The Baofeng UV-5R is often referred to as the “prepper’s radio“. It is inexpensive, versatile, programmable – and capable of both short range and medium range communication. The UV-5R is also compatible with common FRS/GMRS walki-talkies. Current price is only $25.12.
- Frequency Range: 136-174 / 400-520 MHz
- Output Power: 4 /1 Watts – selectable HIGH/LOW