Hello everyone and in today’s Video Monday post, we are going to look at the Baofeng UV-5R radio for use as a tactical and survival radio. I have many of these in my preps and they are a large part of my survival communications plans for after SHTF hits. Being a licensed ham radio operator, I can appreciate the value and quality of these. If you are not aware with them then please watch the video and even if you are, it is some additional information that you might have know on there. There is a link on the right side of this page where you can get them. A small percentage of the sales go toward helping support this site. In any case, please enjoy the video and have a Merry Christmas holiday!
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I am a Ham Radio Operator and have two of the UV-5R’s too. I ran into the GT-3TP and it puts out 8 WATTS and you get a extension microphone. Just clip it to your lapel & clip the radio to somewhere on your pants or your field vest and you are ready to go. I have also tried different antennas for more range. The ANL 800 gives a person 3.2 dbi on the 2 meter frequency. You must extend the antenna all of the way out to get this. This antenna is not good for the field because it is too rigid.