BTECH Mobile UV-50X3 50 Watt Tri-Band Radio: 136-174mhz (VHF), 222-225mhz (1.25M), 400-520mhz (UHF) Amateur (Ham) Review

BTECH Mobile UV-50X3 50 Watt Tri-Band Radio: 136-174mhz (VHF), 222-225mhz (1.25M), 400-520mhz (UHF) Amateur (Ham)

  • 13.8V (15 Amp) Operating Voltage Source Required – Dual Receiver Radio (Dual RF), Capable of Crossband Repeating. DTMF, CTCSS, and DCS Calling Modes Supported
  • High (50W), Mid (20W), Low (5W) Power. VHF and UHF Output exceeds 50 watts. 1.25M (220MHz) is 5 watts. RX/TX: 137-174MHz, 222-225MHz, 400-480MHz. Receive Only: .5-1.710MHz (AM Radio), 76-108MHz (FM Radio), 108-136MHz (AM Aviation Band), 175-250MHz, 300-399MHz, 480-520MHz
  • Recommended Accessories: Pair UV-50X3 with the Nagoya TB-320A Antenna (and RB-50 Mount) for easy installation. The PC05 FTDI Cable is recommended for easy computer programming – Uses CHIRP Software
  • For Dual Band Operation – The Nagoya UT-72 is recommended for vehicle use, several base antenna options exist for home/base use.
  • Kit Includes: UV-50X3 Main Frame, Front Panel, DTMF Microphone, Suction Cup, 10′ DC Cable, 15′ Panel Cable, Bracket, Fan Kit, Manual

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The UV-50X3 is one of the most flexible amateur/commercial radios on the market. With a variety of mounting and customizable options to fit your environment. The UV-50X3 includes a wide receive frequency range along with a Tri-band transmit capability.

The panel is separated from the main frame of the unit – allowing you to mount it in a different location (using standard ethernet cable (included)). The microphone can be connected to either the panel or radio body and the panel also has a mini-microphone built right in. With a variety of speaker options (including audio line-out); the UV-50X3 can easily adapt to any environment. The dual receivers have independent volume and control knobs to easily set your frequency and volume preferences.

Programming:
Manual Programming Capable (Watch our YouTube Tutorial)
PC/OSX/Linux Programming Capable – Uses CHIRP Software (Requires PC-05 Cable)

Technical Details:
1000 Channels (Right Bank: 500 Channels – Left Bank: 500 Channels)
8 Color Vibrant LCD Display
3 Loud Speakers (2 – Panel, 1 – Main Frame), AUX Audio Out Jack, AUX Audio In Jack
Tones: CTCSS / DCS / DTMF
Cross-band Repeater
RX: .5-1.710MHz (AM Radio), 76-108MHz (FM Radio), 108-136MHz (AM Aviation Band), 175-250MHz, 300-399MHz, 480-520MHz
RX/TX: 137-174MHz, 222-225MHz, 400-480MHz
Frequency Step: 2.5KHz/5KHz/6.25KHz/10KHz/12.5KHz/20KHz/25KHz
Audio Output: 2.5W X 3 Speakers
Power: 5W/20W/50W (1.25M 5W Max)
SO-239 Antenna Connector (Accepts PL-259 Coax)

In the Box:
UV-50X3 Main Frame, Front Panel, DTMF Microphone, Suction Cup, 10′ DC Cable, 15′ Panel Cable, Bracket, Fan Kit, Manual

Thorough Quality Control:
Each UV-50X3 is individually tested during extreme temperatures (-22 F) to ensure every radio can meet advertised performance requirements.

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