On March 2nd, 2012, an EF4 tornado struck the town of Henryville in southern Indiana, virtually wiping it off the map. A second, less severe EF1 tornado followed the same path about an hour later, compounding the destruction. The storm damaged the infrastructure in the region, causing a complete disconnection from the outside world.
Wars are fought on many different battlefields. Where once nations waged war only on small areas of land or sea, the technology of the 21st century has expanded the arenas in which nations confront one another.
Natural disasters leave a trail of damage in their wake, from the destruction of homes and businesses to crippling critical infrastructure that we rely on daily. One of the most immediate impacts of hurricanes and earthquakes is downing our communications grids, which cuts us off from our communities and leaves us in the dark from important information.
This is the second of a two-part article on learning Morse Code. In the first part, which was published last week, the author discussed how not to learn the code and avoid causing problems for yourself. In this part, he explains how to use the aural method for learning Morse Code.
Morse Code, nobody really still uses that stuff. . . do they? These days everybody uses teletype and TV or they just talk on the radio… don’t they? Nope! Morse communication remains both popular and useful.
Many preppers foresee the need for CB radios in a crisis, but, unfortunately, using a transmitter can bring an enemy or predator to your doorstep. If you use a radio to communicate with another member of your party, anything you say can be used against you. It is even possible to locate you by homing in on your signal.