- Monitor Emergency Services - many police, fire, and ems services communicate within the range of these sets. Programming your local emergency services frequencies into the UV5R allows you to monitor the effectiveness (or lack of) of local services.
- Monitor NOAA Weather bands - the UV5R is capable of receiving all 7 NOAA weather bands to keep you informed of weather related events.
- FRS/GMRS - these radios can be tuned to the license free frs/gmrs channels. Although overpowered and technically illegal for some of them in normal times, during an emergency power restrictions are removed.
- Monitor FM Broadcast - aside from listening to your favorite tunes, many emergency messages are broadcast over local radio stations, giving you an ear to the ground on the current crises.
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