Ways to stay connected during and after an emergency

Discussion in 'Communications' started by natural, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. natural

    natural New Member

    This is a howto article about communication.

    I am posting a portion of an article I recently wrote for oasisv.com

    It is absolutely imperative to have communications as an integral part of your emergency preparedness plans. With communication devices, it is possible to keep abreast with developments as they occur and maintain contact with friends and family during a crisis situation. In addition, communication devices give us a means of assessing how bad the aftermath of disaster/emergency actually is. Furthermore, because we should not believe outright what government mouth pieces spew, communication devices can serve to inform us about actual ground facts. There are several type of communication devices you should consider to include in your emergency supplies: Phones, radios, cellular phones, and the internet.

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  2. mosquitomountainman

    mosquitomountainman I invented the internet. :rofl:

    Good article. You've done well giving a quick overview of the options. I don't know if you're aware of it or not but with a good ham radio set-up you can communicate worldwide. That might be especially important in getting "ufiltered" news from across the US and the world.

  3. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

    Great article, I just need to get my ham liscence.:cool:
  4. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

    heck, even with SW1 & SW2 you can stay somewhat informed, for cheap; of course broadcasting is a problem... :eek: :sssh:
  5. GeoMonkey

    GeoMonkey Member

    After an earthquake here, a few years ago, phones (even cellular) and internet all went DOWN.

    Battery powered radios, read HAM, was pretty much all our county had for awhile.
  6. hardrock

    hardrock Well-Known Member


    Got my Ham tech. licence and an icom 706mkIIg. Homebrew 2meter/70cm and a homebrew 80,40,20,10 and 6 meter antennas w/tuner.
    Can't talk on hf without the general license but will have it soon.
    Total cost to communicate around the world...$950.
  7. mdprepper

    mdprepper I sold my soul to The_Blob. He had candy...

    When 9/11 happened, my Husband was working 3hrs away from home. After he called me (when the first plane hit), I could not get through to him on his cell for hours. The lines were so jammed. I would not rely only on a cell phone in case SHTF.