Discover Ham Radio for Preparedness and Survival

If you’ve been thinking about exploring the possibilities of ham radio for preparedness and survival, here’s an easy way to get exposed to what it’s all about.

The last weekend in June is set aside by ham radio operators all across the country as Field Day. It’s a time to operate radio equipment off the power grid. It serves as a good demonstration of how ham radio can work during emergencies.

But amateur radio plays a part in our lives every day in ways you may not be aware of. The video below gives a comprehensive look at how we use radio technology in society and the role ham radio plays.

The video was originally published in 2013, and it’s still relevant and interesting today. You’ll be surprised by the many applications for radio as part of our modern technology. It’s not going away any time soon.



There’s a helpful companion site to this video at


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.