2600—The Hacker Quarterly—has an article in the Autumn issue titled, “Post-Apocalyptic Communications.” It reads,
You’ve watched the movies and now you must prepare for the worst. You’re going to need a bunker deep inside a mountain, preferably at high elevation….You will need some form of communication. That pwned [sic] iPhone just won’t do. Sure, it’s unlocked for use on any provider, but on doomsday, it’s more than likely that you won’t be getting any reception. That’s why it’s good to have an amateur radio!
Now, I’m not so sure about the doomsday scenario, but I think it would be a cool thing if more hackers got into ham radio. After all, hams are the hackers of the radio world!
J.P. Armstrong, the author of the piece, has a page devoted to ham radio on his website. I kinda like it because he features my study guides. Thanks, JP!