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    How do you plan to get news or communicate?

    I've heard of people setting up ham radio networks. What are plans you may have?

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    Ham is the way to go, when all else fails, ham will be there, you cannot change radio waves. More specifically, cw. Start learning amateur radio while you can, get licensed with it. Its not only great for a teotwawki situation, but is a great hobby.

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    For awhile Radio AM /Fm band Satellite feeds. over time that will be less and less as power is no longer available. Will listen in on HAM but not transmit. We have a couple Radios that are hand crank we will see how long they last.
    Not to push one brand here is a link to look at many
    Crank Radio Review 2013 | Best Wind up Radios | Emergency Hand Crank Radio - TopTenREVIEWS
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    I have commercial amateur equipment, from two meter down through hf.

    Also have military hf transceivers that cover from 200 kc to 30mc continuous.

    They operate all modes, usb, lsb, rtty, cw up to 2 kw pep.

    2 meter ht's 6mtr ht's, bases with packet.

    Everything is either emp proof or shielded when not in use.

    If the shtf will operate outside the standard bands.

    Field ops will be with encrypted motorola saber's.

    Local comm with op's, lp's and ff's will be with ta312 wire line with a sb22.
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    Looks like I have some studying to do. I got food, shelter and firearms covered or on the way but just started thinking about comm.hmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    For awhile Radio AM /Fm band Satellite feeds. over time that will be less and less as power is no longer available. Will listen in on HAM but not transmit. We have a couple Radios that are hand crank we will see how long they last.
    Not to push one brand here is a link to look at many
    Crank Radio Review 2013 | Best Wind up Radios | Emergency Hand Crank Radio - TopTenREVIEWS
    Same here. Been looking at HAM lately and will be getting certified soon. The emergency radio I have is the Kaito Voyager. I posted a few pics and a real brief review of it on this thread (post #12) https://www.prepperforums.net/forum/s...html#post15983

    As long as NOAA is still up they will brodcast any emergency information so whatever radio you go with make sure it has the weather band.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.T. View Post
    Same here. Been looking at HAM lately and will be getting certified soon. The emergency radio I have is the Kaito Voyager. I posted a few pics and a real brief review of it on this thread (post #12) https://www.prepperforums.net/forum/s...html#post15983

    As long as NOAA is still up they will brodcast any emergency information so whatever radio you go with make sure it has the weather band.
    I want to avoid any transmitting if it gets to that point of a lock down I want us to fade away not draw attention to us . Even use of small very short range communication devices will be very limited
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    Radio comms will be great, but transmitting always carries the of risk giving away your position-



    MORE: https://www.prepperforums.net/forum/g...nications.html
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    New to this forum, have been reading for awhile, anyway an answer to the above question, we would be just listening. Plan on bugging out, so HAM equipment would not work out to well. To much to transport or carry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstanek View Post
    New to this forum, have been reading for awhile, anyway an answer to the above question, we would be just listening. Plan on bugging out, so HAM equipment would not work out to well. To much to transport or carry...
    There are VHF/UHF hand-helds that cover those Ham bands as well as FRS/GMRS, MURS, Public Service, Marine, NOAA Weather, FM Broadcast, etc. that will fit in a shirt pocket and cost less than 60 bucks.

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