Fixed Base Radios

Fixed Base Radios

Fixed base radios and their usefulness to the survivalist will be the topic covered on this page. Many times communications between like-minded survivalists, or survivalist camps, are needed and this is where fixed base radios come into play. The term “fixed base” is a bit of a misnomer when referring to modern day 2-way and shortwave communications equipment. The vast majority of so-called base station radios run off of 12 volt power supplies making them very adaptable for mobile or portable use.

Best Type Of Fixed Base Equipment

As with other issues this depends upon what is expected of the equipment. A suggestion for those contemplating fixed base radio systems is to purchase radio gear that can be readily pressed into service as a mobile radio or for portable use. That being the case you will want to look at some of the major amateur radio manufacturers (Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu) for radios that run on 12 volts. Why? Simple, your vehicles run on 12 volts and you would need nothing more than a mobile antenna to run these base station radios in a vehicle. Shortwave radios make excellent base station radios as they pickup any and all shortwave frequencies and do it without the possibility of raising suspicions about licensing and so forth.

Fixed base radios do not need to be elaborate to work efficiently for you! Some of the gear (new and used) on the market nowadays is based on simplicity of use while maintaining advanced features. Many of the radios made for amateur radio use will amaze you when you examine their size and then compare the features contained within them.

Should I Buy 2-Way or Shortwave?

2-way radio naturally gives you the ability to talk back to anyone that you may be listening to. Admittedly this requires some sort of a license but this may not be such a drawback for a survivalist. The availability of new, or good used, 2-way equipment may be a better choice for you in the area you live. Shortwave radios are available though and all one needs to do is search diligently for them.



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Ham Radio For Survivalists & Preppers

Ham Radio For Survivalists & Preppers

Ham radio, or amateur radio a it is called by the FCC, is one of the most attractive means of communications available for survivalists and preppers alike. True, you need an FCC license to use ham radio in the United Stated but it isn’t all that hard to get licensed in the Technician class. To be frank about it a Technician’s class license is only half of what a survival situation will require. Tech’s seem to be grateful to get on 10 meter voice but they don’t realize how absolutely flaky the 10 meter band can be. If it isn’t the atmospheric problems it’s the way the band can disappear in the middle of a conversation. Since 10 is the only band a Tech can use voice on they will need a General Class license to work the other bands on voice. Two of the better bands to be on in SHTF scenarios is 20 meters and 40 meters. The 20 meter band is good for day or night communications and is also suited for long distance communications, known as “DXing” in the ham community. The 40 meter band is an excellent night time band, also good for DXing, and can also be used for short-range communications in the daytime. ham radios

MFJ Radios

MFJ Radios

MFJ is not your average amateur radio supplier a you can see from the most current listing of HF/VHF/UHF radio gear.  
  • Product ID    Product Description
  • MFJ-1040C    TRANSCEIVER PRESELECTOR, 1.8 MHZ TO 54 MHZ
  • MFJ-1048    PRE-SELECTOR, PASSIVE, W/T-R RELAY, 1.6-33MHZ
  • MFJ-8621A    TRANSCEIVER, 2-M, 9600 BAUD DATA RADIO
  • MFJ-8621AX2   WITH APRS 144.390, CRYSTAL INSTALLED
  • MFJ-9015    15 METER CW TRANSCEIVER
  • MFJ-9017    17 METER CW TRANSCEIVER
  • MFJ-9020    20 METER CW TRANSCEIVER
  • MFJ-9030    30 METER CW TRANSCEIVER
  • MFJ-9040    40 METER CW TRANSCEIVER
  • MFJ-9120B    DELUXE 20 M. CW XCVR STATION
  • MFJ-9120BX    DELUXE 20 M. CW XCVR STATION, 240V
  • MFJ-9130B    DELUXE 30 M CW INTEGRATED STATION
  • MFJ-9130BX    DELUXE 30 M CW INTEGRATED STATION
  • MFJ-9140B    DELUXE 40 M. CW INTEGRATED STATION
  • MFJ-9140BX    DELUXE 40 M. CW INTEGRATED STATION
  • MFJ-9215    QRP CW XCVR, 15M, W/15M, 5WATTS
  • MFJ-9217    QRP CW XCVR, 17M, W/17M, 5WATTS
  • MFJ-9220    QRP CW XCVR, 20M, W/20M MODULE, 5W
  • MFJ-9230    QRP CW XCVR, 30M, W/30M MODULE, 5W
  • MFJ-9240    QRP CW XCVR, 40M, W/40M MODULE, 5W
  • MFJ-9280    QRP CW XCVR, 80M, W/80M MODULE, 5W
  • MFJ-9296    QRP TRAVEL RADIO, 6-BAND, 80/40/30/20/17/15
  • MFJ-9315K    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER KIT, 15 METERS
  • MFJ-9315W    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER, 15 METERS, WIRED
  • MFJ-9317K    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER KIT, 17 METERS
  • MFJ-9317W    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER, 17 METERS, WIRED
  • MFJ-9320K    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER KIT, 20 METERS
  • MFJ-9320W    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER 20 METERS ,WIRED
  • MFJ-9330K    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER KIT, 30 METERS
  • MFJ-9330W    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER 30 METERS,WIRED
  • MFJ-9340K    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER KIT, 40 METER
  • MFJ-9340W    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER 40 METERS, WIRED
  • MFJ-9380K    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER KIT, 80 METER
  • MFJ-9380W    QRP CUB TRANSCEIVER 80 METERS, WIRED
  • MFJ-9402    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 2-METER
  • MFJ-9402X    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 2-METER W/MIC
  • MFJ-9406    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 6-METER
  • MFJ-9406X    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 6-METER W/MIC
  • MFJ-9410    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 10-METER
  • MFJ-9410X    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 10-METER, WITH MIC
  • MFJ-9412    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 12-METER
  • MFJ-9412X    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 12-METER, WITH MIC
  • MFJ-9415    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 15-METER
  • MFJ-9415X    TRANSCEIVER, SSB 17-METER WITH MICROPHONE
  • MFJ-9417    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 17-METER
  • MFJ-9417X    TRANSCEIVER, SSB 17-METER WITH MICROPHONE
  • MFJ-9420    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 20-METER
  • MFJ-9420X    TRANSCEIVER, SSB 20-METER WITH MICROPHONE
  • MFJ-9440    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 40-METER
  • MFJ-9440X    TRANSCEIVER, SSB 40-METER WITH MICROPHONE
  • MFJ-9475    TRANSCEIVER, SSB, 75-METER
  • MFJ-9475X    TRANSCEIVER, SSB 75-METER WITH MICROPHONE
  • MFJ-BM15    MODULE, 15 METER MFJ-9200
  • MFJ-BM17    MODULE, 17 METER FOR MFJ-9200
  • MFJ-BM20    MODULE, 20 METER FOR MFJ-9200
  • MFJ-BM30    MODULE, 30 METER FOR MFJ-9200
  • MFJ-BM40    MODULE, 40 METER FOR MFJ-9200
  • MFJ-BM80    MODULE, 80 METERS FOR MFJ-9200
MFJ Radios