Recommended Radios

The Solera radio system is a high-end business-band system. Radios like the former FRS (Motorola brand) radios, GMRS radios, or CB radios will not work on the system. Software-driven UHF or business-band radios are the only type of radios that will access the system. The cost of the radio will vary on the transmit output power of the radio. More power may require more money.  The minimum transmit output power is "2-Watts," which will cost a mere $20.00.  The following is a list of recommended radios that can access the Solera Emergency Communications Radio System (SECRS).

Baofeng BF-888s

The Baofeng BF-888S is a small, rugged, and capable UHF radio that operates in the 400-470 MHz range. It is programmable for 16 channels and comes with an antenna, wrist strap, 1.500 mAh Li-Ion battery, charger, belt clip, and an English manual. The BF-888S is waterproof and has a low price.


Retevis H-777

The Retevis H-777 is a two-way radio with 16 channels and a frequency range of 400 to 470 MHz. It is a compact and lightweight radio that is easy to carry around. The H-777 has a long battery life of up to 12 hours and comes with a belt clip for hands-free use. 


Retevis RT22

The Retevis RT22 is a two-way radio that is lightweight, compact, and has an excellent range.  It is not waterproof, but it is dustproof and anti-fall. The RT22 has a 1000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that can be used for 8 to 12 hours at a time. It also has a hard-cased shell to protect it from drop impacts.  


Retevis RT85

RR85 is a dual-band dual standby UHF and UHF ham radio.  The RT85 heavy-duty 2-way radios are an affordable and reliable solution for professionals who require a rugged and reliable radio to stay in contact. It has a dual-band and high-power design. It performs great in steel or concrete structures. 


Radio Programming

Once you purchase a radio, Solera Radio Club members can program your radio to connect WITH THE SOLERA EMERGENCY RADIO communication system

Standardized EmComm Frequency Chart

Resident Radio Channel Chart