Baefeng RD-5R

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54bobroy
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Baefeng RD-5R

Post by 54bobroy » Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:32 pm

Is the flashlight and the fm radio functional with the OpenGD77 firmware? If so, what buttons on the radio control these functions? Is there a reference diagram showing button functions on the RD-5R available like there is in the OpenGD77 manual showing button functions on the GD-77? Thanks

oh1fss
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Re: Baefeng RD-5R

Post by oh1fss » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:58 pm

For the diagram of keys see the User Guide, section The control keys and buttons

Flashlight is Fn+5 (called LED lighting in the diagram).

AFAIK, listening FM broadcast is not supported. See http://www.opengd77.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=891.

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Re: Baefeng RD-5R

Post by VK3KYY » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:28 pm

We have not been able to support FM broadcast reception , because it has been impossible to find any data on the Chinese chip that performs this function.
It is not the same chip used in other Boafeng radios

54bobroy
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Re: Baefeng RD-5R

Post by 54bobroy » Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:47 pm

Thanks for the info

DD5LP
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Re: Baefeng RD-5R

Post by DD5LP » Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:09 pm

Heads-up in case someone is looking to buy a Baofeng RD-5R Radio - Radioddity have it in a "Flash Sale" at the moment, priced at US$49.99.

(about half of what I paid for mine 3 years ago).

73 Ed DD5LP.

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