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Choosing Your First Ham Radio

Posted by Bill Dick on

Choosing Your First Ham Radio

So you've just got your license, or are working towards getting one, or you just want a radio to monitor the logging roads, there are a lot of choices, and price points. Let me help get you into your first amateur radio. At times going with the cheapest as your first isn't always the best idea. Take the Baofeng UV-5R for example. It's about as cheap as they come. Sure it works fine, but try to program it by hand. I'm sure thats enough to turn off a few folks from the hobby right there. The antenna it comes with...

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