Emergency Communications from A to Z

February 8, 2020 Tim Makay 6

Having an emergency communications plan is an essential part of being prepared for short and long-term disasters. The ability to network and transmit information about changing situations and new threats is invaluable. Establishing and maintaining […]


Amateur Radio and DXing

September 29, 2016 Dan Stevens 2

by Shannon If there’s one thing about the world that we’re completely sure of, it’s that change is constant. We’ve seen fashion trends differ from the decades before today. We’ve seen our planet evolve from […]

Review: Midland ER102 Multi-band radio

May 11, 2015 Rourke 7

I recently posted about 5 radios for emergency preparedness. I own several of those radio’s including the Midland ER102. The Midland ER102 Emergency Radio has a lot of bang for the buck and Midland has long […]

5 radios for emergency preparedness

April 30, 2015 Rourke 11

The morning after Hurricane Hugo devastated my community there was one thing in common most everyone was searching for – information. Many were without power thus they could not turn on the TV. I jumped in […]

Got Baofeng?

April 19, 2015 Rourke 8

A fellow group member just became the owner of a Baofeng UV-5R. I told him that he should read this post and I figured many may not have seen it the first time around. HAM […]

Re: Building a Bucket Ham Repeater

January 9, 2015 Rourke 3

The following letter is in reference to the article – “Building a Bucket Ham Repeater” Mr Rourke– I’ve given it some thought and here’s a potential way to improve the antenna — and still meet […]

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Review: Baofeng GT-3 Handheld Ham Radio

January 7, 2015 Rourke 11

The importance of communication in preparedness cannot be overstated. If it all comes crashing down and normal methods of communication are thrown out the window Ham radio is one solution. Ham radio has been as […]

Building a Bucket Ham Repeater

November 24, 2014 Rourke 5

by ALC Like you, I’ve been reading about the problems Rourke has been having getting his homemade radio repeater working recently.  Owning only a single Baofeng I wasn’t able to do any testing to offer […]

Have You Thought Of?

September 16, 2014 Rourke 5

  by “The Coach” (Contributing Editor)   How well have you thought out what to bring/pack with your gear should you have to evacuate or bug out of your residence in an emergency or imminent major […]


February 24, 2014 Rourke 13

            I was rereading through suggestions from your readers as to what articles they would like to see on your website. One person mentioned learning more about Ham Radios. I […]

Radio Communications

December 2, 2013 Rourke 6

The post below is an entry into the ModernSurvivalOnline Preparedness Guest Post Writing Contest. This is the final article from this current contest. Winners to be announced within the next few days.   Radio Communications […]

Basic Cryptology For Preppers

November 8, 2013 Rourke 3

The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.   Basic Cryptology For Preppers by Tom Miller Cryptology is a subject that seems most appropriately applied to spy movies, but it […]

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Communications deal: Baofeng UV5RA Ham Two Way Radio

June 21, 2013 Rourke 4

I have mentioned these inexpensive 2-meter HAM radio’s before. These radios can obviously transmit on HAM frequencies (with appropriate  licence) – but equally important you can LISTEN.  These units also can receive weather-radio channels, FM stations, […]