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How Do We Communicate if a Melt-Down Occurs?
vanity | 6/11/10 | jobim

Posted on 06/11/2010 1:08:51 PM PDT by jobim

In the event that the catastrophe takes place which we all are thinking about and talking about in these days under this regime, whether it be a global financial shut-down (see this scenario: http://www.grandpappy.info/honehour.htm), a military strike somewhere, or some such dire event unleashes sudden freeze-up of our society: How do citizens communicate?

CB? Short wave? Our lifeblood is communication. What are our options to maintain this link to patriots across the country?


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Solzhenitsyn says in The Gulag Archipelago: How we burned later after being arrested, that we didn't put up a resistance. What if each Black Maria that prowled the streets at night feared that citizens would run out of their apartments and rip the driver to shreds, grab axes and clubs to kill the agents going door to door to arrest people?

Because they couldn't communicate, they were kept in isolated fear. How do we prevent this? We all pray to Our Great Protector that such a time will never descend upon our nation, but it doesn't hurt to take some prudent precautions.
1 posted on 06/11/2010 1:08:51 PM PDT by jobim
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To: jobim

At the very least get a CB radio.


2 posted on 06/11/2010 1:10:13 PM PDT by muddler (Obama is either incompetent or malicious, and it makes little difference which.)
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To: jobim

Amateur radio works really well....


3 posted on 06/11/2010 1:10:36 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: jobim

We shoot every damn thing that moves, that’s how ...


4 posted on 06/11/2010 1:10:42 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: jobim

Morse code.

Single shots for dots, busts for dashes.


5 posted on 06/11/2010 1:12:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: jobim

We need a meet-up.....the UP of Michigan? Texas?


6 posted on 06/11/2010 1:12:50 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: jobim

Smoke signals, gun powder and lead.


7 posted on 06/11/2010 1:13:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Scythian

Communication broke down in NY on 9/11. Cell phones did not work. Rumors flew. In the NYPD we thought that some of our top commanders were dead and found out otherwise days later.


8 posted on 06/11/2010 1:13:51 PM PDT by BiggieLittle
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To: jobim
Signs work pretty good.


9 posted on 06/11/2010 1:14:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: jobim

NOW is the time to organize and create the grassroots networks that can leap-frog over/under conventional means of communication.


10 posted on 06/11/2010 1:14:30 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: jobim

We can meet at Saks!


11 posted on 06/11/2010 1:14:38 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: jobim

One if by Bicycle,
Two if by Light Rail...


12 posted on 06/11/2010 1:15:30 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jobim
Morse_Code
13 posted on 06/11/2010 1:15:34 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: jobim
When all else fails.....AMATEUR RADIO!
14 posted on 06/11/2010 1:16:04 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: dragnet2
Amateur radio works really well....

As long as it's battery powered.

15 posted on 06/11/2010 1:17:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: dragnet2

And sealed in a Faraday cage.


16 posted on 06/11/2010 1:17:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: jobim

Across the US there are amatuer radio clubs whose members work tirelessly with HF and UHF and HF Internet communications during emergencies. These men and women were the unsung heroes in Katrina. When nothing else worked, they were there communicating all the way to Omaha, East Coast and West Coast passing on requirements and information. Locate the nearest club. Make discrete contact. They are US!!


17 posted on 06/11/2010 1:17:33 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - The anti-American dictator disguised as a President)
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To: jobim
Is this another manufactured crisis (think Millenium computer panic, influenza scare, etc.) designed to enable Obama and comrades to take over all sources of public communication, especially the unruly internet?
18 posted on 06/11/2010 1:18:07 PM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Scythian
“We shoot every damn thing that moves, that’s how ..”

Were gonna need IFF codes for fellow Freepers

19 posted on 06/11/2010 1:18:29 PM PDT by Syntyr (Mace, Kirk, Thomson, Griffin, Scusa, Martin, Gallegos, Hart - Remember the fallen of Kamdesh)
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To: jobim

We all speak in code. Especially the government. “Martial Law” is government code for “the military portion of the Marxist Revolution is now underway.” Act accordingly.


20 posted on 06/11/2010 1:18:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: jobim

The latrine wall....worked great before the internet, I still use it for my deeper thoughts I want to share with the world.


21 posted on 06/11/2010 1:19:19 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: cripplecreek
Single shots for dots, busts for dashes

If it gets that bad you won't want to waste the ammo. I suggest building a trebuchet and hurling liberals. One for a dot and two for a dash. You never run out of liberals. And hurling them into the pond never gets old.
22 posted on 06/11/2010 1:19:22 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: jobim

I have taken note of the HAM radio antenna on a house down the street, now, I just need to make friends with him/her.


23 posted on 06/11/2010 1:20:09 PM PDT by beefree
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To: UCANSEE2
Amateur radio works really well....

As long as it's battery powered.

Don't forget solar power. Lots of hams add solar cells to their field day equipment.

24 posted on 06/11/2010 1:20:11 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( My new book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, now available from Amazon.)
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To: jobim

The internet was originally designed to work under nuclear war conditions.


25 posted on 06/11/2010 1:20:56 PM PDT by devere
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To: jobim

If they capture the radio waves we can try homing pigeons.


26 posted on 06/11/2010 1:22:23 PM PDT by what's up
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To: jobim

Thank you Obummer, World’s Greatest Guns and Ammunition Salesman, because of you...

There is a gun behind every blade of grass.

We’ll get back to basics if the worst happens.


27 posted on 06/11/2010 1:22:32 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( HEY OBAMA, I CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM MY BACK FORTY -Lady NRA Member)
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To: UCANSEE2
Are round up a AN/GRC-109 and a GN -58 to power it.

THe tubes are becoming hard to find tho.

Other good choices

AN/PRC-74, AN/PRC-104 and the ubiquitous AN/PRC-25

28 posted on 06/11/2010 1:22:50 PM PDT by ASOC (Things are not always as they appear, ask the dog chasing the car)
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To: UCANSEE2
Amateur radio works really well....
As long as it's battery powered.
>

Get one of those old army hand crank generators. That's what the kids are for.

29 posted on 06/11/2010 1:23:33 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: ASOC

GMTA


30 posted on 06/11/2010 1:24:08 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: jobim
I have been thinking about putting together a bug out trailer. A small 4’x4’ trailer that I can pack up with tents, shovels, axes, lanterns, matches, first aid kits, water, water filtration, rope, canned food, mres, weapons, ammo, etc etc. Something that I can hook up to my Jeep and bug out with.

This is another one of those things I would like to add. Some sort of HAM radio rig.

31 posted on 06/11/2010 1:24:52 PM PDT by Syntyr (Mace, Kirk, Thomson, Griffin, Scusa, Martin, Gallegos, Hart - Remember the fallen of Kamdesh)
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To: jobim

Early Christians used the sign of the fish to communicate with each other in Rome. Perhaps we’ll sneak around a heavily guarded downtown area looking for the sign of a cheese eating moose?


32 posted on 06/11/2010 1:24:57 PM PDT by abishai
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To: TheConservativeParty

I like the previous poster’s idea of liberals being used as ammo in trebuchets. Finally, a use for liberals. They’ll really freak out when they’re not issued safety helmets for their flight!


33 posted on 06/11/2010 1:26:08 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( HEY OBAMA, I CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM MY BACK FORTY -Lady NRA Member)
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To: GonzoGOP

If you freeze your liberals and strap them to your feet, they make damn fine cross country skis.


34 posted on 06/11/2010 1:26:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: jobim
I predict most people will be staring at their non-working cellphones.

All too many ham operators are repeater-dependent so that is not so much help.I am afraid that a great many hams have gone overboard in their desire to be "official communicators" associated with the government;but then again some of those could be in a position to warn the the patriots of any planned patriot round-ups.There are standard simplex frequencies no longer widely used;plus ,unless the government gone bad is unusually stupid they will jam the airwaves while broadcasting denunciations against all resisters and promising great rewards for informants. CB,FRS, and 2-meter ham radios are all inexpensive new and probably ought to be a part of an intelligent emergency stash,along with a survival-type AM/FM/shortwave receiver.A spare ,cheap laptop with a modem might not be bad,either.

Don't forget a few carefully chosen books and manuals ,wire,and connectors.

Then there are the age-old bell,gongs, or the like. For instance a 3 foot steel crowbar suspended by a string and stuck with a hammer can be distinctive and loud.A variety of codes or actions can be sent by car horns,too.

Think of the effect on a team when upon exiting their assault vehicle for the forced entry ,they are greeted by the echoing sounds of alarms and find themselves surrounded by ........

35 posted on 06/11/2010 1:28:59 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: dragnet2
I'm all set. Several sets that will work on a WIDE range of frequencies, a nice array of antennae on the roof and a variable 500 watt amp for just in case.

Believe it or not, there is a fair amount of chatter across many bands about this very subject. People are creating new, and maintaining older current nets.

36 posted on 06/11/2010 1:31:02 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (You can only get smarter by engaging a smarter opponent.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
AARL has some practice programs on the Internet to learn the code.
37 posted on 06/11/2010 1:31:53 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: muddler

I am already CB radio, thank you very much. ;>

By definition.

combat_boots


38 posted on 06/11/2010 1:32:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: July4
Is this another manufactured crisis

Use a search engine and look up what happened in Argentina. Then look at Greece. Not a manufactured crisis at all. It could happen.

39 posted on 06/11/2010 1:32:27 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (You can only get smarter by engaging a smarter opponent.)
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To: jobim

At this point, the internet in some form or other will be running - barring a global asteroid strike.

Just have something that is buried in otherwise innocuous business traffic.


40 posted on 06/11/2010 1:32:29 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: GonzoGOP
You win the prize for both the shortest and most incomprehensible answer to date! Congratulations.
41 posted on 06/11/2010 1:33:11 PM PDT by ASOC (Things are not always as they appear, ask the dog chasing the car)
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To: jobim
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42 posted on 06/11/2010 1:33:32 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: TheConservativeParty

With nasty, bity teeth, too, I’ll bet.


43 posted on 06/11/2010 1:34:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: jobim

44 posted on 06/11/2010 1:35:49 PM PDT by P.O.E. ("Danger is My Beer" - Rev. Dr. Fred Lane)
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To: Syntyr
"A small 4’x4’ trailer... that I can hook up to my Jeep and bug out with."

You will be targeted on the road, IMO.


45 posted on 06/11/2010 1:35:59 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: GonzoGOP
"That's what the kids are for."

LOL. Dad said we were for carrying groceries into the house and shoveling snow. Your comment takes me back.
46 posted on 06/11/2010 1:37:27 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: ASOC
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
47 posted on 06/11/2010 1:37:42 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: ASOC

GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike.


48 posted on 06/11/2010 1:40:53 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Sparky1776

Yeah- I remember the classics

“Here I sit, broken hearted...”


49 posted on 06/11/2010 1:41:32 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!!!!!)
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To: GonzoGOP

http://wickedhowtos.com/index.php/2007/08/17/how-to-build-a-catapult/


50 posted on 06/11/2010 1:41:33 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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