What Makes it Unique?
It has 3 Power Levels (1, 4, 8 watt)
The large 2000mAh Battery (30% Larger) and a High Gain V-85 Antenna to Optimize Performance
Full Accessory Compatibility with ALL UV-5R and BF-F8HP accessories, along with a new 76 Page In-Depth User's Guide
Versatile Radio for Amateur Use
The BF-F8HP is legal for use on amateur frequencies. The BF-F8HP is able to Transmit on Narrowband (12.5kHz) and Wideband (25kHz).
The Dual Watch Receiver The BF-F8HP has one built-in receiver but can "watch" two channels (semi duplex). Monitor two different frequencies (even on different bands (VHF/UHF)) and the radio will monitor both frequencies giving priority to the first station to receive an incoming call.
FM Broadcast Station
You can listen to the FM Broadcast radio, while still monitoring your radio frequencies in the background. Any incoming call will be given priority insuring you never miss an important call while listening to the radio.
Group Tones supported
The BF-F8HP supports the most common Analog Tones. It supports CTCSS, DCS, and DTMF calling methods. Set-up your calling methods to call by group tones. Tone calling (private line) is required by most repeater applications and the BF-F8HP supports the latest standards
DTMF Tones Supported
The BF-F8HP can even send DTMF tones. This allows for sending ANI (Caller ID) or remote commands that require DTMF tones.
Internal VOX function
The BF-F8HP has an internal VOX (Voice Operated Transmit) function for convenient hands-free operation and can be used in conjunction with the included earpiece and mic. The VOX level and VOX delay time are adjustable your needs.
Customize with channels, Programmable Buttons, and more! You can program your BF-F8HP exactly how you want it. There are 128 programmable memory channels. You can add or remove channels from scanning list using the free computer software. You can give channels alphanumeric names, using a computer. The radio has 3 power levels (8 watt maximum), allowing you to choose how far you can communicate. You can set VFO limits using the CHIRP software. You can easily program from a PC to set-up the radio to operate exactly as needed.