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The UV-5R is a popular low cost comms solution for beginners and experts alike. What many folks miss are the numerous replacements and add-ons that are required to get the most out of the radio. Programming the radio can also be a huge barrier as it requires special cables and software or hours pushing buttons on the keypad. We’ve done all the legwork for you and built a turn-key kit that solves these problems. This system provides the solution for utilizing your radio as an everyday carry radio with increased range and USB charging capability.

The UV-5R Essentials Kit includes ($150 value):

  • Baofeng UV-5R Radio Transceiver
  • Factory AccessoriesIncludes AC Charging Dock, Earpiece, Lanyard etc.
  • User Manual in EnglishHelpful reference that is often missing from radios purchased through 3rd party sellers. 
  • Super Elastic Signal Stick Antenna with BNC AdapterExtend your range, modularity, and ruggedness.
  • BL-5L 3800MAh Extended Battery Extend your runtime plus USB charging. 
  • USB Charging CableDitch the bulky charging cradle and recharge your radio anywhere you can find USB. 
  • FREE Custom ProgrammingYour radio arrives ready to use with standard frequencies and repeaters based on your location.


  • FREE SHIPPING ($15 value)
  • FREE CONSULTATION ($50 value) – a 15 minute private virtual consultation with our expert team to help you get started building a comms strategy, provide guidance and answer questions. A scheduling link will be provided after we receive your order. Consultation must be booked within 30 days of invitation. Rescheduling for cancellations or no shows is not included.

For a superior comms solution, consider our (better) FT-60 Essentials Kit or (best) VX-6R Essentials Kit.