Tag Archives: Preparedness

CommRadio CR-1 and WRTH: Power outage essentials

Like much of North America, we’re currently experiencing record low temperatures and strong winds here at our mountain home. This morning, I woke to no power and no Internet. My iPhone still works though, hence the ability to publish this … Continue reading

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Jeff designs an SDR “Go Kit” around the Softrock Ensemble

Jeffrey Fritz (WB1AAL) contacted me with details about his SDR (Software Defined Radio) “Go Kit” and has kindly allowed me to post it. Jeff writes: As a reader of the SWLing blog, I know that you are very interested in … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy: Getting prepared

I don’t know of many people living in eastern North America who aren’t a little nervous about what Hurricane Sandy could bring in the next few days. Several models point to some pretty severe weather and predict power outages in … Continue reading

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Severe Weather: Are you prepared?

As I was listening to reports of tropical storm (now hurricane) Isaac this morning on the radio and a lot of emphasis was placed on preparedness for those who lie in his path. Of course, it’s difficult to prepare this … Continue reading

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Telegraph operations in the Great Auroral Storm of 1859

These days, CMEs and solar flares get a great deal of media attention. But it’s mostly speculation–for even with our advanced abilities to measure the potential impact, we can’t be sure what will happen each time this occurs. Might this … Continue reading

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My New Year’s preparedness test

Last year, we published two popular articles on preparedness. As I mention in the articles, I’m no hard-core survivalist, but I certainly believe in  being prepared. This year, on New Year’s day, I got tested. Big time.  Here’s what happened: … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness Part 2: All the basics for emergencies

In Emergency Preparedness Part 1: Choosing the right radios, we focused on various types of radios you should consider having on hand in times of disaster. This section focuses on other aspects of emergency preparedness. Beyond radios Of course, there’s more … Continue reading

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