I like this post. I need to get my crap together and get up to speed on this. I used to have my 1st class license but let it expire decades ago.
I have renewed my license one time now.
My friend out in Tennessee…and I started out on the CB bands many years ago and have maintained contact. When we both got our Ham Tickets…we discovered that we had both been working on Prepping..and the thinking behind the same.
He knew that when he retired he would be wanting to move back out to the mountains…he never got the mountains out of his blood.
Hence he also got his Extra class ticket. And so too of recent has his wife.
We wanted to know if we could make the trip outside of a computer and or a telephone…land line.
This has been incorporated now into our preps…in particular working the extra portion of the bands wherein it is often less crowded…fewer pile ups.
The cabin experience was more or less a remote experiment away from the base here on the Chesapeake Bay.
The next step is to try it here using an olde car battery and carry on for about 40 minutes…and on the lowest possible setting and also using that same G%RV antenna.
Then again another time using a gas powered generator…to a 13.8 volt power supply. Again on the lowest possible power settings.
I do not foresee any problems but you never know until you try It out and see what adjustments need be made.
Best to try it out now and know for sure..in good times rather than under the gun in hard times.
Statistics: Posted by orangetom1999 — Thu May 25, 2017 10:11 am