Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Radio for Preppers 101: Some Basic Concepts you Need to Know

Little intro vid on the topic of radios for those that dont know the first thing about them and are interested in learning more. The Baofeng UV-5R is the classic starting point, but dont forget about CB radios, FRS/PMR radios and something not mentioned all that much, a nice short wave radio.

Links for some of this stuff . The UV-5R is dirt cheap and a great starter HAM favored by most preppers, but for a couple more bucks you have units that are a lot nicer. A digital short wave radio is a must have in my opinion.
BaoFeng UV-5R https://amzn.to/354pm7f
BaoFeng BF-F8HP (A bit better than the UV-5R) https://amzn.to/2VogXrP

Motorola T100TP FRS/PMR (no license required to talk) https://amzn.to/2RWChTd
Retekess V115 Portable AM FM Radio with Shortwave Radio https://amzn.to/2RVzucW
Retekess V115 Portable AM FM Radio with Shortwave Radio MP3 Player Digital Record Support Micro SD TF Card Sleep Timer and Rechargeable Battery(Black)
Midland Radio 75-822 Portable Mobile CB Radio (no license required) https://amzn.to/2VpGdOi
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1 comment:

Phil said...

In case anyone wants to run out and get a Baofang, I believe the US government black listed them for import. On top of that, they are crazy complicated to use for first time radio buyers. On top of that, you have to have a HAM operators license to be able to talk on them. You can listen all day long but no talking without the license.