The BaofengTech UV-5X3
This is the new Triband radio from BaofengTech, dubbed the BTECH UV-5X3, which incorporates the 220MHz band along with the normal 2M/440 bands that we are all used to seeing.
A special thanks to Todd and the folks out of BaofengTech.com for allowing me to review this radio.
At first glance, this radio looks much like the UV-5R – it has the same menus, same display, and same dual-watch and dual standby readout. But then they have added the 1.25M Amateur Band to the radio, so while it is still just dual-watch and dual-receive, you can receive 2 of either of the 3 bands.
The radio comes with an antenna that is marked for 2M/440 only, so I suggest picking up the Nagoya NA-320A Triband Antenna. This will provide you with a better TX/RX capability, plus it is a true triband antenna.
Take a look at this video to demonstrate how to program the radio from the front panel, and also for an on-air test on both the 220 and 440 bands with a couple of QSOs on local repeaters.
You can purchase this radio from the following link: