Greetings. I remember this subject being touched on in a past thread. Last night I watched, what has been at least the second episode of Doomsday Preppers mentioning the use of ham radio, and / or shortwave radio as a preferred communications method. Anyone else watch this show...it is quite a display of paranoia. As a sidebar to the above...I am celebrating 50 years as a licensed ham in June of this year. Novice ticket received June 1962 at age of 14. Take Care!