This site is designed to develop and popularize short-wave radio communications among the tourist community and professional travelers.
This website is designed to develop and popularize short-wave radio communications among the professional and recreational outdoor community: Ham Radio operators, nature enthusiasts, tourists, globetrotters, bushcrafters, preppers, hunters, outdoor professionals, officials involved in emergency services.
Looking through old amateur radio books, we sometimes comes across statements like this: “When going on a backcountry hiking trip or traveling, take a radio receiver with you. When sitting comfortably around the fire, you listen to the latest news, music, sports, check the clock - in a word, you can feel at home. "
Half a century later, we can rephrase this concept as follows: “Going on a trip to the dense forests of Karelia, the mountain slopes of the Caucasus or the meadows of the Altai, it it is good idea to take a portable radio transceiver with you - for essential information what is going on in your area, how other groups and travellers are faring, for information about the state of roads, the weather, traffic conditions or the availability of fuel at gas stations and their mode of operation are not superfluous. Apart from essential information, how about getting nice tips on good locations for fishing or finding mushroom? Not to mention the mutual assistance that anyone can give to you who has heard your distress call on a common communication channel. " You can even create your own local radio network.
All this is technically possible and it is legal! And you won‘t need lots of money. Let us help you to get started!
What you need to get started is an Amateur Radio licence – the entry class in your country is often enough. And you need is a small battery operated portable shortwave radio with a frequency range of the lower shortwave bands of 1.7 MHz /160m to 3,8 Mhz/80m. Low power of 5 watts or even less is often enough for communications of up to 150 kilometers.
If you love the great outdoors, start getting into essential communications to be safer - and to have fun.
Evgeny Slodkevich, UA3AHM