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Episode-1322- Steven Harris on Radio Preps for the Common Man

Steven Harris – CEO of Knowledge Publications

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Steven Harris returns to TSP this time to discuss radios and I mean everything radios for the common man. As is typical with Steven he did so much research that today’s show may come off like a college short course in emergency radio use.  Rather than say, “become a HAM”, Steven has taken the approach of radios for the rest of us.   Like those of us that don’t want to make radio part of our life, simply part of our preps.

Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA.

Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation.

Steve is always full of great ideas, knowledge and projects we can use to improve our personal energy independence and today is no exception. Today he covers generators with us in part two of a two part series.

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Episode-928- Amateur Radio and Scanners with Tim Glance

Tim’s Store with on of his Mil Surp Vehicles Parked in Front

Tim Glance is the owner of Old Grouch Military surplus and a veteran of the US Army where he served for 18 years as a Construction Equipment Mechanic, Wheeled Vehicle mechanic, and now as a Warrant Officer Engineer Equipment Repair Technician still serving in the Army Reserve.

Tim is also a Ham Radio operator with 10+ years with experience in emergency communications.  He joins us today to discuss How and why to listen to local public safety with a scanner, how and why to listen to shortwave along with how and why to get started in ham radio and all the things you can do with it.

 

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • Why is a scanner or receiver the most important part of prep communications
  • What to look for in a scanner
  • Scanner compatibility with your local systems
  • Are older scanners good
  • What scanner Tim feels is the best available today
  • What is ham radio
  • What makes ham radio so versatile and reliable
  • What kinds of communications are possible with HAM
  • The folly of just buying  a radio and storing it
  • How do you get started with HAM radio
  • Levels of license- who needs what and privacy
  • Is encryption available or legal
  • What kind of radio to start with, what to avoid
  • Where to find more resources for getting starte

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