Skip to comments.Prepper SHTF Survival Comms HT VHF-UHF Frequency Programming File
Posted on 08/30/2013 4:20:57 PM PDT by Kartographer
Why worry about which type of radio is best for emergency and prepper use, when you can have them all at once? In one radio! Turn your walkie talkie into a super SHTF survival radio with HAM-FRS-GMRS-MURS-MARINE-WEATHER-BUSINESS channels. The secret is in the programming.
In an emergency, you may need to communicate with others on the channels they have in their radios. Are they using an FRS radio? Or is it MURS or GMRS? Or are they on HAM? Whatever it is, you are now prepared with all those channels in your radio. Just dial them up and talk.
A Prepper SHTF Survival Comms frequency file for programming VHF-UHF handheld transceivers (VHF-UHF HT) is provided here. This file turns your HT into a wonderful HAM-FRS-GMRS-MURS-MARINE-WEATHER-BUSINESS radio.
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Can you please add me to the Prepper ping.
I picked up a Baofeng UV5 last year, and am pretty impressed with it. Well made, flexible and amazingly inexpemnsive.
Am planning on picking up a few more for my SHTF ‘buddies’
There is a rather large user group for them:
Got mine on eBay
where can you buy them in person?....like with cash?..which is just as good as money....
if you get the Diamond 2m/440mhz extended antenna for it, it GREATLY increases its range. I can hit my repeater @ home from Downtown Chicago sitting in my office on the 11th floor of my building. That's about 28 miles as the crow flies. (Although, my antenna is VERY high up...)
Depends on what your needs and objectives are. VHF/UHF line-of-sight radios aren’t going to be good for more than a mile or two at most after the ham and GMRS repeaters go down. FRS will be OK for tactical comms a little beyond shouting distance - but not much. GMRS will have better range, especially those connected to a real antenna. A programmable scanner will probably be more useful unless you have a defined communications target withing a 2-20 mile radius. Since most law enforcement/first responder comms have not gone to trunked digital systems that works basically like the cellular network, they will be dependent on commercial power or availability of fuel supplies for backup generators, and in many cases (sadly) the internet. If the S really HTF and these digital networks go down, the fire/police dept’s that still have operational backup V/UHF FM systems will revert to using them, and those local frequencies in your area would be important to have on file. As long as the digital systems like P25 are operational, you need a $500 scanner to hear them, period.
The real action is likely to be “off the grid”, using purloined and highly protected HF frequencies and most likely frequency hopping and/or encryption.
For those of us with Base Stations equipped with 2m/440mhz antenna's, there's also an antenna adapter ($3.50 at RFPARTS.COM) that will enable you to plug your Baofeng/Wouxun into your base station antenna and REALLY increase its range on GMRS and FRS. I have one, highly recommend it. Both GMRS and FRS are very active where I live. (I also have a modified Icom V8000 modified that receives and transmits on GMRS/FRS. Highly recommend that radio as well.)
No Idea. I imagine if you live in a big city that has an Amateur radio store you might find one. Although I think most of that sort of place only stocks higher end stuff.
Is the UV5R better than the UV5? The more initials the better? LOL What would be best for a 60 mile range/reach? Is that possible with handheld?
I'm not sure which brand I got, but while mine boosts the UHF range, it kills the VHF range. I went back to the regular 'rubber ducky'. Not much UHF action around here anyway.
Add me, too!
Ed has the UV6D V2 on sale.
I have the 2D I take with me on the motorcycles I mentioned on the other thread.
I mean the Wouxun.
Is that legal?
On a home built antenna I could easily hit 50 miles on a 2m. The antenna was on the roof of a 2 story house. Of course the design was taught to me by a guy who could build a weather radar from a box of radio shack parts.
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