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  1. Communications
    http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=1549309 Don't know a thing about ham radio. I wanted to eventually get into it, but for emergencies only and unlicensed. No hobby interest at all in ham. Supposedly gov banned ham use during the big war. In a SHTF world, after gov shuts off...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know that use is ultimately what matters but I’m seeing these sub $50 versions like the uv5r that have me wondering. Anyone have one of these and can they be trusted?
  3. Communications
    I passed my Technician and General Amateur Radio exams last weekend, so now I am shopping for my first gear. I want to start out with a simple man-portable walkabout/bicycle-friendly kit for urban or woodland recon, bugout/bugin, and get home. (Later, as I become more proficient, I will explore...
  4. Communications
    I'm sure this information is somewhere in the archives of this great forum. I've searched and can't find it. I am wanting to get an effective range of 20 miles (give or take) using 2 meter ham and NOT using local repeaters. Any suggestions on equipment, antenna's, etc? Again - sorry if this...
  5. Communications
    I am just getting started with HAM radio, I got a deal on a NIB Uniden 2600 10 meter radio. It says mobile but I am setting it up at home. I would like advice on an antenna. I have no idea what i need. No local support group yet, as I am taking the class on line. This information may already be...
  6. Communications
    I am going to be driving for several hours tomorrow and wondered if anyone knows of a source for getting the general class questions in audio format? I see the Gordon West CDs, but I cannot get them by tomorrow and they are $29. Anyone know of a podcast or other audio book for the General...
  7. Louisiana
    http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/index.htm Looks like a nice event if you're interested in amateur/HAM radio or just communications in general. Hope to see ya there :) :thumb:
  8. Communications
    I couldn't find a place to post otherwise... So here it goes. This is a discussion on communications when all else fails. It occurred to me that most land line and cell phone coms will likely fail. So a few years ago I bought a Galaxy 939 CB radio (11 Meter) - only to discover there is no...
  9. Communications
    Today I pulled the radios out of the safe and the get-home bags (GHB's) to test and charge them. The radio from one of the GHB's had a dead battery. I realized that the on/off button on the Baofeng radio had probably pressed against something, turned on the radio, and drained the battery. So...
  10. Communications
    I have decided to study for the license and get me a HAM radio. I want something cheap for now. Being a beginner I don't see the need to invest a lot of money into something fancy. I don't have much money anyway. I know that a lot of times you get what you pay for though. I want this...
  11. Communications
    Hey all, so I have been licensed for a while but do not TX much. I have big plans for a shack at a new house I am buying, but I realized I have no idea what I am doing. So in the spirit of learning I need to DO SOMETHING NOW! a simple project that gets me moving, and communicating locally from a...
  12. Communications
    Hello, everyone. I was hoping some of the more experienced members around here might be able to point me in the right direction for a good radio. I am interested in buying a HAM HT radio that can also pick up digital p25 police/fire/rescue frequencies (Receive, not transmit :thumb:) (Having...
  13. Pennsylvania
    Chester County, SE PA. Exton. 2m/70cm as well, and would like to set up a local net. PM me if interested (and, I guess, in range). Interested in a local group too. Creating or joining. Not too far away -- as I want to be in walking distance to folks, post SHTF :) Bill
  14. Communications
    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/05/19/ham-radio-old-technology-gets-new-respect/?cmpid=edpick&google_editors_picks=true ***Seeking reliable backup communication in a crisis, emergency managers are finding new solutions in an old technology: ham radio. “It’s just another avenue, another...
  15. Events, Connections and Get togethers
    F.Y.I. Here is information for 2 Texas Gulf coast Hurricane Workshops. I've been in Texas for years and been through several hurricanes and tropical storms. Didn't think there was anything really new to see at one of these workshops but I went anyway last year (to the one in Pasadena). So...
  16. Communications
    EMERGENCY FREQUENCY LIST FOR TEXAS & NATIONAL FNARS (FEMA SHARE SYSTEM) Day: 10493 Khz USB Night: 5211 Khz USB 03873.0 Khz LSB Texas ARES Emergency (night) 03935.0 Khz LSB Texas ARES (health & welfare) 03955.0 Khz LSB South Texas Emergency 03975.0 Khz LSB Texas RACES 07240.0 Khz LSB...
  17. Food and water
    I'm curious if the rest of you include country style hams in your supplies. I know it's more of a southern thing, so some in the north may not even know what I'm talking about. I'm from Pennsylvania and they are not common here, but still available. In essence they are whole hams, heavily salt...
  18. Communications
    Simple poll, what band do you use most often while driving. If you use a HF band, what's your mobile rig setup?
  19. Communications
    Hey all. I am brand new to HAM and other forms of commo. I've used a walkie-talkie, and that's about it. I'm networking with some family members to have communication options for (fill in the blank) emergencies, in the event that cell services were to be unavailable. I have been researching two...
  20. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hey all. I am brand new to HAM and other forms of commo. I've used a walkie-talkie, and that's about it. I'm networking with some family members to have communication options for (fill in the blank) emergencies, in the event that cell services were to be unavailable. I have been researching...
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