Reality Check

Reality Check

Reality Check with: “Micheal Kline”

 Listen & Chat HERE on Fridays 9:00pm/Est 6:00pm/Pacific

Archived shows listed at bottom of page.

The show below originally scheduled to broadcast 12/29/17 was re-scheduled for date shown due to tech issues!

This week: “Reality Check”  1/19/18

Using SDR for SHTF Information Gathering

If the Internet crashed or was restricted due to FCC regulations and you wanted to get the news how would you do it? With small, $20 piece of hardware and a computer you can listen to police, fire, and EMS. Did you know that you can track aircraft flying in your area? SDR allows you to see any commercial and civilian aircraft within a very large area. Even some military aircraft can be tracked with altitude and flight numbers clearly available. SDR also allows you to predict the weather.

Every day there are weather satellites passing overhead. Anywhere you are in the world you can pick up and listen to these satellites completely free and completely legal. You can see incoming weather systems and know when a bad storm system is heading your way. This would be a force multiplier in a SHTF scenario. Another cool feature for SHTF Intel is the ability to have a spectrum analyzer. With this you can see any RF signals across bands. You can easily see and listen to FRS, GMRS, and MURS radio traffic with the click of a mouse. Think the feds are nearby? SDR allows you to find their signals.

So how so we do this and what is involved? Well, do you have a computer running Windows, macOS, or Linux, or even Raspberry Pi? Then you have the biggest piece of the puzzle and all is needed is an SDR Dongle easily available online. We will go over the best devices to buy and which ones to avoid. We will go over the most common software titles and what functions they accomplish as well as some pointers on each one.

Have I tapped your curiosity? Are you interested in knowing how to do all these things? Then join me this Friday to learn more.

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        About: Reality Check

Reality Check with Micheal Kline is a meat and potatoes kind of show. Each week we will tackle tough subjects that people will likely deal with during a major event. This show is not about making sure you have a food or water source or that you bought that cute little radio. We will be talking about advanced subjects and topics that are not always covered in other mainstream preparedness shows. Some show content might not be for everyone, but these will be topics and subjects that everyone is going to experience at some point in life.

Host Bio:

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Micheal Kline and I began my prepping journey with Y2K. I have a background in commercial two-way radio communications, antennas, RF, and the like; telecommunications and the telephone infrastructure, cyber-security and the dark art of hacking; computer and network system administration, and general prepping experience. I have worked with Emergency Management, the American Red Cross, and various local and state government agencies. I have experience with Disaster Response, Damage Assessment, Communications Security (COMSEC), and Operations Security (OPSEC). I am not a subject matter expert and do not claim to have all the answers, but I did stay at an Express hotel last night.

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Archived shows for Reality Check:

For more detailed show description and the player to listen or download click on links below!

1/19/18 Using SDR for SHTF Information Gathering

1/5/2018 A Case for Williamsburg “Bugging Out”

12/21/17 Grid Down Figgy Pudding

12/15/2017 Amateur Night at the Dipole. Part 2. Safety Dance

12/1/17 Amateur Night at the Dipole

11/25/17 Don’t Thread on Me, Fabrics for Survival

11/17/17 The Dying: Knowing when to let go! 

11/10/17 SHTF Pest Control

11/3/17 Death and Dying

10/27/17 Defending Your Home. Part 2

10/20/17 Defending Your Home

10/13/17 To bug, or not to bug: that is the question part 2

10/6/17 To bug, or not to bug: that is the question

9/29/17 Dealing with the elderly and the disabled

9/22/17 What’s up with Prepper Camp

9/8/17 Harvey and Lessons Learned

9/1/17 “Eating Bugs and Offal”

8/25/17 Dark Humor and Coping Mechanisms

8/18/17 Solar on a Budget

8/11/17 Communication Security practicing through obscurity!

8/4/17 OPSEC and how your crumbs can add up to Cake

Disclaimer… The content contained in these shows has been compiled from publicly available sources. If something that I cover is verboten, blame the search engines, not me. By listening to my show you agree that I am not responsible for anything you say or do as a result from any ideas that you glean from this show. I am not a professional at any of this and do not claim to be. Topics discussed are hypothetical and should be only used as fodder to generate ideas. Everyone is strongly encouraged to do their own research on topics and ideas discussed and come to your on conclusion, your mileage may vary, void where prohibited, rebates cannot be combined, and consult your doctor if symptoms persist. That being said lets ride.