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Grid Down Communications

COURSE INFO:

2-Day Class

$250 + $25/day venue fee

$100 deposit required at registration – remaining balance due at class via CASH / CHECK

PRE-REQUISITES:

There are no prerequisites for this class.

MINIMUM EQUIPMENT:

  • Notepad and pencil
  • Outdoor clothing ( boots, pants, long sleeves recommended)
  • Daypack
  • Water
  • Snacks

DESCRIPTION:

Have you ever wondered how you would communicate with family and friends if our modern cellular network was down during a natural disaster, power outage or SHTF scenario? Our society has become overly dependent on modern communications infrastructure controlled by grid power systems and computers susceptible to cyber attacks. Communications are often overlooked in terms of preparedness. During this course, you will learn how to create a family communications plan, basic radio theory and will discuss and demonstrate a variety of comm gear options on a budget as well as more advanced options. You will also learn about antenna characteristics, propagation and how to construct an antenna from basic, common items.

This class is considered a basic level introduction to 2 way communications. A ham radio license is not required but we will be using some ham skills for non line of sight communications. We hope that after the course, one will consider getting their amateur license and practice, practice, practice.

Please bring any communications gear you have to use or demonstrate to others.

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