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Old 02-10-2011, 09:05 PM
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I've got some family that is into ham radio, and I'm thinking about getting my license and at least a hand-held rechargeable HT. What are your thoughts for SHTF communication?
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List of threads about communications -

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I have a ham radio in my car and in my home.
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HAM will probably be the best means of long range commo in a grid down scenario. Other radios are suited to short range... Check the forums that Kev listed. I'd go for it if you are considering!
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Check out the books by ARRL, the National Association for Amateur Radio.
Start with Tech Q&A. Costs about $17.00.
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Default has practice tests with the actual FCC questions. Study the book for a month or so and take 4-5 tests a couple times a day. By the time you run through the 100 tests you should be ready to go.
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