Okay, so it is a little techno-geeky and complex, but moonbounce EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) transmission does work.
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SurvivalBlog reader M.P. mentioned that the Sony ICT-B01 emergency radio is now available at JR.com for $40. While it doesn’t have some of the bells and whistles of the Eton and Grundig models, the Sony portables generally have the best proprietary radio integrated circuits, and they never sell them to other radio manufacturers.
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that they plan to distribute terror and disaster alerts via cell phone. But this is hardly a “promised” technology for SurvivalBlog readers, many of whom already have active Alert System, Inc. subscriptions for terror and disaster alerts via cell phones and pagers.
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The skip is in! As of 1730 EST on Wednesday, the 6 Meter Band was showing a definite “opening” in propagation to Europe from the Eastern U.S. This is very unusual long range propagation for this band. Enjoy it while it lasts.