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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Article: Proposed FCC Ruling May Hurt National Security?

The new FCC ruling on removing the baud rate limit on HF has some opponents. In a complaint to the FCC, NYU professor Dr. Theodore Rappaport complains that removing the baud rate may be a concern to national security interests. From his official letter: The public records in the above cited proceedings make clear how …

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Signals Intelligence and Radio Recon: Student Reviews

Over the last weekend we conducted my Signals Intelligence course, which is designed to be a ground level approach to practical monitoring and intelligence gathering but also recognizing the very real threat of unconventional electronic warfare. It's very much the other side of the coin from what's taught in the RTO Course. This class is …

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RTO Course Review From Some Tennessee Volunteers

This one is from an open enrollment course a couple of months back. Been running behind on a number of tasks- a lot of irons in the fire. That said however, time is getting short and there's a logical conclusion to the uptick in belligerence we see from all angles. Use your time wisely.  ********** …

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Scenes from the Recon and Surveillance Team Course

The Recon and Surveillance Team (R & S) course is designed to train civilians in the basic tasks of small unit tactics from the perspective of both a hunter and an observer. Rather than wasting time, money and ammo on modified close quarters battle techniques or even worse, mirroring conventional Infantry, this class teaches a …

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Advanced RTO: A Practical Exercise In Photos

The RTO Basic Course's task and purpose is to understand tactical communications with off the shelf gear. It's a come-as-you-are class, just like it will be in a prepper's retreat, rapidly getting new folks up to speed on essential tasks who may have a wide variety of equipment. The Advanced RTO course steps far beyond …

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“The Difference Between A Garden Hose And A Fire Hose”: A RTO Course Review from JC Dodge

This post originally appeared on American Partisan. I had the pleasure of finally getting JC Dodge down for a class- we've been trying to make it happen for a while now and the schedules aligned. The RTO Basic course was a packed house with people of literally every experience level and a broad array of …

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Student Review: Advanced RTO Course

This review comes from Holy Serf, a well-seasoned former Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Where the RTO Course leaves off, the Advanced RTO picks up. The basic course covers tactical communications, addressing the concerns of a group in a retreat setting or small unit on a patrol. Advanced RTO builds on those skills while covering clandestine …

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