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Self Reliance & Preparedness Books, Videos, & Websites.

*** Self Reliance & Preparedness Books, Videos, & Websites. ***

(Post Last Updated: 01-21-17)
Note: Click on “See More” below to see all of the links to the websites.

This post is not Ham Radio related but it is about emergency preparedness and self reliance. I have been learning over the past few years about backyard gardening, emergency preparedness, emergency communications and other topics. I wouldn’t label myself a so-called “prepper” but more along the lines of a “Realistic Prepper” perhaps. Like the fact that I live along the East coast of the US and in a Hurricane prone region. So I have preparations for power outages and fuel storage if ever I should need it. So I am going to be adding some non-Ham radio related post here that I think are useful information for the other members in this group. Instead of making multiple postings, I plan on just Updating this post with new information as I see fit. I will leave some spacing in between the topics and label each section accordingly. This way people can do a “Search This Group” at the top of the page and find the topic they need as I usually do in asterisk like this (** Topic **).

** Self Reliance & Preparedness (Books) **

1) Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century
https://www.amazon.com/Self-Sufficiency-Century-James-Strawbridge/dp/0756663202

2) The Back To Basics Handbook

4) The Homesteading Handbook

5) The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook

6) Modern Homesteading: Rediscovering the American Dream


** Self Reliance / Homesteading Videos (Youtube) **

1) It’s Not Easy Being Green – (James & Dick Strawbridge Series)
* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yDJR11ide4&list=PLBl6FMwYi35WTfCok_AaNwTdBDmeaRwuJ

2) Growing Your Greens (Huge Video Library on Gardening)
* https://www.youtube.com/user/growingyourgreens

3) Wranglerstar (Modern Homesteading – A Great Youtube Channel)
* https://www.youtube.com/user/wranglerstar

** Self Reliance & Preparedness (Podcast) **

1) The Survival Podcast (w/ Jack Spirco)
(I have listened and learned much from this Podcast over the last 5 yrs)

* Website: http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/

* TSP Forum Website: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php

* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/survivalpodcast

* iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-survival-podcast/id284148583

* Steven Harris Podcast Interview on Radio Preps
http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/1322-harris-on-radio-preps

** Self Reliance Skills and DIY Sites **

1) How To Make a homemade water filter:
* http://tacticalintelligence.net/blog/how-to-make-a-homemade-water-filter.htm

2) Berkey Water Filter Systems (Highly Recommend)
* http://www.directive21.com/

More to come,
Van Rowe

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Ham Radio Extra License Course

Here is a YouTube Channel Playlist for the Amateur Radio Extra Class License Course taught by David Casler (KE0OG). It is a playlist of 45 videos going over the Extra Class material from 2016. The information here is the same but the Exam Questions change every 4 years so make sure you have the latest ARRL Amateur Radio Study Guide for the Extra Class. At the time of this posting (Jan 2016) the current ARRL Study Guide is the 11th Edition. It includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use through June 30th 2020.

Ham Radio General License Course

Here is a YouTube Channel Playlist for the Amateur Radio General Class License Course taught by David Casler (KE0OG). It is a playlist of 37 videos going over the General Class material from 2012. The information here is the same but the Exam Questions change every 4 years so make sure you have the latest ARRL Amateur Radio Study Guide for the General Class. At the time of this posting (Jan 2016) the current ARRL Study Guide is the 8th Edition. It includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use through June 30, 2019.

Ham Radio Technician License Course

Here is a YouTube Channel Playlist for the Amateur Radio Technician Class License Course taught by David Casler (KE0OG). It is a playlist of 38 videos going over the Technician Class material from 2011. The information here is the same but the Exam Questions change every 4 years so make sure you have the latest ARRL Amateur Radio Study Guide for the Technician Class. At the time of this posting (Jan 2016) the current ARRL Study Guide is the 3rd Edition. It includes the latest question pool with answer key, for use between July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2018.

EchoLink Software & App

*** EchoLink Software – Turn your Computer Into a Radio ***

* Update *
EchoLink App is available to use on iPhones and Android phones as well.
(See new links below)

I have also created a new playlist on the WHRT Youtube Channel called EchoLink Software & Apps:

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For those of you newly licensed amateur radio operators, here is a FREE easy way to talk across the country or the world using your computer and the use of the internet to talk on Amateur Radio Repeater Towers. There is a free software called EchoLink which will allow you to use your existing computers sound card and microphone to transmit and receive amateur radio transmissions from EchoLink connected Repeaters. Here are a few links to websites, tutorials, and videos for learning more about this software.

(Note: You MUST be a licensed amateur radio Technician class or higher to register this EchoLink software)

Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlIXeKE7RiI

Website: http://www.echolink.org/

Download: http://www.echolink.org/register_data.jsp

New Echolink Apps for phones & Tablets:

iPhone:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/echolink/id350688562?mt=8

Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.echolink.android&hl=en

I hope this helps open up another resource for those newly Licensed Operators.

Keypad Program the BaoFeng UV-5R

Some information on programming the BaoFeng UV-5R using the keypad on the radio instead of a computer.

Keypad Programming the BaoFeng UV-5R

KB6NU – No Nonsense Exam Study Guides

Here are a few useful links to the KB6NU – No Nonsense Amateur Radio Study Guides.

No-Nonsense Study Guides