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Budget Ham Radio – Reliable And Cheap

Everyone who is prepping should be concerned about communications for a post-SHTF scenario. After the SHTF it’s too late to decide that you want to learn about HAM communications. It’s never too late to learn something new. According to CW Touch Keyer, there is so much to find out about HAM Radios, such as what the benefits are, what products are the best to use and what they can be used for. This is quite an interesting topic to look into actually. We know money is tight, so how can you get experience with Ham Radio? By reading up on our...

Social Media Goes Down In A SHTF Event

It all started at 12:09, and then again at 2:13 AM when I got an EMERGENCY ALERT NWS that stands for National Weather Service that was sent to my smart phone. The thought then came to mind how would we get a notification of a SHTF event? Who would send that to me NWS, local authorities, our Government? I wouldn’t hold my breath. My next question I thought about was how long would social media be up and running to send out tweets, Facebook comments, text messages etc.

Thanks to The Genius of Nikola Tesla – A Perfect Antenna for the Survivalist

I’m sure if you are familiar with the name Nicola Tesla you have read enough articles extolling the genius that he was.  He was the inventor of Alternating Current (AC), the radio (Marconi used Tesla’s plans and experiment notes), florescent lighting, radar, radio controlled boats to name a few of the inventions of this man’s genius. What we are going to talk about today is one of the master’s little noticed inventions, “The Tesla Ground Wave Antenna”, the perfect antenna for the survivalist on a tight budget (and who...

Communication Items You’ll Want Before TSHTF – Part 3

We had no idea when we wrote the past two parts of this article on radio gear for when TSHTF, that they were going to be so very popular.  Most peoples’ concerns are based in the fear that they will loose all contact with loved ones, as well as how to get first hand, unfiltered news.  Having good communication equipment – and knowing how to use it – can put those fears to rest.  Let’s continue to learn how to communicate after chaos has hit, the Internet (and maybe the entire power grid) is down and you want to know what’s...

Communication Items You’ll Want Before TSHTF – Part 2

Radio Receivers

Bugging-Out? Don’t forget your Repeater Directory

Unless you plan to truck around some serious communications equipment, power supply and antennas when you Bug Out, if you are like me, you’ll likely only be carrying a small portable handheld Amateur transceiver which rely heavily on repeaters for extended range.

HAM…..Not The Meat On Your Sandwich

HAM Radio
We are so spoiled with communications these days. How many people remember it wasn’t long ago that cell phones were NOT in every person’s pocket or purse. Everyone you know is either a phone call, text, or email away. So with this, we have become complacent when it comes to forms of communications. No longer do we take time to compose a handwritten letter, or send post card when email and texting is so much quicker. But wait. A major event has just occurred and we can’t do these things any longer.