BaoFeng / PoFung GT-3 Mark II

The BaoFeng GT3 Mk2

The BaoFeng GT3 Mk2

This is my review of the BaoFeng GT-3 Mk2 a handheld (HT) capable of TXing on 2m and 70cm’s and will also receive Broadcast FM, Air traffic and Maritime VHF.

Many of my readers will be familiar with the BauFeng UV-5 series of radio’s that suffered from a lot of problems with SQL and other issues including a Naff antenna. The GT-3 Mk2 is based on the UV-5 software but has a whole host of new components on the motherboard.

The model I purchased is produced by Sainsonic, and has some different bits in the box.

(This is directly from sainsonic’s website, my review is below it)

Description (What is in the BOX)

SainSonic INF-641 Antenna SainSonic INF-641 Antenna which is flexible, lightweight, fine shape. The most valuable is it enhance the Gt-3’s good ability of transmitting and receiving signals, allow you to get longer range on your handheld radio significantly. While, under such a high-power operation of the radio, the antenna is not as hot as the other models of radios, everything is under a good operating condition.

SainSonic AD-10 car charger We also equip a SainSonic AD-10 car charger, whether you travel by car or hiking, nothing to worry about battery life, this car charger is also compatible with a variety of models such as UV-5R/UV-82/GT-3/888s/GT-1 /BF-F8+/UV-B6 Dual Band Radio
Details Define Quality

Radio Frequency IC Upgrade SQ to enhance the anti-interference ability RDA1846S add an new tail tone elimination function,when transmit and receive signal between 50Hz with 55H Improve the receiver AGV switching noise when signal strength changes severe Frequency-Modulated Receiver Chip The RDA5802N has a powerful low-IF digital audio processor, this make it have optimum sound quality with varying reception conditions
Power Amplifier IC Low crossover distortion Low quiescent circuit current LED Flash light high lumens degrees
Shell Upgrade Dustproof, waterproof and drop resistance ability
Radio Frequency IC Frequency-Modulated Receiver Chip Power Amplifier IC LED FlashlightGT-3UV-5R

Specifications

1. Frequency Range:136-174 / 400-479.995 MHz

2. Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display,Dual-Standby

3. Output Power: 4 /1Watts

4. 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 DCS

5. Built-in VOX Function

6. 1750Hz Brust Tone

7. FM Radio (65.0MHz-108.0MHz)

8. LED Flashlight

9. Large LCD Display

10. Hight /Low RF Power Switchable

11. 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable

12. Emergency Alert

13. Low Battery Alert

14. Battery Saver

15. Time-out Timer

16. Keypad Lock

17. Monitor Channel

18. Channel Step:2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz

19.ROGER SET

Package

1x Baofeng GT-3 Two-Way Radio

1x 7.4V 1800mAh Li-ion Battery1x Antenna 136-174/400-519.995Mhz

1x Earphone Mic/Headset1x Belt Clip

1x Hand Strap1x GT-3 User Manual

1x Adapter(EU, UK, US, AU)1x Desktop Charger ( 100V ~ 240V )

1x SainSonic Specially Designed Car Charger (12V-24V)

 

The Review

Over 48 hours this has been used now, and I can say that the audio is crisp, battery life is good, and the SQL problem is gone! as quoted the antenna doesn’t get hot at all. All in all the radio has received good audio reports even on low power. For the cost of these I would recommend getting one, even if its just a backup radio for /p

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