The device provides long rage communication at extremely high range of frequencies. It is provided in a package of 5 pieces. It operates in the range of 400 to 470 MHz frequencies providing sufficient bandwidth of communication to the users.
Best Interesting Features
- 5 Pack BaoFeng BF-888S displays 16 channels that could be used for effective communication. 50 types of CTSS/DTS codes are available to the users for advanced encryption of the information. It plays a very important role in ensuring transmission without interference.
- Presence of the continuous tone code squelch system is essential to eliminate the noise. The device offers 105 CDCSS system codes that provide iron clad protection to the users.
- Maximum range of the radio device is 6KM as it is supported by 1500mAh lithium battery. It provides a huge back up to the users. In addition low voltage alert plays a very important role in notifying the users about the charging of the batteries. Back up time of the device is about 8 hours providing impeccable services to the users.
- Rugged look ensures that the radio can work in outdoor as well as indoor environment. You can carry it with the group and communicate without any problem of interference. The device works perfectly fine in the mountains and the wilderness of the forests.
- Along with the product, you may also get 5 radios with pre assigned frequency range. As a result, you can use the device within the group with perfect synchronization. Since the radios are perfectly created, they can easily operate under the extreme temperatures of -30 to 60 degree centigrade range.
- As a part of the accessories, you can have 5 ear phones for private communication in an easy and hassle free manner. One of the most important features of the product is the antenna impedance of 50 that allows the users to transfer the voice signals without any disturbance.
- 5 pieces of belt clips are available to the users so that they can use them for keeping the devices. Tie the belt; hide the radio and move on to the outdoor locations. If you are lost in the forest, you can use the radio to contact friends as it operates in the long range without any problem.
- Radio is about 400gms in weight in spite of having an array of features. Single lithium battery supports the functionalities of the device. As far as the size is concerned, the dimension of the package is about 9.3*7*2.3 and the product is supported by one year warranty. If the radio is not working according to the requirements and the specifications, you can replace it with new one prior to one year of the purchase.
Things to consider
- One of the most important aspects of the device is the easy to use interface.
- The PTT buttons are available to the users on the device and can be easily located.
- At 68.82$, it is a massive steal that can last for a very long time.
- BF-888s provides 12 hours of battery backup to the users in an impeccable manner. Therefore, once you charge the device, it can work for half the day without any problem.
- The five piece package plays a very important role in transmitting the voice signals over long range frequencies.
- Since the radio is small, it easily fits into the small bag and is known for the portability attribute.
- Belts are provided to the users to carry the rugged radio in all kinds of conditions.
- Product has been tried and tested at the indoor and the outdoor locations as it worked perfectly for 6 km range. Accuracy of the voice signal is astounding and goes a long way in providing perfect output to the users.
- Very high frequency ranges are available to the radio for data transmission.
It is hard to find any drawback in the system apart from a bit of technical knowledge that is required to ensure the programmability of the channels.
Experience after Using it
I am a professional trekker and found the product extremely useful for communication. With a wonderful price of 20$, it packs a real punch delivering performance without any problem.
BF-888 offers crystal clear transmission while moving in the mountains. I personally checked its range and found that in spite of the impediments it provided communication with a maximum of 3 km range.
There are 16 channels that never let me down and I was able to communicate with my team without any problem.
Tips for using and maintenance
- The radio should be kept attached to the belt.
- You need to scan the channels prior to the transmission.
- Make sure that suitable codes are selected for secured and private transmission.
Looking at the attributes and the features, the product is a value for money buy. You can purchase it for the business, office and camping activities.