I wanted an offline converter for quickly converting ZULU net time listings for NETS like the AmRRON National Net Sched. So I made this simple spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13QNSpIbZXPhfg6cnITkWj4jJBCYiPdLUKRYyvMrjyhA/edit?usp=sharing
I came across a great website the other day and in particular a couple of articles on EMP's and preparing for them that needs to be shared. The site is http://offgridham.com/ and the articles are located at: http://offgridham.com/2017/11/emp/ http://offgridham.com/2018/02/emp-encore/ There was a response in the comments linking to the QST article that was thought to be missing. … Continue reading Excellent Resources on EMP/CME’s
Today I was looking again at an easy way to hide in plain site information I would want to send over VHF/UHF but do not want anyone to know. I had previously looked at One Time Pads but gave up on them because of the difficulty of teaching someone how to use them. Without practice … Continue reading Easy Open Air Cipher
Have you taken the steps needed to allow ANYONE in your group to communicate with you? Something that is often overlooked is that while WE may know what is needed, the person on the other end may very well not. A simple How To printed out and left by the radio can mean the difference … Continue reading Emergency Comms: “How Tos” for those that don’t know “How To!”
You will never know unless you get out there and find out! I continue to be amazed at how little it seems to matter when it comes to NVIS antenna placement. I've been making a habit of purposely setting up with compromised antennas to see if I can still get my message through and so … Continue reading What does it take?
I recently joined the Survival Podcast Forum to explore their HAM Radio section and came across Carl (KB5WMY) who has extensive experience in the field of EMCOMMS and is a regular on the forum. We kinda got off topic on a post called "Re: auto jump pack for portable operations?" about the issue of how … Continue reading QRP as a Prepper’s First HF Radio?
UPDATE: I installed GalliumOS "dual boot" initially, then later installed it over chrome and found out the hard way that when the battery goes low enough it resorts back to the chrome boot loader in the first order instead of GRUB and since there is no longer a chrome OS to start and it can't … Continue reading Converting a Dell Chromebook to a Linux HAM Shack