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February 25, 2018 NJMike 0

Yes. UV-5R with accessories in my vehicle. Eventually I’ll add a dedicated vehicle radio. The UV-5R, or a later upgrade, is intended to go with me if I leave the vehicle.Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:18 am

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February 25, 2018 NJMike 0

Yes. UV-5R with accessories in my vehicle. Eventually I’ll add a dedicated vehicle radio. The UV-5R, or a later upgrade, is intended to go with me if I leave the vehicle.Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:18 am

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February 23, 2018 Illini Warrior 0

ReadyMom wrote:Each of our bags have a small radio with earbuds and spare batteries. Do you have a radio in your bag? If so. What type? I’m reading the A.American series, again. He mentions taking his radio out of his bag and how it probably still wor…

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February 23, 2018 ReadyMom 0

Each of our bags have a small radio with earbuds and spare batteries. Do you have a radio in your bag? If so. What type? I’m reading the A.American series, again. He mentions taking his radio out of his bag and how it probably still works because it w…

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January 14, 2018 cauhape 0

A number people in our ham radio club have bought Chinese radios, and have had mixed results.If I can make broad generalizations, they don’t seem to have the same ease of use as the Japaneseradios do, the the quality control can be variable. If you’ve…

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January 14, 2018 cauhape 0

A number people in our ham radio club have bought Chinese radios, and have had mixed results.If I can make broad generalizations, they don’t seem to have the same ease of use as the Japaneseradios do, the the quality control can be variable. If you’ve…

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Emergency Communications • Re: Pass the Ham Test

January 13, 2018 cauhape 0

I will be teaching a class to prep people for the FCC Technician Class license test. The class will betaught in Carson CIty, Nevada, starting January 31st through April 11th.The advantage in having a regular class is you can get your questions answere…

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Emergency Communications • Re: Are CB radios still an option?

September 19, 2017 Defcon09 0
orangetom1999 wrote:

Vetmike wrote:All well and good but remember that anything you transmit can be picked up by anybody with the right equipment. There was entity called the Army Security Agency and it had the capability to listen in on any sort of electronic emission as well as DFing it. Per FCC regulations, it is illegal for you to encode or otherwise conceal your message so using something like PGP or any other cryptography is illegal. It is also illegal to use brevity codes (eg 6256 means ‘met at Sam’s Place’)
The safest way to use any form of communication is to always act as if someone was listening to your every word. So don’t broadcast: “Joe, you and your convoy meet us at the intersection of Highways 90 and 15 and we’ll go on to the bug out site.” cause someone with illintent will be waiting for you.

I am going to call BS on this one VetMike…. not out of disrespect but with great respect.

…………………….In a SHTF or TEEOTWAWKI…all that legal and illegal stuff goes right out the window. True enough about being monitored or DF’d. I understand that.

I have to agree with you also OT on this one. In a event the Feds/GOV, etc. will be falling all over themselves when it hits. Weak signal comms will be put on the back burner and as for the evil do’ers listening, we have ways of confusing them. Anyways, for us who should prepare before it hits, get the gang together and develope your own “smoke signals”, if ya know what I mean.

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September 19, 2017 Defcon09 0
orangetom1999 wrote:

Vetmike wrote:All well and good but remember that anything you transmit can be picked up by anybody with the right equipment. There was entity called the Army Security Agency and it had the capability to listen in on any sort of electronic emission as well as DFing it. Per FCC regulations, it is illegal for you to encode or otherwise conceal your message so using something like PGP or any other cryptography is illegal. It is also illegal to use brevity codes (eg 6256 means ‘met at Sam’s Place’)
The safest way to use any form of communication is to always act as if someone was listening to your every word. So don’t broadcast: “Joe, you and your convoy meet us at the intersection of Highways 90 and 15 and we’ll go on to the bug out site.” cause someone with illintent will be waiting for you.

I am going to call BS on this one VetMike…. not out of disrespect but with great respect.

…………………….In a SHTF or TEEOTWAWKI…all that legal and illegal stuff goes right out the window. True enough about being monitored or DF’d. I understand that.

I have to agree with you also OT on this one. In a event the Feds/GOV, etc. will be falling all over themselves when it hits. Weak signal comms will be put on the back burner and as for the evil do’ers listening, we have ways of confusing them. Anyways, for us who should prepare before it hits, get the gang together and develope your own “smoke signals”, if ya know what I mean.

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September 19, 2017 orangetom1999 0
Vetmike wrote:
All well and good but remember that anything you transmit can be picked up by anybody with the right equipment. There was entity called the Army Security Agency and it had the capability to listen in on any sort of electronic emission as well as DFing it. Per FCC regulations, it is illegal for you to encode or otherwise conceal your message so using something like PGP or any other cryptography is illegal. It is also illegal to use brevity codes (eg 6256 means ‘met at Sam’s Place’)
The safest way to use any form of communication is to always act as if someone was listening to your every word. So don’t broadcast: “Joe, you and your convoy meet us at the intersection of Highways 90 and 15 and we’ll go on to the bug out site.” cause someone with illintent will be waiting for you.

I am going to call BS on this one VetMike…. not out of disrespect but with great respect.

I so state because for those who know …there applies a certain amount of “OPSEC” on many things we do and in which we are interested in as preppers.

How much OPSEC is up to the individuals themselves.

There is another aspect to Preppers and thinkers which is not often spoken about …and that is that Preppers as a whole do not like or want to be
“herded” in with the rest of the two legged wildlife….in anything to do with prepping or SHTF…TEOTWAWKI. We will make up our own mind and conduct ourselves accordingly.

Now governments…and what I call…government “whoredom” is exactly the opposite. Governments tend towards constantly “Herding” people while they themselves work to a different tune and standard. History is replete with this evidence and or tale. One size fits all…except for them…government.
This is done by constantly “Herding People.” Crisis management…dissonance…manufacturing a bad guy on which to focus publically manufactured wrath. Fear and insecurity techniques through whoring out the media to control peoples fears and insecurities.

We are talking here in the extreme about survival..not necessarily legal or illegal.

I know sufficient to understand certain aspects of government as “whoredom” ..institutional whoredom in good times or bad. The real read of history indicates that government will barter, sell, or trade anyone’s soul to keep and maintain power and control….full scale insecurity.

We have been told by our founders never to trust government…by binding them with the Chains of the Constitution.

In a SHTF or TEEOTWAWKI…all that legal and illegal stuff goes right out the window. True enough about being monitored or DF’d. I understand that.

I just wanted to put a certain perspective on that..with respect to your position about being monitored and DF’d.

I have been told by certain Olde Timers ..that the safest manner of secure communications is a light and morse code…at night. However that has severe line of sight limitations. But radio..yes…it can be monitored.

We have experimented here with home made horizontal directional antennas…for covering long distances using horizontal polarity and it works well but is not entirely monitor proof.

Thanks,
Orangetom

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Emergency Communications • Re: Are CB radios still an option?

September 18, 2017 Vetmike 0

All well and good but remember that anything you transmit can be picked up by anybody with the right equipment. There was entity called the Army Security Agency and it had the capability to listen in on any sort of electronic emission as well as DFing it. Per FCC regulations, it is illegal for you to encode or otherwise conceal your message so using something like PGP or any other cryptography is illegal. It is also illegal to use brevity codes (eg 6256 means ‘met at Sam’s Place’)
The safest way to use any form of communication is to always act as if someone was listening to your every word. So don’t broadcast: “Joe, you and your convoy meet us at the intersection of Highways 90 and 15 and we’ll go on to the bug out site.” cause someone with illintent will be waiting for you.

Statistics: Posted by Vetmike — Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:01 am