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Are you Ready For SHTF? The TR-590 Emergency Two-Way Radio Is!

TERA TR-590 Commercial Ham Two-Way Handheld Radio - Assembled Specs

TERA TR-590 Commercial Ham Two-Way Handheld Radio - Assembled SpecsFor some, it’s almost a conflict of conscience spending any time thinking about a SHTF (S#it Hits The Fan) situation, but borrowing from our slogan and the common intuition of careful thinkers everywhere, it’s always prudent to be “Better Safe Than Sorry!” To that end, we’re happy to introduce our latest custom pre-programmed radio offering, the TERA TR-590 emergency radio. It’s the ultimate survivalist prepper SHTF two-way radio!

Utilizing the same solid commercial-grade build quality and ease of use that has made the TERA TR-505 GMRS/MURS radio so popular for recreational and local safety/emergency use, the TR-590 makes for the perfect handheld in times of every day emergencies, natural disasters, civil unrest, or even U.S. elections! 

TERA TR-590 Commercial Ham Two-Way Radio - ContentsWith an IP54 Dust & Water (splash) Resistance rating, True Dual Receive, Front Panel Programming & VFO Mode, 3 Tx Power Levels, Scanning and everything else you would expect in a compact, affordable Part 90 commercial radio, this signature BSR ReadySafeGo™ offering comes charged, programmed and tested so you can use it right out of the box.

Some customers have programmed this radio for SHTF, packed with just about every emergency frequency you can think of that individual preppers, survivalists, businesses, government, public service agencies and organizations like CERT, Neighborhood Watch, ARES & RACES use during emergencies. While not “type-accepted” for some of these bands (as is the case with all prepper/SHTF radios), it has been used with all the standard VHF/UHF services, such as GMRS, FRS, MURS, LMR (land mobile/business), MMS (marine), WX (NOAA “All-Hazards” Weather), CAP (civil air patrol), HAM (amateur radio), PMR446 (UK/Euro FRS) and 20 FM Broadcast Radio Stations. The Part 90 TR-590 is only FCC certified for use on the LMR band.

Special Rx-only emergency service frequencies include FEMA, USCG, FIRE Inter-Department, LAW Intersystem, Urban S&R, VLAW, CALAW, USNG, USMIL, USICE, USFED Law, USG Civil Agencies, NIRS Cache, NIFC, USDOS, and the ISS (International Space Station Ham Downlink), adding a vast array of sources for information and intel to your BOB (bug-out bag). The customer-submitted TR-590-SHTF channel programming chart PDF can be downloaded on the TR-590 product page.

Don’t need all of these bands and just want the basic emergency frequencies or want something totally custom? We can custom radio programming for you!

TERA 500-Series Handheld Two-Way Radio AccessoriesThe TR-590 is compatible with all the great TERA 500-Series Accessories, including a battery case, nylon radio case, extra battery packs, 12V battery eliminator (cigarette lighter adapter), speaker mics, covert earpieces, external antennas and cloning/programming cables. As well, free programming (or advanced premium) software is available for access to internal settings not available in the front panel LCD/Keypad menu system.

Each radio comes with a lithium-ion batterydesk chargerdual-band flexible whip antennasturdy belt clip w/ screws, user manual & wrist strap.

The TR-590 also makes for a great Ham HT (handle-talkie), with advanced features like PL Tone Scanning, VFO Tuning, Repeater Offset, Keypad Lock, Single or Dual Receive and even Split-Band Channel programming. Narrow-Band compliance is also provided for commercial and public service Land Mobile users, and a handy built-in flashlight (with optional flashing alarm mode) comes standard.

When you’re ready to get serious about EmComm (emergency communications) and move up from the unreliable throw-away blister-pack GMRS/FRS radios you find at the superstore, and the Chinese budget Baofeng radios that have a lower build-quality, less reliability and are known to emit spurious radiation that can disrupt adjacent services and draw unnecessary attention to your radio operations, make the investment your conscience deserves by picking up a TR-590 today! – Only available at

Check out the TR-590 and be prepared!

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Powerwerx WXGAT-RV 15″ High Gain Dual-Band Handheld Antenna Now Available

Wouxun WXGAT-RV High Gain Dual-Band 2m-440 Handheld Reverse SMA Antenna

We’ve just added the Powerwerx WXGAT-RV 15″ High Gain Dual-Band Handheld Antenna, for use with the TERA TR-500, TR-505, TR-590, Wouxun KG-UV3D and any other Emergency Two-Way Radio that uses a reverse (female) SMA connector.

Wouxun WXGAT-RV High Gain Dual-Band 2m-440 Handheld Reverse SMA AntennaThis popular antenna is priced $4 below the dealer price and offers high gain VHF/UHF performance with a super wide receive range (88-900MHz), 3db gain on 140-174MHz and 5db gain on 420-500MHz over the stock antenna.

It works great on most bands such as GMRSMURS and Ham, and offers improved receive and transmit to get the most out of your two-way radio for recreational or emergency communications. It has a flexible, insulated steel whip and sturdy metal reverse SMA connector, for years of trouble-free performance, especially when you really need it!

Better Safe Than Sorry!

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TERA Two-Way Radio USB Programming Cable Now Available

TERA PRG-50 USB Programming Cable

We’ve added a new TERA Handheld Radio Accessories category to our shop and have added our first accessory product, the TERA USB Programming Cable, for use with the TERA TR-500, TR-505 and TR-590 Emergency Two-Way Radios.

TERA PRG-50 USB Programming CableThe cable is priced about $2 below the dealer price and doesn’t require any special drivers (although we provide them just in case). The programming software for these 3 radios (also free to download) work on Windows 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista, and also Mac OS X running Parallels with any of the Windows OS mentioned.

This cable is a must-have if you intend to customize or change your TERA radio channels and settings, but we’re also happy to do so, and our radios each come with several custom programing options to make them usable right out of the box. Even so, it doesn’t hurt to have the cable around for future tweaks like adding a GMRS repeater offset, changing the PL on your emergency MURS channel, or setting a different NOAA NWS All Hazards Weather Channel that the stock frequency.

Better Safe Than Sorry!

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Welcome to BetterSafeRadio!

Two-Way Radios Category

Introducing the new BetterSafeRadio site!

A new venture spearheaded by license Amateur Radio operator Mark Lindsey (K6LED), aims to serve peppers, families, Neighborhood Watch & CERT groups, and organizations with the latest information about emergency two-way radio communications, with the mantras: “hope for the best, prepare for the worst” and “Better Safe Than Sorry!

These words of wisdom have been borne out time and time again through history, and with a growing threat from man-made and natural disasters, it’s really just a matter of time before one might be faced with a serious or even life-threatening emergency. BetterSafeRadio will show readers just what they need in terms of portable GMRS, MURS, FRS, CB & Ham/Amateur radio gear, how to best utilize the different radio bands available, and how to program and operate emergency radios.

We’re still busy rolling out EmComm (emergency communications) info, two-way radio gear & accessories, and will be adding new features and signature BSR ReadySetGo™ kits over time. Please check out our first hot deal on the TERA TR-505 GMRS/MURS/WX Dual-Band VHF/UHF Two-Way Radio and come back and visit again soon!

73 de K6LED

(that means Best Regards or Cheers from Me (call sign), in Ham radio speak)