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Default inexpensive entry-level HAM radio
i mentioned this to a couple people before, no experience with it, just ran across it a few times on the net - it's the Puxing PX-777 and can be had for ~$70 to $90

one place selling it: https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/p...products_id=74

if you search for "px-777" on ebay, it's even cheaper.

for just a basic radio, it gets good reviews: http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/6221





personally i chose to go with a Kenwood mobile rig, but i'm a gadget guy. i just wanted to present this to show that you don't have to let cost be a deterring factor for getting into HAM.
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Check into the Wouxun also. I don't have any experience, but it gets good reviews. I like that you can buy it at retailers vs. ebay too. http://www.powerwerx.com/wouxun-radi...ial-radio.html
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I have the puxing px-888, and it has been a good little radio for a couple years now. The first car power cord I had for it wore out at the cable relief, but the one I have now has an improved design and is holding up well. If you are on a budget, the puxing radios are good way to go.
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