20 10 26 12 26 37 original 600x600 2 way radio
20 10 26 12 26 37 original 600x600 2 way radio

2-Way Radio - Budget

Communication during an emergency is so important. BaoFeng radios are highly rated and super reliable. This radio comes with multiple batteries, a long antenna, multiple mic options, a keypad, and an LCD screen. 

The VHF and UHF dual-band radio has a great range. In our product tests we have been able to reach other radios from considerable distances - further than competitors.

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Survival Purpose

Communicating with others in a survival situation can be life saving. We recommend Stage 2 bug out bags have one 2-way radio and Stage 3 household kits have at least two. Many experts recommend a radio per household member. We like the idea of having two of these quality radios per household with a standard RFS walkie talkie per person.

In our tests we have been able to reach several miles of range in forested, hilly terrain. I've been pleasantly surprised by how effectively we can communicate. 

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) our ward unit connects every Sunday night in the evening. After checking in (we get 15-20 families per week) the captain reports up to the Stake level. After, the stake reports up to the Region and from there to church head quarters. 

It brings so much peace of mind to know others are out there who could communicate during a 'grid-is-down', 'cell-phones-are-out' situation.

What's in the box?

  • 1x BaoFeng UV-82 Radio
  • 2x 7.4V/2800mAh BL-8 Battery
  • 1x Antenna(136MHz-174MHz&400-480MHz)
  • 1X TIDRADIO TD-771 Long Antenna
  • 1x Baofeng Hand Mic.
  • 1x Programming Cable
  • 1x Power Adapter
  • 1x Earpiece
  • 1x User Manual


  • Frequency Range: 136-174 & 400-480MHz
  • Channel Step: 2.5/5/6.25/10/12.5/25KHz
  • 50 CTCSS/ 104DCS coder & tone searching
  • FM radio and 25 stations storage
  • 1750Hz Brust Tone
  • Wide/Narrow Band(25kHz/12.5kHz)
  • Dual Band, Dual Display, Dual Frequency, Dual Standby
  • 25KHz/12.5KHz Switchable
  • 128 groups channels storage

What We Like

  • Specs - The channel access, range, multiple bands, etc give a TON of options
  • Rechargeable - The battery is long lasting and quick charging
  • Compact - The form factor is compact and the device can fit in most bags or pockets
  • Programmable - An ex-fireman, communications pro has programmed all of our radios with preset channels and settings for ease of use

Tips and Recommendations

  • Get your ham license
  • Join a group who communicates regularly so you can practice
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