Not just a Power Upgrade
The new UV-82HP is not just a power upgrade, but a
combination of all major features of both
the UV82 and UV5R series in one package.
What's in the Box
- The UV82HP
- Newer upgraded A-V85 Antenna
- 7.4V 1800mAh Li-Ion Battery
- Upright Charger and wall-wart
- Manual written in English
- Belt Clip
- Hand Strap
The radio sports all traditional features of the UV82
design, with the larger keypad buttons and the zero at
the bottom of the number pad where it belongs, etc. It
also is built using the latest generation chipset.
- The frequency range
is the full 136-174.99MHz, 400 - 520.99MHz range.
output on the test unit clocks in at
7.3W with UHF at
- The Dual PTT button is now an option that can be
turned off. Previously only available with the
commercial version (UV82C)
- Live On-the-Air audio reports are exc
- Alpha tags can be added with the required software
- The receiver sensitivity is still excellent.
So, What makes this version an upgrade?
The original UV82 took a traditional UV5R,
and added design features such as an upgraded case and Dual PTT switch. (comparison
- Next came the UV82C which included options to
synchronize the Dual PTT function to emulate a
Single PTT, and the ability to lock out the VFO to
prevent accidental field programming.
Next came the 8W F8HP, the first of the high power
- An expanded feature added is R-Tone, a repeater tone for
those requiring a 1000, 1450, 1750 or 2000Hz audible
tone for access. This is not to be confused with CTCSS
or DCS. Prior models provided Tone Burst for 1750Hz
now includes all of the above features in one
package. The PTT synchronizing, VFO lockout, High Power, R-Tone, and newest generation chipset.
It has kept the traditional UV82 case design to ensure
compatibility between all existing options, including
Dual PTT Spkr/Micr, battery cases, holsters, battery
* Note: There are some UV82 8W versions that do Not have
the additional features found in the UV82HP.
As mentioned above, with software, the UV82HP can
lockout the VFO mode to prevent accidental changes.
The Factory Software has been added to
Software section. The radio has also
now included in the Latest Daily Build of
Note: A programming cable is required
to run the software. Acquiring a quality
cable is highly recommended. You will spend more time using the radio
and less time trying to load special backdated drivers to your PC.
The generic cables are less expensive, but a cable with
an FTDI chip is Plug 'n Play.
The UV82HP allows locking the PTT Button
to simulate a Single PTT and override the Dual PTT
As you may have expected, running the UV82HP
software will not activate or create new
features on an older UV-82/82C.
All of my accessories for the standard UV82 are
compatible, including the Dual PTT speaker/micr. With
the exception of the battery and charger, all UV5R
accessories work as well.
You can always run this radio in low/mid power to
conserve battery, but when you need the extra power,
It's nice to see a true upgrade of features to the UV82
series, and not just a fancy case or the addition of
extra letters and numbers to the UV82 label.
For the price, they are hard to
A Feature Comparison published between the standard UV82 and its
predecessor can be found at
A full in-depth Technical Review of the Original UV-82 was done
by Hans at