Ted’s essays

ham radio

As an integral part of our posse, and any disaster response preparation, radio is a consideration. Internet, wireless phones, land-lines, satellite, power grid and more are vulnerable in many situations. Ham radio is older than almost any electronic communication and very well populated with people and equipment that are prepared for just about any telecommunications failure they can dream up … which, by the way, is well beyond anything you can dream up. It is also surprisingly versatile, even with entry-level equipment and beginner-level skills. Having the expertise and tools of ham operators on your emergency response team is fundamental. Being a licensed and at least somewhat knowledgeable radio operator is practical as well as basic good citizenship. The Ada […]