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Best Handheld Ham Radio?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:51 am
by DaScribbler
I started my HAM Radio License a few years ago, the technical stuff bored me and I drifted away from it. Looking at getting back into it and have started looking at Portable Ham Radio's for Bugging out.

So many Options and makes out there, not sure what to look at. Anyone here own or use portable Ham Radio's? What do you like? What do you recommend?

Thanks :)

Re: Best Handheld Ham Radio?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:37 am
by HopeImReady
I have a Baofeng UV5R - pretty good little thing. Other popular ones are Yaesu & ICOM

Re: Best Handheld Ham Radio?

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:30 pm
by Bob Scott
Just finished programming my uv-5r, copyng all Cdn Federal and Reference.com (Canada) freq tables for local Cities. Also have CB and Marine handhelds..all with 12 volt optional plugs. Remember - If you are going to listen to Marine freqs you require a Lic to transmit. But I'd ignore that in a real SOS condition. I'm prepped for both bug-out (Land or Water) and bug-in conditions as best my pocket book could handle. It has taken me 18 months to do the research, save the funds and buy based on priority bug-out goods--need.