Like many of you preparing for bad times ahead “communications” are an essential part of my preps. I am reaching out to see if any of you might be willing to share you knowledge of HAM radio operations.
Basically I am looking for information on communications in a grid-down, no cell phone situation. From my own research – HAM radio’s are the logical choice for the longest range.
Specifically – I am interested in setting up two systems:
- Base system which to communicate to other base systems as well as mobile hand held units.
- Mobile to mobile via hand held units.
Any suggestions and sharing of experience would be helpful.
Additionally – if anyone is willing to share there own communication system we would love to hear it. Regardless of it consists of CB’s, FRS/GMRS, or two tin cans connected by a string – please share!
Also interested to know what kind of “survival radios” anybody might use–think transistor radio or similar radios that can get weather, news, etc. (sometimes beefed up with solar chargers, dynamo cranks and more).