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Latest Entry Level HF Radios KJ4DMO on 31/8/21
Hello all,

I've had my license for quite some time now, but have only ever used it for VHF/UHF operation. This is largely because I haven't purposed to set aside money for an HF rig. I know it's time to do this, and I'm motivate.

What are your suggestions for entry level HF equipment that would get me on 160 meters through 6 meters? I'm looking for the following:

1) radio (I have some decent VHF/UHF gear, so don't necessarily need an "all band" radio that covers those bands)
2) antenna tuner
3) antenna that I can put in my attic that will do ok for all (or most) bands while I learn more about each band

I haven't really decided on my budget limitations yet, and I'm willing to buy new equipment too - hence the title "Latest Entry Level..." (I've noticed companies have reduced inventory and offerings.) I would love to have something that has a built-in antenna tuner, to minimize my gear footprint, as I don't have a lot of space.

Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Thanks!

Steve

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