You have all taken my advice and gotten your HAM radio license, right? A technician license is easy to get. A 2 meter handheld radio can reach several kilometers and costs less than $50. Start thinking about communications methods that don’t include the Internet.

Assuming that you have already gotten that license and a radio, here is a 20 minute lesson on how to use the Baofeng UV-5R handheld radio.

Categories: Communications


Russell G. · September 26, 2021 at 7:43 am

Just for kicks and consideration…Beware of that mic key.

There’s a time and place.
And a tale of really really good spectrum analyzers and fire control.

Top 5 WARNINGS for running COMMs in SHTF

joe · September 26, 2021 at 7:44 am

if you want to save this video, use vlc…

Control Grid Matrix · September 26, 2021 at 10:51 am

@ Joe, watch out for those VLC hack exploits and reporting back to base.
Originally found several years ago and the latest security vulnerability list is July 2021.
Hackers can’t leave open-source programs alone so it is not the original developers fault.

Good old HAM, CB radio and walkie talkie will be worth their weight in gold after the engineered controlled demolition collapse that the CCP ordered and Bejing Biden will deliver by any means necessary.
Red State LEO encrypted all radio traffic after 9/11 but we used to have fun listening to wifey punk Buford T. Justice after she slept with someone else.
Found a military hand signals PDF in the offline box archive, it doesn’t get any more secure than that.

    joe · September 26, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    i only download it from the vlc site and keep it updated…i only play vids i rip from youtube…or to watch a dvd…thanks for the heads up…

Larry · September 26, 2021 at 5:28 pm

True story:
“In March of 1775, Christian attorney Patrick Henry rode into the small town of Culpeper, Virginia. In the middle of the town square was a minister tied to a whipping post, his back laid bare and bloody with the bones of his ribs showing. He had been scourged mercilessly, like Jesus, with whips laced with metal. Shocked by what he saw, young Patrick Henry asked what the man had done to deserve such a beating. The reply given him was that the man being scourged was a minister who refused to take a license. Three days later, they scourged him to death.”
To which I add:
“The man wielding the metal-laced whip was later discovered to be Arthur Snodgrass, a 72-year-old Technician Class HAM operator. It is rumored that his screams of “YOU MUST HAVE A LICENSE!” could be heard in Charlottesville, Virginia, some 45 miles away.” Several days later, Arthur’s wife, Martha Snodgrass, reported Mr. Snodgrass missing after he failed to show up for her regular Wednesday night bunion massage.

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