Hidden Baofeng Settings
I stumbled on these two “hidden” settings on my Baofeng radio yesterday which I added to the Short Guide:
- Short press to reverse repeater output and input
- Long press to scan channels or frequencies
- Short press to toggle between H/L power
- Long press to lock the controls
Other Tips and Settings
From the MENU settings:
TDR ONallows the radio to quickly scan between the A/B channels or frequencies.
BEEP OFFturns of the beep when pressing buttons.
VOICE OFFturns off the voice when pressing buttons.
MDF-A/Bsets how the channels / frequencies are displayed. I have one set to
NAMEand the other to
ROGER OFFturns off the roger beep. Please turn this off!
The other setting I recommend changing is the squelch levels using CHIRP. More info on how to do that on the Chirp How-to page.