We have moved. You may now find us at:
Well, WE aren't moving, but the blog is.
In this day and time of censorship and the disappearance of some things on the internet, we have decided to make a few changes and back up plans. The consistency of our blogging once or twice a week won't be changing, just the location and appearance. Luckily, we have been able to export everything here and load it into another platform at WordPress.
If you have signed up to receive email notification of new articles here, you will need to do that at the new blog. We hope you continue to follow there.
To find our new "home" please go this this link.
If you are searching for it go to:
The new email address is:
WordPress is a new format for us. Somethings may not work right at first. Some things may not ever work. Be patient. If there is something you find offensive, please let us know, we probably did not put it there. In developing this new format, there are some things that initially we do not have control over. Please be patient and bear with us.
Moving on. As you are all aware things have and are changing sharply in our world. Things are not good. We have been losing liberty and freedom slowly for years, and it has escalated sharply. We are changing the blog site, our email addresses, both blog and personal, and are using a different internet browser. Be careful what you say and the context of how you say it because there is no longer any guarantee under the First Amendment or any other amendment for that matter. Be very careful.
Back to the new blog. If you have comments, suggestions or recommendations, please share them.
On a side note. We have never made a profit or any income from this blog and that will not change with the new blog. That is not why we do this.
This blog site will remain open as long as possible, but there will be no new articles here. Hopefully, all of the previous articles transferred to the new site. I know hope is a poor strategy, but we still hope. So, we'll see how it goes. Please make the change with us.
Pray for our country and be careful what you say. That's just the way it is now days.
Come see us at our new home!
We'll talk more later, until next time,
Frank & Fern Feral
Hello Everybody, Frank here.
Fern and I ran across an article by Robert Gore, it involves two parts, ironically, Part 1 and Part 2. Robert included in Part 2 a link to an article from OHMama, I think. The link to this is also included.
Mr. Gore's part 1 & 2 are a little lengthy. He does a very good job of explaining what's going on right now. If you can, please read these. If not, skim both of them.
On a different topic. Congratulations to the folks that got their ham radio licenses last week. Hopefully in the near future, we will talk more radio, but in the meantime, please keep your heads down, pay attention, rely on facts and not hearsay, don't do anything you will regret in the future.
It is Monday, high noon, here in Oklahoma which means we have 47 hours until the possible change with our administrations. Pay attention closely. Things are not always as they seem to be.Please read the links. Know where everything valuable to you is located.
LINK: I AM DONE
Take care all. We'll talk more later, Frank
Hello Everybody, Frank here.
Let's talk radio.
It would appear that in the very near future, radios might be a great way to communicate. Radio communication has taken a back seat to the internet and cell phones. It is easy to understand why. Internet is mighty convenient. Cell phone, I don't even stop and think at this communication marvel.
Times are changing. Times are changing quickly. I'd like for you to think about radio as a backup system to cell phone and internet. Yes, radio will never replace internet or cell phones, but if you need to talk to someone in your area, or you just want to listen to that same group of people in your area, you can do this with radio. We're going to talk about that.A few years back I wrote a number of articles about various radio communications. Here is a link to a list of those articles. It's also on the side bar under Frank's Radio Communications.
Some of the information is dated. Some of the test manuals are out of date. Some of the links to various businesses may not work. But the information about the radios themselves, very little has changed here.
Look through some of these articles. Times are changing. If you have questions, put them in the comments. Boys and girls, we need to be able to communicate. Think about it. If you say to yourself, well I can't do that. Then you can't. If you see Bubba riding down the road in his old truck with his CB antenna on it - well he can do it. Fear of learning is common. Adults generally are not good students. Get over it. Learn.
Read some of the articles. If you don't understand it, let it soak in. Most radio is push the button and talk. I live surrounded by Bubba, it's a great place to be. Learn. Read. And do.
Always use caution when sharing information with folks you don't truly know. One last thing. Anything you say on a radio can be heard by somebody else. Don't give out phone numbers, addresses, it's called operational security, OPSEC. Let's do this.
Put questions in the comments. Local is where you live. Local is where you will survive. Bubba is your buddy. Remember, humor is the essence of survival.
We'll TALK more later, Frank