A Full Duplex 50 Watt Tri-Band Radio from BTECH is Released BaoFeng Tech announced today the release of the BTECH UV-50X3 (https://baofengtech.com/uv-50×3), the first available full duplex, tri-band radio with an extended receiver range. The UV-50X3 combines some of the most requested features into one complete radio making it the perfect radio for both base and mobile users alike.
The UV-50X3 was subjected to some of the harshest environments during its evolution – including sub-zero temperatures and the extreme heat exceeding 130 degrees. In both extreme environments it was put through thorough QSOs to ensure that it would not fail when communication matters most.
The UV-50X3 has a wide-band receiver capable of receiving AM radio, FM radio, AM Air-Traffic reception, and more (see product specifications). It also has our first built in VHF-UHF cross-band repeater included which allows you to easily connect or extend other repeaters, mobiles, or handheld radios. The UV-50X3 has the ability to transmit with full power (50 watts) on UHF and VHF and it will transmit with 5 watts on 220MHz.
The First Radio to be Solely Programmable through CHIRP Software
The UV-50X3 is completely programmable using CHIRP. This means for the hundreds of radios already supported through CHIRP – you can easily import your radio data from your previous handheld or mobile radio right into the UV-50X3, which makes it that much easier to program. What makes CHIRP support unique on the UV-50X3, is that CHIRP is the sole software option for the UV-50X3 on a ‘Day One’ release.
A Radio that is Unique to Your Needs
The UV-50X3 has an edge when it comes to speakers, microphones, and mounting. With three built-in speakers and a line-out audio jack, the UV-50X3 can be configured to send your received audio into any setting, room, or vehicle that it may be used in.
The UV-50X3 has 2 Microphone Jacks and an additional Built-In Micrphone which easily allows you the flexibility to configure where your microphone is located and the way you want to communicate.
The UV-50X3 has a seperated user display panel – that can be extended from the receiving base using standard Ethernet Cable. You can easily mount the panel to a desk or vehicle dashboard with the included suction mount kit, or the panel can be more permanently by attaching with screws to your preferred surface.
The endless flexibility of the UV-50X3 will meet your needs on how you chose to communicate with others.
Pricing and Availability The UV-50X3 is available today at www.baofengtech.com and through our authorized distributors. Pricing starts at $339.
About BaoFeng Tech and BTECH BaoFeng Tech is headquartered in Arlington, SD with distributors and partners around the globe. For more information, see www.baofengtech.com.
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BTECH UV-50X3 TRI BAND (VHF/1.25M/UHF) ANALOG MOBILE TWO-WAY RADIO
TRI-BAND MOBILE/BASE WITH FULL DUPLEX AND CROSS-BAND REPEATER
The BTECH UV-50X3 is a tri-band radio with Full Duplex capabilities (which enables simultaneous TX/RX within VHF/1.25M/UHF) – as well as dual V/V and U/U receiver capabilities. The UV-50X3 operates on 136-174MHz, 222-225MHz, and 400-480MHz.
The UV-50X3 is more than just a radio – it can also act as a full cross-band repeater! Allowing you to connect or extend the range of your repeaters, handhelds, and mobiles. The Cross Band repeater works in between VHF and UHF frequencies.
The UV-50X3 will transmit at 50 watts on both UHF and VHF; and it will transmit at 5 watts on 222-225MHz.
AIRBAND (AVIATION AM) AND WIDE RECEIVER RECEPTION
The UV-50X3 was includes a wide receiver that can receive beyond the transmitting frequencies on VHF/1.25M/UHF.
The UV-50X3 can also receive:
.5-1.71MHz (AM Radio)
76-108MHz (FM Radio)
108-135.995MHz (Air Band (AM))
INDEPENTENT – VFO, AUDIO LEVELS, AND SQUELCHThe UV-50X3 includes separate volume adjustments for the independent VFOs. The UV-50X3 has dual speakers in the LCD panel – allowing stereo audio when one station is being received, but separate monaural speakers when both VFOs are active – which are controlled by the separate volume knobs. A third speaker is located on the radio body – which can be set as the only speaker, simultaneously be used with the panel speakers, or can be unused as well.
The UV-50X3 has both line-in and line-out jacks that allow you to output the radio audio to your own speaker system. The UV-50X3 allows you to listen to a line-in source while still monitoring your local nets.
The squelch is adjustable on each side of the display. Separate wide and narrow ceramic filters enable true narrow band operation.
1000 MEMORY CHANNELSThe UV-50X3 has 1000 memory channels and 2 separate memory banks (The Right VFO has 500 channels, the left VFO has 500 channels). You can program both active (TX/RX Channels) and passive (RX Only) channels into the same Memory bank.
SEPERATE, CUSTOMIZABLE FRONT LCD PANEL AND DTMF MICROPHONEThe UV-50X3 has a front panel that is separated from the main radio body. The panel is connected with standard Ethernet cable (15′ included) allowing the radio body to be remotely (or trunk) mounted. The Front Panel includes several mounting accessories including a suction cup mount. You can set the LCD Panel to 8 different colors.
The Front Panel has a built-in microphone which allows you to either use either the included DTMF Microphone or Panel Microphone. The Separate DTMF microphone can also be plugged directly into the Main Radio Body.
The UV-50X3 is FULLY supported through the free CHIRP programming software (requires the PC05 Programming Cable). The UV-50X3 is the first radio to exclusively only use CHIRP software for programming. CHIRP is compatible on Windows, Linux and OSX (macOS). Download CHIRP here
GROUP TONES SUPPORTEDThe UV-50X3 supports the most common Analog Tones. It supports CTCSS, DCS, and DTMF calling methods. Set-up your calling methods to call by group tones. Tone calling (private line) is required by most repeater applications and the UV-50X3 supports the latest standards.
The UV-50X3 can send DTMF tones. This allows for sending ANI (Caller ID) or remote commands that require DTMF tones.
THOROUGH QUALITY CONTROLEach UV-50X3 is individually tested during extreme temperatures (-22 F) to ensure every radio can meet advertised performance requirements.
The UV-50X3 can endure harsh environments and still perform in the most extreme situations.