National Preparedness Month reminds us all to ready ourselves and our families for those harsh events that could disrupt our lives. Beside stocking essential things, you may consider how you will communicate in the crisis. While some devices offer a bit of support, we invite you to study the advantages of getting through promptly by keyboarding your messages in Morse code, believe it or not.
Maybe the Beatles didn’t need to know, but how will the coming geomagnetic storms affect my communications? Amateur radio operators want to know. Will all the new sunspot activity improve propagation of my signals or will we see blackouts? High frequency (HF) operators are tracking the densities of ionospheric particles out of curiosity about how their signals will propagate. It’s been pretty surprising so far. After predictions of a relatively weak phase like Cycle 24, the sun is no longer dithering.
The Carrington Event stands as a testament to the immense power of natural forces and their potential to disrupt the technological marvels we have constructed. As our reliance on the Internet grows, so does our vulnerability to disruptions caused by solar storms and other emergencies. In this context, modern Morse code transceivers like the PreppComm MMX emerge as crucial tools in maintaining communication and information exchange during crises.
Do you wonder how to get started with ham radio? A traditional approach might be to buy all the equipment needed for voice transmission and reception. The new operator of ham radios could see the MMX as a starting point for her hobby.
Morse Code is the oldest form of digital communication. It initially was used in analog form, but now can easily be transmitted digitally. Receiving digitally with good results has not been possible until recently.
PreppComm has made use of Morse Code easy - you can use it without knowing the code yourself. However, there is another dimension to radio communication with Morse Code, which is actually learning how to use it on eat air. This is called CW. CW and Morse Code share the code, but CW is another whole level: how to operate on the air with code. Learning CW requires patience and practice.
PreppComm technology is not only great for typical ham radio operators, but is especially helpful and a blessing to many with various disabilities. The MMX and DMX-40 was invented by a disabled person, and PreppComm is very aware of the feedback from delighted customers that have found that they too can now enjoy CW communication because the technology opens the door for them.