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Communication plan
« on: May 31, 2013, 12:03:56 AM »
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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 12:19:53 AM »
Wow another good link.  Everyone should check this one out. I have copied the relevant frequencies below but you should read the article.

The following are the frequencies that have been designated by Catastrophe Network and the The American Preparedness Radio Network (TAPRN):
80 Meters 3.818 MHz LSB (TAPRN Net: Sundays at 9 PM ET)
40 Meters 7.242 MHz LSB
40 Meters Morse Code / Digital 7.073 MHz USB
20 Meters 14.242 MHz USB
20 Meters Morse Code / Digital 14.073 MHz USB
2 Meters 146.420 MHz FM
440 (70 cm) 446.420 MHz FM
FRS/GMRS Channel 4 (462.6375 MHz)
CB Channel 4 (27.005 MHz)
MURS Channel 4 (154.570 MHz)
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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 03:52:27 PM »
Traveller,

Thanks for getting the topic started with such a good link.

Mountainman.
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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 04:13:10 PM »
AWESOME link. I just got a set of BAOFUNG VHF?UHF radios, dual band. I'll post more info and a critique once I get them up and running.

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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2013, 01:16:17 AM »
Smart bunch. Do cups with a taunt string count?

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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2013, 01:41:46 AM »
Ummmmmm depends how tight the string is I'd think...LOL. Have a look at the radios I mentioned. They come from Hong Kong in 1 week . 2 radios, upgraded antennas and rainproof speaker microphones for $200. 3600ma battery, chargers, etc etc... Going to be trying them out on the weekend. I'll let you know how they are.

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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2013, 10:04:29 AM »

I suggested that a few of the members whom were proficient in Ham and related communications, find little used channels in their area or in general areas like Northern Ontario or Southern Manitoba and so on.

That way, these little used channels may be put into a spreadsheet and mailed to each of the members who are real members and not Trolls. This would assist in communications in case of a grid down or internet down situation.

Since to post in the general sections here it will be spidered/googled, We do have a way to make sections not available to the general public or spider search engines. This would allow authenticated members to keep in touch, rebuild, reform groups in a full out SHFT situation.
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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 01:45:01 PM »
I think that has been done in parts of Ontario at least. Some of the groups have their "private" channel chosen but fro obvious reason do not want to share these frequencies. It would be a good idea to choose a couple of channels for general communication but what is wrong with using those in the above posts? If there are too many it could become confusing.
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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2013, 07:19:30 PM »
because my TQ3 Sigs compilation course in the Infantry covered other frequencies and I do not really understand those above..??
just pick the ones for me to use, email them to me and I will use them in emergency situation only.
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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 08:03:52 PM »
How about smoke signals? (yeah I'm a smartass)
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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 08:40:19 PM »
A brief update of the Baofeng radios. Using them handheld we were able to initiate and maintain clear voice communications up to 4km. Not bad for a little whip antenna at ground level.

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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 08:58:25 PM »
just check with your local ham radio clubs and they will provide you with local contacts and call signs. Just call up RAC.ca and clubs are listed provincially. These people are eager to share their communication knowledge and contacts with you

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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2013, 07:34:30 PM »
Got a nifty little roll up antenna today. It is a "Slim Jim" or J pole type. Flexible and comes with 20 feet of coax. You can suspend it 20 feet up in a tree, hook up your radio and have pretty much the advantage of a base antenna but with unlimited portability. Haven't tried it yet but will let you know how it works. It rolls up to the size of a large pack of cigarettes.

Speaking of portability... do you think it is best to have base station for transmitting or have the ability to move your transmission source around? My thoughts go to the portable option. No one can triangulate your position and you keep your real base of operations secure.

Thoughts?
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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2013, 07:48:21 PM »
JAB sound thinking and reasoning there!


mobility, create a base station from a portable.

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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2013, 09:12:37 PM »
Hey JAB, can you please post a link to the J-Pole?  I have a UV-5R here and would like to try that out.
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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2013, 12:38:54 PM »
Thanks JAB, I've just ordered myself one!

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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2013, 12:59:17 PM »
My pleasure. How do you find your UV5R? Do you have a good site for info about it?
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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2013, 11:12:58 PM »
JAB,

In tactical times, if the bad guys have DF - direction finding, equipment you do not want to be transmitting from your base. Use runners to carry written messages to a transmitting station, 1 - 2 km's away. Yes, have your transmitting station portable/transportable, so you can transmit and move. At your base have multiple receivers to monitor as many frequencies as possible to gather intel, but don't transmit from there.

I am not into the ham club yet, but I have a FRS unit from Eton, that receives am/fm/sw and is a FRS transceiver. Unfortunately, it cannot monitor other bands and the FRS at the same time. Also has crank for recharging the battery.

Hopefully, Dangphool, will chime in on this topic as he is researching a multiband transceiver, some channels in the ham range, I can't recall what the other channels are........vhf?? uhf??

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Re: Communication plan
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2013, 10:45:00 AM »
In tactical times, if the bad guys have DF - direction finding, equipment you do not want to be transmitting from your base. Use runners to carry written messages to a transmitting station, 1 - 2 km's away. Yes, have your transmitting station portable/transportable, so you can transmit and move. At your base have multiple receivers to monitor as many frequencies as possible to gather intel, but don't transmit from there.

EXTREMELY good advice Mountainman. Thanks for posting this fro everyone to see.
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