You’re studying for your Technician class FCC license with Ham Radio Prep’s online system or you just recently got licensed and now you want to get ready to be on the air! What’s the cheapest and fastest way of getting on the ham bands? You’re scanning the ads from amateur radio dealers and finding that basic VHF and UHF amateur handheld and mobile radios cost anywhere from $100 to as much as hundreds of dollars. Is there a way to get on the ham hands on a budget?
Today’s international marketplace allows you to not only get on the air for cheap, but the offerings available can prove mind boggling. What’s the best equipment for beginning ham operators? If you poke around on sites such as Amazon, AliExpress and Wish, you’ll find so many types of radios that would work for new Tech licensees.