Ham radio just got cheaper with Quansheng TG-UV2 dual band HT
I heard about these radios from another Ham and decided to buy one. I paid $90 shipped from Hong Kong and $14 for the programming cable.
Lots of specs online so I will just give you my experience with it
for the price you get the radio, battery, drop in charger, and a manual.
The menu's and manual need a little work but once you start programming you understand it, things like repeater offset are called frequency deviation. The radio uses Kenwood accessories so speaker mics and programming cables are easy to find.
I programmed some local repeaters and called into some nets with no issues, the radio performs great and feels very well built in the hand.
The one I got was unlocked, TX on 136 173.995MHz, 400-469.995MHz and RX 470-519.995MHz
It also has RX for FM radio 88-108MHz
With this radio you can program in the FRS and Marine bands.
With RX at 470-520 I can program local PD and FD.
For the price and what you can do, its a hands down a winner, I leave mine at the office so I have emergency communications at all times, great disaster preparedness addition.