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Just because a radio says UV-5** don't assume it should be lumped into the UV-5 grouping. The UV-5RTP is essentially the same radio as the BF-8HP. I recently purchased two of them and they are tri-power (8,4,1 watt). About the only differences between the UV-5RTP and the BF-8HP is a different speaker grill and the cost. They both use the same accessories and can even share batteries. They can both accept the 3800mAh large capacity battery. Both can use the same antenna, same charging bases, have the same frequencies, and can receive commercial FM radio. We did a quick test with ours on FRS5 and over hilly terrain, were able to get between 2-4 miles (depended on the terrain). But we paid $29 each for our new UV-5RTP radios as opposed to the $40-$60+ that we were seeing new BF-8HPs selling for. Oh and there is dedicated programming software for the UV-5RTP but current builds of CHIRP will work just fine too. I've tested both and the both work fine.


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