Are you prepared for an emergency? One of the most important items to have in your bug-out bag or emergency preparedness kit is an emergency weather radio. These radios are designed to keep you informed and safe during severe weather events and other emergencies. In this post, we’ll take a look at the different types of emergency radios available, as well as the frequencies you need to know to stay informed during an emergency.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a government-operated administration that sends out broadcasts every five minutes 24/7/365 related to storms, including tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards, as well as solar flares, nukes, and other major problems. A NOAA radio is your best bet when it comes to emergency radios.
The NOAA emergency radio frequencies include
In addition to the NOAA frequencies, there are other emergency radio frequencies that you should be aware of. These include the military national disaster preparedness frequency (163.5125), the national guard emergency communications frequency (163.4875), the international maritime distress channel (156.80), the emergency communications channel for police (155.475), and the disaster relief channel used by FEMA (138.225).
Another option for communication during an emergency is a Citizens’ Band (CB) radio. CB radios operate on 40 separate channels and do not require a license to send or receive communications. One channel to avoid is Channel 9, which is reserved for the Emergency/REACT channel. Other channels to be aware of include Channel 37 (Unofficial Prepper 37), Channel 36 (Unofficial Survivalist network), Channel 19 (Used by truckers headed east or west), and Channel 17 (Used by truckers headed north or south).
Ham radios, also known as amateur radios, are another option for communication during an emergency. Ham radios operate on 26 frequency bands and require a license to use. They provide long hours of communication during emergency situations, can be used for experiments with easy configurations anywhere, and can be interfaced with computers for data transmission and reception. However, they can be affected by weather and terrain conditions and require a power source.
Finally, don't forget about your cell phone and weather apps as a source of emergency alerts. Most cell phones have the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) feature which sends alerts for severe weather and other emergencies. Keep in mind that during an emergency, cellular networks may become overloaded, so it is important to have a backup plan.
In conclusion, being prepared for an emergency means having the right tools and knowing how to use them. Make sure you have an emergency weather radio in your bug-out bag or emergency preparedness kit, and familiarize yourself with the frequencies and other options available for communication during an emergency. Don't forget about a family disaster plan, and practice how to use these tools in case of an emergency. Stay safe and be prepared.
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