posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 08:43 PM
The global economy is so completely interconnected and dependent upon the internet that I agree there would be total chaos if it was shut down. While
it is unlikely that the internet would be completely shut down, during a global economic collapse / World War III, it could be a last resort measure -
control the flow of information by emergency broadcasts through television and smart phones and blame it on government dissidents.
Originally posted by shaneslaughta
Don't worry about it and make friends with knowledgeable hammys.
If the internet is ever shut down, the hams will get us on the air.
Trust me when i say hams are in the perfect position to do this.
Modern transceivers are capable of anything, in the proper configuration.
Do you have a good article on using ham radio to help get the internet back up? I've been learning the fundamentals about ham radio lately, but I
would love to help get the internet back up if it ever got shut down. Also, I don't currently have a ham radio unit, so is there a transceiver unit
you would recommend (entry level and middle-of-the-road)?
I have heard about setting up a mesh network to have decentralized connections to the internet and also that modems could still work, but that is
about the extent of my networking knowledge in a world without the internet.