Emergency Radio Communications - Resources

Links and supplementary material for my presentation at the Georgian Homesteading and Survival Show, July 31 - August 1, 2016.

The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club is offering an introductory amateur radio course starting August 31.
Course outline and supplementary information is here

AM/FM Radio

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Shortwave Radio


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Amateur Radio General



Licence Information

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Amateur VHF/UHF Radio

Amateur VHF Repeaters in or near Grey County
Lists of Amateur VHF/UHF Repeaters

Amateur HF (shortwave) Radio

Regular HF nets covering Ontario

Amateur Digital Radio

Winlink - is a network for "global radio email" using both VHF and HF amateur radio.
The Wikipedia page about Winlink might be easier to understand.

PSK31- is a low power, point-to-point digital mode that works well on HF (shortwave) frequencies.
There isn't an "official" PSK31 web page, but this and this seem to be helpful references.
There's also a Wikipedia page about PSK31.

APRS - Automatic Packet Reporting System network (GPS + mobile VHF ham radio).
aprs.fi - Google map of APRS stations, searchable by callsign (try VE3ZAP for Shelburne node)
Of course, there's a Wikipedia page about APRS.

Broadband-Hamnet - "is a high speed, self discovering, self configuring, fault tolerant, wireless
computer network that can run for days from a fully charged car battery, or indefinitely with the
addition of a modest solar array or other supplemental power source. The focus is on emergency
communications."  See the Wikipedia page about High-Speed Multimedia Radio.

Commercial VHF Radio

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