QuanSheng UV-R50-CX Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio
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!
In stock (can be backordered)
QuanSheng UV-R50-CX Amateur Ham Two-Way Radio
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.
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!
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).
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.
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/FM||Includes 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 Saver, Backlit 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 battery, desk charger w/110V power pack, 5.5″ full-band flexible whip antenna, sturdy 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
Programming Chart (Tx locked to Ham bands)
|S#it Hits The Fan – Budget Prepper VHF/UHF||View “SHTF” Custom Programming Chart|
Custom Radio Programming Options
|UV-R50||Custom 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 CPS||Ham CPS||UV-R50 Programmer|
|USB Driver||QS Prolific USB Cable Driver||QS 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.
|Dimensions||8.25 × 5.25 × 4.5 in|
|Receive Frequency Range||
65-108MHz (Broadcast FM Radio)
|Transmit Frequency Range||
144-148MHz (FM 2M Ham VHF), as shipped for Part 97 compliance
Single or Dual-Watch Receive
|CTCSS & DCS||
≅155 CTCSS/DCS “PL/Privacy” tones or digital codes with split capability
≤0.25μV @ 136-174MHz
|Adjacent Channel Selectivity||
≤70dB @ 25kHz
|Spurious Response Rejection||
≥43dB @ 25kHz
|Audio Power Output||
≤500mW, Built-In Loudspeaker
|RF Power Output||
VHF High Power: 5W / Low Power: 1W
FM (Frequency Modulation), ≤5% FM Distortion
|Tx Spurious & Harmonics||
1800mAh 7.2V Li-ion with Direct Charging (CX Version)
DC 7.2V via Li-ion Battery Pack
Assembled Radio: 235.3g (8.3oz) with Stock 5.5" Antenna & Ext. 1800mAh Li-ion Battery Pack (CX Version)
|Radio Dimensions (HxWxD)||
115x58x40mm without Antenna, with Ext. 1800mAh Battery Pack (CX Version)
|Dust & Water Protection||
IP54 Dust & Water (splash) Resistant
FCC Part 15B Certified device & Part 97 Amateur Radio (Ham) Compliant
1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty on Radio