COMPACtenna … COMPACT antenna
Survivalists – Preparedness
Family Communication & Reunification Plans
ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service)
REACT – CB Radio, HAM, Scanner, Shortwave
Govt – Emergency Communications Units
I have a go-light ..goes wonky when I key up with the big dual band (antenna), but doesn’t with the COMPACtenna.
The COMPACtenna (is) working surprisingly well… I was skeptical about the antenna at first but so far so good…
…and it doesn’t cause any issues in getting into my relatively low garage.
I love the COMPACtennas, mine is mounted on a mag mount.
I have a Compactenna that I can either mount to a crossrail, or I’d prefer to just mount it right into the track.
Supposedly the way they are designed they also don’t need the same ground plane, which means you have
more options to mount them. I thought it was BS but the performance so far has been excellent.
I’ve started working on the radio setup for GMRS/Ham operations.
Put in a Compactenna based on local feedback here from HRO in town and lots of the local offroaders.
So far the reception and transmission is good…
I’m just running a cheap HT to test reception with the new setup until I can figure out what I want to do
for a real radio in the cab.
I will say with the Compactenna I can hit GMRS repeaters 10 miles away pretty easily with a 5W HT.
Amateur radio — also known as Ham radio — is the best overall way for preppers to keep in contact during an emergency. THE PREPARED
AmRRON and TAPRN (The American Preparedness Radio Network)
THE SCOUTS: A very important part of the maintenance and growth of Ham Radio.
And Ham Radio similarly vitally serves in so many good deed acts…
…To serve their communities by providing public service and emergency communications.
From volunteering in communications and other help in such as local marathons, to large disasters in the world,
Amateur Radio is a wonderful fellowship community.
BOY SCOUTS and GIRL SCOUTS – >1 Million “get together” over the airwaves – Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA)
“A Kids Guide to Disaster Preparedness” – Many Thanks to Abigail Lynwood & her Junior Scouts for this Link
HAM RADIO LICENSE – MUCH EASIER THAN EVER
It’s so interesting and fun learning about radio, and getting your Ham Radio License can be easy nowadays:
The ACTUAL EXAM is given at many
LOCAL HAM RADIO CLUBS:
SKYWARN “Keeping communities safe through timely and accurate reports of severe and hazardous weather”
American RED CROSS – ARES
ARC PDF Document “…provide info. …regulations & procedures related to comms. during disaster response”
ARCECS – Amateur Radio Emergency Comms. assistance to the American Red Cross – Greater New York Region
ARC Squared – Amer. Red Cross Amateur Radio Club, Northern New Jersey – Disaster Operations Center (“DOC”)
REACT, Intl. – Public Services Through Communications CB – Citizens Band Radio …HAM, Scanner, Shortwave
The REACTer – Informative Articles CB – Citizens Band Radio …also HAM, Scanner, Shortwave
MARS – Military Auxiliary Radio System
MARS is a Department of Defense sponsored program, with separately managed and operated programs
by the Army, and Air Force.
The program organizes and trains licensed amateur radio operators
to support military communications activities.
Government – Communications Units
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA coordinates the federal government’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of,
responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made,
including acts of terror.