The Armchair Survivalist
The Jungle Called Life - Only The Tigers Survive!"
For January 24, 2021
(or the KOVID KRAP)
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LIBERAL PSYCHOSIS: THE COMMUNIST
Demand Public Locked Out of Capitol Grounds Forever
Conservative Purge, The Commie Purge Moves to Ham Radio
of Publishers Working to Block Trump from Yet Another
purging My Pillow CEO
Want News Outlets That Don't Toe The Liberal Line Blacklisted
fired for complaining about commie teacher & her
Turner kicked off of Paypal
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You Die, Microsoft Wants to Resurrect You as a Chatbot
Rioters Leave FBI a Trail of Over 140K Images
Chocolate goes full pervert
black who got shot reveals he had a knife in his hand
Bill for "Emergency" Seizure of Private Property
chooses black racist as Speaker of the House
AT THE DAY CARE CENTER
Troops TURNED THEIR BACKS To Biden - No Salutes either!
dimwit pick for his cabinet
selects transvestite as assistant health secretary
Cabinet picks: Full list
Orders dimwit has signed in first three days in office
Donald J. Trump's Accomplishments List
MASSIVE DATA DUMP!
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AND HAM RADIOS
is the book Karen was writing on Ham radios in PDF
Association for Amateur Radio
Radio Cheat Sheet
from the myGMRS Network
Emergency Communications, CERT, Ham Radio
Spare Radio Gear
Preparing for Long Term Storage
Radio Internet Guide
Ham Radio Outlet
(will last till may 2021)
No matter what you decide on for two-way
communications in the event of a SHTF situation, the
time has come for you to make up your mind and just
get it done. Having a short receiver to listen to the
news or radio shows is a good thing to have, but having
the equipment to talk with people across the country
and around the world will be a great advantage. All
modes of operation and types of radios come with advantages
and drawbacks and you need to decide what will work
best for you if the worst comes your way.
For example, if a hurricane hits your
area, it may seem like the world has come to an end.
But in reality, hurricanes effect a relatively small
area as compared to the size of the planet even though
to those effected only know what had happened to them,
on the other hand, an economic collapse of a countries
monetary system would have a broader devastating effect.
When planning on what types of radios
meaning the frequencies that they cover and for what
use you are planning to use them for most people will
begin losing their minds as the choices they are confronted
with can be very imposing and confusing to someone who's
only used a CD set or an FRS handheld radio when hunting
or camping trips with the family.
Amateur radio, also known as ham radio
has been around for as long as a.m., CW (continuous
wave) or basically back to the time of Marconi. In the
early days the engineers that were building and experimenting
with what became today's radios and televisions would
experiment night building short wave radios and using
Morse code would talk with each other late into the
night exchanging new ideas and information that each
of them had come up with. It wasn't long before
Amateur which includes Technician,
General & Extra $14.00 for one time test
GMRS One class and no test $85.00
every 10 years
FRS Short range, no license required
Citizens Band Short range, no license
So, what's the difference between all
the different radio services that you can use? Let's
start with a common radio service that most people know
about which is citizens band. Better known as CB, this
is a very low powered radio service that operates in
the 11 m band that as radios that can be used for base
or mobile service and will give you approximately a
10 mile range from base stations to mobile units. From
mobile to mobile you can expect about a 5 mile range
depending upon terrain and obstructions such as buildings,
mountains that will block the radio signals from and
FRS stands for "family radio service"
which operates in the UHF radio band and is a unlicensed
radio service primarily using small, hand-held radios
with a power output of less than 3 W that'll give you
approximate range of 2 miles depending upon obstructions.
GMRS "general mobile radio service"
this service is a licensed radio service that operates
in the UHF radio band and will allow up to 50 W output
and has the advantage of having many repeaters around
the country that are put out by license holders that
allow anyone to use them. A handheld radio on this service
using a repeater would give you approximately a 35 to
50 mile range depending upon obstructions between the
operator and the repeater.
Mobile radios can have a range up to 75
miles if operating on repeater, and a base station with
appropriate antennas can have up to 125 mile range,
again operating on a repeater. Operating in what is
known as simplex from a base station within antenna
40 feet in the air to a mobile you can expect anywhere
between a 15 and 20 mile range again depending upon
Amateur radio, also known as ham radio
is a licensed service operating in multiple bands from
UHF to the HF, or high-frequency with simplex ranges
over 2000 miles depending upon atmospheric conditions.
As in the GMRS radio service there are repeaters on
the UHF and VHF bands all over the country, additionally
simplex operation is available and on VHF alone there
are over 880 channels that can be used.
Currently there are three classes of amateur
license, none of these require Morse code as part of
the test as they once did. Morse code was removed approximately
5 years ago under international treaty, there is a certification
Morse code if one wishes to take it, but it is no longer
required for any services.
You can download a PDF which contains
all the operating frequencies and the license designations
for each is frequencies at: http://www.nightwolf.net/pdf/Hambands_color.pdf
The current licenses for amateur radio
The Technician License
The Technician class license is the entry-level license
of choice for most new ham radio operators. To earn
the Technician license requires passing one examination
totaling 35 questions on radio theory, regulations and
operating practices. The license gives access to all
Amateur Radio frequencies above 30 megahertz, allowing
these licensees the ability to communicate locally and
most often within North America. It also allows for
some limited privileges on the HF (also called "short
wave") bands used for international communications.
The General License
The General class license grants some operating privileges
on all Amateur Radio bands and all operating modes.
This license opens the door to world-wide communications.
Earning the General class license requires passing a
35 question examination. General class licensees must
also have passed the Technician written examination.
The Amateur Extra License
The Amateur Extra class license conveys all available
U.S. Amateur Radio operating privileges on all bands
and all modes. Earning the license is more difficult;
it requires passing a thorough 50 question examination.
Extra class licensees must also have passed all previous
license class written examinations.
You can get more information on getting
your amateur license at: http://www.arrl.org on this
website you can search for amateur radio clubs that
not only give the test but give classes for the different
If you're interested in getting into amateur
radio this might be something you would want involve
the whole family in as during normal times you can use
it to keep in touch with family members, find out where
the kids are when they take the car out or for other
uses such as camping or hiking and in times of disaster
you have the ability to communicate with others that
you've made friends with that have a common mindset
when he comes to being prepared.
By obtaining a General class license you
have the ability to talk to people around the country
to find out what is going on and to get messages out
Amateur radio equipment is easy to find
and can be gotten cheap depending on where you look.
Amateur radio operators hole what are called Hamfest
where they get together to buy and sell new and used
radio equipment. Again, you can find more information
about hamfest by going to: http://www.arrl.org or you
can contact your local ham club where they can give
you more information.
There are many companies on the Internet
that have been around for many years selling amateur
radio equipment, and now many of them carry GMRS as
well as FRS radios. So those companies are:
1. Ham Radio Outlet - www.hamradio.com
2. HamCity www.hamcity.com/Store/pc/home.asp
3. Amateur Electronic Supply www.aesham.com
Here are a few links that will help you
get your license;
This company offers a 10 hour class www.hamradiolicenseexam.com
Over the past 30 years I have dealt with
these companies and found him to be reliable and honest
and will most likely order from them again depending
upon who has the best price. As with all things it pays
to shop around to find the best price for to looking
for. And remember, there's always eBay.
Here are on-line practice test. You should
take the test before picking up a book or reading and
study material to see where your knowledge is and then
you have a base line to score your progress. Some are
free and others have a small charge for their services.
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