The Baofeng UV-5R is an economical Dual Band UHF/VHF Amateur Radio that's extremely compact. With 128 channel capacity and up to 12 hours of battery life, the UV-5R is a good choice for ham radio operators who need mobility at low cost.
The UV-5R features 128 programmable channels with priority channel scanning, dual watch and 1750 Hz call tone. Other features include UHF/VHF Dual Standby, 65-108Mhz FM radio, Ani code, DTMF code, Dual display switch and CTCSS manual input. The UV-5R also features built-in VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) for hands-free operation and a high illumination flashlight.
The Baofeng UV 5R has up to 4W of power and is powered by 1800mAh Li-Ion battery pack for up to 12 hours (approx.) of operation. A battery save feature helps conserve power until it is needed.
The Baofeng UV-5R comes with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack, belt clip, removable antenna, C-ring earpiece with in-line PTT microphone, drop-in batter charger, AC adapter, wrist strap, owner's manual and a one year manufacturer warranty from Baofeng.
I want to say personally, I have one of these for when I go off road in a group for example. This little hand held device works incredibly well, especially for the cost. Rock solid communication and signal comes out of these little guys. Try it for yourself!