Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KM4ACK, Sep 19, 2019.
Not me. I plan to go down with the ship along with my fellow citizens...
I'm prepared and radio is the last thing on the list. Last.
LOL, I always said to people who dig themselves long-term shelters ... why do you want to survive? Who wants to live through nuclear Armageddon, radiation sickness, and no food? I want to be at ground zero!
But for anything less than total thermo-nuclear war, yeah, radios are kind of important.
There may be things worse than thermo-nuclear war.... The Manhattan project's letter - number designation was S-1. The project in which the Disk and Pilots from the Roswell incident were examined (and allegedly reverse engineered) was letter number designated S-4.
What black projects were designated S-2 and S-3? Is there an S-5 project?
Prep is easy:
Car gassed up
Evacuate early to beat the rush
Stay with my daughter in Birmingham
All kidding aside, it is a good idea to have a family disaster plan. Even something as simple as where to meet and when to turn on your phone when there's no power to charge it to listen for a call. Things like that are easy to remember and will keep phone circuits clear for people who have real emergencies.
Space Shuttles that flew into orbit:
C - Challenge, Columbia
D - Discovery
E - Endeavor
Why 2 "C" and but no "B"?
When I was young, I definitely wanted to survive The Bomb (though that would have been tough in the 60s and 70s with all those enormous, high yield city-busters). In my mid-60s? Not so much. Katrina gave us a small taste of what the post apocalypse would be like. And I've decided I just don't have the will for that anymore.
If I did want to go on after the holocaust, a radio wouldn't be last on my list, that's for sure. A 2-meter HT? Not so much, but an HF rig, and especially a receiver? Darned right, skippy.
I am, however, prepared for disasters that are not Strangelovian. We are entering a period of more hurricanes, and I've got emergency power, water, food, etc.