Well if you are going to be a reporter during the apocalypse, you need more than just that equipment. You need a Brink's truck.
And you need to do some quick and dirty modifications inside.
At the back, you need to put a barrier, giving yourself room to wash off, before entering the rest of the vehicle.
And you have to have facilities inside to survive like camping. And if you plan to take a passenger or let anyone in at all, you need a quarantine
area inside. Outside you will see dead people walking, at least they will look like they are dead, and they will be disease infested. The air may be
toxic. Chemical explosions, radiation fallout smoke from fires etc.
So inside you need air filtration, with ultraviolet and a Brink's truck has managed air intake so you can modify that system and filter the air.
Ideally it would be nice to have some means of firing smoke grenades out of the top to dispel crowds etc who may block your way. And of course night
vision cameras. And if possible if you were really on the ball, then a portable in the field spectrum analyzer to test air quality.
Probably you will need radiation badges, and for sure a chlorine detector, and oxygen bottle behind the driver seat. If the detector goes off, you
have no time at all to drive out of there to high ground.
It can push vehicles out of the way it is made to do that. You can shoot out its tires it will still run, it has special tires.
It can take small arms fire and has ports that you can return fire out of. The only thing it is powerless against is rocket launcher and above.
So then your radio equipment would be useful in helping people to know the situation. Even in their shelters, you could be feeding them info about the
roving hordes, the environment etc.
Providing there isn't an EMP attack.
So I looked at some radio equipment and have not yet decided what to get but I am thinking hand held, so that I can send info to a superstation. You
know be a node and not a hub.
edit on 7-10-2011 by Rocketman7 because: typo