This radio has upped the bar on ham radio technology! Compared to previous Baofeng products (UV-5R and the UV-B Series) this radio comes with a much more solid design with larger and tactile buttons, and a better antenna.
This radio can be programmed with or without a PC to also work on private repeater systems. It is a compact, economical HT that includes a special FM receive band from 65 – 108 MHz which includes the regular FM broadcast band. Dual watch and dual reception is supported. You get up to 128 memories. Other features include: 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable FM Radio (65.0MHz-108.0MHz) Large LCD Display LED Flashlight Hight /Low RF Power Switchable Voice companding 50 CTCSS/ 104DCS coder & tone searching dual standby PC programmable Wide/Narrow Band (25kHz/12.5kHz) Transmitter time-out timer (TOT) High/Low TX power selectable Busy channel lock-out (BCLO) The 997-S comes with the latest RDA1846S Radio Frequency Integerated Circuit that makes it excel in real-world performance with its enhanced anti-interference capabilities.
In addition, 997-S provides new noise-reduction features to block out noises caused by signal intensity changes along with tail tone elimination when transmitting or receiving signals between 50Hz with 55Hz.