Adding to the other replies, I recommend doing a web search for posts by WD9EWK, he has reviewed a number of these radios and identified models that may be less susceptible to desense on V/U satellites. Agree that best approach is better receiver on downlink band and the Baofeng for TX.  The FM birds can get VERY busy, so ability to monitor the downlink all the time is essential.  

Good luck!

73 Steve KS1G

On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 9:40 AM Richard Lawn <> wrote:
I new member to our club who holds a tech license asked me if I knew,if any of the Baofeng HTs were capable of satellite operation. I know this has been discussed to death and I think the answer is no, but I don’t want to mislead him.

Rick, W2JAZ 
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