This is an introduction to the world of ham radio. The author listed ways we think might work in emergency: cell phones, walkie-talkie, satellite phones, etc, and advocated for Ham radio as it can spread words to people far from us, does not rely on any third parties, and can have a back up generator that still operates in disaster scenarios. It also offers an introduction to how to obtain Ham license, essential for use of ham radio
- History has proven that when cell towers go down during an emergency, the whole network is at risk of being overloaded (or may fail entirely)
- The ultimate benefit of Ham radio is that there really isn’t any restriction to how far you can communicate
- few preppers have a solid communication plan in place beyond a few two-way walkie-talkie devices and the false hope that their cellphone will still function.
“After all, when the grid goes down and cell phones and land lines no longer function, while everyone else is in the dark, all you’ll need is a wire, a battery, and a radio and you’ll be communicating with your loved ones and others around the world.”