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    If I remember right, they were the Yaesu FT857, a very nice Ham radio capable of going portable with external batteries and producing up to 100 watts of transmitted power.

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    That's a really nice rig. They run about $800 or so, and you do need an Amateur Radio License of at least a General class to really use it.
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    Oops, I lied. One rig was the FT857D and one was an FT817ND, which puts out 5 watts of transmitted power, but has the advantage of having an integrated NiMH battery pack. Again, a General class Amateur license is needed for proper use.

    The both rigs are "All-Mode" rigs, meaning that not only will it handle HF for long range comms, it will also do UHF and VHF for more localized comms.

    Here's the FT817ND

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    you could use a 817/857 type radio but legally only on 10m in a very short band range, as Kick said the only way to get full use of it is being a General class license

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    And a quick note for the newer folks. When "Going Home" was first being written, one of our friends (AD) supplied a lot, if not all of the ham radio information. As more folks started asking questions, he started a website dedicated to helping new preppers get their ham radio license. This is the reason that there is no "Comms" section here on www.angeryamerican.net . His website is www.preparedham.com . If you're interested in comms post SHTF, that would be a great place to start.
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    To supplement the info Kickstand offered, there ARE helpful posts about FRS/GRMS, MURS, CB, and CB/FRS/GRMS base stations for the pessimists who feel they will never pass HAM license tests. Though if the fairly frequent pre-teen (even sone rare 6 & 7 year olds,) can do it, we can probably get anyone here through it. The big trick is getting the people you want to be able to talk to, to care enough to also do it.

    Still working on my family members in Corpus Christi and in Wyoming.

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    if you looking for AM FM Shortwave, hand crank and solar, I have one of these, they work for me out bush..
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Voyager-V...UAAOxy4dNS09Ih

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    Grundig yacht boy Shortwave weather am fm batteries last forever in mine

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    Ok thanks for that info, I have a good 12vdc Shortwave radio but its a full sized table sized radio I do travel and would like a good portable SW receiver a County Comm radio. I'm not the one that ask if a County Comm radio could transmit I have long believed that monitoring the air waves was better, walking around looking for flash lights in the dark, it is alway better not to be guy holding the flash light just aim for the flash light. My philosophy is first, 4-6 100 or 200 channel scanners each watching different frequencies. Second monitor all the common bands like CB, Ham, FRS, GMRS, Marine, I do want the ability to transmit on these however that is not a priority. I might use that to give false info to looter, but I wouldn't stay on the air very long. I will most likely buy a County Comm radio.

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    Hey Kick,

    Wanted to check out the info there, but preparedham.com seems to be gone?

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