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Ham Radio Classes – Murphy, North Carolina

Jim Howard will do a ten week ham radio class in Murphy, NC. The first class will tentatively be on Thursday, March 12 if 8 people sign up. Last year’s schedule is shown below. Communications is a valuable asset and … Continue reading

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Building a cheap radio tower

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NVIS Antenna Resources

NVIS (Near-Vertical Incidence Skywave) Antennas are how you achieve local and regional coverage (<300 miles typically) on HF. They fill the gap between local VHF line-of-sight communications and HF DX. This is an extremely useful tool for us. More from … Continue reading

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Signal Operating Instructions (SOI) For The Tactical Environment

This article deals with another aspect of the communicate portion of the often used term “SHOOT, MOVE, and COMMUNICATE.” While most of us tend to use that term in reference to the three most important requirements while engaged in a … Continue reading

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Communications and Security – Part 1

This is the first of three articles outlining the installation of a WiFi bubble over a small geographic region. The second article will outline how to install wireless IP security cameras (indoor and outdoor). The last article will outline how … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Secure Your Freedom Today!!

Over the past three years, we’ve all seen the effects of censorship and spying as they reach into our email and chat messaging systems. Email disappears or gets hacked, your system slows down, as if someone else is on your computer, and you … Continue reading

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Radio communication NOW and in a WROL situation

From YouTube: These two channels are excellent resources for the preppers involving communication. http://www.youtube.com/user/xxRenaissanceManxx http://www.youtube.com/user/commsprepper It took lots of time and trying different radios to finally pick one. (Almost 2 years using them) Wouxun KG-UV2D was our pick and I fully recommend … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Emergency Communications

(photos of the field radio station at Brocks’ PATCON are posted at end of outline) 1. Communications is a “skills-based” activity a. Group communications requires tactical and subject-matter experts b. Plan (agree) i. What needs to be accomplished ii. Who … Continue reading

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Two-Way Radio BAOFENG UV-5R Professional FM Transceiver Dual Band Frequency Portable Radio

$43.37 or $44.99 (as of the initial publication date) Update: This is a great radio for the money. I do not recommend buying it even if it was free. It does give people a false sense of security regarding their “comms”. Good … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Crisis Communications Planning for the Prepper

From SurvivalBlog.com: In the words of the fictional character Jeff Trasel from the novel “Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse”: “If you don’t have Com, you don’t have jaaack”. The subject of radio communications as it relates to … Continue reading

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Why Should I Get A Ham Radio License?

The following article gives an excellent explanation of why any serious prepper should get their technician level license. I agree that the general license should be the goal of anyone who is serious about communications in an economic collapse. As … Continue reading

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How Important Is A Communications Network?

How would your life be impacted by a loss of communications? Imagine no television, radio, Internet, land or cell phones, or newspapers. A loss of electricity due to a hurricane would impact any communications that are not battery based. A … Continue reading

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