- Our Top Pick: Kenwood Original TH-D74A
- Quick links to each ham radio with a summary statement to let you know why we picked it
- Detailed reviews of each handheld ham radio that explain its features in-depth
- Quick specifications about each radio that cover the most important technical facts
- Discussion about the various factors to consider when buying a handheld ham radio
- Quick Summary: Top 8 Best Handheld Ham Radio
- 1. Kenwood Original TH-D74A
- 2. Uniden BC75XLT
- 3. Midland Waterproof GMRS Two-Way Radio
- 4. Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R
- 5. Yaesu FT-70DR FT-70
- 6. TYT MD-380
- 7. TYT UV8000E
- 8. HESENATE HT-UV82
- Features to Look Out For
- Kenwood Original TH-D74A
Quick Summary: Top 8 Best Handheld Ham Radio
A very budget-friendly radio which is perfect for regular travelers and adventurers due to its extraordinarily high signal reception range.
A tough competitor with lots of alphanumeric channels, strongly-built body, waterproof casing, great performance, and the ability to survive underwater for a decent amount of time.
Another remarkable ham radio with a unique display screen and illuminated keypad, a fine choice for regular travelers and adventurers.
A superb choice for professional radio operators while also being straightforward enough to be used by beginners.
Basic ham radio with a reasonable number of functions, good frequency range, and lots of extras that come along for free with the purchase.
Multi-mode, 144, 220 and 440 MHz
VHF and UHF, (25-54 MHz) (108 - 174 MHz) (406 - 512 MHz)
58 kilometers signal reception range
Good audio and range. Pretty basic design. Wish it had a knob for tuning."