Scenes from the Advanced RTO Course

  The Advanced RTO Course takes what students learn in the Basic Course and builds on it, adding in practical application of Directional Antenna construction, robust encoding practices and methods for sending data bursts via common equipment used in outside the box ways. You get hands on actually doing the things others only talk about. …

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From A Reader: R-Pi OTP/DRYAD True Hardware RNG How-To

Yet another way to use open source tech for great purposes. Good work TJ. - NCS   I had been looking for a way to generate OTPs that would (in theory) be as secure as possible without the encumbrance and time involved by using dice, locked in a windowless basement with a Smith-Corona. I also …

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Practical, Tactical: Training Questions from a Reader

I got these questions from a reader based on the last couple of posts and its questions many have but don't quite understand. There's a lot of different reasons people begin to focus on communications, but when you boil it down, its one of two real necessities: either networking your group over an area, or, …

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Tasks for the ‘Designated Commo’ Guy

The reality for a lot of groups out there is that they have the one designate guy for everything. The medical guy, the mechanic guy, the construction guy, the gunsmith guy, the computer/tech guy, the jack-of-all-trades kinda guy, etc. Its no different when it comes to communications for the bulk of the people I've worked …

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From A Reader: Spot-On Observations

One of the best things about running this blog, without a doubt, has been the interaction I've had with so many good folks. Communications are that area that makes or breaks a unit at the tactical level and unfortunately, those same tactical communications have been the most misunderstood or neglected area of knowledge in the …

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JohnnyMac Sends: A True Multi-Band Antenna

Originally appearing on his forum, Unchained Preppers, this post is a pretty good summary of improvements needed to make a very common antenna, the G5RV, an actual multi-band solution. While I don't use the G5RV, I recognize a lot of folks do, so this might be pretty important if you're looking to boost its capability. …

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