Cargo Van Conversion Project: Part One

Part One of what I hope will be a series covering the conversion of a standard-issue cargo van into an emergency / RV type-vehicle.  The project will tentatively be named the “Cargo Van Conversion” for now I guess.  It’s true … Continue reading →

Amateur Ham Radio: What’s In It For You?

Emergency communications is one of the hottest topics on preparedness websites. There is no shortage of online information about CB, GMRS, MURS and Amateur Radio. You will even find quite a few communications articles in this blog’s archives. I have … Continue reading →

How Far Can That Radio Communicate?

The answer is… it depends. Radio range depends greatly upon the local terrain. The flatter the terrain the greater your communications range. Radio waves in the VHF and UHF bands tend to propagate “line of sight”. This means that they … Continue reading →