We are in the home stretch for September Preparedness Month, and the rest of the month we'll take on small tasks to make preparedness situations a little more pleasant. Today's task is to acquire a radio for communication and news. Amazon is a great place to start researching portable radios. Check out the reviews, and remember that people are more willing to leave a bad review than a good one. Our portable radio uses 3 AA batteries and has a very good battery life it is the Grundig FR-200.
After your radio purchase, I would consider either a handheld walk-talkie or Ham radio. We have the Baofeng UV-5RAX+ which is a reasonable entry level handheld ham radio. It does need a ham license to operate, but those are easily obtained online (without Morse code now) for a nominal fee.
Another alternative is the walkies-talkies that hunters use, weather radios, or a handheld CB. We don't have either at our house, so I can't recommend a brand or model type.
Check out Amazon, and get your communications squared away.
One task every
day, one small task....for a better prepared community - K