In the event of any disaster or SHTf event, the ability to get information about what’s going on and communicate will be vital. Grid down communications is also important in order to communicate with family friends and group members.
Along with police scanners and weather radios, there are a few other prepper comm options that need to be considered. In a grid down scenario there will be no internet, no TV, no radio broadcasts, and no cell phone service.
We hear about ham radio (amateur radio) all the time in the prepper community, and while it is the best option available, it’s not the only one.
The Basics of Prepper Comms
I mentioned in the show that we were going to go a little above the basics of grid down communications for preppers, but it’s important to understand the basics to get the most out of this podcast.
I recently wrote this article about prepper comms that includes 3 videos that goes over everything about ham radio and the other available radio services.
In the 3 videos I also covered what types of ranges you can expect from these radio services, and what the licensing requirements are. If you know very little about ham radio, GMRS and FRS radio, this is a great place to start.[Read more…]