Baofeng UV-5R Dual-Band Portable
My dept just ordered/bought 5 Baofeng UV-5R portables off of ebay, and they came at a pretty good price. it is FCC Type 90 certified, and VHF/UHFdual band. its only $35 bucks, and for the price, it looks like a nice unit, and i was considering buying one for myself. but, before i did, i wanted too see if and other depts or firefighters across the country are using this unit for a fire portable. im only a cadet, and i wont be up close and personal with the fire, but it still says in the dept by-laws that cadets need a radio, and its a good idea for anyone on an active fireground/scene to be able to contact IC at anytime. so, if anyone uses/has/knows if it is good for emergency use, lemme know if you would.