Practical Prepping Podcast

Episode #71, "Building Portable Radio 'go boxes' for HAM Radio, CB Radio, GMRS, FRS, Marine Radio, Or Any Other Radio Service"

July 02, 2021 Mark & Krista Lawley Episode 71
Practical Prepping Podcast
Episode #71, "Building Portable Radio 'go boxes' for HAM Radio, CB Radio, GMRS, FRS, Marine Radio, Or Any Other Radio Service"
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Episode #71, "Building Portable Radio 'go boxes' for HAM Radio, CB Radio, GMRS, FRS, Marine Radio, Or Any Other Radio Service"
Jul 02, 2021 Episode 71
Mark & Krista Lawley

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 71
Please share this episode with friends. Here is the direct link: https://practicalpreppingpodcast.buzzsprout.com

In this episode we discuss building radio "go boxes."
These can be built for HAM radio, CB radio, GMRS, FRS, Marine radio, or any radio service you use.

They are used for

  • Deployments
  • Search and rescue
  • Bugging out
  • Exercises like field day

It's about having everything in one place and ready to go

In this epiode, we are not covering every possibility of "go box," specifically not covering digital modes which require computers for operation.

There are two kinds of go boxes:

(1) Self contained, radio, & power source

Housed in ammo cans, hard plastic waterproof cases, or custom built cases,  these "go boxes" are basically plug and play ready.

They often contain only 2 meter/440 mHz radios for local use.

(2) Equipment box containing items needed for operation, as well as items for soldering, building antennas, and making repairs

Contained in sturdy weather resistant cases or totes, these boxes include items such as HTs, multi meters, soldering irons, electrical tape, heat shrink, coax, connectors, adaptors, wire antennas, rolled J-pole, paracord, twine, and tools.

We discuss Power Sources suitable for emergency use, including 

  •  Batteries - Deep cycle
  • Car batteries
  • Jump box
  • We are presently testing a new lawn tractor battery for possible use.

Finally, we list our "grab & go" Items including:

  • (2) radios
  • (2) HTs & chargers
  • Tripod, & paint roller extension pole
  • B Square dual band J-pole
  • Yellow Extension pole (former hot stick
  • Magnetic mount 2m/440
  • Magnetic mount antenna,  3 5" magnetic mount  and band specific HF antennas
  • Go boxes are all about having things all together, and being able to deploy without having to round up everything. 

If you are into radio of any kind, look into the possibility of building a go box dding to your radio capabilities.

Please consider supporting the podcast by buying us a cup of coffe. You can do that by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/practicalprep

We invite you to drop us an email at [email protected]

Visit our website at www.practicalprepping.info

Join us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for more episodes of Practical Prepping Podcast.

Show Notes

Practical Prepping Podcast Episode # 71
Please share this episode with friends. Here is the direct link: https://practicalpreppingpodcast.buzzsprout.com

In this episode we discuss building radio "go boxes."
These can be built for HAM radio, CB radio, GMRS, FRS, Marine radio, or any radio service you use.

They are used for

  • Deployments
  • Search and rescue
  • Bugging out
  • Exercises like field day

It's about having everything in one place and ready to go

In this epiode, we are not covering every possibility of "go box," specifically not covering digital modes which require computers for operation.

There are two kinds of go boxes:

(1) Self contained, radio, & power source

Housed in ammo cans, hard plastic waterproof cases, or custom built cases,  these "go boxes" are basically plug and play ready.

They often contain only 2 meter/440 mHz radios for local use.

(2) Equipment box containing items needed for operation, as well as items for soldering, building antennas, and making repairs

Contained in sturdy weather resistant cases or totes, these boxes include items such as HTs, multi meters, soldering irons, electrical tape, heat shrink, coax, connectors, adaptors, wire antennas, rolled J-pole, paracord, twine, and tools.

We discuss Power Sources suitable for emergency use, including 

  •  Batteries - Deep cycle
  • Car batteries
  • Jump box
  • We are presently testing a new lawn tractor battery for possible use.

Finally, we list our "grab & go" Items including:

  • (2) radios
  • (2) HTs & chargers
  • Tripod, & paint roller extension pole
  • B Square dual band J-pole
  • Yellow Extension pole (former hot stick
  • Magnetic mount 2m/440
  • Magnetic mount antenna,  3 5" magnetic mount  and band specific HF antennas
  • Go boxes are all about having things all together, and being able to deploy without having to round up everything. 

If you are into radio of any kind, look into the possibility of building a go box dding to your radio capabilities.

Please consider supporting the podcast by buying us a cup of coffe. You can do that by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/practicalprep

We invite you to drop us an email at [email protected]

Visit our website at www.practicalprepping.info

Join us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for more episodes of Practical Prepping Podcast.