So with the thought experiment of a fictional occupation of the Southeast and setting up a listening and signal outpost, a lot of solid answers have been posted. Here's my take on the situation. What equipment will you have delivered first, and why? Of the listed equipment, the first items to be brought include the … Continue reading Radio Question #3: My Response, of Sorts
Rather than present a situation and require a complete response, Question 3 will be presented with a background brief, statement of conditions, and then a series of questions, with Q&A in between, for the reader to evaluate and answer. Injects will be made as this process continues. You may ask questions, but expect that answers … Continue reading Keypounder Sends- Radio Question III
fm_24-12_communications_in_a_come_as_you_are_war Download and keep a paper copy somewhere safe. As we were discussing Common/Off the Shelf (COTS) gear being pressed into service and integrated with .mil kit, as is happening in other hot spots, having a decent reference (even if a bit dated) will be golden. Map out your Signal (S6) plan and your footprint. … Continue reading Communications in a “Come As You Are” War
As Ironbound Concepts linked the other day- You'll need Google Translate, but it's a great, realistic account of Small Unit communications from a ground unit perspective, being one pieced together with what they have versus what they want.
Continuing on from this original question from Keypounder, several close answers were posted, and generally the logic was in the right direction. That being said, here's the correct answer: "You are the lead station operator in the Resistance receiving station mentioned in the first question. You have received the message sent by the operator in … Continue reading Resolving the Clandestine Radio Question
The most important questions you should be asking right now are not the hypothetical or abstract simply naming 'SHTF!', rather, it needs to be rationally rooted in the MOST LIKELY and MOST DEADLY courses of action. In a meeting over the weekend, discussing the growing local antifa movement and (somewhat) wargaming/red cell-ing capabilities, the emergency … Continue reading Situational Awareness and Wargaming Your AO
Uninspired, Baofeng-looking HTs. Two of them, to be exact. A 2m only and a dual band model, that (at least from what they say) are rugged. Well, who knows. No wideband RX is an issue for me, and the styling makes me think they outsourced production to the same place that builds Wouxons. Maybe I'm … Continue reading New from Yaesu
http://www.voacap.com/ Developed as propagation prediction for Voice of America (VOA) the prediction tool is great for HF users as well. Aside from the propagation tools, there's lots of great information linked there as well. Use it!
This is a re-print of Keypounder's article on Beverage Antennas that originally appeared in Sparks31's Signal-3 in the same issue my article on Afghanistan was published. In my assessment, its a very well written introduction to not just what Beverages do and why they are important, but how to build them. He very generously allowed … Continue reading Beverages for Listening, I
Hello I've been following your blog since it started and is a fantastic read. I've also been following sparks blog when he had his own wordpress site. I've also jumped into amrron corps last year and have been active in that along with getting my general license. I've followed your advice on uhf for squad … Continue reading Question from a Reader, II