PART 1/3 – WHY SSB CB: When selecting your first and best two-way communication for preparedness, there are three basic solution paths. FRS/GMRS, Citizens Band and Amateur Radio. Learn why single-sideband citizens band (SSB CB) radios offer the best combination of simplicity, range, affordability, and a quick learning curve.
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Two-way radios are necessary for preparedness, and there is a wide range of amateur and consumer variants to fill the need. Some are limited in what they can do but are inexpensive. Conversely, for more money, you can do a lot more once with more sophisticated types, that is, once you’ve figured them out. Ergo, if you know little or nothing about two-way survival communications what is your first and best radio for preparedness?
According to Radio Free Earth authors Marshall Masters and Duane W. Brayton, your first and best survival radio is a single-sideband citizens band (SSB CB) mobile radio. When you finish watching this three-part series, you will know what you need, where to begin and how much to budget.
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PART 2/3 – HOW SSB CB WORKS: When you understand how the single-sideband mode works, you’ll understand why and why SSB CB radios are ideal for preparedness.
PART 3/3 – MAKING SSB CB WORK: Tips and tricks on how to become proficient with an SSB CB, and which antennas are best suited to SSB CB survival mission roles.
*** RELATED LINKS ***
Radio Free Earth Website
Radio Free Earth Book on Amazon