Every prepper knows that ham radio is an important part of surviving the aftermath of a disaster. Communications are essential to coordinate meet-ups, adapt plans, and learn more about the situation that's going on. With the things that are going on in the world right now, emergency communication could soon be more important than ever.
But what with the testing, licensing, and all the equipment to choose from, it can seem downright overwhelming.
We've got you covered with our new book, The Prepper's Guide to Post-Disaster Communication: A Simplified Guide to Ham Radio. Aden Tate has made the entire process so much easier – and no, you don't need a degree in physics or electrical engineering to get set up. His adorable illustrations, witty wordplay, and clear, concise explanations make this book a friendly, educational read.
What's in the book?
Here's what the 151-page book includes:
Why Post-Disaster Comms?
The Physics Behind Ham Radio
Don't Hit Me with That. It Megahertz.
I Liked That Band Before It Was Cool
Volt Aw Yoo Talking About
Standing Wave Ratio
Ground Wave Propagation
Sky Wave Propagation
The Skip Zone
The Radio Frequency Spectrum
What is High Frequency (HF)?
Very High Frequency (VHF)
Ultra-High Frequency (UHF)
What is FRS?
What is GMRS?
What are the Different Types of Stations?
The Prepper and CB Radio
The Prepper and Software Defined Radio
Digital vs Analog
Improving Your Disaster Resilience by Getting Others Involved in Ham Radio
The Logistics of Emergency Ham Radio
The Radio Book
The Radio Binder
How to Know Which Radio to Pick?
Keeping Your Transmissions Secure
Why Morse Code?
How to Triangulate a Signal
The Prepper and Antennas
More Info on Directional Antennas
Making or Choosing an Antenna
How to Make a Field Expedient Antenna
How to Repair a Broken Antenna
Using Your Radio on the Move
How to Keep Your Radios Running Off the Grid
Adding a Radio to Your BOB
Vehicular Radio Kit
What Intelligence Reports Look Like
What To Do if Bad Guys Come
The LRSU BOB
The Alternate Operations Base
How Different Environments Will Affect Your Radio Transmissions
The Underground Church and Radio
Gray Man Radio for EDC
EMP Radio Protection
NOAA Weather Broadcast Frequencies
Shortwave Broadcasts of Interest to the Prepper
International Shortwave News Broadcasts
Morse Code Abbreviations and Radio Abbreviations
International Phonetic Alphabet