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Emergency communications Ham radio, MURS, FRS/GMRS, CB and weather[all hazards] monitors all are good all work differently

Ham radio [amatuer radio] You DO need a licence easy to get no major cost just for the test. Long range by repeaters 2 meter [144 148 mhz] 70 centimeter[438-448 mhz] 6 meter [52-55 mhz] and then there is HF or shortwave frequencies these you can talk all around the world.

MURS is only 5 frequencies from the business band not to much for long distance

FRS[Family Radio Service] GMRS [General Mobile Radio Service] are low powered[esp FRS units] GMRS can be heard on repeaters if someone has one set up most of the FRS/GMRS sold today have no repeater capability good for short distance comms

CB Well most of you are familiar with CB though it is called a junk radio by a lot of folks it still can serve a usefull purpose in emergency comms I always have 2 such toys with me in my closet

Also always have and know how to use scanners, sw recievers they might help out in a pinch Even a good weather monitor [now called all hazards alert monitor] is better then no info at all

All Hazards Monitors cover everything from weather related problems to dams and levees breaching or in danger to missing or kidnapped people. In the future they will be used for things like alerts for terrorist attacks and such
 

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Good post Shooter.I have gmrs.Can you recommend a decent c b and a radio I could listen to shortwave on?
Actually any CB is good for what you'll need it for My advise forget the handhelds as they are very short range get a mobile rig with a battery or a jumpbox and a mobile antenna is good I use a Wilson 5000 I have had for about 10 yrs and an old radio shack cb also on SW reciever spend the money go to CCrane,com and get the BayGen windup radio. I have 2 of the first generation ones and they are super. In fact I keep mine [the other is my sisters I got for her in 2000 still in the box in the plastic wrap and only dig it out when we need it I also have a Grundig little pocket radio that runs on batteries I have had since 1998 and a cheap windup am/fm weather radio from Walgreens for $5.00

My All Hazard monitor is fron Radio Shack it costs around $50.00 but it is portable and has the SAME technology uses only 3 AA batteries but can be hooked to a power converter it's catalog # is 12-259
 

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Right now I have a Rad shack HTX 202 and 212 also have a kenwood 733 in a box somewhere I need a mike for it but don't have the money My 202 is a 2 mter HT older style I use AA batteries in it and gets out where I need to my 212 is on a jump pack with my magmount antenna on the window ledge inside the apartment. I can get out to several county repeaters her in SC and some in southern NC as well in my back pack when I work I carry my 2mter, scanner, windup radio ,and frs/gmrs radio and all hazards moniter along with extra batteries and everything else I need
 
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