For me, when the day of "EMP" comes, I think my priorities will be focused Far from any Radio foolishness.... I will be more interested in survival and eventually personal protection from the masses of Have-nots......
Weapons will be the thing of value. I hope during that time to trade my radio gear for GUNS before it all becomes totally worthless!!!
Sounds like the MAD-MaX doons day predictions...................
Gary - W5GNB
But Gary, if you give up your radios how will you be able to 'call for reinforcements to fend off the HAVE-NOTS'
"I hope during that time to trade my radio gear for GUNS ..." --- I'd suggest you probably want to have those guns in place and ready for use WELL before the need to have them. During THAT TIME guns will be a high priced commodity.
My ex-father-in-law once said to my efforts to get into desert gold prospecting, "I can get all the gold I want with my gun from people like you who go find it for me". He was kidding (I hope?) but that's the mentality that will be prevalent if Armegeddon should ever happen.
Those with guns better have plenty of ammunition (and reloading supplies) because a gun without ammo is a paper-weight! Also having a gun and knowing how to use it and willingness to do so are seperate ideals. Practice, practice, practice ..... like the old saying says "Gun control is hitting what you're aiming at"