Have had an interest in ham radio for quite a while now but, never took the plunge. Will be studying and taking my Tech license on Jan. 27th, '20. Have absolutely no training but, looking to learn and get myself setup! Hope y'all have lots of patience. TW These are the two, I'm thinking of starting with. Any thoughts or input appreciated. https://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-BF-F8HP-Two-Way-136-174MHz-400-520MHz/dp/B00MAULSOK?tag=seaslugteam0d-20 Yaesu FT-60R [URL unfurl="true"]https://www.yaesu.com/indexVS.cfm?c...2B4E19BB7371688B7F&DivisionID=65&isArchived=0[/URL] I did watch a video where a guy did a wattage output test on both and the Baofeng did not produce the 8w it claims. The FT-60R was spot on for all three powers. L/M/H.