rbethman rbethman at comcast.net
Sat Mar 20 12:38:14 EDT 2010

This is an entire subject that only bits and pieces are being presented.

There is an underlying fallacy to the different views.

WHY?  The main reason is the lack of real facts regarding the issues of 
EMP and the effects.

You aren't going to go anywhere.  The automobiles are built with a 
microprocessor and and the applicable solid state components.  The EMP 
will take them out of use instantly.  You can forget "getting out of Dodge".

You would have to have a generator, an adequate supply of fuel, and the 
necessary hollow state based radio system, and all of it stored in the 
appropriately shielded container with the required grounds.

The realities are that out of the purported 600,000 amateur Radio 
Operators, you will have a particularly small percentage of them 
prepared for this "event".

We are in this for a hobby.  Were are not funded for this preparation, 
nor do the vast majority even have the information regarding the 
necessary protections and precautions for such an event.

The DoD has done extensive tests, studies, and preparation.  It has not 
been inexpensive.

Start doing a search on Starfish Prime.  Then follow the threads dealing 
with EMP, testing, and EMP survivability.

Bob - N0DGN

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