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Posted: 1/5/2012 5:57:54 PM EDT
If you could only have one piece of COMMS gear, what would it be and why?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:43:31 PM EDT
I want to say my iPhone But I know that'll be useless in a SHTF/TEOTWAWKI situation. I definitely want to see what others have to say as I'm lacking in the COMMS department.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 6:44:29 PM EDT
HF rig
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:06:03 PM EDT
Assuming a cell phone and computer don't count, an Icom 7000...
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:09:52 PM EDT
FT-817 or something similar
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:33:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 7:34:06 PM EDT by Epic_Ed]
Yaesu VX-8r and a shit-ton of different antennas.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:38:07 PM EDT
Tough choice, probably an all-mode HF/VHF/UHF like an ICOM 7000 or Yaesu 857. Not hanheld, but would cover all the bases and function as a shortwave listener.

Or something like my VX7, which is software MARS/CAP capable and will tx on 70cm/1.25m/2m/6m in a handheld.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:18:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MJay:
If you could only have one piece of COMMS gear, what would it be and why?

already have it. local, national, and international capabilities in one box, along with alternative sources of power.

for more detail on this type of approach, see
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_10_22/648273_The_EMCOMM_Box.html

ar-jedi









Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:28:26 PM EDT
Cheater.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:44:47 PM EDT
Very slick. Is that twine I see in there, for stringing ant. cable?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:28:49 PM EDT
You don't need any of this stuff. Who'd you going to call. . . .

CQ CQ - Opps your in Iowa. Going to talk me through drawing water from the well.

but since you asked. . . . Silynx Communications C4OPS Tactical Headset peq pvs



http://www.egun.de/market/item.php?id=3440298
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 10:32:54 PM EDT
Most folks would get so tangled up in all that they'd trip over their ERB and fall on their face and get shot.



I'd want a pair of capable handheld radios and the means to keep them running.

After a good means to 'purify' water.

And some other stuff.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 10:58:11 PM EDT
"Most folks would get so tangled up in all that they'd trip over their ERB and fall on their face and get shot."

That's where the Tactical Wheelbarrow or maybe a Tactical Dolly would come in handy.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:14:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 11:15:25 PM EDT by Kibby]
Originally Posted By FourDeuce:
"Most folks would get so tangled up in all that they'd trip over their ERB and fall on their face and get shot."

That's where the Tactical Wheelbarrow or maybe a Tactical Dolly would come in handy.




This pic always cracks me up.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 6:13:30 AM EDT
Old school cell phone with long battery life.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 7:09:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 7:11:30 AM EDT by pinkmist7-62]
CB. Base capable of SSB with a 18' antenna and handhelds with 24" whip antennas.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 1:01:21 PM EDT
Tin cans and Wax twin..

or

Firewood and a blanket..
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 1:05:11 PM EDT
Depends on the situation.

Katrina like event?

Sat phone, no question.

Link Posted: 1/6/2012 1:16:17 PM EDT
Yaesu FT-857D
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:30:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheMountaineer:
I want to say my iPhone But I know that'll be useless in a SHTF/TEOTWAWKI situation. I definitely want to see what others have to say as I'm lacking in the COMMS department.


Not that bad, you can scrounge for wifi with it, and if you have skype you can call people. During both Japan and Chile, the same day they had hot spots for people to use.
You should get a good shock proof case for it and means of recharging, I have the Otterbox defender and am happy with it so far. Dropped it several times, very hard on occasions, and the phone still works.
FerFAL
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 4:52:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EXPY37:
Most folks would get so tangled up in all that they'd trip over their ERB and fall on their face and get shot.



I'd want a pair of capable handheld radios and the means to keep them running.

After a good means to 'purify' water.

And some other stuff.


this right here. plus a decent shortwave receiver to listen to "the news." i don't think i would have anyone to talk to outside of my immediate circle of companions. its not like i would be calling in support or an air strike or anything.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:01:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Remyrw:
Very slick. Is that twine I see in there, for stringing ant. cable?

http://www.hamradiofun.com/yoyodeluxe.html

ar-jedi
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