Cheap Chinese Radio Reviews

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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.


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.


Check out some radios below that will get you started on the cheap


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Bonus Material:

Are you looking for your first scanner radio?

Download our new e-guide, “5 Thinks You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Scanner”.   This free PDF is about 30 pages long and has 5 things you should look for, plus a few extra bonus items to make sure you make an educated purchase.


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