Instead of re-writing a page of available radios for use on the 900 MHz Amateur Radio Band, I will provide some links to other websites where the is an abundance of information.
I started out using the Motorola GTX Handie talkies and mobile radios. They do not require any hardware modifications..
The Motorola Spectra is also a nicely built radio, This requires only a single resistor added to the VCO circuit. The only problem I’ve had with the Spectra is the Electrolytic capacitors usually are leaking and require repair.
Not a hard job but it does require soldering some surface mount components.
There are even hams who will provide this service for a fair price.
I am currently using Spectra’s, Maxtrac’s and GTX’s as Mobiles
and for Handie Talkies I use the GTX and MTX950.
I have not used a Kenwood TK-981 Mobile, but from what I understand It is the Favorite choice
for 900 users.
More Kenwood info can be found at KW902
I prefer Mobile radios over HT’s on 900 MHz. HT’s power output is at max 3 watts where
Mobiles can be 15 or 30 Watts.
HT’s are fine for around town, but don’t expect super coverage when a distance from the repeater site.
Radio for Use on the 900 Band