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MTC UV-E5 Dual Band VHF UHF 5 watt Mini Hand Held Portable 2.5 Narrow Band Step

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MTC's Newest! The UV-E5 ! Custom Made for us By Vero! Models are factory locked to Amateur bands only  but easily opened back up with the programming free downloadable software

This little 5 Watt power house has already proven itself. For the money, there is nothing else like it. It puts out a full 5 watts on both bands and has the 2.5KHZ chan step for the new narrow band frequencies. These radios are almost cheap enough to be disposable! Each Radio comes with a 90 day warranty through us here at MTC! For $49  you can not go wrong!


High output power,1800mAh Li-ion Battery Capacity,128 memory channels,rugged construcion, rich in analog features-the UV-E5 offers practical 2m/70cm dual band operation anthed ruggedness ,updated for today's ham radio enthusiasts.

Our UV-E5 with some attractive features.For European customers,1750Hz Burst tone is a impressive function.And the dual-band,dual frequency,dual-standby are also the big selling ponit for this radio.

There are other common features of this radio,such as high/low power switchable, 25kHz/12.5kHz switchable, emergency alert,CTCSS/CDCSS,low battery alert,battery saver,time-out timer,keypad lock etc.

Our UV-E5 has got the CE,FCC and ROHS approvals.

Dual-Band ,Dual Frequency,Dual Standby
  • 136-174 & 400-470 MHz (TX/RX)65-108MHz (FM Radio )
Wideband Coverage
  Two bandwidth versions (400–470MHz&
136-174MHz) all have switchable 12.5/25kHz width by channel, and 5/6.25kHz
Channel steps (2.5/5K/6.25K/10K/12.5K/25K)
  Different channel steps 2.5/ 5K/6.25K/10K/12.5K/25K is optional to confirm with the different need.
Scan Function
  The UV-E5 allows CTCSS/DCS Tone scan,FM
Radio frequency scan,VFO scan.


500mW Loud Audio
  The 36mm large speaker delivers 500mW of loud and intelligible audio even in noisy environments
Wideband Coverage
  Two bandwidth versions (400–470MHz&136-174MHz) all have switchable 12.5/25kHz width by channel, and 5/6.25kHz frequency pitch making all the new UHF&VHF channels available.
Dual-band ,Dual display,Dual Watch
  UV-E5 work in two bands,Display two bands on the screen and with dual watch function
Powerful 5W of Output Power
  The UV-E5 offers a just-right mix of power and size 5 watts of high power which will work to get your message through. Get up to 19 hours* of operating time with the Li-ion battery pack (BP-1805L) . All that power comes is an easy to hold and use size – not too big, not too small.
* Typical operation. 5:5:90 duty cycle with power save on.
Channel Name Editing
  You can edit the channel name by yourself,it is very useful for the user.
Internal VOX function
  The UV-E5 has an internal VOX (Voice Operated Transmission) function for convenient hands-free operation when used with a compatible optional headset and adapter cable. Also, the VOX level and VOX delay time are adjustable.
Built-in CTCSS/DCS
  CTCSS and DTCS tone codes provide quiet stand-by and allow you to use tone-access repeaters. Pocket beep alerts you when a
matching tone frequency is received. Tone scan detects the subaudible tone that is used for repeater access.
128 Memory Channels
  Up to 128 regular memory channels can be stored with a 6-character channel names, tone and duplex settings.
Wide/Narrow Bandwidth Selectable
  Different channel spacing 25KHz/12.5KHz are optional to confirm with the regulations of different countries.
Scan Features

The UV-E5 allows CTCSS/DCS Tone scan,FM Radio frequency scan,VFO scan



Technical Specification
Frequency Range
136-174 & 400-470 MHz (TX/RX)
Channel Number
Channel Spacing
Frequency Stability
Operating Voltage
Battery Type
1800 mAh (Lithium Battery)
Operating Temperature
Standby Current
Antenna Impedance
Dimension(without antenna&battery
58*110*32 mm
205 g (with antenna&battery)
Power Output
5 Watts/1 Watts
16K?F3E /8K?F3E
Spurious and Harmonious
-36dBm<1GHz -30dBm>1GHz
FM Noise
Adjacent Channel Power
Audio Distortion
(12dB SINAD) 0.2uV
Squelch Selectivity
Adjacent Channel Selectivity
Spurious Response Rejection
Audio Power Output
Audio Distortion

Uses the same two Pin Mic connector as Kenwood, Wouxun, Boofang UV-5R. We have used Wouxun Cables here to program them.

90 day MTC warranty on this unit


DOwnload the PDF Brochure Here


Get The Programming software HERE


Having Trouble with the drivers for the cable? Thanks to John, Here is some helpful info

The USB to Serial programming cable uses a Prolific Chip.

These chips were counterfeited in China and used in ‘cloned’ programming cables.

Most of these come from China and from eBay.

To discourage their use, Prolific changed their Windows Drivers to recognize a counterfeit chip.

When a cloned USB cable is plugged in, the new driver sees it and immediately Fails.
The work around is to load an older Windows Driver.

The recommended driver is Prolific    Nothing Newer.

The entire procedure for this is described at http://www.miklor.com/uv5r

in the USB Cable Drivers section.  http://www.miklor.com/uv5r/UV5R-Drivers.html

It shows the step by step procedure with graphics.

Feel free to give this link to Anyone having the issue.

It will cure the problem and you’ll be the Hero of the Day.

Trust me, Many UV5R users have this issue.

John    K3NXU


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  1. MTC UV-E5 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Feb 2016

    The MTC UV-E5 is IDENTICAL to the Baofeng UV-5R but the housing is much better and the chipset are the NEWEST from Baofeng.




  2. Not Bad For the price 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jul 2013

    The E5 is a little clunky but has most the typical features of other entry level radios. We use these in high damage areas and keep a supply on hand for disaster response teams. The price continues to drop on these radios so you get what you pay for. I prefer the Wouxuns but as long as you know these are disposable and can tolerate a little programming pain then they might just fit the bill.

  3. Big perfomance for a little price 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jul 2013

    This radio is wonderful for our organizational needs at a price our non-profit can afford.
    5 Watts of power and dual band coverage is certainly not available at this price anywhere else, even the online used equipment sites.

  4. nice 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jul 2013

    very nice little radio and a bargain. MTC is a great company to do business with.

  5. Great Radio For The Money 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jun 2013

    Good radio small but not to small, plan on getting
    more soon.

  6. Solid build case but non standard speaker port and weak manual 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jun 2013

    Given this is made in China and the instructions need to be expanded. Tried programming a repeater and no help from the manual. I had to go to the internet to figure out how to do it. The speaker port is 2.5mm not a 3.5mm. Speaker is clear and loud. Battery charging has to be only in the drop charger no external power port, but it does come with a 1800 milliamp battery.
    Get the programming cable and software.

  7. Solid Radio 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Jun 2013

    I bought this HT for local use, and monitoring.

    I am very pleased with its transmit distance, and reception.I did purchase the antenna upgrade
    which really improves the Rx, and Tx.It accomplishes what I need it for. Can't go wrong here.

  8. New to Ham Radio and this was a great starter rig 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jun 2013

    I bought this rig from MTC a few weeks after getting my ticket. I listened for a while with the included antennae and even managed to make a few contacts. I switched over to magnetic mount for my car and extended my range. Didn't have an issue programming the rig, and have really enjoyed using it.