Prepper Product of the Week: BaoFeng UV-5R Dual-Band Ham Two Way Radio

Prepper Product of the Week is sponsored by BestPreparednessDeals.com.

 


Communication is one of the most overlooked area’s in most preparedness systems. HAM radio can be confusing and expensive. As I have just recently started getting into HAM – I wish I had seen this radio before buying my own equipment. This 2 Meter handheld is an incredible value and good to learn on.

Remember – you must have a licence in order to talk, but you can listen as much as you want.

 – – – Team BPDeals.com


 Product Features:

  • 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
  • Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz
  • Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-480MHz
  • 128 Channels 50 CTCSS and 104 CDCSS
  • Dual-Band Display, Dual Freq. Display, Dual-Standby
  • Can pickup up FM radio, weather bands, and receive and transmit 136-174 / 400-480MHz

 

Price…….only $52.00 with FREE SHIPPING!!!!!

(at publication time)

 

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7 Comments

  1. I bought this radio a few weeks ago and I love it, the receive on it for the standard antenna is great and there are upgraded ones that work even better. I am able to pick up repeaters that are 30+ miles away and this radio will also open local repeaters from almost 20 miles away so if you do get into ham this little radio will do a lot for you, two other features that are cool is the built in 1 LED flash light and the ability to switch to FM radio with one button. This really is an unbeatable buy for the price and well worth adding to your kit.

  2. Though currently not legal this radio has an international setup that would theoretically allow you to transmit (its perfectly legal to receive now) on three bands that many of you might already be familiar with and have equipment for Marine radio (legal for maritime use and ship to shore with a license), GMRS (for private noncommercial use with a License), and FRS (license free). Again this radio is not certified by the FCC to transmit on.those bands BUT could effectively in an Emergency (or WROL)

  3. Ok….I had been wanting to get a hold of something at a decent price to increase my communications range if it ever becomes needed, so I bought two of these based on your suggestion. It would be most helpful if you would write an article on how these might be used, such as having preset frequencies for your group, or when to use CTCSS or DCS. When to try and use repeaters and when to look for frequencies to keep it more local. I will do some reading but at the moment I just listen and have no intentions of getting a licence. A list of Must have frequencies would be nice for the SHTF scenario. I will soon put one if not both in my old mortar can that is lined with cardboard and used for EMP protection…just to be on the safe side. I will put all my radios on a schedule to be un-boxed and recharged from time to time.

    I have a dipole antenna for my scanner. Would it be possible to get an adapter and use that antenna with this Baofeng Radio?

    Please write an article with some hints and suggestions. You yourself said it was mostly overlooked.

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