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Originally posted by lonegurkha
My hats off to you for this post, great Information. At this time I have three shortwave recievers for emergency use. One has solar recharge capabilities as well as a crank generator which can recharge rechargable batteries and cell phone batteries. Now I'm going to build an emp proof box for storage of sensitive electronics. I have several cb's just in case and last year for a couple of bucks at a garage sale I got four fm radios with a base station.Also have a spare laptop I use for a huge collection of e-books.
Originally posted by gnosticquasar
I don't think they'd ever actually be dumb enough to do this. They would have to completely shut down many countries with how much we depend upon computers and the Net these days. Also, the second that people found out the government had shut off the Internet, riot groups would double or treble instantly.
The RF-5800U-HH is a small, lightweight UHF radio built on the popular Falcon II architecture. Applications include closein air support, urban assault, and counter-terrorism missions. 5W output power and continuous coverage in the 225 MHz to 450 MHz frequency band ensure that the Falcon II radio can provide reliable, secure voice and data communications in places that other radios can’t reach.
Another Canadian Invention is Sweeping the World
Dave's custom IRLP software - takes the audio from the receiver which is then fed into the sound card - where it is converted into ADPCM digital data. The Linux PC then converts this digital information into digital packets each assigned with IP addresses for the destination node. These packets now flow through the internet to the destination Linux PC where the packets are decoded then sent to the sound card and out to the transmitter microphone of the link radio which then transmits the audio out over the local repeater. The transmitter is keyed as soon as these TCP/IP (Internet Protocol) packets start to arrive. As soon as the data stops the link radio automatically un-keys and process reverses.
Always Be Prepared
In the land of no Internet connection, the man with dial-up is king. Here are a few gadgets that you could use to prepare for the day they cut the lines. Given enough time and preparation, your ham radio networks could even be adapted into your own ad-hoc network using Packet Radio, a radio communications protocol that you can use to create simple long-distance wireless networks to transfer text and other messages between computers. Packet Radio is rather slow and not particularly popular (don't try to stream any videos with this, now), but it's exactly the kind of networking device that would fly under the radar.