Budget Ham Radio - TYT TH-UVF1Before I owned a BaoFeng UV-5R Plus, I bought the TYT TH-UVF1. The TYT TH-UVF1 is a Handheld Deluxe VHF/UHF Dualband Amateur Radio (2M/70cm) Transceiver with a Twin Display. It also can put out a full 5W of power. I still own this radio and I still use it daily. I am a little more careful with this one, because unlike the BaoFeng UV-5R Plus ($40ish), the TYT TH-UVF1 tips the dollar scale at a whopping $115 USD. This still falls into the range of the budget HAM radio, but as a prepper I like a bit of redundancy. For the price of 1 TYT TH-UFV1 I can have 2 BaoFeng radios. "SMA" to "PL-259" Adapter Cable. The female SMA antenna connector also comes into play if you opt to purchase an aftermarket handheld antenna for this radio. The TYT TH-UVF1 has a female antenna port, which means your antenna connection accessories must be SMA-Male!
- ExpertPower 14.4" Dual Band Two-way Radio Antenna SMA-Male for a great increase in distance for transmit and receive.
- ExpertPower 7.56" Dual Band Two-way Radio Antenna SMA-Male
- "SMA" to "PL-259" Adapter Cable - For connecting to base station antennas or mobile antennas.