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Looking for a hand crank emergency radio

What is the best emergency radio. When deciding on which emergency hand crank radio is best for your situation, their are a lot of factors that have to be weighed in before you decide. A radio may be very popular and get great survival radio reviews, but if it doesn’t do everything that your particular situation may need it may not be the best emergency radio for you. No excuse

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Being prepared with a hand crank emergency radio

Why should I get a hand crank crank emergency radio. As we enter another winter season here it is important that we are aware of any severe weather that may be coming our way. Not only can we be prepared and ready for it, but it also helps to keep all of us a bit safer and relieves the strain on the emergency services in our area. When the winter

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Galaxy 99 CB Radio

WARNING: THE Galaxy 99 is NOT a CB radio. Ok, I have to admit that even though I am a ham radio operator, Galaxy really DOES make some kick ass radio gear. And although I prefer to stay away from the Amateur radios that they try to pass off as CB’s, they are pretty amazing nonetheless. The Galaxy 99 CB radio falls into the kick your teeth down your throat

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Hand Crank emergency Radios and FEMA ready to go kit

Disaster Preparation. When it comes to being prepared it is important that you have a ready to go kit handy. A ready to go kit contains all the supplies that you may need if disaster strikes and you are forced to leave the comfort of your home. According to the FEMA website http://www.ready.gov/kit, one of the items is a multipurpose Hand Crank Emergency Radio. This can include a radio that

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Uniden Pro505XL

Great entry level CB radio The Uniden PRO series of radios are a great entry level radio for anyone that wants to try CB for radio communications. They make a great line of solid radios that are compact in size but BIG on quality and power. Compact in size but plenty of power to get the signal through. The Uniden PRO505XL is great for a first radio, when you are restricted to the size of radio that you can install for your needs. Do not let the small size of this radio fool you. Only $38.95 at Amazon Product Description From the Manufacturer The Bearcat PRO505XL Compact CB Radio from Uniden uses advanced microelectronics to pack plenty of power and features into a modern, compact design. This two-way Euro-styled radio

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The Uniden Pro505XL Size Doesnt Matter

The Uniden Pro 505XL Size doesn’t matter When looking for a CB radio for your vehicle, the size of the radio can be an important factor. The 505XL is a tiny two way radio weighing in at just under 2 Lbs. Compared to other CB radios that are out on the market the Uniden Pro505XL is tiny. The width is 4 ¾ inch wide by 6 ½ inch deep. With today’s Micro-electronics and surface mount components, why are CB radios still so darn big ? BIGGER is BETTER Most CB and Ham radio operators still associate the size of the radio with the amount of power output. The bigger the radio, the better it is. That is one reason why HF (High Frequency) base station radio’s are so big as

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Ham Radio Coax

Setting up your Radio Station. Setting up a radio station whether it be CB or Ham can be a fun task. Next to the antenna the biggest consideration should be the type of Ham Radio coax that you use to feed the signal from the radio to the Antenna system. If you go with low budget coaxial your signal quality can and will suffer. Using old coax with dried out outer shield or dielectric can cause a tremendous signal loss. On higher power Ham radio gear of 100 watts this will not be as noticeable as a low power 5 watt CB transceiver. Huh, signal loss ? Yep, signal loss. As your transmitted signal travels through the coax to the antenna, any breaks or dried out coax can not only

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Getting the most BANG for your buck with a CB radio

Getting the most BANG for your buck. Getting the most bang for your buck with a CB radio is one thing that most first time operators have on their minds when trying to figure out which radio is the right one for them. CB radios in the United States are ALL type accepted by the F.C.C to certain specifications. That means that they ALL put out the same amount of power and signal. Doesn’t matter whether you spend $30 on a basic radio like the Uniden Pro505XL or one of the top of the line Galaxy radios. So how can you get the most bang for your buck with a CB radio. Can you hear me NOW? Keep in mind that no matter what the manufacturer may claim, CB radios

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Uniden Pro520XL

Uniden pro520xl 40 channel CB radio Uniden CB Radios. Uniden has been designing and manufacturing CB radios and equipment for many years now. The Electronic boards made by Uniden can be found in many other CB radios including Cobra CB radios. The small compact design and no-nonsense layout of the Pro520XL has made them the number one radio to go to for Travelers, RV’ers and 4X4 enthusiasts as well as Survivalist/Preppers in an easy to use no frill compact lightweight package. When coupled with a decent antenna the Pro series of Uniden radios will perform without flaw. Over 63% of new CB radio buyers give the Pro520XL 5 stars for an excellent radio. The Pro520XL CB radio offers full 40-channel operation, plenty of performance, and a compact size for mobility.

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The Uniden line of CB radios

When deciding on your first CB radio purchase, the radio line that comes to mind is Uniden. The Uniden line of CB radio equipment offers something for everyone, whether you are just starting out with CB radio Communications with an inexpensive 40 channel AM radio like the Uniden Pro520XL or going with the top of the line Uniden Bearcat 680 AM/SSB 40 channel radio, Uniden has something to fit every budget and every need.   Uniden CB Radio Comparison Model PRO520XL PRO510XL PC68XL PC68LTW PC68ELITE PC78XL PC78LTW PC78ELITE PRO538W Chrome face — — — PA (public address) — ANL Noise blanker — — — — Weather — — — 7-Channel 7-Channel — 7-Channel 7-Channel 3-Channel Pri-Channel switch — MIC gain control — — — RF gain — RX fine tune

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