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Hey guys i was planning on getting a ham radio. I would prefer to have a hand held radio but im not sure what kind of range they have. Also do u guys know a place to get a cheap good radio


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You'll get an answer for every single person on here, maybe even more than one answer.
I've had an Alinco DJV5 ( DJ-V5 Specifications ) around $240 new. This is a dual band 2meter/70cm, or for just a 2 meter YAESU FT-250R for around $120.00
Best thing to do is connect with some hams in your area, they will know what works best for your locale. But a handheld is always a good start, unless you are way out in the boondocks. 2 meter, and 70 cm are pretty popular in my area, your mileage may vary. As always, ebay is always an option, but just be a smart shopper, as sometimes stuff can be bought brand new from a real dealer. craigslist.org is also a good place to look. Good luck.
 

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If you can afford the extra money get a D-Star capable radio from an Icom Dealer, D-Star is growing quickly in the state, plus you can still use 2meter/440 analog side of the radio for all other repeaters. ID80 is newest model but the IC92D is also a nice HT (2nd generation).
 

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Personally, I always liked the Icom IC-V8. 2 meter handheld, alphanumeric save points, 5W. Great radio. HRO is giving away free go-bags with every new HT purchase right now.
 
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