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Author Topic: Communicating during the Apocalypse  (Read 23118 times)
SOFAR
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« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2018, 04:09:45 PM »

Does anyone realize just how absolutely absurd, ridiculous & laughable this thread is? Obviously not. I'm not sure what's crazier, the topic as a whole or those who seriously debate on how to use amateur radio after the "Apocalypse"?

 I have some of my own questions for those who take this thread seriously.............

 What is the best brand of saddle for my pet unicorn? If I jump out of a plane at 20,000 feet without a parachute will I survive? After the "Apocalypse" happens will I still have to pay my monthly Visa bill?  


                                                                Tom KC0W          

The Unicorn reference brings to mind the 'god' posts. Now, that's laughable.

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AA4HA
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2018, 08:59:59 AM »

What is the best brand of saddle for my pet unicorn?      

Now that is silly; Everyone knows that you do not wear a saddle when riding a unicorn.
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« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2018, 12:45:32 PM »

 Thanks for witnessing and testimony....   Smiley
WBWJW?  What band would Jesus work?

SHTF prepping is ridiculous, as proven in this thread.  Get a life and stop being delusional.  b.

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AC7CW
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« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2018, 03:47:12 PM »

Typical communication [no radio involved] when people are desperate: Hands up! Give us all your stuff!
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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2018, 03:50:10 PM »

Dominica & Puerto Rico probably think that robust / independent communication methods which do not rely upon commercial or civil Infrastructure have importance.

De Ray.  
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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2018, 05:49:42 PM »

After the "Apocalypse" happens will I still have to pay my monthly Visa bill?  
       

Yes. Apparently the major credit card companies recruit zombies.  Wink
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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2018, 11:58:00 PM »

  Thanks Tom!  Cheesy  Bottom line is;
  Start Experimenting and testing comms with that pal 50mi across the state right now before the radiation and airborne
  poisons are too high to venture outdoors.
  Besides, after it all hits the fan this fellow may not be in the mood for a 2m simplex QSO with you anyway.
  I think stacked yagi array up on roof top will be good enough for you.
  It's pretty much the standard method used here in central Ohio...   God Speed.
 
  An aftermath QSO in progress;
  Hi Ray; Thanks for the call. You're 59-59 with some static. Bleeding from all holes here, so how copy OM?
 
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« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2018, 03:00:33 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlZOQEJNfLY

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« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2018, 12:13:26 PM »

Dominica & Puerto Rico probably think that robust / independent communication methods which do not rely upon commercial or civil Infrastructure have importance.

De Ray.  

No.  Having robust commercial and civil infrastructure is far more important.  Relying on hobbyists for reliable communications is folly.
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« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2018, 05:50:13 PM »

"Having robust commercial and civil infrastructure is far more important."

Absolutely, zero question.

Cell phone networks & etc. generally are very reliable and moderately robust.  However, those systems and the supporting infrastructure down there were quite literally blown away for an extended period of time (up to the present for some areas). A Plan B would have helped worried families.

More common problems I've personally dealt with are: Ice storms, flooding, Hurricanes the occasional earthquake  - these are relatively common events that cause minor and occasionally major communication and other infrastructure disruptions during which I was able to keep in contact with friends & family. "Be Prepared" is good advice for everyone: Have Plan B , C &etc. Have a few back-ups for basic needs and a few wants.

For us, when the power goes out, it's no problem: light the lamp, read a book , tap some code on the air, or listen to some (alleged) music on the hand-crank/solar radio - the same little radio that my Wife uses in the garden.

73 de Ray  ..._ ._
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« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2018, 07:49:05 PM »

After the "Apocalypse" happens will I still have to pay my monthly Visa bill?  
       

Yes. Apparently the major credit card companies recruit zombies.  Wink

Where did he make any mention of Zombies? FYI,Unicorns are mentioned several times in the Bible so just because they are not here does not say they do not exist.Call me a fool but I believe every word in that book from the 1st to the last.I'll take my chances in that belief & have nothing to lose either way.  Smiley Grin

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« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2018, 03:05:16 AM »

  Well said Clayton!  Wink 


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« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2018, 12:05:12 PM »

not another crackpot Prepper on ham radio?

If its an APOCALYPSE, you wont have TIME to play radio

Im going to be having sex. you guys can play prepper and radio.

WHEN it happens (and its coming) the radio gear will be most useful to prop up a rifle.
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« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2018, 01:31:14 PM »

Lets see - radios or ammo.  An EASY choice! Smiley
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« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2018, 09:05:24 PM »

Good Grief:

Why do you guys think that an "apocalypse" means it's shooting gallery time?  Maybe the lights just go out quietly.  As in "The Nine Billion Names of G-D", by Arthur C. Clarke.  Just hang out and read a book.  If it comes, so what?

Criminey!
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