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Way back when our prepping community was developing on YouTube, I had identified an important subject; Communications. In a grid down scenario or some other emergency, being able to communicate or at least listen, would be vital for information, Intel and would be a huge psychological boost to the people who have chosen to prepare.
Emergency Communications come in many forms and could range from handheld radios with a few mile radius all the way up to an HF rig that could reach many thousands of miles. A Police Scanner could easily provide critical information. Though I may be a licensed Ham Radio Operator, you do not need a license to buy and listen to the Ham bands. People worry about licensing because of the FCC, well I have news for you, if you’re trying to be self-sufficient then the Gov’t may already know about you.
In this case, get a P.O. Box. Technician Class is a very simple test and would allow you to operate 2 meter, 440, 220, 6 meters and a part of 10 meter band. Then I hear people who might be afraid of cost; this is a myth. For less than $500 I put a rig on the air that could work countries all over the world. Even a Citizens Band radio or CB could be effective comms. So, stay tuned and we will cover all of the options available to you.
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