Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KE0EYJ, Sep 26, 2017.
Not particularly steerable
Indeed. Nobody has come up with a "directed energy EMP weapon" contrary to all the tinfoil hat folks.
You talking bout me again?
If I was worried about emp I guess that I would put my post apocalypse radio in a metal trash can and hook it to a ground rod.
I always wonder what the post apocalypse conversation would be like. Hey bill, how's it going? Pretty bad here. Yep Jake pretty bad over here too. Lol
A fellow ham friend's job in the military was testing equipment for susceptibility to EMP. He subjected ham radio held-held transceivers to much more EMP than would be experienced from an actual EMP attack, and as long as they were not plugged into a charge they nearly all survived. This stuff about an EMP attack would destroy solid state equipment and put us back into the 1800's is pretty far fetched.
Bill - K5MIL
I've read numerous articles saying much the same thing. Sure, SOME stuff will get fried instantly but the odds are small that EVERYTHING would be fried.
Yes the Swan does have sweep tubes. I have 270-B, 350, and 2 - 500's. All good rigs if you keep them in working order. I also have a Swan 200-A which is all solid state. Sweep tubes are not that hard to come by and usually show up at ham fests for a reasonable price. The bigger concern with hollow state radios are the capacitors, resistors, and other old components that age poorly. I carry a list of parts when I go to a ham fest and shop.
As for EMP, I work at a government communications site and we do care about EMP. We are looking at some testing and retro fitting at selected sites.
Yes modern SS devices are actually pretty resistant if proper protection is applied.
I know where he's coming from. I spent a total of 4.5 years in South Korea with the USAF and as a Korean station (HL9AXN/HL9AXT). Great country and great hams. I miss the place and so does my XYL who is Korean.[/QUOTE]
I may be down in P'Cola 16 - 20 December. May try to hook up if you are up to it.