Sunday, February 22, 2009

Emergency Comms

I'm writing up a little piece on what to use, and how, for communications after TSHTF. Basically, what things will work reliably for both short-range and long-range radio communications. In the event of a natural or man-made disaster you can pretty much bet your a$$ that the cellphone system will go down, so how do you tell your family and friends you're OK?

3 comments:

  1. good question. I think we'll probably put our CB radios back in action. They haven't seen much use since the 70's but I think every truck in the family has one.

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  2. Well, CB radios are OK for 5 or 10 miles, depending on what antennas you're using. The ones that do SSB (Single SideBand) are better, but you're still limited by the amount of power they put out.

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  3. Text it'll get through during the sporadic 'up times'.

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