Yaesu FTM-400XDR Review

The Yaesu FTM-400XDR is an excellent mobile ham radio for use in both digital and analog UHF/VHF bands, and is one of the best choices on the market for users interested in APRS. And, despite its feature-packed design, it still clocks in at a relatively affordable price. Good Simultaneous voice/data transmission – This radio uses… Continue reading Yaesu FTM-400XDR Review

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Yaesu FT-891 Review

Whether you’re looking for a desktop ham radio or a mobile unit for a truck or car, the Yaesu FT-891 combines powerful features with solid value. Its HF receiver, in particular, is extraordinary, rivaling even some base station radios. Good Stellar signal quality – This radio uses Yaesu’s bit floating point Digital Signal Processing (DSP)… Continue reading Yaesu FT-891 Review

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TYT MD-380 Review

Chinese ham radios often get a bad reputation among enthusiasts. But the TYT MD-380 is here to show that there are always exceptions to the rule. This HT (Handheld Transceiver) is an excellent entry-level radio for those who want to get started in the hobby. It combines excellent features with a reasonable price point. That… Continue reading TYT MD-380 Review

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Yaesu FT-65R Review

If you’re newer to the world of ham radios and you’re looking for a basic, affordable, no-frills HT (Handheld Transceiver) that will grow with you as you learn, the Yaesu FT-65R is an excellent choice. Despite its affordable price, it packs in plenty of features, and with up to 5W of power, it provides excellent… Continue reading Yaesu FT-65R Review

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Yaesu FT-4XR Review

Yaesu is one of the best radio companies in the world for good reason, and the Yaesu FT-4XR is proof that you don’t have to overpay to get a high-quality, reliable 2-meter HT (Handheld Transceiver). This rugged little radio can take plenty of abuse and keep on truckin’, and has a powerful transmitter, great speaker,… Continue reading Yaesu FT-4XR Review

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Icom IC-V86 Review

If you’re looking for an affordable ham radio handheld transceiver (HT) with a durable design and a surprising amount of power and features, the Icom IC-V86 may be a worthy addition to your radio collection. With a chunky, solid construction, up to 7W of radio output, and a loud, punchy speaker with 1500 mW of… Continue reading Icom IC-V86 Review

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Yaesu VX-6R Review

If you’re ready to graduate from single-band radios and dual-band radios to tri-band radios, the Yaesu VX-6R is an excellent choice as your next HT (handheld transceiver). It’s a good choice for both amateurs and professionals, and it’s particularly great for outdoor use due to its weatherproof, durable design. Good Tri-band design – You can… Continue reading Yaesu VX-6R Review

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Kenwood TH-K20A Review

If you want a durable, compact, and reliable handheld transceiver (HT) to add to your ham radio collection, the Kenwood TH-K20A is an excellent choice. It may not be as feature-rich as some of its more expensive counterparts, but it’s a great choice for new or intermediate ham radio enthusiasts who don’t want to spend… Continue reading Kenwood TH-K20A Review

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Kenwood TH-D74A Review

It’s not cheap, but the Kenwood TH-D74A is a great option for serious ham radio enthusiasts who need wide-band connectivity, a durable design that can hold up to all weather conditions, and unique features like a built-in GPS. If you’re looking for an HT (handheld transceiver) that’s feature-rich and is built to last, you’ll be… Continue reading Kenwood TH-D74A Review

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Yaesu FT-2980R Review

If you’re looking for a reliable, sturdy, and powerful ham radio for use on the 2-meter band, the Yaesu FT-2980R is an excellent choice. It combines 80 watts of transmitting power with an ergonomic, durable design, and convenient features like NOAA weather alerts and over 200 memory slots. Good Durable design – The Yaesu FT-2980R… Continue reading Yaesu FT-2980R Review

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