TelescopeMan discusses the new group to amateur radio – preppers. He encourages them to upgrade their FCC license and PRACTICE the HF bands especially the digital HF modes. Also includes a short discussion of EMP.
Having ONLY a small hand held 4 watt radio and not practicing all of the various HF modes will serve you poorly in a grid down. You must learn portable operations, proper antenna deployment, and HF radio operation to be fully prepared.