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Baofeng 5rm ar-5rm difference?


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Totally Newb, but thinking about buying my first HAM/GMRS radio.  I *think* I've narrowed it down to the 5rm or ar-5rm but I'm not sure the differences.

 

Best I can tell the ar-5rm can Tx on low/med/high whereas the 5rm can not.

 

Any help much appreciated.

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The 5RM also does air band and is a triband.

 

My 5RM came unlocked fresh out of the box, plug in freqs and you're off.

 

I've found 1 discussion alluding that the AR-5RM is firmware locked to ham freqs and can't be opened up. Otherwise I'm pretty sure they're the exact same radio.

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