So far I'm not at all impressed with the UV-3r. I can't get it to transmit or receive, it literally just sits there. I spent 2 hours fiddling with it last night trying to reach another HT 3' away on simplex, to no avail.. .it's like it's already keyed up somehow? And no sound comes out of the speaker, not even in FM radio mode. Tried in VOX mode and without, tried with the headphones and without, tried an "all reset," nothing.
The flashlight works. Once my programming cable comes in I'm hoping that'll kick it into action somehow, I know there are more settings within the software than you can get to through the radio. So far though, pretty unimpressed... anyone else able to send/receive simplex with their UV-3?