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Monday, June 4, 2007

The Origin of ZOMBIEAXE... and rambling on Ham radio

It all started back in the early 90's when I was in the Army. We had code words or callsigns for the field. Part of mine was Zulu Alpha, or to make ourselves sound ferocious we tweaked them and mine became Zombie Axe...

It always seemed that I migrated to the ham radio forums on Survival and Preparedness and that is where I posted on the forums with ZombieAxe.

I think that communications (Amateur Radio) is an often overlooked prep in most Survival and Preparedness situations. I work in the telecommunications industry and have been to areas where storms (tornado's, hurricanes, ice, wind, and severe thunderstorms) have totally cut off communications for several weeks at a time. It is always the same, Amateur Radio is often the ONLY communication system that works.

The reason is that most folks only know how to use a phone or a radio. Amateur Radio operators know how the radio works, how to build them, how to fix them and how to get on the air after everything else is destroyed, and how to use them!

So if you want to communicate after some disaster with your loved ones, give ham radio a look see...

Some links:
What ham radio is: http://www.hello-radio.org/whatis.html
Clubs in your area: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/club/clubsearch.phtml

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