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MadMax

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Why Ham Radio??
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:21:48 AM »
Good time to mention again, anyone without electricity but who had a small HF Ham radio and a 15AH Gel Cell battery could communicatine anywhere in North American, when 3 million people on the island are “SOL” as the saying goes ..

Puerto Rico Streets In Total Darkness As Over 3 Million People Go Without Power After Hurricane Maria “Obliterates” Island

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/puerto-rico-streets-in-total-darkness-as-over-3-million-people-go-without-power-after-hurricane-maria-obliterates-island_09212017


Over 3 million residents of Puerto Rico are without power after Hurricane Maria devastated the island Wednesday morning with Category 4 winds as high as 155 mph and officials have warned that power may not be restored for months.


Left to fend for themselves a day after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and forced them into a primitive existence, San Juaneros took to the streets Thursday to do what they say Caribbean people do best: Resolver. Figure it out.

No electricity? A mustachioed man in a white undershirt played traffic cop at a Santurce intersection. No ambulances? A daughter borrowed her brother’s SUV to race her frail mother from the La Perla neighborhood to a hospital. No debris removal? A physician and two neighbors borrowed garden tools to clear main Condado thoroughfares on their own.

As Congresswoman Gonzalez-Colon stunningly noted, “This is not the same island”.

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Re: Why Ham Radio??
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 10:11:41 AM »
MadMax, great ideas, great post. Very timely...
sharing a video or two here.
- Barb townsend
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Ham Radio can save your life!

https://youtu.be/h7zOAlZN2oA

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Re: Why Ham Radio??
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 09:57:49 AM »
For all you "procrastinators" out there that have not (yet) purchased an HF Portable Ham Radio here is the latest technology at an unbelievable price:

https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=71-002216

YAESU FT-891
HF + 50 MHz All Mode Mobile Transceiver With MH-31A8J Mic
HRO Discount Price: $579.95*

Just unboxed mine yesterday and it works great!

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Re: Why Ham Radio??
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 06:17:20 PM »
For all you "procrastinators" out there that have not (yet) purchased an HF Portable Ham Radio here is the latest technology at an unbelievable price:

https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=71-002216

YAESU FT-891
HF + 50 MHz All Mode Mobile Transceiver With MH-31A8J Mic
HRO Discount Price: $579.95*

Just unboxed mine yesterday and it works great!

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Re: Why Ham Radio??
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 04:16:48 AM »
You can talk all over the planet with a simple wire antenna..

Marshall has talked about after the Pole Shift there will be another "Golden Age of Ham Radio" ..

Get ready!
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