We know that the spectrum is pretty wide, and it would take an unreal stroke of luck to find a frequency with a Monkey on the air when/if the SHTF. Methinks that to make life simpler in a potentially stressful situation, it might be a good idea to set up a list of frequencies that we can all agree as a place to start comms in the event, whatever the event may be. For now, I'm limited by antenna to 40, 20, 15, 10 and 6 meter bands. (Along with 1.25M and of course, 2M and 70cm on the h/t.) What think you all of these as starting contact freqs using SSB? 40M -- 7.1955 20M -- 14.2915 (possible alternate for BTPost's convenience, 14.292) 15M -- 21.4055 10M -- 28.3155 6M -- 50.125, transition to 50.3155 after contact is made 2M -- 146.340 (FM, my immediate area on the N3KZ repeater, P/L 77 negative offset. Good for at least 30 miles and sometimes a lot more.) For now, I'm ignoring 1.25M and 70cm as essentially useless for our purposes. I've picked the freqs rather deliberately avoiding the 5kHz steps usually observed in the hope that the half kHz steps will yield a clearer use, dunno if that's a good idea or not. subject to revision with more experienced input. All thoughts and suggestions welcome; don't feel limited by my antenna at this stage. I'm sure others don't have all band capability either. Once we have a general agreement on frequencies, I think I'll program the xceivers to scan those freqs whenever I go active, so I'll be more or less ready to do something in an event situation.