I think a lot of new Hams have been scared away from inexpensive 10 meter rigs because of misguided information splattered across the internet.
Just like the post from one of our members the other day, Airplane, the confusion about if they are legal radio`s for a ham to use is astounding.
10 meters is a really fun band during the upside of a solar cycle, and a $250 dollar investment and a cheap shorted CB
antenna will get you right in the middle of the playing field.
Most of the new guys do not remember, but it used to be common to hear converted CB
radios on ten meters......a 10 dollar yard sale CB
, a cheap CB
antenna and some time and parts from your junk box was all it took.
Today lots of hams think the hobby is about $4000.00++ multimode rigs with all the bling-bling built -in from the factory.
I did not used to be that way.