HF Radios – What should I Buy

WITH Hamventions and Swap meets starting next month you may be able to get a deal on an hf radio

The following table provides a summary of what is currently available.  Prices are recent, however there are many sales on these days.  It all depends on what features you want – power, portability, waterfall display.  Don’t forget you need to add an antenna and power supply too.


HF Radios


·         (Tr)uSDX              5W                                                         $195     $121 (Kit)            Alliexpress

·         Xiegu G106         5-10W                                                  $404                                     Radioddity

·         FX-4L                     5W                                                         $385US                                BG2FX

·         FX-4CR                  15-20W                                                $550US                                BG2FX


Truly Portable (Internal Battery)

·         Icom IC-705       5-10W  All-Mode/All-Band           $1,699

·         Elecraft KX-2       5-10W                                                  $1.500US

·         Elecraft KX-3       5-10W                                                  $1,880US

·         Allunce RS-918  5-10W                                                  $629                                     DXCANADA


All-Band/All-Mode  (HF and VHF/UHF)

·         Icom IC-705     5-10W                                                  $1,699

·         Icom IC-7100   100W                                                    $1,499

·         Yaesu FT-991A 100W                                                   $1,749


Moderately Priced Units

·         Xiegu G90            20W                                                      $666                                     DXCANADA

·         Xiegu X6100       10W                                                      $880                                     DXCANADA

·         Icom IC-718       100W                                                    $849

·         Yaesu FT-891      100W                                                    $899


Base Stations (100W)

·         Icom IC-7300                                                                     $1,999

·         Yaesu FT-710                                                                      $1,649

·         Yaesu FT-DX10                                                                   $1,979







BG2FX                   https://bg2fx.com/transceivers-1

Radioddity          https://www.radioddity.com/

Elecraft                 https://elecraft.com/

DXCANADA         https://dxcanada.ca/

Canada                 Radioworld   Toronto                      https://www.radioworld.ca/

                                GPS Central   Calgary                       https://www.gpscentral.ca/

                                RPH Communications  Richmond                                                                               http://www.rhecomm.com/RHE_Radio_Communications/Home.html

Burnaby Radio                                   https://burnabyradio.com/

                                Fleetwood                                           https://www.fleetwooddp.com/

US                          Ham Radio Outlet                             https://www.hamradio.com/

                                GigaParts                                             https://www.gigaparts.com/

                                DX Engineering                                  https://www.dxengineering.com/

                                MFJ                                                        https://mfjenterprises.com/

                                R&L Electronics                                  https://www2.randl.com/



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