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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by lcplmatt, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. lcplmatt

    lcplmatt southern wa New Member

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    What are yall using for close range/long range comm when the fall happens? Short for your strong hold and long for news of the outside world, or news from other strongholds??
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I have a FT270 and a VX-3R.
     
  3. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    Ham Radio indeed. I have a few 2-Meter units and one HF rig at home.

    Greg
     
  4. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    Sold my HF rig, but I dont have a general class license to really use it anyway. I suppose that when SHTF that doesn't matter. I still have a 2 meter rig and a VHF/UHF handheld.

    I guess what I am trying to say is I plan on using ham radio and even the 2 way radios for short distance communications.
     
  5. lcplmatt

    lcplmatt southern wa New Member

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    YA I dont plan on using a ton of comm when SHTF, but enough for news from the outside and intel from people nearby
     
  6. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    YOU MEAN THERE WILL BE NO E-MAIL??????? :wow:
     
  7. lcplmatt

    lcplmatt southern wa New Member

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    oh crap, no facebook hahaha
     
  8. Artilleryman

    Artilleryman Originally from the central midwest but have reloc Active Member

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    the tinfoil hat I just bought is guaranteed to send & receive email even when shtf & the interweb is down
     
  9. gwhitney

    gwhitney Seattle New Member

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    For short range comms I plan on using the intercom in my house. That way I don't have to leave what I'm doing in the garage to go get dinner. I can just yell to have it brought to me. :laugh:

    For long range, I'm hoping someone in my general area has a printing press and resurrects the newspaper.

    Other than that, just a crank emergency radio. Unless you are an expert in cryptography then anything that goes over the air will be heard by more than your intended recipient. It's also pretty easy to zone in on transmissions.

    If you read the history on cryptography it's fairly interesting (depending on your interests). War's have been changed by cryptographic skills. Or should I say cryptanalyst skills.
     
  10. lcplmatt

    lcplmatt southern wa New Member

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    not expert in cryptology by radios like the ol school pric 119's can be set with another radio (however you would have to do this ahead of time obviously with both radios) to roll freqs constantly to make tracing quite a bitter harder. Too if SHTF a little outside knowledge from others (emergency radio/cb) couldnt hurt
     
  11. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    got a 2m mobile and just got a ft-270 for when I am out in the woods hunting or hiking. I need to get some sort of 2m or preferably a quad band station set up in the house though. For short range stuff, I have some motorolla FMRS or GMRS radios (I forget what they are). I really don't like those types of radios as they tend to suck if there is any kind of obstruction between them. I need to get a CB and some other stuff, but for now I am somewhat set. Didn't really get the HAM stuff for SHTF. More for personal emergencies or what ever for when I am out of cell range in the woods. Has happened more than once when it would have been very very nice to be able to get comms with the outside world.
     
  12. parallax

    parallax eugene, or-gun Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    my personal gear consist's of 2 base h.f.'s all band all mode .5 thru 30 mhz am/fm/ssb/digital/cw
    2 mobile hf/vhf/uhf all band all mode .5 thru 600 mhz am/fm/ssb/digital/cw
    and the usual gmrs radios that dont get out very far at all but would be good for maybe 1/2 a mile range.
    also have a couple of scanners that do the new apco-25 digital encoding as well as analog scan. so i get to listen to all the stuff that the policia probably dont want people to hear.:D
    ( i work in aviation overseas ,so i have access to alot of hi-tech comm equipment for my job that you normally can't get here in the good 'ol conus.)
     
  13. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I guess I need to upgrade my kit. I just got some old soup cans and some string. :D
     
  14. Yankeefan

    Yankeefan Southern Oregon Member

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    I just picked up a VX-7r and am looking for another HT before I get after a mobile and a base station.
     
  15. harleyvrodguy

    harleyvrodguy Portland Member

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    just your basic handheld vhf
     
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  16. Bazooka Joe

    Bazooka Joe Lower Yakima Valley Well-Known Member

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    I've got ham gear for 2m, and I've also got some FRS/GMRS radios, but I'm thinking of moving over to some of the new 900MHz spread-spectrum radios for short range.
     
  17. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    Bagpipes and drums...
     
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    SAR1846 Oregon Member

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  19. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    BAGPIPES??????.....You're begging to be shot!!!! :laugh:
     
  20. Wheeler44

    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    I intend to use the tactic Bill Millin used on D-Day.

    from wikipedia here;Bill Millin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Bill "Piper" Millin:Millin is best remembered for playing the pipes whilst under fire during the D-Day landing in Normandy.[2] Pipers had traditionally been used in battle by Scottish and Irish soldiers,[3] but the use of bagpipes was restricted to rear areas by the time of the Second World War by the British Army. Lovat, however, ignored these orders and ordered Millin, aged 21, to play. When Private Millin demurred, citing the regulations, he recalled later, Lord Lovat replied: “Ah, but that’s the English War Office. You and I are both Scottish, and that doesn’t apply.” He played "Hielan' Laddie" and "The Road to the Isles" as his comrades fell around him on Sword Beach.[1] Millin states that he talked to German snipers who claimed they did not shoot him because they thought he was crazy.[4]