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Friday, January 28, 2011

Reynolds Blogs The Revolution

Instapundit sends this linkset re Egypt and their government's chop of Internet service.

Read it, and think through how you will work through these issues in your AO.

Note that I said "will".

Then make sure you have the gear to do it.

Tempus fugit.


Blogger Brock Townsend said...

"Well, people in Egypt are past the point where the Internet serves as a distraction, but yes — in similar circumstances I would take an Internet shutoff to be a signal to riot, burn the local Federal Building (or whatever the equivalent would be in Egypt) and so on."
Excellent point and something we all should take to mind, me thinks.


January 28, 2011 at 4:53 AM  
Anonymous Defender said...

Dominoes are falling in the Middle East. The Muslim government never liked the Internet anyway. Freedom go to hell.
And this twit welcomes it to California.

When they block the street to pray at 6 a.m., it's like, not a problem cause there's NOOO traffic, and the call to prayer on the loudspeakers is soooo beautiful, man...

January 28, 2011 at 7:48 AM  
Anonymous Defender said...

"How to defend a city" is a military manual worth of tactics on one page. Wow.

January 28, 2011 at 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy the Saint said...

Hobo glyphs would be a useful form of communication, especially for urban/suburban based units.


Obviously, different symbols would be necessary, but the basic idea is sound.

January 28, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Mark Roote said...

qrz.com is where i studied to get my ham license. it helped me immensely
yes, in an emergency i will operate outside my "license" and i encourage others to learn to operate ham radios with or without getting their license, but right now your have to be careful as it is relatively easy to locate someone transmitting with the simplest setup, so i would suggest at a minimum a tech license so you can actually practice using it (albeit on limited frequencies) without getting "hunted down" by the fcc
another bonus to getting my license was getting automatically enrolled for various emails and magazines dealing with ham radios that i didn't know existed before i tested.
and don't forget those simple little frs/gmrs radios that can be bought just about everywhere now. they have limited range, but even 2 miles is a great distance to coordinate over for anything people at our level should be attempting. how many sets do you have?

January 28, 2011 at 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those handheld sets are unsecure. They still are very simple tech and will work up to a point. Keep in mind those freq's will be crowded once things get hot. Better to use old Nextel devices with the P2T function.


January 28, 2011 at 2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are extremely cheap FHSS radios (requiring no license!) available now - stock up. They can be DF'd, but raising the bar only helps OPSEC.

January 28, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
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January 29, 2011 at 12:53 PM  

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