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

Vertex-Standard

Vertex-Standard Radios

Since Vertex-Standard has been in the communications business since 1956. It stands to reason there will be plenty of surplus radio gear out there for survivalists and preppers to press into service. Some Vertex-Standard’s legacy communications equipment should be fairly easy to find. Here are some searches for Vertex-Standard on some of the usual search sources:   If you look on their web site you will see a list of the Vertex-Standard Radios considered to be “legacy” products. Why should a survivalist or prepper look for “legacy” communications equipment? Price. Their brand has been around long enough for this gear to be available in military surplus stores, online communications gear sites, and else where. Here is a short list of the communications gear that Vertex-Standard which should be attractive to survivalists and preppers alike. Maybe even amateur radios operators as well.  
  • Mobiles
  • VX-2000
  • VX-2500 CONVEN
  • VX-3200
  • VX-4000
  • VX-4100/4200
  • VX-4200
  • VXD-7200
  • Portables
  • VX-130
  • VX-160
  • VX-180
  • VX-210A
  • VX-410/420
  • VX-510
  • VX-520UD
  • VX-530
  • VX-600
  • VX-800
  • VX-900
  • VXD-720
  Vertex-Standard Radios