I know there are a few others on here who are interested in emergency comms, this is my current Hand-held collection, mostly used day to day to access various Internet Linking Systems, but all programmed up ready to be used together in an emergency.
Looking to add another couple of BF888's to the collection to be left @ work and then add other features to the cases they are kept in like external batteries, antenna options and headsets. I use a simple colour marking system for the BF888's so I know which is which and could also be useful for identification of a station in a situation. I am hoping to work on getting the ANI side working on these with the KG-UV8D.
The UV-8D does cross band repeat so could be used to link two separate user groups on VHF or UHF or could be used by a control station to monitor another group. I am nothing extra for this yet but plan to obtain additional battery packs and antennas.
the UV-5r will possibly be complemented with a couple of UV-82 or BF-B5's to add more VHF capability, however this probably happen after the UHF side is sorted.
All good fun, potentially useful and does not break the bank.