Rethink your bugout plan..

We had a truck partially lose it’s trailered ditch digger a few days ago on a single lane ramp on one of the local highways. This stuff happens occasionally, but what wasn’t expected is that traffic backed up for hours, the highway entrance ramps were closed to prevent…

Stealth Ham Communications

Sorry, but that’s illegal. However, I’m going to describe a fully legal radio protocol that** most** people will have no idea how to monitor. One of the great things about Amateur Radio, is the variety, and many ways we can communicate as a community, most folks just picture…

Q: Amateur Radio License, is it worth it?

I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve had this question on my mind for some time. I suppose I wanted to let it simmer for a while before posting my thoughts on the issue. Just to summarize, in order to transmit on any amateur radio frequency in…

The Comms Plan (part2)

We’ve talked a bit about the differences between HF and VHF, and we know that HF signals travel further than VHF, but why do they? One of the layers of our atmosphere is the Ionosphere, made up of charged ionized particles, our HF radio signals will often hit the…