Repeater For Preppers

Now and then I watch a show called “Doomsday Preppers” on National Geographic. Interestingly many give extensive thought to communications, and I’ve seen quite a few preppers owning some sort of ham radio equipment. It’s not always clear if they have a license, but who cares if Armageddon is upon you?

After communicating with Baojie about their latest radios, I also spotted a camouflage backpack containing a complete repeater plus 20.000 mAh Li-Ion battery. Set one up at the highest point you can find and you instantly increase your range from just one or two miles to maybe 30 miles. Maximum power output is 10 Watts, but that’s probably a bad idea. It can also run on half the power, which would do just fine and keeps the repeater running for a much longer time.


No price is given, but the factory charges $265 for the repeater itself. Just add a bunch of cheap Chinese hand helds and you’re ready for anything.