In the February 2018 edition of the Insider we covered what you needed to do to get started on a comms plan. How to get your ticket, (I don’t want to hear, I don’t need a ticket because when the SHTF no one is going to care), you need your license so you can learn how to use your equipment. We also reviewed some radios as well as numerous other articles on communications. Communications is a vast topic and you will see more coverage on it.
In this edition of the Insider we’re going to talk about what to do with that gear. You never know when you will need your comms and in this edition, we also cover communication methods that do not use radios. In the military you often here the phrase, shoot, move and communicate. Comms are so important that the military considers it one of the three primary things you need to be successful in a conflict.
When you also consider the fact that the .Gov has a kill-switch on cellular networks, the internet and even landline phones, it should scare the hell out of you. South Africa is currently going through very troubling times. The government there just terminated over 2500 HAM licenses. While those radios can still be used, it is now illegal for the operators to do so.
Think about what you would do if you woke up in the morning and your cellphone wouldn’t send a call, the internet was down and there was a recording on your landline (if you still have one) saying all circuits are busy? Get a comms plan. Practice that plan. Then practice it some more.
Here at Survival Dispatch we strive to provide you the most practical, useful and important information we can. We put in the hard work to bring it all to you in a high quality format. Share this with your friends and family, it’s a soft way to get them thinking and we’ll keep up the hard work of providing you the information to improve your skillset.
You can download the Next Steps in Ham Radio PDF by clicking here.
Beginning this month, we will also be offering a single page “Call to Action” PDF with checklists and skill challenges. Click here to download the Next Steps in Ham Radio Call to Action
If you prefer to view the information in web site form, you can do so as well. Each section is linked below.
- Next Steps in Ham Radio
- Performance Upgrades for Your Hand-Held Radio
- Larger Antenna Options
- Baofeng Top Tips
- Radio Etiquette and Best Practices
- Around the World with a Handheld
- Why You Should Upgrade to a General License
- Stepping Up Your Game to a Mobile Radio
- Radio Jargon
- Organizing Your Radio Gear
- Gear Review: VS-17 Signal Panel
- Upgrading Your Audio I/O
- What We’re Reading Now
- Is it Time to Upgrade Your HT?
- Wired Communication
- New Gear Releases
- Survival Dispatch Amazon Store
- Implementing Your Communications Plan
- Sarge A “Going Home” Serial: Part 13