My wife finally took the test and was rewarded with a license. We have gone out and bought her an HT (Yaesu VX-6) she can carry in her purse. I will now carry my HT every where I go. I am curious about how other ham families prepare for emergencies. Here in CA we are wating for the BIG ONE. Now if some large event were to happen how would you get in touch with your family members?? Do you have a plan? Are you to meet on a pre-determined repeater? If that repeater were knocked out do you have a backup?