What is the range of a handheld ham radio?

The range of handheld ham radios like Baofeng UV-5r and Kenwood TH-D74 can be a few miles or around the world. I discuss what impacts range and how hams extend the range of handhelds. I also make a contact.

My 64 mile radio to radio contact video:
My Echolink demonstration video:

Products used in the video:
Baofeng UV-5r:
Kenwood TH-D74
Diamond SRJ77CA for Kenwood:
Diamond SRJ77CA for Baofeng:
Mag mount antenna (you will need adapter for your handheld):
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