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Survival Communications FAQ

Survival Communications FAQ

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The first requirement being that there is someone trying to send a message and someone expecting to receive it may at first seem obvious, however in practice it is probably the most violated requirement of communications in a survival context, providing the violator with a false sense of security until they need to communicate.
The first requirement being that there is someone trying to send a message and someone expecting to receive it may at first seem obvious, however in practice it is probably the most violated requirement of communications in a survival context, providing the violator with a false sense of security until they need to communicate.

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10/23/2012

 
Survival Communications FAQ
 
Version 1.12
 
Mike Medintz, Editor 
 
DISCLAIMER:
The authors and editors of this FAQ panel assume no legalresponsibility for any errors in or misuse of this information, and are not to be heldlegally liable or responsible for any death, injury, loss of property, or other negativeconsequences resulting from use, misuse, or abuse of this information.This document was based upon an earlier FAQ written by another m.s lurker, and hasreceived many contributions from m.s members who wished not to be named here. Anycomments should be sent to me at medintz@idir.net, and will be acted on or forwarded to the other authors as appropriate.This FAQ is a work in progress. Suggestions, comments, and recommendations arealways welcomed, and will be acted on or forwarded as appropriate. Further informationon radio may be gathered from
The ARRL Handbook 
and the
 ARRL Operating Manual 
, published by the American Radio Relay League (http://www.arrl.org
 
)A topic as broad as communications can never been completely covered, especially inwhat should be a terse and matter-of-fact FAQ. We'll start out with the most generaldescription we can provide, and get more specific deeper in the document.
Outline
 
 
 
 
Types of CommunicationsWired Communications
 
 
 
Radio Signals
 
AM Radio
 
 
 
 
Unlicensed Services
 
CB Radio (AM and SSB)
 
 
49 Mhz Radios
 
460 Mhz Family Radio Service (FRS)
 
1750 Meter Lowfer Band
 
Micro-power AM and FM
 
 
Amateur ( Ham ) Radio
 
6-Meter Band
 
2-Meter Band
 
MF/HF Bam Bands:
 
 
Cellular Phones
 
Paging
 
 
Radio Equipment, Antennas, and Propagation
 
Basic Radio Antennas
 
Antenna Effectiveness
 
1/4 WaveLength Vertical
 
Dipole
 
Quads and Yagis
 
 
Schedules
 
Guard Channels
 
Codes
 
Authentication
 
Brevity and Message Coding
 
SOI Spares
 
 
Morse code by light
 
Semaphore
 
Three-in-a-row rule (whistles, gunshots...)
 
American sign language
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What Is Communication?
The first step in understanding communications in the context of survival isunderstanding of the fundamentals of communication itself. Communication is a verycomplex topic, as difficult to completely define as truth, beauty, or time; however, in anattempt to cut to the chase and make our life simple, we'll start with two definitions:COMMUNICATION is the successful transfer of information from one person to another  person or entity.COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS are comprised of equipment, methods and techniques of supporting information transfer, enabling communication to take place between two people. (Please note that these definitions are cheap outs, since we haven't defined whatwe mean by information, but you get it, right? Note that we re also limiting things byrequiring at least one person in to loop, to reduce the scope of this document.)
What Happens When We Communicate?
In order for any communication to take place, there are three major requirements thatmust satisfied.REQUIREMENT ONE: There must be a sender and a receiver. For most survival purposes, this means a person trying to send a message and a person looking for amessage sent to them.REQUIREMENT TWO: The sender and receiver must understand how the message is to be conveyed, and must understand the message itself. In the survival context, this meansthat both people trying to communicate understand how their communication systemworks (how to operate the communications equipment, that one or two lamps havedifferent meanings, how to look up a word in a dictionary) and that they understand themessage (the message in clear and in a common language, that one lamp means that theBritish are coming by land and two lamps means by sea.)REQUIREMENT THREE: the communication system must be capable of delivering themessage. (There's not so much fog the lamps can't be seen, or that the radios are withinrange and working properly.

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