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Hey Robin, good stuff. I wonder if you can give me a little advice? Those small hand held short wave radios like the Bao feng, are the any good?
I just want a monitor, not much interested in any conversation in SHTF conditions. I live in the mountains and @ about 2,500 feet above sea level. Rigging that antenna you described to Mr Red would be an easy task for us.
A few years back when I was involved with our local militia units, some of the guys were getting into coms. They went and got their license’s and became proficient with them and larger models. I don’t want to do that. Just in case of an E.M.P. situation, I’d like to pull a radio out of my faraday cage and here any life out there. Simple, basic and cheap is what I’m after. What say you?