Yaesu FT-60R Baofeng UV-5RA Ham Radio Equipment Yaesu FT-2900R Baofeng UV-82L Yaesu FT-DX 9000MP
Once you get licensed, one of the first questions you might ask is what kinds of equipment you should purchase, and rightly so. Without knowing what you really need or what's available, you can end up spending an enormous amount of money on useless equipment. This guide can give you some idea of what I have acquired, what I recommend, and maybe help you understand your own needs and direction.

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Also included is a section on how to go about building your own stuff (DIY), potentially saving you a lot of money in equipment costs.

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