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    $660.00 until Nov 27th, then it goes up $20...stays at $680 until the end of January, then it goes back up to $780.00 - built in antenna tuner is a real nice feature and this is a full featured radio capable of SSB, CW. AM, and digital modes like RTTY, FT-8. JT-65, PSK-31

    I have never owned a Yaesu HF radio, just Ten Tec and Elecraft...but I have all Yaesu VHF/UHF gear and it's built well.

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    I actually prefer the old tube type rigs myself, like the Drake TR4C and Yaesu Ft101EE but the price of the 450D was irresistible. So I got one.

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    Having an old tube rig around could come in handy after the NorKor's bomb us with an EMP blast.

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    We also have these and just listen

    Quote Originally Posted by wakproductions View Post
    I'm new to ham, but I've got a handheld Baofeng like this and have been doing some listening to get familiar with the airwaves.

    https://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-Radio...70_&dpSrc=srch
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    Quote Originally Posted by csaws View Post
    We also have these and just listen
    What freqs do you listen to in Morgan County?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakproductions View Post
    I'm new to ham, but I've got a handheld Baofeng like this and have been doing some listening to get familiar with the airwaves.

    https://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-Radio...70_&dpSrc=srch
    Put this on my wish list. Of course, they soon had it listed on a lightening deal for $35. What choice did I have?

    Now have to figure how to make the complicated contraption make noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwframe View Post
    Put this on my wish list. Of course, they soon had it listed on a lightening deal for $35. What choice did I have?

    Now have to figure how to make the complicated contraption make noise.
    I recently picked up a little vf6r (new for $20) to toss around. I imagine the SW is basically the same between the two. you should be able to just type in a frequency. Since you aren't transmitting, you won't have to worry about offsets and PL tones and such. saving to memory is pretty easy (but I discovered I couldn't save unless I first cleared out the memory).

    https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/prox.php will let you find ham repeaters near by.
    you can go here to find all kinds of other frequencies: https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?stid=18

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    So, nobody has an answer to the OPs quest for a radio that will receive ham bands, except for the walkie talkie type units and the big base station units?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsie57 View Post
    So, nobody has an answer to the OPs quest for a radio that will receive ham bands, except for the walkie talkie type units and the big base station units?
    Get a scanner that covers 545 Khz to 5 Ghz ....you'll need several antennas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsie57 View Post
    So, nobody has an answer to the OPs quest for a radio that will receive ham bands, except for the walkie talkie type units and the big base station units?
    It has been mentioned already a week ago.

    The Baofeng UV-5R is probably your best/cheapest option.
    Portable two way radio.
    You can listen to the frequencies used by walkie talkies as well (FRS band) but it's it's illegal to talk.

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