The KV-UV3D dual band VHF/UHF HT is great for emergency prep kits – here’s why

Jul 25, 2019 @ 4:49 PM ET By San Giovanni Valdarno Ben Alonzo

The KG-UV3D is one of the only ham radios available with a cheap AA battery back and car power adapter option (both about $14 each). Universal, dirt cheap accessories are also available for this radio all over the place online. It performs well as far as receive and transmit capabilities. Radios like this would be ….read more

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Are mini solar-powered crank emergency radios worth it?

Mar 21, 2019 @ 9:17 PM ET By Ben Alonzo

The mini Kaito KA332W and this other unbranded solar-powered emergency radio (pictured) are the most popular sellers on eBay and Amazon so we decided to check them out. Will these actually work in an emergency situation? We tested several of these and nearly all of them had the same problems – poor solar power and ….read more

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Republic Wireless may be the cheapest, reliable, no contract 4G cell phone service in US

We’ve just completed a 4 month service review of Republic Wireless and averaged a $33 per month bill for unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of 4G data, which included all taxes. This wireless service is one of the cheapest no contract US coverage options currently available. If you’re a smart consumer, check out our full ….read more

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