Here is an affordable rig; the Yaesu FT-767GX is great for
those amateurs on a budget or just experimenting with the HF bands.
Something that many don’t know about this HF transceiver is there were also modules made so you can add the vhf
bands too (6 and 2 meters) and uhf too (70 centimeters).
It’s difficult to find these modules today on the used market though. When you compare the price of this transceiver now in the used market
versus what it cost several years ago new back in the late 80s (approaching $2,000 back then), you would see
the value you’re getting on this model today.