At a recent club meeting there were 3 or 4 people that had this radio. When I got a chance to play with it I honestly could not believe what I was being told about the price. I ended up buying 3 of them. 2 of them as gifts for family members that get their ticket and a RED one for my BOB. Amazon has them for $28.69 with free shipping for Prime Members.
Amazon is offering a Free Prime Trial for 30 days.
I got mine last night and played with it for a few hours and decided it was well worth the bucks.
Here is the eHam review page:
(beware because as you know some Hams are just whiny beaches – “volume hard to adjust” [WHAAA] “Had to reset it” [WHAAAA WHAAAA] “Transmits out of the Ham bands” [WHAAAA] sniffle, sniffle, blow)
It is a part 90 device meaning it is not a Ham radio but it is once you set it up. This also means that if you are like me and “open up” every radio you own, you will not need to do it this these.
Built in Flashlight
VHF/UHF and FM broadcast
RX 68-108 136-174 400-470 MHz
TX 136-174 400-470
Scanner with Time out or Carrier
Personal Siren device
And so much more
Comes in Camo, Red, Blue, Yellow and Black
Charger stand, AC and DC (USB) charger included, Battery is included and extras are about $7.50
Batt life is about 2-3 hours XMIT and 12+ hours on standby
Headset w/ PTT
IF THERE IS A REPEATER NEAR YOU I RECOMMEND THIS AS A FIRST TIME RADIO FOR ALL NEW HAMS.
Excellent BOB or Get Home radio. EXCELLENT SOUND In and out
The depending part is the vendor, the options, the shipping, the quantity.
I got one fully loaded with a cover for $53 shipped YMMV
BTW it is not perfect but for the price I ain’t complainin’
Make sure you are buying the Mark II and not the Mark I. The Mark one is missing many features that the Mark II has and will sell for about the same price. I have only seen the Mark I’s in used condition so there is little chance of finding one but… YMMV
This is what it looks like: