Idle speculation and food for thought: Ok So we've seen the jargon in any number of stories(i.e. the "infragard"story) go from "If "martial law is instituted to "when" martial law is instituted, most sources seem to agree on a couple of things, 1) Martial law will be imposed during the next terrorist incident or major outbreak of disease ( real or contrived) not subject to review for at least 6months (as if congress matters now). and 2) the"war" on terror will last for at least the next 100 years(?) (so there is plenty of time and opportunity for our enemies to have "something(?)"happen. Along with with the conversion to all cable digital tv I think its an easy assumption to say information outlets: T.v.; and internet will be strictly controlled(shut down) and or monitored.( may bejust heavily scrutinized, takeaway all the drugs (entrtainment)from society at once is just gonna fire people up ( no tv, no net,no sports,no brittany, limited food and water. EEgad). Seems to me a good tabletop SW revceiver and hidden antenna (gotta roof? ?You've got an attic... Got aluminum rain gutters on that roof ?get creative..Antennas are all about length. Transmitting length is critical and could hurt the transmitter if impedance is wrong; but to just a receive is pretty safe from harm.) perhaps to receive bbc or "radio free america broadcast from outside conus will be the only means for folks to get gov free news...A ham license may be worth looking into (though obviously not needed to receive)...(?) Perhaps just prepare for out and out pirate radio trandsmission. U.S. military has: leaders rifleman public affairs logistics communications transportation Support (specialities) troops are just as important as "infantry". Just a thought.