A new level of cheap

Remember when handhelds first hit the scene. They cost hundreds of dollars and were literally the size of a construction brick and weighed about the same.

Now from China comes the Baofeng dual-band VHF/UHF tiny handheld with 2 watts and 99 memories.

Oh the price? Steady yourself Bucko it’s $46.50 shipped from Hong Kong.

The rig ships with two antennas (VHF/UHF) but a dual band antenna is available as a $12 option.

John, VA3BL, who now owns this unit, say they’re basically copies of the VX-3r from Yaesu. $49! Amazing and it sounded pretty good.

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About Peter West

I am retired. I'm invested into bike riding, guitar playing, yoga and Ham Radio. I am a former photojournalist, newspaper and magazine editor and public relations practitioner with national, regional and local experience. A long-time member of Toastmasters International and an active Amateur Radio (Ham) operator here in Canada I am taking on new challenges.

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