Passed the Technician & General Class Ham License
Yesterday I passed both the Technician & General Class amateur radio tests.
As part of my overall preparedness preparations, I felt it is important to have this particular skill set, equipment and the ability to communicate world wide. So, about a month ago, I decided to go for it in earnest.
I sat for both tests yesterday and walked away with my General Class license. Well, as soon as it comes in the mail.
I encourage anyone who is serious in being prepared for any type of short or long term calamity or break-down of society whether it's man made or a natural disaster to get their amateur radio license.
Even if the power grid is down, cell phones are out and communication satellites are not operating, you can still communicate globally via ham radio using an external battery and solar chargers for a power source.
In any emergency, having the flow of information, and knowledge of what's going on around you is invaluable to enhancing your ability to survive the events.
Keeping an extra back-up ham radio, battery, antenna and solar charger stored inside a small Faraday safe will protect your back-up equipment against EMP attack and allow communications even after EMP kills most of our technology. Trust me, there are tons of people who are doing this, so there will be a lot of people to communicate with in the event of an EMP attack on our power grid.