CQ CQ CQ! If you see a estate sale, garage sale, or on ebay, A military built surplus transceiver do not pass it by! These things are gold in the prepping world! Even if you are not into comms, trading stock wise, these things should be easy to off load. Battery packs will need to be converted to new technology, but most radios have a diagram schematic on the radio themselves. These things are user friendly! Also think of the most important to all preppers in the field, these things can take a impact and still work! They are not your basic citizen brand HAM radios. Prices that i have seen range from $300- $2,500, but if you can pick a nice used one for $300 you are getting a great deal.