posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 09:21 AM
I do actually plan to get a HAM radio for the ranch, but this is more for me being about 50 miles from home, at work, when the SHTF.... I saw handheld
Motorola radios with a 50 mile range, but then came to find out that realistically, it's more like 1 or 2 miles. That's a HUGE difference. I
currently have Motorola 30 mile range radios (we use them during paintball), but likely the same 1 or 2 miles range realistically.
Since I already have a CB in the truck, I was thinking about picking up one for her truck too (or a handheld for the ranch), and then we could talk to
each other once I got close enough to home (assuming that cell phones would be out). During 911, the lines were jammed, for example. Either way, at
around $30 or less, picking up a CB for her likely isn't a bad idea, even if we only ever use it in an emergency, and around the area.
I've been doing a lot of research on HAM, and post SHTF, that will definitely be the way to communicate. I just have other more priority preps and
projects to put the money towards first, but it is an item on the to do list.