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  1. #1

    Apr 2006
    Massachusetts
    179

    Best emergency radio?

    Hi ya'all. I go to remote wilderness areas in Northern New England. I can't get any service for my cell phone in these remote areas. So I'm thinking I had better get some kind of emergency radio, just in case I run into trouble, and need to contact civilization.
    Is an emergency radio the best way to go with this? If so, what kind of radio should I look for? I'm on foot a lot in the woods, so I think a hand held unit would be advisable. All ideas and recommendations are welcome. Happy TH'ing this year. Kevin

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2008
    Alabama
    White's XLT, IDX Pro, Sunray XL-1 Probe
    65

    Re: Best emergency radio?

    I don't know a radio per say, but I have seen a small emergency GPS unit that sends out a homing beacon when needed. I pack a small emergency kit when I'm going alone. Tim

  3. #3
    us
    Metal Decting Lost Treasure A Fav

    Nov 2006
    mass
    Garrett Ace 250 pro & Whites Classic SL
    212
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Best emergency radio?

    why dont ya take a huntin buddy I am avaible on certin days and some saturdays email me or message me
    thanks from Bill
    I love metal detecting and collecting artifacts & preserving the past for the future. I espically like finding treasures of the past with my Garrett Ace 250 also I like restoring old antique phonographs crank style and ofcourse old tubed radios.

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2005
    Rocky Mountains
    Minelab Ex-Terra 70, White's Classic II
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    89 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rd2nowr
    I don't know a radio per say, but I have seen a small emergency GPS unit that sends out a homing beacon when needed. I pack a small emergency kit when I'm going alone. Tim
    I just looked at some cell phones which also send GPS data if you can dial a 911 in your area. Police can trace location of most newer cellphones.

    But I'd like to know if a more reliable device is better. Two-way radio, emergency transmitter or beacon or something. If anyone can point us in the right direction it would be appreciated. I do carry a Garmin GPS so I could relay coordinates to someone but how would I call them? Thanks and HH.

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2004
    Edwards,Missouri
    MXT - DeLeon - Gamma 6000
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    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Check with 'OnStar'.

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2005
    511
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    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Check into satelite phones.

  7. #7
    us
    Nov 2003
    warwick ny earth
    White's xlt,Tesoro Silver umax,and Compadre.
    314

    Re: Best emergency radio?

    you may want to check out an amateur radio forum.ham license on 2 meters,maybe they have a contactable
    local repeater.or may have info on non license emergency frequencies.or vhf marine radios?
    on the cheap a c.b. walkie talkie hooked up to a 1/4 wave dipole strung between two tree's,but not reliable(depends who or if anyone is listening).

    just a couple of thoughts.
    I am a landfill of ideas

  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2007
    28

    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Check out a device called the SPOT. It's seen on the "Survivorman" show. It's supposed to be a GPS message and homing/tracking device.

    Good luck

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
    Fishers 1235X-8" CZ-20/21-8" F-70-11"DD GC1023
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    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Any of the above plus a can of sterno to get the thing lighted if it don't work when you need it too. A burning radio produces some plastic drippings that will get wet and/or frozen wood burning also.

  10. #10

    Apr 2006
    Massachusetts
    179

    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by garrettman64
    why dont ya take a huntin buddy I am avaible on certin days and some saturdays email me or message me
    thanks from Bill
    Thanks, Bill. I'll get in touch with you. Kevin

  11. #11

    Apr 2006
    Massachusetts
    179

    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowbatts
    Any of the above plus a can of sterno to get the thing lighted if it don't work when you need it too. A burning radio produces some plastic drippings that will get wet and/or frozen wood burning also.
    Huh?

  12. #12

    Apr 2006
    Massachusetts
    179

    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldust
    Check out a device called the SPOT. It's seen on the "Survivorman" show. It's supposed to be a GPS message and homing/tracking device.

    Good luck
    Thanks, Goldust. I have also heard about a device that boaters can use to contact the coast guard/homeland security in the case of an emergency. I'm going to have to do some research.

  13. #13

    Jul 2007
    Minelab E-Trac Minelab Excal 1000
    69
    5 times

    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Massbaycolonist
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldust
    Check out a device called the SPOT. It's seen on the "Survivorman" show. It's supposed to be a GPS message and homing/tracking device.

    Good luck
    Thanks, Goldust. I have also heard about a device that boaters can use to contact the coast guard/homeland security in the case of an emergency. I'm going to have to do some research.
    If you are out camping or even MD'ng a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is the way to go. These are monitored by various agencies all over the US and abroad. If out boating, an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) is a must have. I would say that if those NFL players had one on their boat, they might be alive today. I am an Air Force SAR Controller and have been dealing with these things for years. They will save you.

  14. #14
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
    Fishers 1235X-8" CZ-20/21-8" F-70-11"DD GC1023
    6,579
    37 times

    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by Massbaycolonist
    Quote Originally Posted by Lowbatts
    Any of the above plus a can of sterno to get the thing lighted if it don't work when you need it too. A burning radio produces some plastic drippings that will get wet and/or frozen wood burning also.
    Huh?
    Saved me and wifey's life once, burning that radio we brought along.

  15. #15
    us
    Feb 2006
    GARRETT PRO
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    Re: Best emergency radio?

    Just saw several radio's advertized in National Geographic magazine, one of which had CB capabilities.

    All were self contained and depended on an internal power generated with a hand pump lever...

    I have a camp lantern with the same power source.

    Sorry, I don't have the mag with me or I'd list the manufacturer.
    The more one learns the more he understands his ignorance. I am simply an ignor ant man trying to lessen his ignorance
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