher gain than the UV5R+ stub, but not really that noticeable. Antennas like the Nagoya 701 shorter Expert Power aerial are a waste, and only slightly improve the cosmetics of the radio. The Nagoya 771, Diamond RH-770 and the longer Expert power antennas will improve performance on both simplex range and repeater accessibility. The RH-660 and RH-770 will dramatically improve both the reception and transmission on Baofeng HTs. In fact, with the RH-660 fully extended, I’m able to easily hit repeaters over 80 miles away inside my house, and listen to public safety mobile units operating on duplex over distances of approximately 30 miles.

    Skip the BF-F8HP, and buy the UV-82 along with the RH-660 antenna. The UV-82 is half the price, with the same performance on transmit/receive as the BF-F8HP, and better audio.


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  2. Glenn Castor says:
    158 of 167 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    BF-F8HP test, August 28, 2014

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    The first Baofeng BF-F8HP I recieved had a problem with the sound on it. I could only hear if I had the microphone plugged in. I returned it and ordered another one. The replacement is very nice. I have 4 other Baofengs to compare this one too. The uv5r plus has the best sound with the least amount of back ground hiss when listening to people talk. The BF-F8HP has the best signal going out of the radio. I live out in the desert and its realitvley flat out here. We took all of our radios out and I drove down this long straight road. All the radios with the stock antennas became scratchy at about two miles but could still undertand what was being said. At 3 miles I could hear only one UV5R plus and the BF-F8HP. We switched antennas to aftermarket antennas and at 4 miles I could only recieve and transmit on the BF-F8HP to another UV5r Plus. At 5 miles I could not hear them but they could hear me on the BF-F8HP but I was scratchy and not every word was readable. At this point we pulled out our roll up slim jim jpoles and connected them to a tree about 6 feet up and we were both recieving strong signals. I drove up the road and stopoed at 8 miles and we could still hear each other. The could hear me better than I could hear them. Drove up another mile and same thing. Drove up the road till I hit 10 miles and we bith could still hear each other. They could hear me better than I could hear them. Drove to the 12 mile mark and tried again. We could both still hear each other but they were very hard to understand but I came across mostly clear with a little hiss. So the extra watts on this radio does help getting your signal out. My buddies were impressed with the BF-F8HP. We were in simplex mode. Haven’t used it on a repeater yet but the extra watts couldn’t hurt having.


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  3. robert cruz says:
    136 of 150 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    but mostly good. the good, August 23, 2014

    This review is from: BaoFeng BF-F8HP 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio (136-174Mhz VHF & 400-520Mhz UHF) Includes Full Kit with Large Battery (Electronics)
    i have a big collection of baofeng products and i’ve been using my bf8hp for about a week now at home and at work. there are goods and bads, but mostly good.

    the good..
    1) 7.4w on vhf and 6w on uhf is a big plus. this puts this $62 radio in the same RF output league as those those guys toting around their elitist Li-Fi batwing and macom products.
    2) it’s compatible with all uv5r accessories. unlike those pricey batwing and macom products that like to change accessory connector designs every time the wind blows, this high power HT can use the plethora of uv5r accessories already out there. your uv5r batteries, mics, and antennas will work on this radio.
    3) it’s cheap! at $62 you cant go wrong. sure, it doesn’t have 1000 memories or a zillion features but it does have everything you need to have a great time talking on vhf/uhf repeaters. like all the other baofeng radios, it also has a flashlight which may seem trivial till you realize how handy it is to have that feature on a radio. it’s a basic no frills radio.
    4) at this price, you can spend more time enjoying the hobby and less time worrying about losing a pricey HT.

    the bad…
    1) the receiver is improved but it’s not as intermod immune as those found on commercial radios. in my experience though, it’s no worse than what i have found on ham products from the big three. its a handheld and behaves like one. you’re not getting $3k receiver performance from a $62 radio. it’s not a big deal though. i expect an HT to occasionally pick up intermod when on the road.
    2) i’m not a fan of the new speaker grill. it’s thin plastic bars over a metal mesh grill. is see these thin plastic bars getting broken easily. the old uv5r case was more rugged IMO and soon enough i’ll try to stick the f8hp guts in a uv5r case.
    3) still not even rainproof. i’m looking forward to a rainproof baofeng HT but it just hasn’t happened.

    you just can’t hate on this radio. it’s a no frills, well documented radio (thanks to sites like miklor) that will get you on the air with a signal like no other ham HT out there. yes, it’s not loaded with features but there’s comes a point where less is more. programming software = free, batteries = cheap, AA case = cheap, antennas = cheap and plentiful. i’m enjoying mine and have no regrets.


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