I've got my two radios working. I programmed the BCA Link channels on first, then a bunch of the FRS,GMRS channels, and NOAA.
I found that the BCA "open" channels, (A&F) without private subchannels were the biggest headache using CHIRP software. At first, I only had one way communication from the Baofeng to my regular Motorola walkie talkies. Once I found the correct setting in CHIRP all is working. Final test is to try against a BCA radio but I do not suspect any issue.
The Baofeng UV-5R seems to be a very robust radio and will be used also in the summer as a marine radio.