The Ship Has Sailed.

Where have you been? Preparedness and survival As I write this the outcome of the Presidential election is not known. Depending on who you choose to believe, which candidate is ahead and which is lagging is a wildly open concept. One thing for certain is that there is a sense of nervousness, a … Continue reading

Discussing Vertical And Wire Antennas.

A topic so deep and wide. I messing around with you. There is no such thing as an antenna specifically for off grid radio. But since off grid amateurs tend to be practical, do-it-yourself types, some vertical and wire antennas are more more appealing than others. What are the options, and how well … Continue reading

Any Day Can Be Field Day.

My one-man Field Day. off grid radio training For amateurs who are into off grid radio for preparedness/emergency purposes, I have a blunt reality check for you: You're probably not as prepared as you think you are. And you're most likely not off grid radio training enough. Participating in Field … Continue reading

When Your Batteries Are Boiling.

It's not only about the cold. Most of the USA is going through a blazing hot summer! Here in the upper Midwest it's been over 90F/32C every day for almost two weeks. As I write this it's 87F/31C in Buffalo, New York. That doesn't sound too bad until you consider that it's past sundown there, … Continue reading