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1 posted on 03/06/2009 9:40:38 AM PST by George from New England
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To: George from New England

I would think HAM can be disabled easier than the net.


2 posted on 03/06/2009 9:42:46 AM PST by DonaldC
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To: George from New England

We have some good neighbors to the north who would welcome the company: Look up “Free Dominion”


3 posted on 03/06/2009 9:43:35 AM PST by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. They're eating it straight out of the packet.)
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To: George from New England

The Internet can’t be shut down, especially since the folks you fear will do so need it to get the word out to all their ACORN chapters and others—recall how they used the Internet to call on people to flood radio shows with phone calls.


4 posted on 03/06/2009 9:43:44 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Behind enemy lines in Boston and Cambridge)
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To: George from New England

Great idea. Also good would be to publish a SW freq for those of us who aren’t operators.


5 posted on 03/06/2009 9:44:05 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: George from New England
We need to learn of local ham/amateur radio operators and us ham operators need to have a pre-established network with designated frequencies to get our message out and around.

Don't you think the FCC will strictly control ham/amateur radio operators for the same reason they would shutdown the internet?
6 posted on 03/06/2009 9:44:18 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: George from New England

You mean the day when someone posts “Am I logged in?” and the answer will be “No”.

I guess we’ll have to go back to using bathroom walls, carrier pigeons, etc.


7 posted on 03/06/2009 9:46:35 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: George from New England; Grammy

Grammy,

I can’t remember Mr. G’s posting name, but here is a ping for him.


8 posted on 03/06/2009 9:46:42 AM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: George from New England

While I do agree that it might be a good thing to have backup comms if the ‘net gets closed down, I don’t know if Ham radio is practical. Not many folks have it or would even entertain getting it, and it’s not secure or private.

I suspect local gun clubs will become the backbone if SHTF. All freepers should have their license, own whatever firearms they can afford, and belong to a local club or two.


9 posted on 03/06/2009 9:47:05 AM PST by Zeddicus
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11 posted on 03/06/2009 9:49:19 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: George from New England

we need to form cells. So that we can stay in communication. We can have secret meetings and GPS drops.


12 posted on 03/06/2009 9:49:30 AM PST by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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To: George from New England
This my friends would be true stamp of Communism and it would mean war. America would no longer be the America that we have loved and died for.

I for one would not stand quietly and let this happen. We have he Freedom of Speech, and freedom is not free. (See my tag line)

13 posted on 03/06/2009 9:49:48 AM PST by BornToBeAmerican (Freedom is not free)
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To: George from New England

A FREEP-net (HAM) is a great idea...
there’s a licensed operator in this home.
I asked on my FR state location thread about this a week ago: no response.


14 posted on 03/06/2009 9:49:51 AM PST by two23 (Romans 16:20)
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To: George from New England

Ok, but we non hams need a short wave radio and a designated frequency.

Plus, we need a couple of transmitters outside the country because they will definitely locate you and shut you down.


15 posted on 03/06/2009 9:53:00 AM PST by staytrue (YES WE CAN, (everyone should get in the practice of saying it, it will soon be mandatory))
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John has long mustache.........
17 posted on 03/06/2009 9:53:14 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Bush's Recession....Obama's Depression.......)
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There is a guy in my SS class that is a ham operator. I was inquiring about how a “pulse” would knock out our communications. He commented, it shuts down all circuits that have a current passing through them at the moment of the “pulse”.

WATER WILL BE THE GREATEST NEED THEN. FOLLOWED BY FOOD.
BE PREPARED.

18 posted on 03/06/2009 9:53:41 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: George from New England

George,
I’m with ya!!!
Most of these naysayers haven’t got a clue. I believe we need to be informed. I’ll want to know who’s left after all is said and done/or it might be fun to get into a hobby like this.


19 posted on 03/06/2009 9:54:44 AM PST by lucky american (We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails)
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To: kalee

ping for papa


20 posted on 03/06/2009 9:55:17 AM PST by Cailleach
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22 posted on 03/06/2009 9:56:04 AM PST by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: George from New England

I still remember a story a friend told us back in the ‘80’s: When he was young, he knew another teen who’d been communicating with someone in Russia via radio. (I don’t know which kind of radio.) They were just having friendly conversations, but, at one point, the “authorities” showed up to interrogate him at home, and they took his radio.

Apparently, radio communications are monitored, too.


23 posted on 03/06/2009 9:56:12 AM PST by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: George from New England

Good idea. I hope there are backup plans being made to facilitate communications.

However, I don’t think it is wise to publicize the exact plans at this time.


27 posted on 03/06/2009 10:01:14 AM PST by Lorianne
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