I would always recommend studying for and obtaining your basic Amateur Radio Licence. It provides you with a legal route to use communications in a manner that is a real win for emergency situations. Training is available free from Essex Ham
If you have come to this page as a result of reading one of my books or seeing a video, then this radio is what you need.
You will see these radios available on Amazon and eBay for cheaper prices than I charge, so what is the difference? Simply put, they are factory programmed to use frequencies that will land you in trouble. You see, out of the box, these radios are of zero use to you. I program them to over 100 channels that would assist in the the event of an emergency.
Buying from me means you can unbox it, switch it on and get going.
The Baofeng is the first choice for Preppers and outdoor enthusiasts. Widely used in Wild-camping, Bushcraft, Hiking, Skiing & Mountaineering, it is popular due to its very reasonable price compared to Japanese counterparts.
If you drop and break one of these, it will cost an awful lot less to replace than the pricier Yaesu, Icom and Kenwood radios.
I have produced a special ‘codeplug’ that is ideal for new Amateurs. Incorporating a set of channels that will let you hit the ground running, there will be no shortage of something to listen to.
This radio comes programmed with a variety of channels which will be of interest to novice and expert radio operators alike.
- VHF/UHF Simplex Amateur Channels
- 16 PMR Channels
- Business Lite Channels
- Common Marine VHF Channels
- Local Amateur Repeaters
- International Space Station
I will program you a brand new radio which will be supplied with all you need to get started:
- 1x Programmed Baofeng UV-5R VHF/UHF radio.
- 1x Rechargeable Battery
- 1x ‘Rubber Duck” VHF/UHF Antenna (Removable)
- 1x Drop In Desk Charger
- 1x Lanyard/Wrist Strap
- 1x Belt Clip
- 1x Manual
The Baofeng has the following features as standard:
- Loud Audio
- Frequency Modulation
- 5 watts output on VHF & UHF
- 128 Memory Channels
- Front Keypad
- Headphone/Microphone Socket
- Rugged Design
- LCD Display
- Dual Watch
- Integrated FM Broadcast Receiver
- Covers 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz
Radios are normally in stock and are despatched by courier at no extra cost. All courier deliveries are tracked and covered by insurance.