The Road Less Traveled: Beyond the Basic Dual-Bander

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20160528_130128 A couple used VX-5Rs I picked up VERY cheap, along with an excellent book I highly recommend. These, along with the VX-6R and 7R, can be made work 6m, 2m, 1.25m, and 70cm.

Almost exclusively among the Prepper and Survivalist crowd the first couple bands that get referenced (and used, or at least planned to be used) are the 2m and 70cm, and their MURS and GMRS parallels, respectively. That’s definitely understandable, because the majority of the equipment on the market, especially at the entry-level, for line of sight (LOS) is manufactured for these two bands.

Identifying that fact, we must also understand that sometimes we end up thinking around our equipment, rather than adapting our equipment to our needs. Buying an inexpensive HT or mobile and getting our Tech license (to make the best use of our gear and open the most options

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

70 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.