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Cheap Chinese Radio Reviews

They go by many names

Baofeng, Pofeng, BTECH, Puxing, Retevis, Rugged Radios, TYT, and Wouxun.... to name a few

Cheap Chinese Two Way Radios that have become very popular with the scanner radio crowd.

What you need to know

These cheap chinese radios are a bargain.   For under $30, you can pick up a two way radio from Amazon that will cover the VHF and UHF spectrum.

If you are a licensed amateur radio operator, this radio can save you a pretty penny if you are just starting out in the hobby.

But many people buy these as extra radios and may use them as scanners.


Today, I've reviewed the basics on these cheap radios and why many are buying them.

I also explain what to look out for and some warning when purchasing these.


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