Some preppers are satisfied with easing the inconvenience of a few days without power. Others are ready for years of travail. This book assumes no cell service, no phones, no internet, and no power. That drastic scenario is realistic enough for all levels of preparation. Wherever you fall on the apocalyptic spectrum, communication is critical. Imagine being hunkered in your bunker and wondering, "Does New York City still exist?" Sobering thought. At the most basic level, you need to hear what is happening in the world around you. How will you contact others for aid and support? Don't limit your horizon to how loud you can yell.
Radio is your source of information and medium of communication. This book is about radio and covers everything you need when all else fails. Topics include basic radio theory, licensed and unlicensed radio services, operating protocols, choosing equipment, repeaters, antennas, power supplies, batteries, solar power, EMP, and troubleshooting. Written by Craig Buck, K4IA, an experienced Amateur Radio operator and author of the popular EasyWayHamBooks.com license and operating manuals. No prior engineering or radio experience is required. This book shows you "The Easy Way" to be prepared. New edition updated March 2022