Now that we’ve been over what frequencies we can listen to for information on a local and long distance basis, let’s try to put together a plan that will work. Since we spent so much time on listening, let’s start there. If
Last week I spent most of the article discussing listening options. Well, surprise, We’re not done with that topic quite yet, after all we do have two ears and only one mouth right?
So now you’ve studied and gotten your license and call sign. Perhaps you have even invested in some gear. Now what? Other than listening to repeaters on VHF/UHF and calling CQ on the HF bands, how does all this knowledge and electronics
I’ve seen a lot of people posting questions about ham radio lately. Most of these questions resemble “what’s the best amateur radio to get for prepping?” or “Are the Baofeng radios good for preppers?”. Most hams will answer that question with a
Many preppers turn to ham radio for grid down communications and for good reason. So long as you can generate power, you can create radio waves. There is no infrastructure to depend on although 2 meter and 70 cm repeaters may continue
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has asked Canadian retailers of Baofeng, as well as other brands to stop selling these radios.
Local comms are an important part of my personal preps. Here I am going to do a show and tell of two kits I have prepared for very different reasons. The first is just a small kit for the wife which can
The ability to communicate with others post SHTF in paramount. Radio has the advantage of being independent of infrastructure and therefor a viable option for grid down communications. For local communications, there are few options for handheld comms. For the majority of
There’s no question that communications is an important part of any preparedness plan. Amateur radio can provide you with both local and long distance communications. You may need to be able to talk with family members throughout the homestead, or security patrols