Get Communication!!

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by SurvivalTech, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. SurvivalTech

    SurvivalTech Monkey

    I think that we should have walkie talkies in our 'Survival Pack'. If you have to seperate from members in your group, or other 'Allie Groups' then it would be a smart idea to get some walkie talkies and\or different communications. What kind of communications do you have in your Survival Pack? :?:[sniper66]

    If you don't have walkie talkies then you could figure out how to make a communication radio, even maybe a foxhole radio, and these are a little[OT] but a radio jammer would also be necessary if you can hold onto it legally in your state\area....

    What are your opinions on being able to communicate??[beer]
  2. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    You must be the FNG. :D Welcome aboard! [boozingbuddies]

    Try the search tool out. There are some recent threads on this very subject and there's this whole sub-forum dedicated to it.

    It wouldn't take you long to look at every thread.

    Did you know that I am a fortune-teller? I predict that BTPost is going get on here and tell you that radio jammers are illegal....even if you say you're only interest in them is post-SHTF....he'll still say it.
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  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Who Me? I would suggest that SurvivalTech read the iDen/ISm Secure Comms Thread in the Advanced Comms forum.... these are exactly what he was talking about, and Dirt Cheap..... . YMMV.....
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  4. SurvivalTech

    SurvivalTech Monkey

    Yeah I didnt know im new to the forums, thanks i'll look and check it out!!
  5. SurvivalTech

    SurvivalTech Monkey

    lol where is it I dont know how to check... Im new to this site
  6. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    It's on the bottom right of the tool bar.
  7. Jhonny Yuma

    Jhonny Yuma Monkey

    cb radio

    If people still remember the cb they come in handy unless your battery goes out in your car or truck
  8. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    I am still wondering why a "radio jammer" would be necessary...and they are illegal, BTW.

    A foxhole radio (the real ones) were made from everyday crystal earphones, blued double edged razor blades...oops, they aren't so common these days LOL.

    BTW, welcome SurvivalTech.
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    A CB Radio is like standing in a park, and yelling at the top of your lungs, to your friend, just outside earshot....
    Everyone will know your business, except your friend, who can only hear every third word....
    40 channels is not enough, to give ANY reasonable amount of privacy....
    Especially when your competing with every Texas Trucker, on the highways...

    techsar, A foxhole radio made sense back in WWI, as AM and CW Broadcasts were the only RF happening in that era.
    Now days, unless you want to hear Rush Limbaugh, or some other Daytime Talk Dude, Music of some description, there
    really isn't much use for a Detector Type Receiver. Communications has come a long ways in the last Century..

    RF Jammers need to be very specific, and designed specifically for the signals they are intended to jam.... So unless you have
    a Equipment Platform, with massive amounts of Power available, and enough room for a complete Suite of Equipment, your
    really not going to be very effective at stopping anyone from communicating.

    ...... YMMV.....
  10. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Even worse the jamming is so effective they come looking.. (eek) ;)

    Secure transmissions are possible. What is difficult is hiding the actual RF emissions. IMO, Comms would depend on just who is looking.
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  11. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I'm staying very low tech..Cb, with ssb...10 meter and gmrs/frs units.
    I may decide to upgrade later on, to a more sophisticated radio and system , but no time for that right now...moving stuff 150 miles is no fun!
  12. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Have a Ham rig, base CB & mobile, and some hand helds in a metal box. They are isolated from each other and from the sides. Hopefully they are EMP proofed.
  13. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just got my Main Ham Radio, back from the Radio Doc.... Very nice to get it back,
    and put my backup Radio back in Storage. (EMP Proof, hopefully)
  14. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    My group has very secure digital for "local" use comms, thanks to BTPost there. We have FRS and GMRS radios as well, but those will likely be backups. We also have other comms systems, and that is all I can say on the matter in open forum.
  15. TomTurk

    TomTurk Monkey

    Alright but what abotu for some of us who are strapped on cash and would like to get away with something easier. Heck, I'm still using a web based service that lets me get messages out for before the grid falls or such. Off the Civil dispatch site. Figure it comes in handy while I'm getting some more of my money saved up for this.
  16. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The iDen phones can be had for a few bucks on Ebay, one of the best solutions found yet for secure comms.

    BTPost is our resident expert in the field. He can assist you with communications concerns.
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  17. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    As with all prepping, start small, in the case of comms, that means local. Brokor's suggestion of the iDen phones is good. Once the local net of like minded individuals is up, then expand outwards.
  18. PAGUY

    PAGUY Monkey

    I currently use Talkabouts in our kits. Not the best but, they do the job.

    Improvise, Adapt, Modify, and Overcome. FTM/PTB
  19. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Just being able to listen is far above nothing. A cheap receiver that will operate off a 12 volt battery/AC would be a fine investment.
  20. Trebuchet

    Trebuchet Monkey+

    I have walkies for all the family but when it comes to long range communications I suck. I find this area of prepping very intimidating.
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