Written by a friend, who also happens to run a top notch site, the article does a great job of laying out the basics for communications concerns for those of a Survivalist bent. Pay particular attention to the linked articles- the one on the utility of SSB CB is great as well.
Owning or at least being familiar with most of the gear listed, there’s a few nuggets I’ll add.
- Do not discount the Tuner. With an HF rig, a tuner is a must, as I’ve covered before, and while rigging resonant antennas are critical, especially for QRP sets, a tuner is an insurance policy for your rig.
- Don’t forget to invest in a good handheld communications receiver. The Yaesu HTs listed both are stellar performers in this regard, but I prefer a standalone receiver to accompany my Signals package. Read up on why, here.
- Transmission lines are critically important to building a good station. Cheaping out on coax and connectors will cause serious headaches later on. Trust me.
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