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got Baofeng?


HAM radio is one of those mysterious phenomenon that most people ignore because they just don’t understand it. I totally identify with that as I was in that same boat for years. Reality smacked me in the face when my efforts with line-of-sight communications just failed to fulfill my requirements. I am still learning and would barely consider myself knowledgeable. What I do know is I am able to communicate with most every member of

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My efforts to build a homemade HAM repeater


Alright – here is what I have been trying to do. If reading through this you get confused – well, now you know how I feel.

The video below describes exactly what I have done to my four Baofeng UV-5R 2 meter Ham radio’s. I have followed the instructions exactly but to no avail it is not working. The entire purpose of my efforts is to create one or two back up repeaters as a

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

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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 –

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


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

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This weeks assignment: Radio


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

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


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

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Review: Midland ER102 Multi-band radio

Midland ER102 Emergency Radio

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 There is a huge selection to choose from. I decided I did not want to spend any more than $40.00 . After looking at

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Prepology Cobra CB Radio Giveaway 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

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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

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