The Yaesu name is one of the older of the known amateur electronics manufacturers among the ham radio community and is world famous for high quality, high performance ham radios which they build. All of their equipment, from the stationary transceivers and amateur radio equipment to portable amateur radio gear, YAESU has always come out on top as the best of amateur radio equipment as used by some of today's top DX'ers and causual users alike. The good news here is that they've been doing this for well over fifty years now.
A survivalist needs a dependable but portable radio that is as light as possible, sturdy and dependable. Throw in full-featured and you will find that only very few are more available than Yaesu radios are. Each of the models of listed below are excellent choices for everyday use or out in the bush hanging from a strap on the bug out bag. Survival situations demand the best equipment that you can afford and you can really afford the full-featured Yaesu portable radios listed here on this page.
Keep in mind one thing when you begin your search for a radio to fulfil your survivalist communications plans - portable does not always mean handheld! When the word portable is used that simply could mean that it will run off of 12 volts and has a smaller case than most transceivers for the frequency range that you are interested in operating in. Handheld is just that, a radio that you hold in you hand which has an antenna either permanently affixed to the case or an antenna that is interchangeable with other styles.
- FT-250R ULTRA COMPACT 5-WATT 144 MHz HANDHELD
- HIGH-SPEC 5-WATT 144 MHZ HANDHELD
- VX-3R ULTRA-COMPACT HAND-HELD FM TRANSCEIVER