Changing frequency limits on Baofeng firmware

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Changing frequency limits on Baofeng firmware

Post by Joshek » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:55 pm

Hello, I recently got my programming cable for my Baofeng BF-F8+, based on the UV-5R chipset, or atleast that's the driver I chose. I have disabled transmitting on VHF and UHF from the settings as I don't have a license. While going through the settings, I saw that I could change the upper and lower frequency limits, I was wondering if it's possible to lower the VHF limits to be able to pick up the aviation band. Just saves needing to buy a separate radio. Thanks.
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Re: Changing frequency limits on Baofeng firmware

Post by yorky » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:03 pm

If the chip spec's don't support it, I wouldn't and don't expect it to go that low.
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Re: Changing frequency limits on Baofeng firmware

Post by Zebedee » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:32 pm

Also the aviation band is generally AM whereas the Baofeng radio will only receive FM unless I'm missing something obvious in the specs :)

So even if it could be opened up to the right frequencies, the modulation type is all wrong so it wouldn't do you a lot of good.
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