Phonetic Alphabet For Radio Comms (A to Z)

Military radio operator

Military, maritime, aviation and emergency services use the Phonetic alphabet so there are fewer mistakes in the transmission of critical information. The phonetic alphabet or word spelling alphabet (International International Civil Aviation Organization Phonetic Alphabet) is used in operations where clear communication is paramount. If you’ve ever tried giving street directions on the phone that … Read more

Best Communication Device For Preppers

Military Radioman In the Field

Preppers often overlook communication because it’s technical, and you must be into it to figure out what will work for your prepper group. Amateur radio seems to be the logical choice for group communication but keep in mind everyone using the radio has to have the skills and licenses to operate a HAM. They are … Read more

GMRS Radios: Best Disaster Comms

GMRS GXT Radios in charger

GMRS is the best radio service you can use for disaster communication because it hits that sweet spot between usability, capability, and flexibility. GMRS is a radio service that the average person in a survival group can use and understand. I learned that there is a little bit of a learning curve, but it’s more … Read more

FRS Radio: Easy to use Disaster Comms

Holding a handheld radio

Family Radio Service (FRS) radios are the most straightforward two-way disaster communication you can get. These walkie-talkie-style handheld radios are a good starting place for building out your emergency and disaster communication. FRS radios are the first thing I bought for my disaster communications because I wanted to test each type of radio from the … Read more

Disaster Communication: Prepper’s Guide

Radio Tower and Gloomy sky

A disaster communication plan is essential to preparing to survive a catastrophe. What will you do if there is a disaster and your cell phone or landline stops working? The best plan of action for emergency coms is to have alternate forms of communication lined up in case you need them. I’m just getting into … Read more

Disaster Communication (11 Radios & Devices)

Ham Radio

I am writing this article on disaster communication because I live on the Emerald Coast of Florida and have no emergency communication besides a smartphone. Destin, Florida (my current location) has been hit by hurricanes 58 times since 1930. Poor planning on my part. This is the first comms article, so it will be pretty … Read more