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Re: Best handheld radio under $250 - opinions please

Most of these radios mentioned are made in Shenzhen, China. My radio of choice is a cheap, less then 50 buck,throw away, radio manufactured under the name 'Baufeng', that covers all the marine, ham and FRS freqs. Comes with charger, program cable and a battery that lasts for days. All in a package size of a pack of cigarets.

One note this radio is not type accepted for marine use..but what the's an amazing little radio with a lot of bang for the buck factor.

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Re: Best handheld radio under $250 - opinions please

I've had two failures with SH so I'm a bit gun shy of them. I like the Icom M72, 6 watts of power and submersible.
IC-M72 VHF Marine Transceiver - Features - Icom America
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