G4NSJ – Baofeng UV-9R handheld 2 metres 70cms PMR446 radio


I have the Baofeng UV-9R handheld radio and it’s somewhat bulky, but has a nice feel to it. I bought it second-hand and I’m very pleased with it but, I thought it was supposed to pump out 8 Watts. I believe it’s only 5 Watts, not to worry. It must be the UV-9R Plus which is 8 Watts?

Working Frequency: VHF130-176MHz & UHF400-520MHz
High power/ mid / low (5 W/3W/1 W) selectable
Up to 128 memory channels.
Tone end of transmission
Function “VOX” (voice operated transmission).
DTMF emergency alarm
ANI code
Selectable Frequency Step 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/20/25/50 kHz
Frequency reverse
Battery saving function “SAVE”.
Emergency SOS sound and light alarm
Programmable by PC.
Broadband (Wide 25KHz) / Narrowband (Narrow 12.5KHz), selectable.
Commercial FM radio receiver (65 MHz ~ 108 MHz).
Display illumination and programmable keyboard.
Built-in LED flashlight

I have the programming cable but, as yet, I’ve not been able to find the software to program the radio. As you can see from the photo below, the connection to the radio is completely different to other Baofeng radios.


Instruction Manual here.