Getting started with radio communications
HAM radio is a very common topic discussed online and in Prepping topics everywhere. There seems to be 2 sides to the argument and its divided between the group who understand what using the technology can do for a prepping group, and those who think any type of license from the govt is a step toward loosing freedom.
I personally am not a tin foil hat type person , and I already have a license to drive and have a passport so I am on enough lists if we really get that far my radios are not going to be what anyone comes for.
So this section is going to be a primer for learning HAM radio and its technological advantages. The idea here is to crawl-walk-run, not to jump in over your head and drown. And with the multitude of options available this is easy to overwhelm the newly interested person.
I am also going to talk about everything from the unlicensed bubble pack radios, normally called Family Radio Service radios, and GMRS radios which are similar and easy to understand once explained. Citizens band known as CB radios are also in my list, but it will be a brief look at how they fit into a total communications plan.
Group communications plans are also slated as a post here, having a radio is like owning a box full of tools without knowing how to use them or what for.
What this is NOT going to be is a run out and buy buy buy because I do understand everyone has different financial situations and needs. Knowledge is what you need first, and this is much more important than buying a room full of very expensive gear which gathers dust and you show to your prepper buddies.
So we are going to start there, and see where it leads us. Anything you want to ask please do, and Im sure I can research and find an answer