Best Cheap Portable Pocket Radio For AM/FM Band
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Best Cheap Portable Pocket Radio For AM/FM Band

I’ve had this ‘best’ ‘cheap’ (inexpensive) portable pocket AM radio for several years and I’ve got to tell you that I still believe it’s the best little AM/FM radio for a survival-preparedness kit in its class (inexpensive and small). UPDATE: There is a newer model of this portable radio: Sony ICFP26 Portable AM/FM Radio Sony…

2-Way Radios For Pre & Post SHTF Local Communications
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2-Way Radios For Pre & Post SHTF Local Communications

(Midland GMRS ‘base’ or ‘mobile’ 2-way radio)   2-way radios (walkie-talkies) do not require a working infrastructure as do cell phones (antenna towers, network service providers, power-grid, a paid service plan). A set of 2-way radios ‘just works’. The only thing a 2-way radio needs is a charged battery. 2-way radios may have their limits…

An Essential Preparedness Resource: Portable AM Radio
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An Essential Preparedness Resource: Portable AM Radio

Not only do I have a general interest in radios, but they are also an asset for emergency preparedness. Although not in the same preparedness categories as food, water, bullets and bandaids ;) , communications (listening-receiving, as well as 2-way comms) could be a vital conduit of critical information. There are some radios that just…

Shortwave And Ham Radio Bands
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Shortwave And Ham Radio Bands

My grandfather’s old TRANS-OCEANIC shortwave radio (with tubes) still works great ‘Shortwave Radio’ (and HAM Radio) listening can be an enjoyable hobby – even while only listening to communications from near and afar over the airwaves. Not only is shortwave radio ‘listening’ a hobby for some, it can also provide information input during a time…

Shortwave Radio For Disaster Information
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Shortwave Radio For Disaster Information

During a disaster, getting news and information is a key element to making good decisions. At a minimum, get yourself an inexpensive portable AM radio. Even better, take it to the next level with a portable Shortwave Radio which will provide more opportunity (more bands) to get even more information – which may be critical…

TERK AM Radio Antenna Advantage
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TERK AM Radio Antenna Advantage

The TERK AM-radio antenna may be the best portable indoor AM-radio antenna today; an antenna which does not require external power to amplify – making it a favorable prep for when the power goes out and you need to pull in distant stations for news and information. For those who are preparedness minded, you know…

English Shortwave Broadcasts to America
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English Shortwave Broadcasts to America

I have assembled two charts from raw data of English broadcasting shortwave stations that target the America region; one for the UTC time span of 0000-1200 and the other for 1200-2400 UTC. The charts graphically illustrate the shortwave radio stations in a time scale which makes it relatively easy to discover who is broadcasting (and…

Shortwave Radio Bands 101
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Shortwave Radio Bands 101

Understanding the concept of bands If you are new to shortwave radio, then the first thing you need to understand is the concept of radio bands. If you have ever listened to AM or FM radio, then you already know what a band is. The AM band is the frequency range from 530 to 1710…

Simple Antenna For Better Shortwave Radio Reception
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Simple Antenna For Better Shortwave Radio Reception

For those of you who have purchased a portable shortwave radio for either your own interests or for the sake of survival preparedness (gaining information about the disaster, after the disaster), you may be interested in getting the longest range reception as possible. The best way to achieve that is to use an external antenna….