Tag Archives: Communications

Should Preppers Learn Ham Radio?

July 17, 2012


tuning into ham radio for information

Earlier this year, I took and passed the Technicians Class Amateur Radio test. I’m now licensed by the FCC to operate an Amateur Radio. I’ve written about the value of Ham Radio as a Prepping Skill and cautioned that There Is No Privacy in Ham Radio in prior posts. Experiences in Ham Radio As a […]

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There’s No Privacy in Ham Radio

March 14, 2012


no privacy in ham radio

“I only have 1500 rounds of .223 ammo. I need to pick up a lot more of that. I have over 10,000 rounds of .22 ammo so I should be okay there.” That’s part of a conversation I heard as I was scanning the 2 meter band on my ham radio recently. The conversation, or […]

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Please Burglarize Me!

March 8, 2012


unlocked door

Think back to grade school or middle school for a minute. Do you remember the “Kick Me!” prank? You know, the one where you tried to subtly affix a sign to the back of a friend that said “Kick Me!” and had an arrow pointing to the unsuspecting person’s rear end? The joke seldom, if […]

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Book Review: The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual

February 22, 2012


ham radio as a survival skill

“Whoa, I don’t even understand some of these questions. I’ve got a long way to go.” Those words echoed through my mind as I thumbed through the question pool for the Ham Radio Technicians License¬†for the first time. The Ham Radio License The Technician Class license is the first of three License classes available to […]

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Ham Radio as a Prepping Skill

January 18, 2012


ham radio for the prepper

“Why not just get a couple of tin cans and a long piece of string? Or better yet, use smoke signals? Baaahahaha!” That’s the reaction that some people have about ham radio. In a world of cellphones with unlimited long distance, voice over ip (VoIP) that allows you to talk with someone 1/2 way around […]

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