Hello, I am brand new to the ham radio world and I am beginning an operator's class in October. I am interested in purchasing a radio in the very near future. I have done research but there is so much out there and I am not sure what I am doing. Since I am new, I want a radio that is affordable and easy to transport. Do I purchase an HT or UHF/VHF/HF and do I need to purchase an antenna, handset, microphone separately or is it possible to purchase a set with everything I need? I have been looking on cheapham.com.
Please help - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!