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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

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

Handheld CB and memories of the past………..

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In 1994 my then future wife and I was driving from New Hampshire down to South Carolina in November. There were no cell phones so I took along a portable CB radio which plugged in the cigarette lighter adapter in my car and had an antenna which magnetically mounted to the roof.  Somewhere  between New York and Pennsylvania the elevation increased and the highway became a sheet of ice. It seemed to happen instantly with no warning. An 18-wheeler jackknifed in the middle of the highway and we even saw a State Trooper stuck in a ditch.

The road was very dangerous and we wondered how

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This weeks assignment: Radio

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Got radio?

I hope so. Though many disasters knock out normal communication methods such as cell phones, TV, and Internet – radio often continues on as a reliable source of information.

If you do not have a battery powered radio with extra batteries – get one. Stores like Big Lots often carry radios for as little as $5 – $10.

Amazon also carries a large variety of radios – here are a few examples:

Sony ICF-S10MK2 Pocket AM/FM Radio – $9.99

Midland ER102 Emergency Radio – $44.55 [I own this radio and use it often]

ETON FR600B

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Guest Post: Communications Options For a Natural or Man-Made Disaster

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By BadVooDooDaddy

 

There are many options for your communications needs in a disaster.  Having some kind of communications network set up before a disaster strikes is very important.  Depending on what type of focus you want to take for those communication needs will determine what type of equipment you will need to acquire.  First We will talk about the types of communications equipment and there strength’s and weaknesses.

 

Walkie Talkies:  There are two different types of personal radio’s.  First there are FRS(Family Radio Service) radio’s.  These are your common 7 FRS and 7 shared FRS/GMRS channel hand-held

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Review: Midland ER102 Multi-band radio

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I have been looking for a good radio to ad to my preps for sometime. I wanted something a little more than cheap AM/FM pocket radio. I really wanted something geared toward use in an emergency. I started my search on Amazon.com. There is a huge selection to choose from. I decided I did not want to spend any more than $40.00 . After looking at many – I choose the Midland ER102 Emergency Radio . Why? It seemed to have the most bang for the buck and Midland has long

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Prepology Cobra CB Radio Giveaway

Prepology.Blogspot.com is having a pretty cool giveaway – a CB Radio. Info on it is below directly from the website:

“This radio is used but in excellent condition, it is up for giveaway because it has been replaced with a model that has weather alert capability. This radio is a standard 40 channel with no mods, it will come with the factory microphone and power cable. This is a 12VDC radio used for mobile communications. This radio does not come with an antenna as I am using it with the new radio. This is a very good entry

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“Bubble-Pack” GMRS Radio Guide

Below is another guest article from Justus at Centerfire Antenna. If you have an interest in HAM radio’s or 2 way communication – contact these guys – they know their stuff.

IMO, every household should have at least one pair of the retail store GMRS/FRS “Bubble Pack” radios

and here’s why:

1) They’re easy to use, meaning that almost everyone can pick one up and use it without extensive instruction.

2) They’re an inexpensive way to communicate in a neighborhood environment.

3) Due to their price and popularity, a large percentage of the population have them

(including the bad guys).

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