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 9

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 […]

Guest Post:HAM RADIO

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 […]

Emergency Communications

December 27, 2013 Rourke 8

   As I learned from working in the areas ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and several others, cell phones and land-line telephones are basically useless.  It became obvious very quickly that I could not […]

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, […]