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Trending: BaoFeng UV-5R Two-Way Radio

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Mikey Bautista
Trending: BaoFeng UV-5R Two-Way Radio

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The worst thing that can happen in a car is getting in trouble somewhere and not being able to call for help. Cell phone service isn’t available everywhere, and even in a big city the lines can get jammed when everyone is trying to call in an emergency. With the right licenses, you can transmit messages on ham frequencies with a radio like the BaoFeng UV-5R, letting you get the help you need to yourself or for others. It's a 4-watt, two-way radio in the frequency range of 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz for a wide range of transmission, and features a dual-band and dual-frequency display with 128 channels at your disposal. It even comes with an FM radio and LED flashlight for the most dire emergencies. Grab at pair at the link below.

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Mikey Bautista

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About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting out with interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today he is Director of Everyday Carry Operations for the site, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, watching movies, or speedrunning his next hobby, you’ll find him in the gym, taking care of his pug, and talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

Discussion (4 total)

These are solid little radios. Keep in mind that in order to broadcast in many countries, you will need an amateur radio (ham) license. Still, in a true emergency I suppose violating this rule is better than the alternative.
Scott C Whitney ·
In an actual emergency, it's legal to use without a license.
TDG Nick ·
Great radios and very versatile. Get the USB programming cord and clone a pair or more to keep everyone on the same channels.
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