Is a Baofeng UV5R a Good SHTF Radio – Ham Radio Q&A


Many in the prepper community believe that the inexpensive Chinese radios like the Baofeng UV5R handhelds are sufficient for emergency or disaster communications. But in reality these radios are poorly suited for the task and they really fall down when it comes to three main reasons. Here is what I believe are three reasons why a Baofeng doesn’t make a good SHTF radio

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