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KokoLoco
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Shortwave radio help please
Hello, fellow GPL brothers/sisters:

I’m trying to purchase an addition to my bug-out bag with the purchase of a SW radio. I’d already purchased an incredibly cheap and ridiculous one that doesn’t work PERIOD. My price point, unfortunately, is within the the hundred dollar range so I was hoping I could get good suggestions from you guys, considering I.m a complete novice in this field.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Also, any recommendation items necessary for a single female trying to bug out would be greatly appreciated. (Please, no jokes here, if you don’t mind)
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agent stay put the government will issue instructions on official channels.
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agent stay put the government will issue instructions on official channels.
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You’re a jackass. I asked a serious question...
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Maybe try a electronics repair shop. Even if they dont have a suitable item, likely they know collectors of such things that might have something in your price range. Best of luck.
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You tube 'prepping' lots of info...

Dave west for all you want to know for fire starting

You will need...

Water filter.... Sawyer squeeze. 30.00us bucks

Fire starters... Lighters, fire steel (magnesium) 10 - 20 bucks

Knife... 3- 4 inches, Mora 20.00 bucks

Shelter, keep warm, (sleeping bag, mat, clothing (wool prefered) good socks, etc...

Cookware, food, means to hunt/ protection...

At least get started, seems like alot, but, get started the more you learn the less you will need,


Watch TV show 'Alone', they just take 10 items and go out into harsh areas and survive... Get good ideas, do's and don'ts...
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Maybe try a electronics repair shop. Even if they dont have a suitable item, likely they know collectors of such things that might have something in your price range. Best of luck.
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Thank you. Interestingly enough,the first thought that came to mind when you mentioned an ‘electronics shop’ was ‘Radio Shack’. (Nostalgias’ a b***)
Not sure there’s any left...

I understand what you meant and am grateful for your advice. Thanx!

:recedes.
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You tube 'prepping' lots of info...

Dave west for all you want to know for fire starting

You will need...

Water filter.... Sawyer squeeze. 30.00us bucks

Fire starters... Lighters, fire steel (magnesium) 10 - 20 bucks

Knife... 3- 4 inches, Mora 20.00 bucks

Shelter, keep warm, (sleeping bag, mat, clothing (wool prefered) good socks, etc...

Cookware, food, means to hunt/ protection...

At least get started, seems like alot, but, get started the more you learn the less you will need,


Watch TV show 'Alone', they just take 10 items and go out into harsh areas and survive... Get good ideas, do's and don'ts...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 81914977


Thank you so much for your reply! I bought a key chain fire starter a couple years ago and was trying to figure it out but couldn’t. (After watching earlier episodes of ‘Survivor’)
Finally asked my father last year and he was trying to help me but then passed away so I had nobody else to help me.

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I have one of these, works great!


[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]
Do more than expected, take less than allowed.

When dealing with a friend, if you aren't getting the short end, you're doing it wrong.

Any good Muslim joke starts with a glance over the shoulder.

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You tube 'prepping' lots of info...

Dave west for all you want to know for fire starting

You will need...

Water filter.... Sawyer squeeze. 30.00us bucks

Fire starters... Lighters, fire steel (magnesium) 10 - 20 bucks

Knife... 3- 4 inches, Mora 20.00 bucks

Shelter, keep warm, (sleeping bag, mat, clothing (wool prefered) good socks, etc...

Cookware, food, means to hunt/ protection...

At least get started, seems like alot, but, get started the more you learn the less you will need,


Watch TV show 'Alone', they just take 10 items and go out into harsh areas and survive... Get good ideas, do's and don'ts...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 81914977

Another question, if you don’t mind. I was trying to watch survivor type shows, and ‘Alone’ seems to bring a recall in my memory. A lot of them seem to be fabricated though. In fact, is the one you’re referring to the one where they aren’t even clothed?
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I have one of these, works great!


[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]
 Quoting: 5lats


That's NOT a shortwave radio...

(UHF/VHF) Only..

Last Edited by Travis Bickle on 01/26/2022 04:11 AM
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Re: Shortwave radio help please
Hello, fellow GPL brothers/sisters:

I’m trying to purchase an addition to my bug-out bag with the purchase of a SW radio. I’d already purchased an incredibly cheap and ridiculous one that doesn’t work PERIOD. My price point, unfortunately, is within the the hundred dollar range so I was hoping I could get good suggestions from you guys, considering I.m a complete novice in this field.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 Quoting: KokoLoco


bro, baofeng u5r.

the baseline of cheap prepper gear.

actually surprising range for simplex line of sight comms.
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I have one of these, works great!


[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]
 Quoting: 5lats


That's NOT a shortwave radio...

(UHF/VHF) Only..
 Quoting: Travis Bickle


oh watch out we got a live one, the official ham radio police are here.

epiclol
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I have one of these, works great!


[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]
 Quoting: 5lats


That's NOT a shortwave radio...

(UHF/VHF) Only..
 Quoting: Travis Bickle


I just looked that up and was completely confused. Thanks for clearing this up!
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I have one of these, works great!


[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]
 Quoting: 5lats


That's NOT a shortwave radio...

(UHF/VHF) Only..
 Quoting: Travis Bickle


I just looked that up and was completely confused. Thanks for clearing this up!
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Hello, fellow GPL brothers/sisters:

I’m trying to purchase an addition to my bug-out bag with the purchase of a SW radio. I’d already purchased an incredibly cheap and ridiculous one that doesn’t work PERIOD. My price point, unfortunately, is within the the hundred dollar range so I was hoping I could get good suggestions from you guys, considering I.m a complete novice in this field.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 Quoting: KokoLoco


Why "shortwave" ?

Just for listening to the world?

Let me know what you want to accomplish and I'll try to locate some affordable radio gear for you and post it here.
One of these days... A *REAL* rain is gonna come and wash all this scum off the streets.
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I have one of these, works great!


[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]
 Quoting: 5lats


That's NOT a shortwave radio...

(UHF/VHF) Only..
 Quoting: Travis Bickle


oh watch out we got a live one, the official ham radio police are here.

epiclol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79876868


ackshually

xmit
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Don't watch that staged up survivor bullshit. If you really gotta watch something, go to Utube and look at how to build a shelter and how to make a stove from mud, that kind of shit. Better yet, find some damn woods by your house, take your shit out there and spend a day and a night. That will begin to teach you what you need to know. Sitting on your ass watching videos just won't cut it when the chips are down.
Do more than expected, take less than allowed.

When dealing with a friend, if you aren't getting the short end, you're doing it wrong.

Any good Muslim joke starts with a glance over the shoulder.

[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]
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I think those Chai (sp) require fuel? Maybe I'm wrong, on DaveWest youtube you can easily learn friction fire (fire rolling) and other methods when resources are low. He's a good teacher.

The greatest asset you will have is a desire to make it and to improvise, use what you have stay positive.

Remember water filters freeze, keep them warm if cold out, so learn basic filtration and boil the water too

If you bug out with vehicle plan ahead... You'll need a water source, and less people the better...

And all fat sources you will need, fat is your friend. We should all be putting on healthy layer of fat now. Balance don't go over board..

Moderation is the key, some say, of life... God Speed, you won't be alone.

May you walk in peace and favor...
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If you cannot google don't go anywhere alone, just sayn.
Learn to fish, learn to start fire etc.
You have a lot to learn.
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I have one of these, works great!


[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]
 Quoting: 5lats


That's NOT a shortwave radio...

(UHF/VHF) Only..
 Quoting: Travis Bickle


oh watch out we got a live one, the official ham radio police are here.

epiclol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79876868


N2aa


I'm just trying to be helpful...
One of these days... A *REAL* rain is gonna come and wash all this scum off the streets.
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Look for USB/LSB/SSB Upper sideband/lower sideband/ single sideband.
Do not buy a receiver without these modes.

search this on ebay...
SI4732 Radio Receiver All Band FM AM (MW SW) SSB (LSB USB) w/ Antenna Battery

You will see a $50 receiver that will do what you want.
PoliceYourOwn
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Re: Shortwave radio help please
Hello, fellow GPL brothers/sisters:

I’m trying to purchase an addition to my bug-out bag with the purchase of a SW radio. I’d already purchased an incredibly cheap and ridiculous one that doesn’t work PERIOD. My price point, unfortunately, is within the the hundred dollar range so I was hoping I could get good suggestions from you guys, considering I.m a complete novice in this field.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 Quoting: KokoLoco


bro, baofeng u5r.

the baseline of cheap prepper gear.

actually surprising range for simplex line of sight comms.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79876868


I’m not a ‘bro’ dude but whatevs. What is ‘baofeng u5r’ though? And how is that relevant to the the thread title?
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I have one of these, works great!


[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]
 Quoting: 5lats


That's NOT a shortwave radio...

(UHF/VHF) Only..
 Quoting: Travis Bickle


Yes that is correct. My apologies.
Do more than expected, take less than allowed.

When dealing with a friend, if you aren't getting the short end, you're doing it wrong.

Any good Muslim joke starts with a glance over the shoulder.

[link to www.youtube.com (secure)]
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Don't watch that staged up survivor bullshit. If you really gotta watch something, go to Utube and look at how to build a shelter and how to make a stove from mud, that kind of shit. Better yet, find some damn woods by your house, take your shit out there and spend a day and a night. That will begin to teach you what you need to know. Sitting on your ass watching videos just won't cut it when the chips are down.
 Quoting: 5lats


fivestar
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I have one of these, works great!


[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]
 Quoting: 5lats


That's NOT a shortwave radio...

(UHF/VHF) Only..
 Quoting: Travis Bickle


oh watch out we got a live one, the official ham radio police are here.

epiclol
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79876868


:N2aa:


I'm just trying to be helpful...
 Quoting: Travis Bickle


bro im teasing you, i love radios and radio nerds.
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I have one of these, works great!


[link to www.amazon.com (secure)]
 Quoting: 5lats


That's NOT a shortwave radio...

(UHF/VHF) Only..
 Quoting: Travis Bickle


Yes that is correct. My apologies.
 Quoting: 5lats


It was a great suggestion but, I'm a stickler for details... lol.

cheers
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Hello, fellow GPL brothers/sisters:

I’m trying to purchase an addition to my bug-out bag with the purchase of a SW radio. I’d already purchased an incredibly cheap and ridiculous one that doesn’t work PERIOD. My price point, unfortunately, is within the the hundred dollar range so I was hoping I could get good suggestions from you guys, considering I.m a complete novice in this field.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 Quoting: KokoLoco


bro, baofeng u5r.

the baseline of cheap prepper gear.

actually surprising range for simplex line of sight comms.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79876868


I’m not a ‘bro’ dude but whatevs. What is ‘baofeng u5r’ though? And how is that relevant to the the thread title?
 Quoting: KokoLoco


im not a dude either, brometheus, but whatevs as well.

it's not relevant, unless you want a cool radio for comms to your clan when russia hits us with that nuke anyday about now.

everything is relevant, it's GLP!
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Hello, fellow GPL brothers/sisters:

I’m trying to purchase an addition to my bug-out bag with the purchase of a SW radio. I’d already purchased an incredibly cheap and ridiculous one that doesn’t work PERIOD. My price point, unfortunately, is within the the hundred dollar range so I was hoping I could get good suggestions from you guys, considering I.m a complete novice in this field.

Thanks in advance for your help!
 Quoting: KokoLoco


Why "shortwave" ?

Just for listening to the world?

Let me know what you want to accomplish and I'll try to locate some affordable radio gear for you and post it here.
 Quoting: Travis Bickle


I used to live in Saudi Arabia as a young teen girl. (My Father worked for Oil Co.)
My sister and I couldn’t get American music unless you had a shortwave radio. Looking back, this was AWESOME, now I’d just like to get the same. (For different reasons, obviously...)

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You tube 'prepping' lots of info...

Dave west for all you want to know for fire starting

You will need...

Water filter.... Sawyer squeeze. 30.00us bucks

Fire starters... Lighters, fire steel (magnesium) 10 - 20 bucks

Knife... 3- 4 inches, Mora 20.00 bucks

Shelter, keep warm, (sleeping bag, mat, clothing (wool prefered) good socks, etc...

Cookware, food, means to hunt/ protection...

At least get started, seems like alot, but, get started the more you learn the less you will need,


Watch TV show 'Alone', they just take 10 items and go out into harsh areas and survive... Get good ideas, do's and don'ts...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 81914977

Another question, if you don’t mind. I was trying to watch survivor type shows, and ‘Alone’ seems to bring a recall in my memory. A lot of them seem to be fabricated though. In fact, is the one you’re referring to the one where they aren’t even clothed?
 Quoting: KokoLoco



I think thats naked and afraid, most of those shows are fakes unfortunately. But, give Alone a chance, if you don't like it pic a youtube prepper you like and can learn from...

I've been survival camping for many years... The reality is it is not easy, unless your at the right location with resources... Water, fire, shelter, food.
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You tube 'prepping' lots of info...

Dave west for all you want to know for fire starting

You will need...

Water filter.... Sawyer squeeze. 30.00us bucks

Fire starters... Lighters, fire steel (magnesium) 10 - 20 bucks

Knife... 3- 4 inches, Mora 20.00 bucks

Shelter, keep warm, (sleeping bag, mat, clothing (wool prefered) good socks, etc...

Cookware, food, means to hunt/ protection...

At least get started, seems like alot, but, get started the more you learn the less you will need,


Watch TV show 'Alone', they just take 10 items and go out into harsh areas and survive... Get good ideas, do's and don'ts...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 81914977

Another question, if you don’t mind. I was trying to watch survivor type shows, and ‘Alone’ seems to bring a recall in my memory. A lot of them seem to be fabricated though. In fact, is the one you’re referring to the one where they aren’t even clothed?
 Quoting: KokoLoco



I think thats naked and afraid, most of those shows are fakes unfortunately. But, give Alone a chance, if you don't like it pic a youtube prepper you like and can learn from...

I've been survival camping for many years... The reality is it is not easy, unless your at the right location with resources... Water, fire, shelter, food.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 81914977


Wow, thank you for your reply! Now that you mentioned, that is EXACTLY the show I was thinking that turned me off to reality (probably the whole point of the show...)
I will now most certainly go and watch’Alone’ via my jailbroken firestick, lol!





GLP