I would start a topic asking about your station setup… but I don’t exactly have one of my own, so it’d be awkward to try and start that conversation. So, that being said, if you have any handheld transceivers, which is your favorite model and why? Do you have any custom made ones? Fill in the details!
I’m pretty simple and cheap. I just started out in amateur radio and passed my technician exam a few weeks ago. I have a Baofeng UV-5RE with the metallic-style casing on the front. It looks really nice and although it feels cheap, it’s a good starter radio. I’ve had a few troubles hitting the repeater in my local area inside of my room, but it’s fantastic outdoors. If you want to stay cheap but get longer in range, you can easily buy an antenna to replace the one that comes with the package. The UV-5R series is just $25 and it’s definitely a good bang for your buck if you’re first starting off.