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Old 12-23-2012, 10:42 PM
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Default Radio Communication Planning – From a Prepper Perspective

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Hi All

I just finished a long writeup on my entire Radio Communication plan. Its everything I have learned/thought of in the past year or so, condensed into a dream/to do list. I would copy it into this post, but none of the pictures are copying....

You can read it here.

I am very interested in getting feedback from Hams much more knowledgeable than myself. I feel I have a decent plan going on, but nothings perfect. My goal here was to provide someone new to radios a crash course into base capabilities. Essentially to give them a map of the whole Radio issue as a whole and pointers to what may be good from a prepper perspective.

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Good info:

I tend to break comms up into two plans.

1. Area comms - these tend to be more tactical in nature, not more than 10 miles and probably less. Used primarily to get family members home when the cell service is gone. Right now, I have the radios, but new wife hasn't bought into having a GMRS mobile in her car.

2. Distance comms - HF radio to find out info in adjacent area. Not important other than having a SW radio.

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Agreed on the Shortwave radio, that makes much more sense, especially if you cannot get a HF rig for free.

How is the reception on one of those. I have to imagine a big dipole would pick up alot more. Do they make shortwave radios with jacks allowing you to connect a larger antenna?
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i have several short wave radios that have an auxiliary antenna jack for an outdoor antenna or what ever .

very nice hf radio .


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