10 Best Ham Radio For Cars 2021

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QYT KT-8900D Dual Band Mini Car Radio Mobile Transceiver VHF – ⭐ Best Overall Ham Radio For Car


  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds
QYT KT-8900D Dual Band Mini Car Radio Mobile Transceiver VHF
  • QYT KT-8900D Dual band Quad-standby Mini Mobile Transceiver Car Radio
  • Working Frequency: VHF UHF
  • PTT ID, DTMF, Remote stun, Remote Kill, Repeater, Alarm, Monitor, High (25W) / Low (20W) Power Settings
  • Bigger LCD Screen, Cooling Fan, Long-distance Communication, Easy to Install (Program Software supported by CHIRP or MIKLOR)
  • Kit Includes: KT-8900D Radio, Speaker Mic, 6 ft DC Cable with Cigarette Plug Connector, Radio & Mic Brackets, Mounting Hardware, User Guide and Programming Cable.

QYT KT-8900 Mini Dual Band Car Mobile Transceiver

43237-2 by QYT

QYT KT-8900 Mini Dual Band Car Mobile Transceiver
  • ★★ Welcome to Off-Road Equipment, QYT KT-8900 Dual Band Mobile Radio, One PROVEN model from QYT, Compact, Basic Mobile Transceiver
  • ★★ Option 25-watt Output, Dual Band & Dual Watch. Built with COOLING FAN, Programming Cable Jack on the FRONT, External Speakers Port (3.5mm) on the BACK.
  • ★★ Size: 3.8" (W) x 1.4" (H) x 4.6 (D)" (98 x 35 x 118 mm), Weight: 14.4 oz (408g); Frequency Range: VHF UHF; Power Output: 25/20W, High/Low Setting; 200 Memory Channels, Frequency Step from 2.5 to 25 kHz; Narrow/Wide Band.
  • ★★ A MUST HAVE Programming cable (Microsoft XP, Window 7/8/10 Supported, Driver Installation Needed) included for easier Computer/PC programming with CHIRP software, FULL Reviews/Instructions/FAQ at MIKLOR, Mess of video tutorials about operations on YouTube. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
  • ★★ Kit: QYT KT-8900, Speaker Mic (DTMF function), Mounting Brackets & Screws, 13.8V DC Power Cable with Cigarette Plug Connector, and User Manual.

AnyTone AT-778UV Mobile Radio Transceiver Dual Band 25W VHF/UHF Car

uk-Cable-2h-712 by HESENATE

  • Color: Radio w/Cable
  • Weight: 2.73 pounds
AnyTone AT-778UV Mobile Radio Transceiver Dual Band 25W VHF/UHF Car
  • 1.AT-778UV Mobile Transceiver Radio, Two Mode for different operation requirement Distribute buttons reasonably, Convenient for operation. This mobile radio is especially designs for drivers. ❤❤ONE YEAR U.S Based Warranty, Warehouse (Domestic Return) in CA State--No Further Return Issue.
  • 2. 180 degree rotatable TFT LCD display, Narrow band compliant, Built-in speakers in radio & microphone, Built-in cooling fan.❤❤CHIRP SUPPORT !!! FREE download the programming software on AnyTone Officail Website.
  • 3. Size: 4.9" (W) x 6.4" (D) x 1.5" (H) (124 x 163 x 39 mm); Frequency: VHF /UHF, Output Power 25W/15W/5W, 200 Channels Store, CTCSS/DCS, DTMF, 5Tone signaling for data transfer, alarm, all call, ANI, remote kill, remote waken
  • 4. Single call, Group call, Selective call and Emergency call are all available, Keypad lockout function, Squelch level setting, LCD brightless control, Voltage level protection, Automatic power function
  • 5.Kit Includes: AnyTone AT-778UV Mobile Transceiver, Microphone, Power Cabe with Fuse Holder, Mounting Brackets & Screws, Cable, User’s Manual.

TYT TH-8600 Mini 25 Watt Dual Band Base

by TYT

TYT TH-8600 Mini 25 Watt Dual Band Base
  • 1. TYT Newest Dual Band TH-8600 Mobile Transceiver, FCC certificate, Compact & Solid with Large Display (IP67 waterproof Version), Easy & Convenient for operation, User-friendly.
  • 2. Ext. Speaker & PC Programming Date Port on the back, Microphone connecter on the front, Dual Band, Dual Display, Dual Watch, Mini Unit & output 25/20 Watt, High/Mid/Low Tri-Power Setting.
  • 3. Features: 200 Channels, 5 programmable function key, 1750/2100/1000/1450 Tone, CTCSS, DCS, 2 Tone, 5 Tone, Dimension: 107x125x45mm, Weight: 3.48lb
  • 4. Easy programmable throu Microphone, FREE software download at TYT official website. Please contact us if you have any problem ( programming, radio issue etc.)
  • 5. Package Includes: Radio unit, DTMF microphone, mount Bracket, DC power cable, screw, user manual, programming cable

Bingfu Vehicle Ham Radio Mobile Radio Antenna VHF UHF 136-174MHz – 💲 Best Budget Ham Radio For Car

5 by Bingfu

  • Color: Lip Mount Antenna Kit
  • Weight: 1.32 pounds
Bingfu Vehicle Ham Radio Mobile Radio Antenna VHF UHF 136-174MHz
  • Frequency Range: VHF 136-174MHz, UHF 400-470MHz;
  • Feature: Lip Mount Fix Bracket Mounting;
  • Antenna Interface Connector: UHF PL259 Male 50 Ohm Connector; Antenna Mounting Connector: UHF SO239 Female Right Angle Bulkhead Mount 50 Ohm Connector; Cable Connector: UHF PL259 Male 50 Ohm Connector; Cable: RG58 50 Ohm Coaxial Cable; Length: 5m / 16.5 Feet;
  • Compatible with Amateur Mobile Radio, Ham Radio, FRS GMRS Two Way Radio: BTECH, ICOM, Kenwood, Midland, Yaesu, TYT, AnyTone, Radioddity, Cobra, Uniden, President, Galaxy Audio, Pro Trucker, Stryker;
  • Package List: 1 x Antenna, 1 x Cable, 1 x Lip Mount Bracket(including Hexagon Wrench) (As the Picture Shown)

Mirkit Waterproof BaofengRadio UV-9R Plus MK1 (UV-82 3rd gen) Max

by Mirkit

  • Weight: 0.66 pounds
Mirkit Waterproof BaofengRadio UV-9R Plus MK1 (UV-82 3rd gen) Max
  • ✔️ Mirkit – official distributor of Baofengradios & Baofeng radio accessories with 100% USA Warranty! Best size of UV 9R and its Non-slip Hardened Radio Shell make it perfect for your hand!
  • ✔️ Original Waterproof ham radio BaofengUV-9R Plus MK1 — programmable handheld radio FM radio receiver, High/ Mid/ Low Power Settings & much more!
  • ✔️ This radio IP67 (ham radio waterproof protection) can be 1 meter under water for 30 min! Baofeng IP67 port ensures reliability in wet, dust & cold environments + Powerful Led Flashlight!
  • ✔️ Waterproof BaofengRadio Max Power UV 9R with authentic high-quality durable Baofeng radio battery — true 2200mAh capacity
  • ✔️ Easy programmable handheld radio through Chirp with special firmware Mirkit Channel List provided for your UV 9R plus BaofengIP67 on request.

Baofeng UV-5R 8W 6 in 1 Set High Power Two

uv-5r by BAOFENG

  • Color: black
  • Weight: 0.55 pounds
  • Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year
Baofeng UV-5R 8W 6 in 1 Set High Power Two
  • 【Power Output】(8w/5w/1w) High /Medium /Low Power Switchable, Programmable Amateur Ham Radio Supports Keypad or PC programming.
  • 【Power Source】Rechargeable Li-ion Battery packs (Original 2100mAh + Extra 3800 mAh), Support 24 hours continual communication.
  • 【More Features】VOX: 0-9 gain level adjustable丨channel step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25Khz丨voice Companding: 50 ctcss/ 104DCS coder & tone searching.
  • New latitude US is the authorized BaoFeng US Distributor, all Baofeng radios we sell qualifies Baofeng's warranty, we also provide our own 30-day hassle-free return, 18-month warranty on the main unit and 12-month on the parts as well as 6-month free replacement on the battery pack.

TYT TH-9800 PLUS Version Quad Band Cross-Band 50W Mobile Transceiver – 👑 Premium Pick

TH-9800 plus by TYT

  • Weight: 2.65 pounds
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.2 x 1.3 inches
TYT TH-9800 PLUS Version Quad Band Cross-Band 50W Mobile Transceiver
  • ★★ Welcome to Off-Road Equipment, The Latest Plus Version of TYT TH-9800, 50W/40W Full Quad Band Dual Display FM Amateur Mobile Radio/Transceiver, A MUST HAVE For all HAMs, FUN & GREAT VALUE as BASE STATION. Size: 5.5 x 1.6 x 6.6", Weight: 2.65 lbs. Package Content: TYT TH-9800, Mic Hanger, Power Cable, Mounting Bracket & Screws, User Manual, Programming Cable & Factory Disc.
  • ★★ Frequency: TX: 28-29.7/50-54/144-148/420-450MHz, RX: 26-33/47-54/108-180/320-512/750-950MHz (P.S. AM mode selectable on VHF receive frequencies for Air Band reception), Output Power VHF: 50/20/10/5W UHF: 35/20/10/5W.
  • ★★ Features: V/V, U/U, V/U Simultaneous Receive, V+U Cross-Band Repeater, Full Dual Display and Receive, High/Mid1/Mid2/Low Power Setting, Wide/Mid/Narrow Bandwidth Selectable, CTCSS/DCS, DTMF, 2 Tone & 5 Tone, Voice Compander & Scrambler, Remote Detachable Faceplate, 809 Alphanumeric Memory Channels, SQL, Scan, TOT, Full Direct Entry Keypad Mic.
  • ★★ Free Programming Cable & Software DISC Included (P.S. Driver Installation NEEDED, Factory Software Download from DISC or TYT Official Website), CHIRP Software Supported (Model TYT TH-9800) for easier programming; Pair with 4 Bands antenna (Single SO-259s Connector); Operating Voltage: 13.8V (NO 24V).

BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio


  • Release date: 08/01/2018
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 0.63 pounds
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 2 x 2 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year
BaoFeng BF-F8HP (UV-5R 3rd Gen) 8-Watt Dual Band Two-Way Radio
  • Upgrades from our Previous Generation UV-5R: Twice the Output Power (8 watts up from 4 watts output), New Hardened Durable Radio Shell, 30% Larger Battery, V-85 High Gain Antenna (Twice the Antenna Performance), USA Support + In-depth User Guide Included; A PC03 FTDI Programming Cable is Recommended for Easier PC Programming
  • High / Med / Low Power Settings (8W, 4W, 1W); Frequency Range: VHF: 136-174 MHz(Rx/Tx). UHF: 400-520 MHz(Rx/Tx); Broad (Wide) / Narrowband (Narrow) Selectable
  • The BF-F8HP was designed in the USA and because not everyone is a radio-expert we really wanted to focus on providing an easier user experience! That starts with the new in-depth manual that guides you through the capabilities and customization of the BF-F8HP. On top of that the BF-F8HP also includes exclusive concierge customer help and warranty support. This concierge service is only available on select BaoFeng models such as the BF-F8HP, UV-82HP, and UV-5X3
  • Kit Includes: BF-F8HP, 2100mAh Battery, V-85 Dual Band Antenna, CH-5 Charger, CH-5 110V Adapter, Earpiece Kit, Wrist Strap, Belt Clip, User Manual
  • BTECH is proud to be in the USA, which allows you to have the best available local support for any issue that may arise. BTECH only engineers and develops radio products. That brand focus allows you to have the best available radios and accessories with the most features, with real USA warranty and support.

TYT TH-9000D Mobile Car 60W Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver

TH-9000 / 222 by TYT

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 4.25 pounds
TYT TH-9000D Mobile Car 60W Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver
  • Frequency Range: VHF: 220-260MHz
  • Output Power: VHF: 10W/25W/60W
  • CTCSS/DCS setting & scanning, Frequency/Channel scanning
  • 8 group's of scrambler, 200 Channel Capacity
  • High/Mid/Low power selectable

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