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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Emergency Radio Frequencies Every Prepper Should Know



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Emergency Radio Frequencies Every Prepper Should Know*


Radios may seem a bit old fashioned in the information age, with everyone “connected” through their smartphones and computers. But the fact is that radio is still one of the most effective means of communication out there. I just recently talked with an emergency worker who was in New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Ida hit, and if it hadn’t been for radios, the rescuers wouldn’t have had any communications at all. 

The nice thing about radios is that they are not dependent on the same infrastructure that our other means of communications are. Telephone and internet are much more complex systems. Even television is more complex, requiring more sophisticated equipment and considerably more power. Yet even a small radio, running off of batteries, can provide instantaneous communications near and far. 

All mediums of communication are required to have backup power, per FCC regulations. Even so, the local cell phone tower isn’t going to have a backup generator connected to it, keeping it up and running. Your local landline phone company will, but that’s not going to do any good, even for those who still have landlines, as our modern cordless phones don’t work if the base isn’t connected to the house’s electrical power...

Emergency Radio Frequencies Every Prepper Should Know

*We keep a CB Radio in each of our vehicles plus 2-way radios at our home and at our cabin in case of emergencies…


CB Channel 01

open to all


CB Channel 02

open to all


CB Channel 03

open to all


CB Channel 04

open to all--4x4 channel


CB Channel 05

open to all


CB Channel 06

open to all


CB Channel 07

open to all


CB Channel 08

open to all


CB Channel 09



CB Channel 10

open to all--regional roads


CB Channel 11

open to all


CB Channel 12

open to all


CB Channel 13

open to all--marine, RV


CB Channel 14

open to all--walkie talkies


CB Channel 15

open to all


CB Channel 16

open to all (also SSB)


CB Channel 17

open to all--North/South Traffic


CB Channel 18

open to all


CB Channel 19

Truckers--East/West Hwy Traffic


CB Channel 20

open to all


CB Channel 21

open to all--regional roads



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Bob said...

We own CBs for our cars plus several kinds of 2-way radios [range up to 35 miles] for use at our never know when you'll need them!

Rich said...

Does anyone miss Radio shak-they had good prices & variety.