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Hello. I know almost nothing about radio.

My local CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) relies on radio heavily. Radios would indeed be very handy in emergencies. So I am considering getting a radio.

- I would like a radio that can do all of the following:
- send and receive on FMRS frequencies, because that's what my local CERT uses.
- receive emergency broadcasts from AM and FM stations
- receive "police scanner" frequencies because my sister uses one for that
- be able to run on battery or power adapter, so that I can charge or bypass the battery by plugging it into a wall (120V AC) or car (12V DC), or by a hand-crank device.
- anything else that would be a useful feature for a radio
- low price

I know that's asking for a lot, so if that's unrealistic I would really like to be told what in particular is realistic and unrealistic.

Thanks for reading,
- Diego Hemken
 

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FMRS? Do you mean GMRS? If so I do not think there is any radio out there that can transmit on those freqs and receive AM and FM radio and scanner freqs.

Actually there are only a couple of realistic things that a radio that you want could do,transmit on GMRS and pick up a scanner band-UHF.Am not sure about the thing in the 5th line of your questions.
 
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