When Chinese manufacturers came up with the Baofeng UHF/VHF hand held radios, the preparedness community gobbled them up like Potassium Iodide pills after a nuclear melt down. These affordable hand held ham radios gave a much needed boost to the amateur radio
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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has asked Canadian retailers of Baofeng, as well as other brands to stop selling these radios.
The ability to communicate with others post SHTF in paramount. Radio has the advantage of being independent of infrastructure and therefor a viable option for grid down communications. For local communications, there are few options for handheld comms. For the majority of
Communication in SHTF can be a great force multiplier. There are a lot of uses for ham radio in the preparedness community. From news and information about the general state of affairs to radio equipped patrols, communications can be key. Regardless of