"I like this little radio quite a bit. If it were not for a few little niggly items I would give it 5 stars. As it is I would say my rating is 4.5. I have been able to get full functionality with the latest CPS (v.3.2) and the few little items I would change are likely to be addressed in the next firmware release. I can easily hit a repeater 36 miles away with a mobile mag-mount antenna. The instruction addendum is the key to getting this little jewel up and running."
"UPDATED REVIEW 9/1/2021: This is a good radio for new Hams at a great price. I got it as a spare and to use when traveling. The radio is straight forward to program with Chirp, and a few extra settings when you use the Radioddity CPS. A couple little issues with the quality, but for the price it is a good deal. This issues I had was, I received a used repackaged one missing an antenna which I sent back to Amazon. The replacement radio had a broken tab charger, plus the programming cable didn't work. I tried two of them. Fortunately the Baofeng cable works fine with it. The Radioddity support is excellent. Spoke with Nora and she sent me a replacement programming cable quickly. Also, the stock antenna isn't the greatest of gain. You will definitely need to replace it with a higher gain antenna. I use the Nagoya NA-701 that works much better. Other than that, sound quality is good, and a good backup HT, plus Radioddity support is great. Mike K7FLA"