Squelch Pop Suppression on the Baofeng UV-5 HT Portable Radio
The Baofeng UV-5 is an inexpensive ($25 US) Two-Way/Handie-Talkie/Walkie-Talkie style radio. It has a frequency range of 65-108 MHz (commercial FM radio reception) VHF: 136-174 MHz(Rx/Tx). UHF: 400-520 MHz(Rx/Tx)
Listening on an earpiece, it seems to have a very bad capacitive discharge which sounds like a loud “pop pop” which no one wants directly in their ear.
Tamping those pops down made the radios listenable. I’ve often observed that Baofeng radios are the worst HTs you’d be willing to use.
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