If you’ve yet to purchase yourself a Baofeng UV5RA Ham Radio now is the time to buy one since it’s currently at the best price I’ve ever seen! In fact, when I bought mine a year or two ago I swear it was at least double the price now and I’d say it was a good price then, which means you can buy two and be that much better prepared. 🙂
Or, if you would prefer, you could take a chance on the newer BaoFeng BF-F8HP.
You may also want to upgrade the antenna with a 14.5 inch antenna, here’s why.
Obviously, you’re going to also want to get the proper licensing and training too. For less than $100 you can get two Baofeng radios, two antennas, and the programming cable… virtually everything you need to get your comms up and running in no time! That sounds like the perfect Christmas gift to me. 😉