Hello my gim friends,
I read the 2nd book by James Wesley, Rawles book Survivors, not Patriots although I've read that one too.
Anyway, he mentions in the second book Survivors that the characters (brothers) Andy and Lars Laine would communicate, or at least try to, by Morse Code every thursday with Lars at home in the US and Andy moving around the world from Afghanistan all the way to the US to meet up with his family during a SHTF senario.
They mention a very simple contraption run on a couple of AA's and a decent size length of wire as an antenna.
They (the brothers) have several good connections and it seems a perfect way of communication at distance. All's you would do I suppose would be make two of these, learn Morse, and give the one to the person you needed to communicate with.
Has anyone here done this with any success? I suck with a soildering iron... was never taught right, but am pretty useful with my hands and have some mechanical understanding. Can anyone show me how to build a pretty solid one, like one that I can stick in a project metal dish thing you get from radioshack?
So it would hold up to jostling around and such.
Thanks as always for any help you guys can provide,