Well, my slight resurgence of interest in Ham Radio has been brewing for a little while now. it peaked last weekend when an old Radio friend emailed to point me in the direction of Baofeng Tranceivers on Ebay.
Much as it pained me to think of simply buying a radio without even making the antenna, when I looked up the spec of these little Chinese wonders, it would be rude not to buy one, I couldn't make an antenna for their price.
For £20.60, (Yep, you read that right) it is a dual band 2mtr / 70cm handheld 4W OP, full coverage of those Ham bands but also extends out into other (non Ham) bands too. They are also selling a UHF only handheld for less than a tenner!!
As with everything these days, it plugs into a PC to set up the 25 memories or it can be done from the keypad on the front.
I have no connection with the company or any companies selling these, nor selling them meself but i thought some of you guys with a Ham Licence might want to give them a good look over.
I'm ded impressed. Gra
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