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QuanSheng UV-R50-CX Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio

QuanSheng UV-R50-CX Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio

$79.95 $39.00

The Affordable QuanSheng TG-R50-CX provides budget EmComm emergency radio communications for amateurs/hams, SHTF preppers, survivalists, Neighborhood Watch, ARES, RACES & CERT groups to keep in touch when other methods of communication break down. This “CX” version offers a dark camouflage design and includes an extended-capacity 1800mAh Li-ion battery with direct charging.

ReadySafeGo™ charged, tested & custom pre-programmed for SHTF* with all 128 channels! – See PDF programming chart in description!

Custom Programming & Consulting Available!

Not sure what you need? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

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QuanSheng UV-R50-CX Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio


Key Features

128 Channels • Programmable • VHF 5/1 Watts • UHF 4/1 Watts • Dual-Band • IP54 Splash Rated • Ext. 1800mAh Li-ion Battery • Direct Charging • Handheld • Analog FM • Part 15B FCC Certification • Part 97 Amateur/Ham • Wide 400-520MHz UHF Range • Dual-Watch • FM Broadcast Radio Rx • Tri-Color LCD • Keypad • 2 Programmable Side-Keys • 2.5kHz Tuning Steps • Backlit Keypad, Flashlight & Emergency Flasher • Antenna, Wrist Strap, Belt Clip, English Manual

Tx Range (MHz): 136-174 VHF • 400-520 UHF – Tx Locked to Ham
Rx Range (MHz): 65-108 FM Broadcast Radio • 136-174 FM VHF • 400-520 FM UHF

ReadySafeGo™ charged, tested & custom pre-programmed for SHTF* with all 128 channels! – Ships with Tx locked to Ham bands for Part 97 compliance. User programmable with free downloadable software.*

Custom Programming & Consulting Available! Not sure what you need? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!



The affordable QuanSheng UV-R50-CX is a 128 channel programmable dual-band handheld analog FM Ham two-way radio transceiver with similar operation and styling to a Baofeng UV-5R but with better performance & build quality, ideal for amateur radio, SHTF preppers, survivalists or personal EmComm emergency communications. It has 2.5kHz tuning steps and comes custom pre-programmed for SHTF* (ships with Tx locked to Ham bands only for Part 97 compliance). Programmable with free downloadable software.

With up to 5 Watts of power and a talk-around range of 1 to 6+ miles (many more when used with repeaters), the UV-R50-CX provides reliable emergency radio communications for amateurs, peppers, survivalists, Neighborhood Watch, ARES, RACES & CERT groups to keep in touch when other methods of communication break down. IP54 rated and Part 15B Certified & Part 97 compliant.

The UV-R50-CX operating range is as good or better than any other budget Commercial/Ham radio, even with its stock flexible antenna. As well, with our hi-gain whip antenna upgrades, an emergency Ed Fong roll-up, external mobile-mount, or base station antenna, you will see a significantly improved talk range, even when communicating with other stock handhelds. The UV-R50-CX is also repeater-capable (including split-band), greatly extending the potential operating range.



Budget Ham Radio w/Quality Performance
Great for budget SHTF (S#it Hits The Fan) Survival preppers and Amateur Radio (Ham) communications, including CERT, ARES, RACES & SKYWARN. Full 5 Watts of transmit power on VHF and 4 Watts on UHF for maximum range. This radio has been documented (in YouTube videos) to outperform the Baofeng UV-5R! Note: We offer custom programming for this radio – see the Radio Programming Charts below!
Dual-Watch Receive, Extended Li-ion Battery & FM Radio
Allows monitoring two communication channels (V+V, U+U & V+U) in Dual-Watch mode (single receive mode also available). Great for scanning emergency channels while monitoring a “home” channel, scan channels or VFO frequencies on either receiver, or scan & listen to clean FM Broadcast Radio without missing a call. This “CX” version includes rugged, Dark Camouflage styling & Extended-Capacity 1800mAh Li-ion Battery (instead of 1500mAh).
128 Channels, 2 Power Levels & Tri-Color LCD Backlight
Easily program up to 128 regular VHF/UHF channel memories with 7-character alpha-numeric tags. 2 programmable power levels for operating flexibility (VHF: 5/1W, UHF: 4/1W). There’s even a bright LED Flashlight w/Flasher built-in – handy for emergencies. Solid Build Quality for reliable performance. It also features a tri-color LCD backlight which can be customized for Standby, Rx & Tx modes.
Pro Features & 1 Year Warranty!
Easy to operate radio with its compact size, simple menu system and Front Panel Programming. Each radio includes an extra-capacity 1800mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery (provides 20+ hours of operation between charges with battery-saver mode), 2-4 hour desk charger, flexible dual-band 5.5″ rubber duckie antenna for long range comms., belt clip, wrist strap & English user manual. Backed with impressive 1 year limited warranty (on radio, 6 months on battery and charger).

Note: Amateur Radio (Ham) operation requires an FCC license. This radio is not “type-accepted” for use on other bands such as GMRS, FRS, MURS, MMS, LMR, etc.

*IMPORTANT: This radio is meant for personal use by licensed amateur radio operators during normal or emergency “SHTF” (S#it Hits The Fan) situations. Although our radios come programmed for Part 97 compliance with transmit locked to only the Ham bands, you are ultimately and solely responsible for operating this device in compliance with FCC licensing and regulations, regardless of how it comes programmed. For EmComm use, consult your COML regarding device compliance before any official public service operation. The free downloadable custom programming software made available for this radio by the manufacturer is for use by service technicians authorized or licensed to reprogram the radios for any given radio service. We are not responsible for any harm or loss caused by the use or misuse of this device. Please let us know if you have any compliance questions before purchasing.



Channels:128 Channels – 128 VHF/UHF channel memories. Front Panel Programmable (with optional USB Programming Cable), Bright backlit Tri-Color LCD Display with 7-character alpha-numeric channel names, simple menu system and quick-access function buttons. Note: PC programmable with optional USB cable and free software, or with our additional custom programming service – see the Custom Radio Programming item in the UV-R50-CX Accessories category.
Wide Receive:Extended UHF Receive Range with FM Broadcast Rx. Rx: 65-108MHz (FM Broadcast Radio), 136-174MHz (FM VHF), 400-520MHz (FM UHF)
Battery:Operate 20+ hours between charges with the supplied Extended-Capacity 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery in the power saver mode. Direct Charging with power-pack jack on battery pack!
Applications:Ideal communications for hobbyists, survivalists & (amateur radio) Hams to keep in touch. Good for SHTF (S#it Hits The Fan) Preppers & general “EmComm” Emergency communications also!
Flashlight/VOX/FMIncludes a bright LED Flashlight feature w/Emergency Flasher, a hands-free VOX feature, and FM Broadcast Radio receiver – Great for monitoring a game, music or an emergency broadcast. There’s also a loud Siren Alarm, channel or VFO scanning with 3 resume modes, and DTMF Encoding. Free Downloadable Windows Programming Software, Busy Channel Lockout, Transmit Time Out, Voice-Announce, multiple Tuning Step Sizes (from 2.5 to 25kHz), Adjustable Power SaverBacklit Keypad, optional Roger Beep, Keypad Auto-Locking and more!
Audio Output:500 mW of loud-speaker output for noisy environments. It’s surprisingly loud and clear for a radio of this size!
Quiet Tones/Codes:50 CTCSS & 210 DCS “PL” tones or digital codes with split capability. Quiet/privacy tones/codes are re-programmable with the optional USB Programming Cable or front panel keypad (when unlocked). Note: We can re-program the radio with standard/default PL tones – see the Radio Programming Charts below!
Special Features:2 Side-buttons (with custom programming options) as follows: Selective Call, Flashlight, Siren Alarm, FM Radio, Monitor. See the Radio Programming Charts below for all settings!
Package Includes:High-Quality 128-Channel Dual-Band Dual-Watch radio (Operating Range: VHF 5/1W 136-174MHz, UHF 4/1W 400-520MHz, stock radio has transmit locked to ham bands – Tx: VHF 144-148 MHz, UHF: 420-450 MHz), extended-capacity lithium-ion batterydesk charger w/110V power pack, 5.5″ full-band flexible whip antennasturdy belt clip w/screws, English user manual & wrist strap.
Opt. Accessories:External Heavy Duty Speaker Mic, Standard 1500mAh or Spare 1800mAh Extended-Capacity Li-ion Battery Pack, 12V Cig. Lighter Battery Eliminator, 12V Car Charger Adapter, 18″ Magnetic Mount Dual-Band Vehicle Antenna, Hi-Gain 15″ Whip Antenna, 2.75″ Stubby Flexible Antenna, Ext. Covert Earpieces, USB Radio Programming Cable, Replacement Desk Charger, Replacement Belt Clip, Carry Case (windowed) w/Belt Loop & Shoulder Strap.
Certifications:FCC Part 15B Certified (for Part 97 Amateur Radio use)
IP54 Dust & Water (splash) Resistant

Need Custom Programming or Consulting?

Utilize our BSR-PCON Custom Radio Programming & Consulting Service and we’ll handle any custom research & programming for you!

Programming Chart (Tx locked to Ham bands)

128 Channels
S#it Hits The Fan – Budget Prepper VHF/UHFView “SHTF” Custom Programming Chart

Custom Radio Programming Options

UV-R50Custom Radio Programming – Anything You Want!View UV-R50 Custom Programming Options (Coming Soon!)Download UV-R50 Custom Programming XLSX Template ZIP (Coming Soon!)

Custom Programming Software

UV-R50 CPSHam CPSUV-R50 Programmer
USB DriverQS Prolific USB Cable DriverQS Prolific 2303 USB Driver

Note: The programming software is provided by the manufacturer as a courtesy and is not guaranteed to be available or updated in the future.

IMPORTANT: By downloading and using this custom programming software, you agree to be solely responsible for operating your radios in compliance with FCC licensing and regulations. For use by service technicians authorized or licensed to reprogram the radios for any given radio service. We are not responsible for any harm caused by the use or misuse of this software to or by your radios. We do not offer free consulting or support for the free programming software, but we can program your radios for you or provide hourly-rate consulting instead! Let us know if you have any questions before purchasing.

Additional information

Weight1.8 lbs
Dimensions8.25 × 5.25 × 4.5 in

128, Programmable


Tx: Ham
Custom Programmable for other VHF/UHF bands

Receive Frequency Range

65-108MHz (Broadcast FM Radio)
136-174MHz (FM VHF)
400-520MHz (FM UHF)

Transmit Frequency Range

144-148MHz (FM 2M Ham VHF), as shipped for Part 97 compliance
420-450MHz (FM 70cm Ham UHF), as shipped for Part 97 compliance
Custom Programmable*

Operating Modes

Single or Dual-Watch Receive


≅155 CTCSS/DCS “PL/Privacy” tones or digital codes with split capability

Frequency Stability


Receive Sensitivity

≤0.25μV @ 136-174MHz
≤0.28μV @ 400-520MHz

Adjacent Channel Selectivity

≤70dB @ 25kHz
≤50dB @ 12.5kHz

Intermod Rejection


Spurious Response Rejection



≥43dB @ 25kHz
≥38dB @ 12.5kHz

Audio Power Output

≤500mW, Built-In Loudspeaker
≤5% Distortion

RF Power Output

VHF High Power: 5W / Low Power: 1W
UHF High Power: 4W / Low Power: 1W


FM (Frequency Modulation), ≤5% FM Distortion
WFM (Wide Band FM), 16kΦF3E, 25kHz
NFM (FM Narrow Band), 11kΦF3E, 12.5kHz
Narrowband-Compliant with 2.5kHz Tuning Steps

Max Deviation

WFM ±5kHz
FMN ±2.5kHz

Tx Spurious & Harmonics


Antenna Impedance


Battery Pack

1800mAh 7.2V Li-ion with Direct Charging (CX Version)
Thinner 1500mAh pack optional


DC 7.2V via Li-ion Battery Pack

Radio Weight

Assembled Radio: 235.3g (8.3oz) with Stock 5.5" Antenna & Ext. 1800mAh Li-ion Battery Pack (CX Version)
Assembled Radio: 212.6g (7.5oz) with Stock 5.5" Antenna & Orig 1500mAh Li-ion Battery Pack (not included)

Radio Dimensions (HxWxD)

115x58x40mm without Antenna, with Ext. 1800mAh Battery Pack (CX Version)
115x58x35.5mm without Antenna, with Orig 1500mAh Li-ion Battery Pack (not included)

Operating Temperature


Dust & Water Protection

IP54 Dust & Water (splash) Resistant

FCC Certification

FCC Part 15B Certified device & Part 97 Amateur Radio (Ham) Compliant
Narrowband-Compliant with 2.5kHz Tuning Steps (but not Part 90 Cert.)


1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Radio
6 Months Manufacturer's Warranty on Battery & Charger


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