The phone network is down and the internet is inaccessible. Power is out. How do you communicate when all else fails? Ham radio.
The $50 Ham: Checking Out The Local Repeater Scene
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Beginner’s guide to amateur (ham) radio for preppers
We must say even now that HAM Radio has nothing to do with "ham". It is not eatable, but it is a very interesting means how to spend your leasure time, that people have been enjoying for more then one hundred years. It is Amateur Radio. Likewise the necessity of fast access to information helped to develop the Internet, similarly, our great-grandfathers were obsessed by a thought not only listen to the radio but also to transmit. Quite a new hobby has risen: Amateur Radio, also called HAM Radio, and those who were keen on it, were called radio amateurs.
Both have been very low-cost exercises, at least in terms of wallet impact. The first step for most Technician-class amateur radio operators is checking out the local repeaters, most of which are set up exactly for the bands that Techs have access to. Time to face some cold, hard facts about amateur radio: that spiffy new Baofeng radio I recommended last time as a great starter radio is actually pretty lame.