Should a Baofeng be your first ham radio?

Hey, I’m gonna start things out by doing a little test. I have two radios: my Yaesu handheld, this is the VX-8R and a Baofeng UV5r. I’ll do a couple of transmissions and see if you can tell the difference between the two. I’ll have the answer at the end of the video....

Stands for Baofeng Handheld Radios

I’m sure this has happened to you. You have a Baofeng handheld radio like the UV-5R and you set it down. The radio promptly falls over. If the radio has the extended length antenna, it’s even worse. The radios are so lightweight, that they just don’t want to stay put....