Buying your First Amateur Radio

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Alright, you just got your amateur radio license and you’re itching to get on the air. But first you need a radio. What type should you get? As a volunteer examiner, I’ve been asked this question scores of times. It’s a common question of the new ham, and one that doesn’t have an easy answer. But hopefully in this video will shed some light on what’s available and help you make a good purchase decision.


TelescopeMan discusses finding and buying your first amateur radio, starting with a hand held – handi-talkie. Several web sites are shown for used equipment and also a local retailer in Paris, Texas. Be sure to watch the end of the video as several other good web sites are listed.