YOUR HAM RADIO GO KIT

YOUR HAM RADIO GO KIT

Would you be ready if a call came from your local public service group to provide some ham radio expertise for a day or so? Items in the following list are the basics of what should be in your radio go kit. Now is a good time to check your supplies and be prepared! Don’t forget to put together a personal go kit, too.
  • Dual-band (VHF/UHF) handheld radio and mini manual
  • Full-size flexible whip antenna
  • Copy of your Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license and any public service group or government agency IDs
  • Mag-mount antenna with necessary adapters for connecting to various connectors
  • Extra battery packs and charger
  • AA-cell battery pack if available and fresh batteries
  • AC power supply and cigarette-plug cord with spare fuses
  • Headset with microphone (preferred) or speaker-mic
  • Copy of your local emcomm frequencies, phone numbers, and procedures
  • Pocket knife and/or multipurpose tool
  • Flashlight or headlamp and spare batteries
  • Pencil and notebook, clipboard, and permanent marker
  • Duct tape, electrical tape, and a few small cable ties
  • Cash for food, gas, and telephone calls (about $20 in small bills and change)
YOUR HAM RADIO GO KIT



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