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Ron Mauer Sr
5th February 2016, 03:12
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery (http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Where-to-go-During-a-Total-Communications-Shutdown.html)

Local radio amateur group volunteers can help maintain communications until the normal operations resume.

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mojo
5th February 2016, 05:34
And the cool thing is you don't need to learn Morse code anymore for entry level licensing but I guess if the grid went down there would be no need for a ham license and people will be using all the frequencies available. Certain frequencies are more conducive to long distance communication. I wonder if Bill has a setup down in Ecuador that can reach out and touch us?

Nick Matkin
19th April 2016, 15:15
Just seen this:

https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12994515_10208182348669579_3172768576104254083_n.j pg?oh=da6f08088b2b7e0e93ef1c46259d7ccf&oe=57B55A35

A classic example of how useful amateur radio still is.

(I've got a beacon running undetectable below the noise level on 10 MHz being picked up across Europe and N America. To be honest it doesn't carry much useful data, but it's only 0.4 watts - equivalent of a torch/flashlight bulb - and shows what can be done surreptitiously if required!)