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Comms Prepping. Ham Radio, CB, Shortwave, ETC, get in here now

 
TimeIsShort
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Now is the time to procure transceivers (also SDR devices) and antennas while still accessible. Learn to operate them and help get others in your local area setup before this entire thing sh*ts the bed...


Having a couple baofeng handheld HTs in the box with the stock rubber ducky antennas that arent programmed for repeaters or anything local and think you are prepped with comms.... not happening.

Get prepped now, these things will be scarce soon and they are already targeting hams for potential conspiracy theory terrorists. Have your gear in place now!
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08/14/2021 09:59 PM
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For whatever reason the rubber ducky works better than a car mount antenna I bought.

Not sure what the problem is...
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I've got my Tecsun pl660 at the ready. I may not be able to talk to you, but at least I can listen in to the shit going down.
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I've got my Tecsun pl660 at the ready. I may not be able to talk to you, but at least I can listen in to the shit going down.
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Step in the right direction. Cant make SWL antennas out of long wires and pick up a lot
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:ham:
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Smoking some pork butt or somewthing? Not sure what that has to do with comms, but enjoy the meal
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:ham:
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my bad now I get it, ham joke
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I've got my Tecsun pl660 at the ready. I may not be able to talk to you, but at least I can listen in to the shit going down.
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Step in the right direction. Cant make SWL antennas out of long wires and pick up a lot
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can make*. even people using rolls of speaker wire. Just have extra on hand for wind issues and tree branches snapping.
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08/14/2021 10:09 PM
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I just bought mid level GMRS and Ham handhelds with "SHTF" scanners. Wouxsun.

Still need the Ham license to transmit though. Studying for that test.
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I just bought mid level GMRS and Ham handhelds with "SHTF" scanners. Wouxsun.

Still need the Ham license to transmit though. Studying for that test.
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good deal. good luck on test, lots of free apps and websites to help for test prep
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08/14/2021 10:14 PM
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Now is the time to procure transceivers (also SDR devices) and antennas while still accessible. Learn to operate them and help get others in your local area setup before this entire thing sh*ts the bed...


Having a couple baofeng handheld HTs in the box with the stock rubber ducky antennas that arent programmed for repeaters or anything local and think you are prepped with comms.... not happening.

Get prepped now, these things will be scarce soon and they are already targeting hams for potential conspiracy theory terrorists. Have your gear in place now!
 Quoting: TimeIsShort 79148274


Great idea, can someone please dumb this down for me?

Thanks in advance

peace
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08/14/2021 10:15 PM
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Where are the ham bands/channels that glp types should monitor? Where do i aim my Heathkit Mohican? hiding
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08/14/2021 10:17 PM
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Re: Comms Prepping. Ham Radio, CB, Shortwave, ETC, get in here now
Now is the time to procure transceivers (also SDR devices) and antennas while still accessible. Learn to operate them and help get others in your local area setup before this entire thing sh*ts the bed...


Having a couple baofeng handheld HTs in the box with the stock rubber ducky antennas that arent programmed for repeaters or anything local and think you are prepped with comms.... not happening.

Get prepped now, these things will be scarce soon and they are already targeting hams for potential conspiracy theory terrorists. Have your gear in place now!
 Quoting: TimeIsShort 79148274


Great idea, can someone please dumb this down for me?

Thanks in advance

peace
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Ill try. If you are familiar with AM radio, you can find shortwave receive only radios that you can listen to shortwave (HF / high frequency) transmissions which can be (depending on time of day and frequency) long distance (DX) transmissions. Good for hearing things from far away. If you want to communicate locally, look into GMRS radios and VHF/UHF ham radio hand held or mobile units. Find a ham radio club in your local area and they will help you.
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I just bought mid level GMRS and Ham handhelds with "SHTF" scanners. Wouxsun.

Still need the Ham license to transmit though. Studying for that test.
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good deal. good luck on test, lots of free apps and websites to help for test prep
 Quoting: TimeIsShort 79148274


Thanks!

Yes, I'm finding tons of info/help online. It's great! I feel a little silly that I didn't start this sooner.
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Where are the ham bands/channels that glp types should monitor? Where do i aim my Heathkit Mohican? hiding
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AmRRON nets [link to amrron.com (secure)]
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Re: Comms Prepping. Ham Radio, CB, Shortwave, ETC, get in here now
Now is the time to procure transceivers (also SDR devices) and antennas while still accessible. Learn to operate them and help get others in your local area setup before this entire thing sh*ts the bed...


Having a couple baofeng handheld HTs in the box with the stock rubber ducky antennas that arent programmed for repeaters or anything local and think you are prepped with comms.... not happening.

Get prepped now, these things will be scarce soon and they are already targeting hams for potential conspiracy theory terrorists. Have your gear in place now!
 Quoting: TimeIsShort 79148274


Great idea, can someone please dumb this down for me?

Thanks in advance

peace
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80718580


Ill try. If you are familiar with AM radio, you can find shortwave receive only radios that you can listen to shortwave (HF / high frequency) transmissions which can be (depending on time of day and frequency) long distance (DX) transmissions. Good for hearing things from far away. If you want to communicate locally, look into GMRS radios and VHF/UHF ham radio hand held or mobile units. Find a ham radio club in your local area and they will help you.
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Thanks so much! If the power grid goes down, would this also go down?
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Re: Comms Prepping. Ham Radio, CB, Shortwave, ETC, get in here now
Now is the time to procure transceivers (also SDR devices) and antennas while still accessible. Learn to operate them and help get others in your local area setup before this entire thing sh*ts the bed...


Having a couple baofeng handheld HTs in the box with the stock rubber ducky antennas that arent programmed for repeaters or anything local and think you are prepped with comms.... not happening.

Get prepped now, these things will be scarce soon and they are already targeting hams for potential conspiracy theory terrorists. Have your gear in place now!
 Quoting: TimeIsShort 79148274


Need more detailed useful information, not this horseshit.

Models, frequencies, capabilities, features, limitations, battery life, alternative modes, distances, etc.

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Re: Comms Prepping. Ham Radio, CB, Shortwave, ETC, get in here now
Now is the time to procure transceivers (also SDR devices) and antennas while still accessible. Learn to operate them and help get others in your local area setup before this entire thing sh*ts the bed...


Having a couple baofeng handheld HTs in the box with the stock rubber ducky antennas that arent programmed for repeaters or anything local and think you are prepped with comms.... not happening.

Get prepped now, these things will be scarce soon and they are already targeting hams for potential conspiracy theory terrorists. Have your gear in place now!
 Quoting: TimeIsShort 79148274




Oh gee whizzz... Is there anything that DOESN'T make a normal person a terrorist?

I'm so fucking sick of this insanity.

The leftist mind is PURE EVIL.
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For whatever reason the rubber ducky works better than a car mount antenna I bought.

Not sure what the problem is...
 Quoting: Viktor Vaughn


All antennas have different properties for different freqs. Some will crossover or even give greater transmission or reception props. An antennae tuner is a nice piece of kit. Learn some antenna theory and make your own to fit what you got!
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Where are the ham bands/channels that glp types should monitor? Where do i aim my Heathkit Mohican? hiding
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78619133


AmRRON nets [link to amrron.com (secure)]
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thanks!

[youtube [link to www.youtube.com (secure)]
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:ham:
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That looks like a human leg.
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Re: Comms Prepping. Ham Radio, CB, Shortwave, ETC, get in here now
Now is the time to procure transceivers (also SDR devices) and antennas while still accessible. Learn to operate them and help get others in your local area setup before this entire thing sh*ts the bed...


Having a couple baofeng handheld HTs in the box with the stock rubber ducky antennas that arent programmed for repeaters or anything local and think you are prepped with comms.... not happening.

Get prepped now, these things will be scarce soon and they are already targeting hams for potential conspiracy theory terrorists. Have your gear in place now!
 Quoting: TimeIsShort 79148274




Oh gee whizzz... Is there anything that DOESN'T make a normal person a terrorist?

I'm so fucking sick of this insanity.

The leftist mind is PURE EVIL.
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You and me both. They hate anyone going outside their control systems
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What would be good if on a boat or island?
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:ham:
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lmaolollaugh
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I just bought mid level GMRS and Ham handhelds with "SHTF" scanners. Wouxsun.

Still need the Ham license to transmit though. Studying for that test.
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When SHTF, having a license to transmit will be the least of your problems
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Re: Comms Prepping. Ham Radio, CB, Shortwave, ETC, get in here now
Now is the time to procure transceivers (also SDR devices) and antennas while still accessible. Learn to operate them and help get others in your local area setup before this entire thing sh*ts the bed...


Having a couple baofeng handheld HTs in the box with the stock rubber ducky antennas that arent programmed for repeaters or anything local and think you are prepped with comms.... not happening.

Get prepped now, these things will be scarce soon and they are already targeting hams for potential conspiracy theory terrorists. Have your gear in place now!
 Quoting: TimeIsShort 79148274


Need more detailed useful information, not this horseshit.

Models, frequencies, capabilities, features, limitations, battery life, alternative modes, distances, etc.
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Its all dependent on the means of the individual operator on cost, ability, licensing, location, etc. If you have something valuable to contribute on that then do it otherwise STFU. Thanks, 73
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I've got my Tecsun pl660 at the ready. I may not be able to talk to you, but at least I can listen in to the shit going down.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80417597


Step in the right direction. Cant make SWL antennas out of long wires and pick up a lot
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I hear tomato plant vines are quite long...
Embrace the cognitive dissonance.
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I've also been looking at a couple of the handheld uniden models too for vhf/uhf with digital/trunking capability. They can auto load channels/freq based on the area that you're in. That with the Tecsun should provide a fair amount of listening.
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Now is the time to procure transceivers (also SDR devices) and antennas while still accessible. Learn to operate them and help get others in your local area setup before this entire thing sh*ts the bed...


Having a couple baofeng handheld HTs in the box with the stock rubber ducky antennas that arent programmed for repeaters or anything local and think you are prepped with comms.... not happening.

Get prepped now, these things will be scarce soon and they are already targeting hams for potential conspiracy theory terrorists. Have your gear in place now!
 Quoting: TimeIsShort 79148274


Great idea, can someone please dumb this down for me?

Thanks in advance

peace
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80718580


Ill try. If you are familiar with AM radio, you can find shortwave receive only radios that you can listen to shortwave (HF / high frequency) transmissions which can be (depending on time of day and frequency) long distance (DX) transmissions. Good for hearing things from far away. If you want to communicate locally, look into GMRS radios and VHF/UHF ham radio hand held or mobile units. Find a ham radio club in your local area and they will help you.
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Thanks so much! If the power grid goes down, would this also go down?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 80718580


Well depending on what are using and the situation maybe yes or now. Most ham radio units run off DC power so you can get batteries (and even solar panels w/ charge controllers) you can keep topped off to keep talking in the event of power outage.As long as its not an EMP that fries everything. You can also in mobile usage wire the radio to your cars battery so power out in house no issue. Just have redundancies in place, I would at least look into some backup batteries you can keep topped off.
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Re: Comms Prepping. Ham Radio, CB, Shortwave, ETC, get in here now
Someone jammed the 40m ham band in Cuba a few weeks ago.

Last weekend hams in the midwest were reporting widespread jamming.

If on HF maybe consider that mod that allows you to transmit across the entire HF range

I expect 2m would be completely jammed if tshtf. 70cm is a pretty wide band, I dunno.
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i wish i bought and learned how to use ham radio. Op I would like to know if what they say is true..... If ham users find out someone doesnt have a ham license will be ignored and outed by the other ham operators????





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