Cheap HF Radio: Great Value For The Money

A cheap hf radio is a great way to get into ham radio without spending a lot of money. There are a number of different radios on the market that are affordable, and they offer a wide range of features. In this blog review, we will take a look at some of the best cheap hf radios available and discuss what makes them a good option for budget-minded ham radio enthusiasts.

As a ham radio operator, you know that a quality HF radio is a must. But what if you don’t have a lot of money to spend? Are there any good, cheap HF radios on the market? It is now that you need to consider cheap HF radio. With the right item, you can still be able to enjoy your hobby of ham radio.

A shortwave radio is a great way to keep in touch with what’s going on in the world, even when you’re far from a city. They can be a little pricey, but there are some great options out there for those looking for a cheap shortwave radio.

Best For Overall: NooElec NESDR Smart XTR HF Bundle

Best For High Quality: Fumei DG-503 Digital LCD 3.5

Best For Durability: XIEGU G1M Portable QRP HF Transceiver

Best For Long Lasting: RF Power & SWR meter for 1.8-525Mhz

Best For Compact: MFJ-941E MFJ941E MFJ Enterprises Original HF Antenna Tuner

Bestseller No. 1
Xiegu X5105 QRP HF Transceiver Amateur Ham Radio VOX SSB CW AM FM RTTY PSK 0.5-30MHz 50-54MHz 5W with USB Cable CE-19 Expansion Card (2019 Upgraded Version)
  • ➤ 2019 Upgraded Firmware: ❶ Bugs fixed when using CW. ❷ Added VOX function that frees your hand to communicate without pressing the PTT key.
  • ➤ GREAT HARDWARE: Xiegu X5105 is equipped with a 3.6 inch large LCD screen and built-in 3800mAh large capacity battery pack. Besides, it also comes with a trestle for desktop operation.
  • ➤ IF OUTPUT: With IF signal output (1 IF: 70.455MHz, 2 IF: 10.695MHz, 3 IF 455kHz (FM)). Built in ATU; Built in AF-DSP digital noise reduction processor.
  • ➤ PORTABLE SIZE: Very small in size and ultra portable (6.3*3.9*1.8in) with an original speaker mic, convenient to carry. Please make sure your antenna compatible with the machine.
  • ➤ We provide a 1-year warranty on the Xiegu X5105. As usual, if you modify the radio's hardware, the warranty is void. (Note:Please avoid a continuously use of the machine for more than 2 hours in case that being overheated. )
Bestseller No. 2
HF / VHF / UHF Bands Operating Guide by Nifty Accessories
  • Handy operator quide to the various modes of operation and where they are found on each band
  • Simplifies navigation of the ham bands
  • HF Band section covers: 160, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters
  • VHF / UHF section Covers: 50, 144, 220 and 440 MHz amateur bands
  • Laminated pages for durability and water resistance
SaleBestseller No. 3
Midland - WR120B/WR120EZ - NOAA Emergency Weather Alert Radio - S.A.M.E. Localized Programming, Trilingual Display, 60+ Emergency Alerts, & Alarm Clock (WR120B - Box Packaging)
  • Public-alert certified monitor receives 7 NOAA channels with flood, tornado, thunderstorm, and other warnings
  • SAME alert programming sounds an alert only when specific counties are threatened
  • 25-county memory system; 90 dB siren, voice alert, and flashing LED warning systems
  • Uses three AA alkaline batteries for emergency power back-up in the event of power outage
  • Built-in clock with alarm and snooze; measures 6.0 x 1.5 x 5.0 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
Bestseller No. 4
AnyTone AT-D878UVII Plus - Dual Band Analog/DMR - Bluetooth PTT - APRS RX & TX - Free $97 Training Course
  • The New AnyTone AT-D878UVII PLUS Has APRS Receive and Transmit, so now you can receive other users APRS Transmissions
  • Upgraded 500,000 Contact List instead of 200,000 on previous models so you can grow with the DMR community.
  • FREE AT-D878 course included on BridgeCom University with step-by-step video tutorials to get you on DMR and making contacts fast ($97 value).
  • Dual band UHF/VHF radio on DMR and analog so you can have one radio for anything on the tech bands.
  • Up to 7w of high power transmitting so you can have maximum range using your HT.
Bestseller No. 5
Greadio Portable Shortwave Radio,AM FM Transistor Radio with Best Reception,LCD Display,Time Setting,Battery Operated by 4 D Cell Batteries or AC Power,Big Speaker,Earphone Jack for Gift,Elder,Home
  • 【New Upgraded: LCD Display with Best Reception】Equipped with a big LCD screen, you can easily and clearly to see each AM/FM/Shortwave stations when tuning the knob on this portable radio. The long antenna and advanced DSP chip ensure a ultra strong stable radio signal for you to listen to your favourite music, NPR, sports and news stations no matter at home or outdoor. Never miss a station and you will have a relax radio time with your family and friends with this am fm radio.
  • 【Simple to Operate, Convenient to Use】Not like other radios which are too small to operate, our shortwave radio is big enough to use and easy to operate for both elder and children as the knobs are large to tune and the LCD screen is clear to see. A handle on the radio makes it not difficult to take outside. Beyond that, a time setting is available for you to see on the LCD display, so it is not just a fm radio but also a clock for you. Buy this transistor radio, bring convenience to your life.
  • 【2 Powerful Charging Ways】This am fm radio is designed for two charging ways. While you are indoor, the AC power for you to plug the charging cable(include) in the wall to listen radio whole day. If there power outage, don't worry, inserts 4 D Cell batteries(not include) in the shortwave radio that you can continue to connect and get broadcast news in real time. And the battery can be easily found in every household and stores. Keep one in your house, you will happy to have this portable radio.
  • 【Good Sounds Quality & Earphone Jack】With a premium built in 2W speaker, this transistor radio offers a big great sound, it can easily fill a room with your favorite musics or baseball game. And you can choose high/low tune mode as you like to listen on the shortwave radio. A good choice for radio lover. Moreover, an 3.5mm earphone jack here is designed for those who wants to have private listening space. Take this portable radio for picnic,camping or party,leave a good memory with your friends.
  • 【Ideal Christmas Gift】With its classic appearance and simple operation, our portable radio is best sell on many countries. If you are distressing on what to buy to your parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts, this am fm radio is the best choice for you. It is a thoughtful Christmas gift to fill their heart to joy and remember you! Besides, we guarantee a 12-month warranty, 30-day money back and 24/7 customer service to make it no risk for you to purchase this fm radio.
Bestseller No. 6
[Upgraded] AURSINC NanoVNA-H Vector Network Analyzer 10KHz -1.5GHz Latest HW Version 3.6 | HF VHF UHF Antenna Analyzer Measuring S Parameters, Voltage Standing Wave Ratio, Phase, Delay, Smith Chart
  • [2022 UPGRADED HW V3.6] NEW HW VERSION: V3.6 with MicroSD card port now can have the measurement data or the screenshots saved in the it at anytime. Added battery circuit management, more secure. Redesigned PCB, you can connect to mobile phone with Type C-Type C cable( original PCB needs OTG cable), see a clear HD image on your phone. Added a case, which is protective and dust-proof. Disply: 2.8 inch TFT (320 x240)
  • [IMPROVED FREQUENCY ALGORITHM: The improved frequency algorithm can use the odd harmonic extension of si5351 to support the measurement frequency up to 1.5GHz. The 50K-300MHz frequency range of the si5351 direct output provides better than 70dB dynamic, The extended 300M-900MHz band provides better than 60dB of dynamics, and the 900M-1.5GHz band is better than 40dB of dynamics
  • [MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS] The default firmware main function is used for antenna performance measurement. The TX/RX method can measure the complete S11 and S21 parameters. If you need to obtain S12 and S22, you need to manually replace the transceiver port wiring. Designed a practical and simple control application on PC, you can download touchstone(SNP) files for radio design and simulation software
  • [STRONG AND SECURE POWER SUPPLY] This VNA is battery powered or USB powered; Built in 650mAh battery, could work for 2 hours continuously, if need extra working time, it can be connected to power bank or power source.
  • Package include NanoVNA host (with battery) display: 2.8 inch TFT x1, USB Type-C data cable x1, 30mm SMA male to male RG174 RF cable x2, SMA simple calibration kit x1, SMA female to female connector x1
Bestseller No. 7
Retekess TR604 AM FM Radio, Portable Plug in Wall Radios with Operation Friendly, Powered by 3 D Batteries or AC 110V, Suit for Senior and Home (Black)
  • Radios portable AM FM; FM band can meet your needs for listening to music or talk shows if you live in a big city ; AM will be a good assistant for you to listen to a ball game if you live in a rural or mountainous area far from the city; but need to be careful to keep AM away from electronics
  • Loud sound and 3.5mm headphone jack; voice from the 2W speaker is enough to fill a whole room even if some elderly people’s hearing is weak; TR604 accepts mono headphones (not included); allowing you to enjoy beautiful sound without disturbing others
  • AM FM radios with best reception; 23.62-inch long antenna can stably lock the signal received by the radio; large dial makes it easy for the elderly to identify frequencies and tune the radio station
  • Small radios portable; 8.66 X 5.71 X 2.44 inches in size; 1.65 pounds weight; easy to carry anywhere; such as in the kitchen, yard and bedroom bed; with the handle you can also take the TR604 outdoors, such as walking and camping
  • Battery operated and plug in; if you use it in the bedroom, living room or garage, the AC 110V power supply will be very suitable for you; if you use it in the park, camping, or the beach, the 3 D battery power supply will meet your needs
SaleBestseller No. 8
Eton Elite, The Classic AM/FM/LW/VHF/Shortwave Radio with Single Side Band
  • On Every Wavelength: The Eton Satellite 750 broadcasts every radio wavelength including AM,FM, LW, SW, SSB and VHF aircraft band frequencies; 360° rotating AM antenna pulls in even the weakest signals for full, bold sound
  • Strong and Sensitive: DSP Technology enhances tuning sensitivity and fields out interference for better quality; Program in up to 1000 channels, 100 for each band, plus you can customize up to 55 channels to tune into your favorite stations with ease
  • In and Out: Connect any audio device using the line input and listen to your favorite music and media through the Eton Satellit750’s speakers; Or broadcast your radio to other devices using the line output; Features dual alarm clock for multiple alarms
  • Keep Connected: From weather alert radios and backup battery packs to solar-powered sound systems, we'll keep you connected and in the know at home, in the office, on the road or in the great outdoors
  • Eton's Commitment to Preparedness: We're committed to helping you be prepared for everyday fun and unexpected emergency, whether you’re out on a 10-day backpacking trip or barbecuing in the backyard
SaleBestseller No. 9
SIHUADON R108 Shortwave AM FM Radio LW MW AIR Band DSP Full Band Portable Radio Battery Operated with Sleep Timer Alarm Clock 500 Memories preset Stations for Family by RADIWOW (Grey)
  • 【Convenience To Carry】The performance of SIHUADON R108 radio is the same as the Radiwow R108 radio. 5 x 3 x 1.2in long, small size and light weight, it can fit in the pocket and carry everywhere for entertainment or study.
  • 【With Varies Function】FM Stereo LW MW SW AIR band DSP receiver with band ATS, memories preset station, sleeping time, alarm clock, temp display. Wake you up in the morning by setting the alarm, or set sleep timer to auto turn-off while listening before going to sleep.
  • 【Product Accessories】1 x SIHUADON R-108 Radio, 1 x USB Charging Cable, 1 x External Antenna, 1 x R108 English Manual, 1 x BL-5C Rechargeable Battery, 1 x Timely Customer Service.
  • 【Sound Quality】High-quality materials and components enable the radio output to perform well on all broadcasts including voice and music. The backlit LCD screen is very convenient for night use.
  • 【After-sale service】The radio has a one-year warranty. If you have any questions, contact us without hesitation. Important Notes: Due to long distance transportation, the R108 radios use small cards for power isolation, remove them before use, as the following steps. 1. Open the battery back cover of the R108 radio. 2. Remove the small card. 3. Install the battery correctly to use it.
SaleBestseller No. 10
NuDerma Portable Handheld High Frequency Skin Therapy Wand Machine w/Neon – Anti-Aging - Skin Tightening - Wrinkle Reducing - Dark Circles – Blemish Control - Hair & Scalp Stimulator
  • Complete Skin Care System - Adeonsine Tri-Phosphate (ATP) is the universal currency for energy in all cells of the human body. As we age ATP production slows which can lead to the outward signs of aging. Sagging skin, hair loss, age spots are other skin imperfections are the hallmark signs of decreased cell activity due to aging. The NuDerma Skin Wand amplifies cell turnover by supercharging ATP synthesis to slow, halt and ultimately reverse the aging process leading to firmer younger skin.
  • Anti-Aging Neon Applicators – The four included Neon powered applicators deliver targeted skin boosting benefits, no matter your skin type. High Frequency sessions energize and oxygenate the skin to increase cellular activity - It’s like a workout for your skin. With regular use you’ll notice the reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
  • A Smoother Brighter Complexion – High Frequency application fights the underlying causes of bumpy blemish prone skin at the source. Sub-dermal inflammation causes skin irregularities. Nuderma tames inflammation to create a smoother blemish free complexion that glows after just a single session.
  • Better Absorption of Your Beauty Serums and Creams – Your preferred beauty creams and serums are expensive. NuDerma ensures that you are getting their maximum effects by improving your skins receptiveness to absorption. Use your preferred serums or creams during, or immediately after NuDerma Sessions to ensure maximum absorption into the deeper layers of your skin; boosting their effects by up to 5x.
  • What's in the Box – 1 NuDerma High Frequency Handle, Neon powered mushroom wand, Neon powered bent wand, Neon powered comb wand, neon powered tongue wand, quick-start treatment guides, instruction and support contact manual.
Bestseller No. 11
RTL-SDR Blog R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO SMA Software Defined Radio (Dongle Only)
  • Includes 1x RTL-SDR Blog brand R820T2 RTL2832U 1PPM TCXO HF Bias Tee SMA Dongle (V3) (Dongle Only)
  • Great for many applications including general radio, air traffic control, public safety radio, ADSB, ACARS, trunked radio, P25 digital voice, POCSAG, weather balloons, APRS, NOAA APT weather satellites, radio astronomy, meteor scatter monitoring, DAB, classroom learning, or for use as a low cost panadapter with a traditional ham radio.
  • Several improvements over other brands including use of the R820T2 tuner, improved component tolerances, a 1 PPM temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO), SMA F connector, aluminium shielded case with thermal pad for passive cooling, activatable bias tee circuit and a much improved antenna set.
  • Can tune from 500 kHz to 1.7 GHz and has up to 3.2 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth (2.4 MHz stable). (HF reception below 24 MHz in direct sampling mode with reduced performance). Please note RTL-SDR dongles are RX only.
SaleBestseller No. 12
Backcountry Access BC Link 2.0 Radio,Black/Gold,One Size
  • Frequency: 22 FRS GMRS channels + 121 sub-channels ensures minimal interference
  • Power: 2 Watt (FRS) conforming to new FCC rules
  • Useable Range: Approx 6 mi / 9.5 km line of sight
  • Maximum Range: Approx 40 mi / 64 km line of sight
  • Battery Life: Battery life: up to 400 hours in standby mode
SaleBestseller No. 13
BAOFENG BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio (136-174MHz VHF & 400-520MHz UHF) Includes Full Kit with Large Battery
  • Upgrades from our Previous Generation UV-5R: Twice the Output Power (8 watts up from 4 watts output), New Hardened Durable Radio Shell, 30% Larger Battery, V-85 High Gain Antenna (Twice the Antenna Performance), USA Support + In-depth User Guide Included; A PC03 FTDI Programming Cable is Recommended for Easier PC Programming
  • High / Med / Low Power Settings (8W, 4W, 1W); Frequency Range: VHF: 136-174 MHz(Rx/Tx). UHF: 400-520 MHz(Rx/Tx); Broad (Wide) / Narrowband (Narrow) Selectable
  • The BF-F8HP was designed in the USA and because not everyone is a radio-expert we really wanted to focus on providing an easier user experience! That starts with the new in-depth manual that guides you through the capabilities and customization of the BF-F8HP. On top of that the BF-F8HP also includes exclusive concierge customer help and warranty support. This concierge service is only available on select BaoFeng models such as the BF-F8HP, UV-82HP, and UV-5X3
  • Kit Includes: BF-F8HP, 2100mAh Battery, V-85 Dual Band Antenna, CH-5 Charger, CH-5 110V Adapter, Earpiece Kit, Wrist Strap, Belt Clip, User Manual
  • BTECH is proud to be in the USA, which allows you to have the best available local support for any issue that may arise. BTECH only engineers and develops radio products. That brand focus allows you to have the best available radios and accessories with the most features, with real USA warranty and support.
Bestseller No. 14
45W HF Power Amplifier For YASEU FT-817 ICOM IC-703 IC-705 Elecraft KX3 QRP Ham
  • hf power amplifier,for QRP transceiver, Improve signal。Can be used both as a base and mobileunit,Extremely Small Compact and lightweight , Full integration with the FT-817 using the supplied interface cable, The amplifier incorporates various protection circuits such as high VOLTAGE,front mounted LED display.
  • This amplifier can be successfully used with other QRP rigs such as the ICOM IC-703(and Elecraft KX3).
  • YAESU FT-817ND Quick operating manual: 1. Connect power cord to DC power supplier, Red to "+", Black to" -" 2. Connect ACC cable to FT-817 ACC and amp 3. Adjustment “BAND ADJ” button, Select the band.
  • 4. Connect antenna to amp "ANT" and "input" from FT-817 antenna out. Notice! The antenna you used that should well tuned, the SWR should less than 1:1.5 5. Open the power on both power supplier and AMP. The power indicate on. 6. Power on FT-817, the band indicate on Amp shoule be on.
  • 7. Press PTT, the TX indicate on Amp should be on.Notice! If working on FM or SSTV for long operating time, should lower the output power on FT-817, say 2.5W or 1W.
SaleBestseller No. 15
C. Crane CC Skywave SSB AM, FM, Shortwave, NOAA Weather + Alert, Scannable VHF Aviation Band and Single Side Bands Small Battery Operated Portable Travel Radio
  • One of the smallest multiband radios with SSB. Full Range AM, FM, NOAA Weather band plus Alert, Shortwave (1711-29999kHz) with Single Side Band and VHF Aviation (Airband). Single Side Band is an efficient and reliable way to get long range information when Internet, phone or satellite is not available. Single Side Band in not available on your smartphone which makes it the ultimate off the grid backup communication system.
  • Digitally tuned multiband receiver with superior sensitivity & selectivity enhanced by multiple bandwidth settings. Selectable fast or fine tuning on all bands (except weather).
  • Direct frequency entry, auto scan and store, 400 memories. 10 aviation memories can be scanned for activity.
  • Clock with 12/24 hour format, alarm, rotary volume and tuning knob. Lighted LCD display, Stereo headphone jack and fold-out back stand. High quality CC Buds Earphones, faux leather radio carry case and 23’ portable Shortwave reel antenna included.
  • Run Time (on batteries): ± 70 hours (earbuds), ± 60 Hours (built-in speaker). Runs on (2) AA alkaline batteries (not included), (Optional) CC Skywave AC power adapter 5V DC 300 mA with mini USB tip. One year limited warranty.
Bestseller No. 16
TYT TH-9800D Plus Version Quad Band Cross-Band 50W Mobile Transceiver Vehicle Radio Amateur Base Station, Cable/Software incl
  • ★★ Welcome to VMUKSAN, The Latest Plus Version of TYT TH-9800D, 50W/40W Full Quad Band Dual Display FM Amateur Mobile Radio/Transceiver, A MUST HAVE For all HAMs, FUN & GREAT VALUE as BASE STATION. Size: 5.5 x 1.6 x 6.6", Weight: 2.65 lbs. Package Content: TYT TH-9800D, Mic Hanger, Power Cable, Mounting Bracket & Screws, User Manual, Programming Cable & Factory Disc.
  • ★★ Frequency: TX: 28-29.7/50-54/144-148/420-450MHz, RX: 26-33/47-54/108-180/320-512/750-950MHz (P.S. AM mode selectable on VHF receive frequencies for Air Band reception), Output Power VHF: 50/20/10/5W UHF: 35/20/10/5W.
  • ★★ Features: V/V, U/U, V/U Simultaneous Receive, V+U Cross-Band Repeater, Full Dual Display and Receive, High/Mid1/Mid2/Low Power Setting, Wide/Mid/Narrow Bandwidth Selectable, CTCSS/DCS, DTMF, 2 Tone & 5 Tone, Voice Compander & Scrambler, Remote Detachable Faceplate, 809 Alphanumeric Memory Channels, SQL, Scan, TOT, Full Direct Entry Keypad Mic.
  • ★★ Free Programming Cable & Software DISC Included (P.S. Driver Installation NEEDED, Factory Software Download from DISC or TYT Official Website), CHIRP Software Supported (Model TYT TH-9800) for easier programming; Pair with 4 Bands antenna (Single SO-259s Connector); Operating Voltage: 13.8V (NO 24V).
  • ★★ One Proven Model, Lots of USERS or TURORIALS on Youtube, Google, Facebook Group. PLEASE CONTACT US AT ANY TIME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. WE WILL RESPONSE YOU WITHIN 24 HOURS.
SaleBestseller No. 17
Malahit Antenna Tuner ATU-100 EXT 1.8-50MHz atu100 by N7DDC 7x7 0.96 Inch OLED 3.2 Firmware Programmed with Housing Assembled Machine with USB Cable(No Battery)
  • 【ATU-100 Version】 Latest program:3.2 version has been burned. Compared with version 3.1, some bugs have been fixed.
  • 【Product Features】Automatic Antenna Tuner machine with Shell(No battery),No need to assemble,can use it directly,Automatically tuned developed by N7DDC.
  • 【High-quality Accessories】 High-quality SMD capacitors, C-channel capacitors, high-quality 1000V high-voltage SMD capacitors, and the PIC chip imported. UHF connector.
  • 【Remarkably Compact】The shell of the machine is designed by an excellent designer, compact and exquisite.
  • 【What You Get】ATU-100 Automatic Antenna Tuner machine with Shell(No battery), 1* DC5.5 x 2.1 power cord , 1 *USB Booster board
Bestseller No. 18
WINDCAMP Gipsy 5-50MHz HF Horizontal Dipole Antenna Ant for Ham Radio Waterproof Balun
  • 1. full-size half-wave dipole antenna level , the classic high efficiency antenna.
  • 2. fully waterproof Carbon Wei Balun
  • 3. Common quad-band (5/7/14/21/28-29/50MHz) mark , with the bobbin easily adjust the switching frequency
  • 4. special canvas pouch , the volume is very small, very easy to Portable
  • 5:Gross Weight: 0.4kg Will ship it via fast shipping that you can get it within 13-17days.
Bestseller No. 19
Nooelec NESDR Smart HF Bundle: 100kHz-1.7GHz Software Defined Radio Set for HF/UHF/VHF Including RTL-SDR, Assembled Ham It Up Upconverter, Balun, Adapters
  • A full, wide-band RF solution for those interested in getting started with software defined radio and with a keen interest in HF bands
  • The NESDR SMArt HF Bundle utilizes a well-designed upconverter--the Ham It Up--to receive HF, NOT direct sampling hacks. This results in a vastly different HF experience--much better performance, and no loss of gain controls
  • Included is a Ham It Up v1.3 upconverter, installed in a custom black aluminum enclosure; an NESDR SMArt RTL-SDR, 3 antennas, an impedance matching balun for longwire and dipole antennas, and interconnect adapters
  • Proudly manufactured by Nooelec in the USA and Canada, with a full 2 year product warranty on all bundle components and 24/7 technical support availability. Please contact our support team any time if you have questions!
  • Amazon-exclusive bundle! Only available for a limited time. NOTE: enclosure colors may vary contingent on availability
Bestseller No. 20
TYT TH-9800D Quad Band 50W Cross-Band Mobile, 10M/6M/2M/70CM Mobile Transceiver, A+B Dual Band Two Way Radio
  • 1.▲▲☞FONGHOO☜▲▲ Official Distributor of TYT. Great Radio At Great Price, "Plus" Version of TYT TH-9800, Remote Mountable Faceplate, Twin simultaneous Receive, Seperate Vol & Squelch Controls, Multiple Tuning Steps
  • 2. Quad-band Transmit, Twin Receive, Dual Display; TX: 28-29/50-54/144-148/420-450MHz; RX: 26-33/47-54/110-180(with AM Air Band)/350-399/430-512/750-947MHz; Power Output Setting: VHF: 50/20/10/5W UHF: 35/20/10/5W, Pair with Quad-Band Antenna
  • 3. CHIRP Software for Easier Programming or FREE download the programming software on TYT official website
  • 4. Function: Cross Brand Repeater, 800 AlphaNumeric Memory channels, CTCSS, DCS (PL & DPL), DTMF, 2 Tone, 5 Tone, ANI, Display Brightness Setting, Channel Spacing 5/10/12.5/15/20/25KHz
  • 5. Kit Includes: TYT TH-9800D Mobile Radio, Speaker Mic (DTMF Function), DC power cable with fuse holder, Radio & Mic Brackets, Mounting Hardware, User Guide and TYT Programming Cable

Cheap HF Radio Reviews 2022

NooElec NESDR Smart XTR HF Bundle

NooElec NESDR Smart XTR HF Bundle: 300Hz-2.3GHz Software Defined Radio Set for LF/HF/UHF/VHF. Includes NESDR Smart XTR RTL-SDR, Ham It Up Plus Upconverter, 3 Antennas, Balun, Adapters
  • A full, wide-band RF solution for those interested in getting started with software defined radio and with a keen interest in HF bands. Frequency range is 300Hz-2.3GHz (with a frequency gap near 1.1GHz)
  • The NESDR SMArt XTR HF Bundle utilizes a well-designed upconverter--the Ham It Up Plus--to receive HF, instead of utilizing a direct sampling hack as with most other low cost HF SDRs. This results in a vastly different HF experience--much better performance, and no loss of gain controls
  • Included is a Ham It Up Plus upconverter, installed in a custom silver aluminum enclosure with fully build noise source circuit; an NESDR SMArt XTR RTL-SDR, 3 antennas, an impedance matching balun for longwire and dipole antennas, and interconnect adapters and cables
  • Amazon-exclusive bundle! Only available for a limited time. Due to the frequency gap this is NOT recommended for ADS-B. Instead try our NESDR SMArt HF Bundle (Amazon product code B0747PX3NZ)

The NooElec NESDR Smart XTR HF Bundle is a great starter kit for anyone looking to get into HF (high frequency) radio. The bundle includes the popular NooElec NESDR Smart XTR USB dongle, as well as a 2-meter (144 MHz) dipole antenna and a 10-meter (29.7 MHz) extension cable.

If you’re looking for an easy way to get into HF digital modes, the NooElec NESDR Smart XTR Bundle is a great option. It includes a tuner, antenna, and software all in one package. The setup process is very simple, and the included software makes it easy to get started with a variety of digital modes. The built-in antenna is a great starting point, but if you need more performance, you can easily upgrade to a better antenna.

The NooElec NESDR Smart XTR HF Bundle is a great value for anyone looking to get into HF radio. This bundle includes the NESDR Smart XTR USB SDR, a high-quality telescopic antenna, and a set of earbuds for monitoring.

Pros:

-Low cost

-Wide frequency range

-Compact size

-Suitable for a variety of applications

Cons:

-None

Fumei DG-503 Digital LCD 3.5″ SWR/Watt Meter

Fumei DG-503 Digital LCD 3.5" SWR/Watt Meter HF 1.6-60MHz & VHF/UHF 125-525MHz 1-200W for Two-Way Radio
  • Large LCD (3.5") display for easy of reading
  • Forward/Reflected/VSWR ration in one push button
  • Support measurement of HF/VHF/UHF frequency range
  • Convenient connection and control layout and for ease operation
  • High accuracy: (AVG) +/- 5% & Low insertion loss: < 0.3dB

This meter is a great value for the price. It is easy to use and has all the features I need. The Fumei DG-503 digital LCD 3.5″ SWR/watt meter is a great tool for measuring SWR and wattage. The meter is easy to use and read, and has a durable construction. It is a great value for the price, and would be a valuable addition to any ham radio operator’s toolkit.

This meter is great! It is easy to use and very accurate. I have used it to check the SWR on my antenna and it has worked perfectly. The meter is also very sensitive and can pick up very small changes in power. I would definitely recommend this meter to anyone looking for a quality SWR/watt meter.

Pros:

-The Fumei DG-503 Digital LCD 3.5″ SWR/Watt Meter is a handheld device that can measure the SWR and wattage of an antenna system.

-The meter has a digital LCD screen that is easy to read

-The meter has a built-in calibration function

Cons:

-None

XIEGU G1M Portable QRP HF Transceiver

XIEGU G1M Portable QRP HF Transceiver SDR Transceiver Four Bands SSB CW AM Mode 5 Watt
  • Mini 5 Watt radio
  • SDR Transceiver
  • portable QRP transceiver
  • QRP Transceiver

The Xiegu G1M is a great little QRP HF transceiver. It’s easy to use and has great performance. The receiver is really sensitive and the transmitter is powerful. This transceiver is perfect for any ham who wants to get into QRP HF operations. I highly recommend it!

The XIEGU G1M Portable QRP HF Transceiver is a great little radio for anyone looking for a compact and portable transceiver. It’s very easy to use and has a wide range of features, making it perfect for both beginner and experienced operators. The build quality is excellent and it feels very sturdy, which is great for when you’re out in the field. The receiver is also very sensitive and can pick up signals clearly even in noisy environments.

Pros:

-Small and lightweight

-Easy to use

-Great for portable operation

-Low price

Cons:

-None

RF Power & SWR meter for 1.8-525Mhz

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MFJ-874 RF Power & SWR Meter for 1.8-525Mhz - HF/VHF/UHF 200W
  • For Amateur / Ham Radio, Commercial, Marine, AIR & CB Two-Way Radios.
  • Reads Power & SWR up to 200 Watts. 5 Watt, 20 or 200W power ranges.
  • Frequency Range of 1.8 to 525Mhz covers, HF, VHF & UHF!
  • Average/P.E.P Select. SO-239 Connecters for input.
  • Meter Illuminates if Optional 12Vdc is connected.

If you’re looking for an accurate and affordable RF power and SWR meter, the MFJ-822 is a great option. This meter has a wide frequency range of 1.8-525 MHz, making it suitable for a variety of applications. It’s also very easy to use, with a large LCD display that makes it easy to read. And best of all, the MFJ-822 is very affordable, making it a great value for your money.

This RF Power & SWR meter is perfect for measuring the power and standing wave ratio of signals in the frequency range of 1.8 to 525 MHz. It has a large, easy-to-read LCD display that clearly shows the power and SWR values. The meter is very easy to use; just connect it to the signal source and antenna, and then read the results. It’s also very compact and lightweight, making it easy to take with you wherever you go.

Pros:

-RF Power & SWR meter is a necessary tool for measuring the power and standing wave ratio of an RF signal

-The meter has a wide frequency range of 1.8-525Mhz, making it suitable for a variety of applications

-The meter is also very accurate, making it a valuable tool for any RF system

Cons:

-None

MFJ-941E MFJ941E MFJ Enterprises Original HF Antenna Tuner

MFJ-941E MFJ941E MFJ Enterprises Original HF Antenna Tuner with Mini Cross Meter, 300 Watts
  • The MFJ-941E gives you a 300 Watt antenna tuner that covers everything from 1.8 - 30 MHz -- plus you get a lighted Cross-Needle meter with on/off switch, antenna switch and a 4:1 balun! (The light uses 12 VDC or 110 VAC with MFJ-1312D * Not included)
  • MFJs lighted Cross-Needle meter shows SWR, forward and reflected power all at a glance in 300/60 and 30/6 watt ranges, 8 position antenna switch lets you select 2 coax lines, random wire/balanced line or dummy load (direct or through).
  • An efficient 12 position airwound inductor gives lower losses and more power out. Has 4:1 balun, 1000 Volt capacitors. The beautiful aluminum cabinet has a durable scratch-proof multicolor Lexan front panel matches your rig perfectly and fits right into your station.

The MFJ-941E is a great antenna tuner for those who are looking for an affordable and compact tuner. It is easy to use and can be set up in minutes. This tuner is perfect for those who are just starting out in the world of HF radio or for those who are looking for a backup tuner. The MFJ-941E is a great value and is sure to meet your needs.

The MFJ-941E is a great little antenna tuner. I have used it with both my HF and VHF/UHF antennas, and it has worked great. The tuning range is good, and the unit is very easy to use. The build quality is also excellent, and it is very small and lightweight, which makes it easy to take with you on trips. Overall, I would highly recommend this tuner to anyone looking for an affordable and easy-to-use

Pros:

– The MFJ-941E is a great antenna tuner for HF use.

– It has a wide range of matching capabilities, making it a great option for a variety of antennas.

– The tuner is also very easy to use, with a simple interface and clear display.

Cons:

-None

Xiegu X5105 QRP HF Transceiver Amateur Ham Radio

Xiegu X5105 QRP HF Transceiver Amateur Ham Radio VOX SSB CW AM FM RTTY PSK 0.5-30MHz 50-54MHz 5W with USB Cable CE-19 Expansion Card (2019 Upgraded Version)
  • ➤ 2019 Upgraded Firmware: ❶ Bugs fixed when using CW. ❷ Added VOX function that frees your hand to communicate without pressing the PTT key.
  • ➤ GREAT HARDWARE: Xiegu X5105 is equipped with a 3.6 inch large LCD screen and built-in 3800mAh large capacity battery pack. Besides, it also comes with a trestle for desktop operation.
  • ➤ IF OUTPUT: With IF signal output (1 IF: 70.455MHz, 2 IF: 10.695MHz, 3 IF 455kHz (FM)). Built in ATU; Built in AF-DSP digital noise reduction processor.
  • ➤ PORTABLE SIZE: Very small in size and ultra portable (6.3*3.9*1.8in) with an original speaker mic, convenient to carry. Please make sure your antenna compatible with the machine.
  • ➤ We provide a 1-year warranty on the Xiegu X5105. As usual, if you modify the radio's hardware, the warranty is void. (Note:Please avoid a continuously use of the machine for more than 2 hours in case that being overheated. )

The Xiegu X5105 QRP HF Transceiver Amateur Ham Radio is a great little radio for the price. It is very easy to use and has a lot of features for such a small radio. The receiver is very sensitive and the transmitting audio is clear. I have had no problems with this radio and would recommend it to anyone looking for a small QRP radio.

The Xiegu X5105 QRP HF Transceiver Amateur Ham Radio is a great little radio for anyone looking for a small, lightweight transceiver. It’s easy to use and perfect for taking with you on camping trips or other outdoor activities. The X5105 has a wide range of features and options, making it a great choice for any ham radio enthusiast. I highly recommend this radio to anyone looking for an affordable, portable transceiver.

Pros:

-Small size and lightweight

-Low price

-Easy to use

-Noise canceling microphone

Cons:

-None

President Lincoln II Plus 10 and 12 Meter Ham Radio

President Lincoln II Plus 10 and 12 Meter Ham Radio
  • Same as LINCOLN II but 12 meter band added, key "CH19/9" replaced by "Emergency Channel 1 and 2" programmable by user; HF output power 35W PEP SSB instead of 31W PEP SSB, 35W FM instead of 28W; AM is same 12W RMS 48WPEP.
  • Rotary switch and Up/down channel selector; Volume adjustment and ON/OFF; Manual squelch and ASC; RF Power; MENU function key; Dim; Mode switch AM/FM/LSB/USB/CW.
  • VFO Mode w/ continuous scanning; Multi-functions LCD display; Frequencies display; S-meter; Channels and memories scan; 6 Memories; CTCSS (38 tones); DCS (104 codes).
  • Public Address; Vox function (hands-free); ANL filter, NB and HI-CUT; RF Gain / Mic gain; Clarifier; Roger Beep; Front microphone plug; External loudspeaker jack.
  • Dual watch; Key locking; SWR (Power Reading/SWR); Preset emergency (EMG 1/2); TOT (Time Out Timer) adjustable.

The President Lincoln II Plus 10 and 12 Meter Ham Radio is a great product for anyone looking for a quality ham radio. This radio is easy to use and has great features that make it perfect for any ham radio enthusiast. The Lincoln II also has a great price, making it a great value for the money. I highly recommend this radio to anyone looking for a quality ham radio.

This radio is easy to use and has great features. The Lincoln II Plus also has a built in SWR meter which is great for making sure your antenna is set up correctly. This radio is a great value for the price and would be a great addition to any ham’s collection.

Pros:

– 10 and 12 Meter Ham Radio offer a wide range of frequencies that can be used to communicate with other ham radio operators around the world.

– These radios are also capable of receiving a wide range of signals,

Cons:

-None

Eton Elite Field AM/FM/Shortwave Desktop Radio

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Eton Elite Field AM/FM/Shortwave Desktop Radio with Bluetooth
  • Am/Fm Shortwave Radio: With High Sensitivity, Strong Anti-Interference, Low Background Noise And Even Lower Distortion, This Bluetooth Ready Am/Fm/Shortwave Radio Delivers Excellent Audio Quality
  • Fine Tuning: This Radio Features An Lcd Display With Coarse/Fine Digital Tuning, Treble/Bass Control And 50 Memory Stations; It's Bluetooth Ready So You Can Stream Your Own Music Or Favorite Podcast; Rf Gain Control
  • Versatile Receiver: This Radio Includes A Line-In/Line-Out And Headphone Jacks, Plus An Fm Telescopic Antenna And External Am/Fm/Shortwave Antenna Connections; Plus It Comes With A Handy Carrying Strap
  • Keep Connected: From Weather Alert Radios And Backup Battery Packs To Solar-Powered Sound Systems, We'll Keep You Connected And In The Know At Home, In The Office, On The Road Or In The Great Outdoors

The Eton Elite Field is a desktop radio that can receive AM, FM, and shortwave signals. I really like this radio because it has great reception and it’s very easy to use. The sound quality is also very good, and the radio has a lot of features that I find useful. For example, it has a built-in timer that can be set to turn on or off at a specific time, and it also has a sleep timer that can be set to automatically turn off after a certain amount of time. I also like that this radio has an auxiliary input that allows me to plug in my iPod or other external sound source, and it can also act as a digital clock when the radio is not being used.

The Eton Elite Field AM/FM/Shortwave Desktop Radio is a great product! It has amazing sound quality and can pick up a lot of stations, both local and international. The shortwave feature is also a great addition, as it allows you to listen to stations from all over the world. The radio is also very easy to use, which makes it perfect for anyone who wants a great quality radio without having to deal with complicated settings. I highly recommend this radio to anyone looking for an affordable, user-friendly option for listening to the radio.

Pros:

-The Eton Elite Field AM/FM/Shortwave Desktop Radio is a great radio for listening to a variety of different types of programming.

-It has excellent reception for both AM and FM stations, and the shortwave band also performs well.

-The sound quality is good, and the radio has a number of features that make it easy to use.

Cons:

-None

Ham Radio Walkie Talkie (UV-5R 8W) Dual Band 2-Way Radio

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Ham Radio Walkie Talkie (UV-5R 8W) Dual Band 2-Way Radio with 2 Rechargeable 2100mAh Battery Handheld Walkie Talkies Complete Set with Earpiece and Programming Cable
  • Power Output: High /Medium /Low Power Switchable, Programmable Radio Supports Keyboard or PC programming (for Outdoor /Home /Workplace use, etc.)
  • Power Source: Rechargeable 2100 mAh Li-ion Battery, Supports 12-20 Hours continual use, one more extra battery supports non-stop communication, car charger adapter also included.
  • Dual-band standby, Enables you to monitor and transmit on two channels at the same time. 128 channel memory, fully in compliance with the FCC part 15B and part 90 regulations, you may need to apply for a radio license to use this device.
  • Wide Compatibility: The Greaval UV5R Dual-band ham radio covers the most commonly used frequency range, compatible with many other radios such as the BF-F8HP/UV 82HP, etc. Bit-Trading is authorized by Baofeng officially through Amazon's Brand Registry. The Greaval UV5R is made by Baofeng on behalf of our trademark and compatible with other UV-5R models.
  • Complete Set: Package contains a full set of accessories, no more worry about looking for compatible accessories. Best choice for your business. We provide 30-day hassle-free return, 18-month warranty, hardware and tech-support provided.

If you’re looking for an affordable dual-band walkie talkie, the UV-5R 8W is a great option. This radio can transmit on both the 2m and 70cm bands, and can reach distances of up to 3 miles (5km) depending on the terrain. It’s also equipped with a handy flashlight feature, which can come in handy during emergencies or power outages.

The Ham Radio Walkie Talkie (UV-5R 8W) Dual Band 2-Way Radio is a great product! It is easy to use and has great features. This radio is perfect for anyone who wants to stay connected while on the go. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a great walkie talkie!

Pros:

– Ham Radio Walkie Talkie (UV-5R 8W) Dual Band 2-Way Radio is a two-way radio that operates on two bands, VHF and UHF.

– This radio is durable and can be used for a variety of purposes.

– The battery life is long and the speaker is clear.

Cons:

-None

Mfj-264 Dry Dummy Load

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Mfj-264 Dry Dummy Load, 1.5kw, 0-600 Mhz , SO-239 Input
  • IMPEDANCE: 50 OHMS VSWR: Less than 1.3:1 at less than 650 MHz
  • POWER DISSIPATION: 1500 Watts for less than 10 seconds - 100 Watts for 10 minutes
  • VOLTAGE GRADIENT: 10 kV/in
  • OPERATING TEMPERATURE: Up to 350C
  • FREQUENCY RANGE: 1-650 MHz; usable to 750 MHz

If you’re looking for a dummy load to test your transmitter or amplifier, the MFJ-264 is a great option. It’s a dry dummy load, meaning it doesn’t use any water or oil to dissipate heat, making it a safer option for your equipment. It’s also lightweight and easy to transport, making it perfect for on-the-go use.

The MFJ-264 is a great dummy load. It is very well made and can handle up to 100 watts. It is also very easy to use. The dummy load also comes with a great set of mounting accessories that can be used on most antennas.

The MFJ-264 Dry Dummy Load is a great product for those who need to test their transmitter or amplifier. This dummy load is very easy to use and is a great value for the price. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone in need of a dummy load.

Pros:

– The dummy load comes with a high power lead.

– It is durable and easy to use.

Cons:

-None

Si4732 Full Band Radio Receiver FM AM (MW&SW)

Si4732 Full Band Radio Receiver FM AM (MW&SW) and SSB (LSB & USB) Portable Handheld Radio Recorder, Built-in Battery, with Speaker, Antenna and Aluminum Alloy Case
  • 【Aluminum Alloy Case】 The portable Si4732 Full Band radio receiver made of Aluminum Alloy Case,strong and durable; the PCB retains the SI4735 package, users can replace the chip by themselves, and the software is compatible.
  • 【Wide Application】The Full Band Si4732 radio receiver suitable for outdoor camping, listening to radio music in the kitchen, it is a necessary condition for participating in the parade and family life.
  • 【Portable & Conveience】The full-band receivers lightweight and sturdy components and unique and exquisite design maximize portability; easily to use with both large tune knob and volume knob.
  • 【Technology】The Si4732 Full band radio receiver uses multiple conversion and DSP digital demodulation technology, greatly improving the sensitivity of the radio.Audio output supports headset 3.5MM;Support 8 ohm speaker 1W output;FM supports earphone antenna. Use a 3.6v lithium battery; Support USB charging.Antenna interface uses BNC.
  • 【Comprehensive Function】For this Si4732 radio receiver, FM stereo, AM, LW, SW, SSB world band receiver,radio receiver suitable for global FM broadcast reception; Audio bandwidth filter 0.5, 1, 1.2, 2.2, 3 and 4Khz; 22 commercial and ham radio bands pre configured.

The Si4732 FM AM (MW&SW) receiver is a great product for anyone looking for a quality radio receiver. The Si4732 provides full band coverage, meaning it can pick up FM, AM (MW&SW), and shortwave signals. This makes it a great choice for anyone who wants to listen to a variety of radio stations from around the world. The Si4732 is also very easy to use, with a simple interface that makes it easy to find the stations you want to listen to. The full band coverage also makes it a great choice for those that want to listen to the radio with their friends, as you don’t have to worry about only being able to hear one or two stations in your area.

If you’re looking for a great, all-in-one receiver that can pick up FM, AM, and shortwave signals, the Si4732 is a great option. It’s easy to use and has great reception, making it perfect for anyone who wants to listen to their favorite radio stations or broadcasts from around the world. Plus, the Si4732 is small and lightweight, so it’s easy to take with you wherever you go.

Pros:

-Small, low-power FM receiver with excellent sensitivity and selectivity.

-It can be used as a stand-alone receiver or as a front-end module in a larger system.

-The Si4732 has a wide frequency range of 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz and can receive AM (MW) and SW bands.

Cons:

-None

Stryker SR-94HPC 10 Meter Radio

Stryker SR-94HPC 10 Meter Radio
  • 10 & 12 Meters
  • RF Power High / Low
  • 45+ Watts PEP
  • MIC/RF Gain Controls
  • Backlit Keys

This radio is packed with features, including AM/FM and PA modes, as well as a built-in SWR meter. It also has a Roger Beep function, which lets you know when the other party has stopped talking. The SR-94HPC is a great option for anyone looking for an affordable, quality radio.

The Stryker SR-94HPC 10 Meter Radio is a great radio for anyone looking for an affordable option in a 10 meter radio. This radio has great features such as a dual watch function, a Roger beep, and a PA function. The radio is also very easy to use, making it a great option for anyone just starting out in the world of 10 meter radios.

Pros:

-The SR-94HPC is a high-performance radio that has many features

-Memory channels

-Scanning

-Roger beep

Cons:

-None

Radioddity GD-77 DMR Digital/Analog Two Way Radio Dual Band Dual Time Slot

Radioddity GD-77 DMR Digital/Analog Two Way Radio Dual Band Dual Time Slot, Work with Hotspot, Amateur Ham Radio w/Free Programming Cable, High Gain Antenna and Charger
  • Works Well with Hotspot/Repeater ✔ This solid and rugged radio works on simplex (radio to radio direct), as well as work in conjunction with a hotspot device or repeaters.
  • Digital/Analog Mode + Promiscuous Mode ✔ It allows monitoring both the DMR community and stay in touch with your friends on the local analog repeaters at the same time. Promiscuous mode enables it to hear all talk groups, not just one associated with the receiving group when the time slot and the color code in the channel settings.
  • Exceptional Audio Quality ✔ You will be surprised for the crystal clear sound and the noise-free on the transmit audio, it doesn't get distorted when the volume is turned up.
  • Updatable Software & Firmware Support ✔ All settings can be programmed with a supplied cable via PC (Window 7/8/10 ONLY, Mac/Linux not supported). Newest FIRMWARE V4.3.6 and SOFTWARE V3.1.9 for bugs fixing or features upgrade, which are available from Radioddity.
  • How to Get on Air with GD-77? ✔ For any concerns, please refer to the User’s Guide & User Manual under Technical Specification. Furthermore, Radioddity is always here to help.

The Radioddity GD-77 is a great two way radio. It’s very easy to use and the sound quality is excellent. The radios are very durable and have a long battery life. The Radioddity GD-77 comes with the antenna and charger that you’ll need to get started.

The Radioddity GD-77 is available in two different versions. The Dual Band version has a range of approximately 10 miles. The DD-77 has a range of approximately 25 miles. The radio comes with everything you need to get started including the charging dock, charger, battery and earphones. The Radioddity GD-77 is great for emergency response agencies and medical workers. The Radioddity GD-77 is a lightweight and very easy to use radio. It has some great features like the loud speaker, large backlit display and a built-in microphone. The Radioddity GD-77 is a great two way radio that you’ll be proud to use. It’s very easy to use and the battery life is excellent.

Pros:

-Two way radio that can be used for both digital and analog transmissions.

-The radio has two bands, VHF and UHF, and two time slots which can be used for either digital or analog transmissions.

-The radio is capable of transmitting at a power of up to 5 watts on the VHF band and 4 watts on the UHF band.

Cons:

-None

TYT TH-9800D Quad Band 50W Cross-Band Mobile

TYT TH-9800D Quad Band 50W Cross-Band Mobile, 10M/6M/2M/70CM Mobile Transceiver, A+B Dual Band Two Way Radio
  • 1.▲▲☞FONGHOO☜▲▲ Official Distributor of TYT. Great Radio At Great Price, "Plus" Version of TYT TH-9800, Remote Mountable Faceplate, Twin simultaneous Receive, Seperate Vol & Squelch Controls, Multiple Tuning Steps
  • 2. Quad-band Transmit, Twin Receive, Dual Display; TX: 28-29/50-54/144-148/420-450MHz; RX: 26-33/47-54/110-180(with AM Air Band)/350-399/430-512/750-947MHz; Power Output Setting: VHF: 50/20/10/5W UHF: 35/20/10/5W, Pair with Quad-Band Antenna
  • 3. CHIRP Software for Easier Programming or FREE download the programming software on TYT official website
  • 4. Function: Cross Brand Repeater, 800 AlphaNumeric Memory channels, CTCSS, DCS (PL & DPL), DTMF, 2 Tone, 5 Tone, ANI, Display Brightness Setting, Channel Spacing 5/10/12.5/15/20/25KHz
  • 5. Kit Includes: TYT TH-9800D Mobile Radio, Speaker Mic (DTMF Function), DC power cable with fuse holder, Radio & Mic Brackets, Mounting Hardware, User Guide and TYT Programming Cable

The TYT TH-9800D is a great mobile radio that can be used for a variety of purposes. I have used it for both amateur and commercial use, and it has never let me down. The radio is very easy to use, and it has a ton of features that can be customized to fit your needs. The build quality is also excellent, and it feels very solid in your hand. The sound quality is also very good, and I have never had any issues with it . I would definitely recommend this radio to anyone who is looking for a high quality radio at a great price.

The sound quality is great and the reception is amazing. This radio has tons of features including: a built-in microphone, a built-in speaker, a cross-band repeater, a dual watch function, and much more. The TH-9800D is also very easy to use. I would highly recommend this radio to anyone looking for a great quality, affordable mobile radio.

Pros:

-The TYT TH-9800D Quad Band 50W Cross-Band Mobile has a long transmission range.

-The TYT TH-9800D Quad Band 50W Cross-Band Mobile is easy to operate.

-The TYT TH-9800D Quad Band 50W Cross-Band Mobile is durable.

Cons:

-None

Rectangular External Communications Speaker for Ham Radio

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Rectangular External Communications Speaker for Ham Radio, CB & Scanners
  • Great sounding compact communications external speaker!
  • Size approx. 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.25" 8 ohms.
  • Includes mounting bracket & hardware.
  • Great for CB radios, amateur Radios, two way & police scanners.
  • Includes cord with standard 3.5mm Plug.

If you’re looking for an external communications speaker for your ham radio, the Rectangular External Communications Speaker is a great option. The speaker comes with a power adapter that’s made to be used with 12V-24V systems, which should work in any vehicle. The speaker comes with a mounting bracket and the necessary plugs for connection to your radio. The wires are about 20 inches long, which is just enough for most radios. It’s easy to set up and the sound quality is great. I have no complaints about this product.

This Rectangular External Communications Speaker for Ham Radio is a great product! It is very easy to set up and use, and it delivers great sound quality. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for an external communications speaker for their ham radio.

Pros:

-Provides clear, quality sound for ham radio communications.

-Easy to install and use.

-Compact and lightweight.

-Affordable.

Cons:

-None

Cheap HF Radio Benefits

There are many benefits to owning a cheap hf radio. One of the biggest benefits is that you can talk to people all over the world without having to pay a lot of money. Additionally, these radios are very portable, so you can take them with you wherever you go. They are also very easy to use, so you don’t need to be a tech expert to operate them.

One benefit of cheap hf radios is that they are often very portable. This makes them ideal for taking with you on camping trips, hikes, or other outdoor activities. They can also be used for emergency communications in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency situation. This is especially important when you consider that the transmit power on ham radios can be as high as 50 watts. That is a pretty powerful signal, even for emergency communications. You don’t want to be trying to work emergency traffic from a truck that is miles away.

cheap hf radio

Cheap hf radios are also good for staying in touch with other hams in the local area. If you live near a ham radio club, you can stay in touch easily with friends and other hams in your area. You can even join a ham radio club and learn more about amateur radio. A key benefit of ham radio is that it provides you with a lot of fun and interesting challenges. Like any other hobby, ham radio also has its pitfalls. These include the challenge of finding a good antenna for your radio, along with the related challenge of keeping your radio working effectively over the long term.

Both of these challenges are usually solved with the purchase of a decent quality hf radio and quality antenna. Of course, it is also possible to make your own antenna. However, making an effective, professional quality antenna is a challenge for most hobbyists. If you want to stay in touch with other hams, you may want to buy a cheap hf radio with a good antenna and stay in touch with your local hams.

Factors To Consider Before Buying Cheap HF Radio

Quality & Reliability

You want to make sure you’re getting a good quality radio for your money. Many cheap hf radios are of a low quality and just not very reliable. The more expensive HF radios are able to offer better performance than the cheaper ones. When looking at cheaper radio, it is also very important to check the reliability of the unit. It is quite common for cheap hf radios to have many problems and just not work properly. A nice quality HF radio, while it is more expensive, will work properly without many problems.

Antenna

The second factor to consider is the antenna on the unit. When looking to buy a cheap hf radio, many people choose to not look at the antenna. Although you do not want to look at the actual radio for most radios, the antenna should be your main focus.

cheap hf radio

Features

The next factor is the features of the unit. Make sure the radio has all the features you need. There are some features that are very basic, like the battery compartment. You will also want to make sure you have a good enough amount of memory for the unit. The most expensive HF radios are able to provide you with a large amount of memory. Although there are many differences in the cheap hf radios, they all have the same basic features.

Price

Finally, consider the price. Remember, you are likely to have to buy a lot of accessories for the radio and if you’re getting a cheap HF radio, these accessories may not work with the radio. Therefore, you may have to buy a separate antenna or better quality accessories if the radio you’re buying doesn’t come with them. In addition, remember that you will have to buy cables to connect the radio to your antenna. These are also more expensive than if you had bought a more expensive radio.

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If you would like to know more about hf radios, the following video will be helpful to you:

FAQs about Cheap HF Radio

What are the best features of a cheap HF radio?

Some of the best features of a cheap HF radio are that they are typically portable, have a wide frequency range, and are relatively easy to use. This is why you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a radio, but should be able to use it as a primary radio in the car and with your portable radio.

cheap hf radio

How do I set up my HF radio?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the setup process for HF radios can vary depending on the model and brand of radio. However, in general, you will need to connect the radio to an antenna, and then tune the radio to the correct frequency band. There are a variety of resources available online that can help you with the specific setup process for your HF radio.

What is the best way to use a cheap HF radio?

Some people recommend using a cheap HF radio for monitoring purposes, while others recommend using it for transmitting. Others recommend connecting a cheap HF radio to an external speaker for FM, or for monitoring audio. These recommendations have their own merits, but there are a few problems that keep these sorts of recommendations from being the best.

Conclusion

Overall, Cheap HF Radio is a great resource for anyone looking for a low-cost way to get into HF radio. The site offers a wide variety of radios and equipment, as well as helpful guides and tutorials to get you started. Our top pick for the best cheap HF radio is: NooElec NESDR Smart XTR HF Bundle

NooElec NESDR Smart XTR HF Bundle: 300Hz-2.3GHz Software Defined Radio Set for LF/HF/UHF/VHF. Includes NESDR Smart XTR RTL-SDR, Ham It Up Plus Upconverter, 3 Antennas, Balun, Adapters
  • A full, wide-band RF solution for those interested in getting started with software defined radio and with a keen interest in HF bands. Frequency range is 300Hz-2.3GHz (with a frequency gap near 1.1GHz)
  • The NESDR SMArt XTR HF Bundle utilizes a well-designed upconverter--the Ham It Up Plus--to receive HF, instead of utilizing a direct sampling hack as with most other low cost HF SDRs. This results in a vastly different HF experience--much better performance, and no loss of gain controls
  • Included is a Ham It Up Plus upconverter, installed in a custom silver aluminum enclosure with fully build noise source circuit; an NESDR SMArt XTR RTL-SDR, 3 antennas, an impedance matching balun for longwire and dipole antennas, and interconnect adapters and cables
  • Amazon-exclusive bundle! Only available for a limited time. Due to the frequency gap this is NOT recommended for ADS-B. Instead try our NESDR SMArt HF Bundle (Amazon product code B0747PX3NZ)

Another great aspect of the site is the frequency database, which shows you all the frequencies on HF. So, if you’re looking for a cheap way to get into HF radio, check out Cheap HF Radio.

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