An Addendum to ‘One Hundred and Fifty Questions to a Guerrilla’

This is where the rubber meets the road as far as Practical training goes.

Learn. Train. Repeat!

 

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From a reader:

Just read your post on questions to ask a guerilla. One point not listed is that everyone is good at something. Identify what they are good at, and apply them. There are sleeper guys out there with skills a normal person would never think of. So ask the team applicants, what are you good at? In Afg, I was yackin one day with a Marine. He was assigned to the 155 battery at Kajaki dam. Turns out, the Marine had designed, and implemented the whole power grid for Southern California, in his real life. The Marines had him running a 155 unit??? In short order, a full understanding, and redesign of the Helmand Province power grid was at the Generals disposal. All from just yackin with the passenger in the seat next over. 
On your post about powering com systems/repeaters-
If you drive the border between Texas and…

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Scenes from the November Advanced RTO

My buddy NC Scout runs some of the most practical and affordable prepper Comms courses around.

No Couch Commando bullshit here.

Check him out.

Stay Alert, Armed, Prepared and Dangerous!

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100_1147 Student’s excellent homemade Yagi.

100_1148 Class SOI on the whiteboard.

100_1149 Homebrew dual band Yagi.

100_1150 Students preparing to send a data burst via AndFLMsg over a Baofeng radio connected to their wire antenna.

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100_1152 Longwire in the trees. Hard to spot even when near it.

100_1153 Resistor terminating the ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ ends of the antenna.

100_1153 Using a zip-tie for strain relief.

100_1154 Longwire antenna is completely invisible.

100_1155 Long Wire with resistor. Note resistor terminating antenna at the base.

100_1156 Vertical Half Rhombic antenna built by students.

100_1157 Feedpoint of the Half Rhombic.

100_1158 Resistor terminated Half Rhombic.

100_1159 Homebrew Yagi deployed. All it needs is krylon.

100_1160 OPFOR spotted in the area.

100_1161 Digital messages have been received from the team in the field to the TOC and saved as a Notepad file to keep a visible record of the Team’s last known status.

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A Modern Look At Guerrilla Radio Equipment

Good Stuff from Brushbeater.

 

Watching a recent media piece on the FARC, I noticed a few shots of their radio equipment they were using to communicate between camps. Look familiar? Its a Yaesu 817 being run from a Sealed Lead Acid battery. Here’s a better shot: Interesting layout by one of their RTOs: The old 817 appears to be […]

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