Monday, October 14, 2019

Ham Radio and EMP. Post 2022.


If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PR2ExR7mX0.

In our last post, I briefly review an article on Extreme Solar Events which could impact your neighborhood, home, and amateur radio station.  If Coronal Mass Ejections (CME) are sufficiently powerful, massive parts of our communications infrastructure could be rendered unusable.

One of the unfortunate results of a "Carrington Event" would be EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse),which could produce serious damage to your home, including your ham radio station or any other solid state device.

In this video from Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) we get a good overall view of EMP, what it can do to our digital lives, and how we can mitigate some of the serious issues caused by EMP.

One of the easy ways to protect your radio equipment would be to store your transceivers (HF/VHF/UHF), "tuners", and electronic tools in a "Faraday Cage."

Here's an excellent article from "PC Magazine" that will help you design and build an effective "Faraday Cage" for your equipment:

pcmag.com/article/335782/how-to-make-your-own-faraday-cage.

Why not take steps to protect your equipment now before the next solar storm becomes an unpleasant reminder?

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/
https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.
https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com.
https://bigislandarrlnews.com.
https://www.eham.net.
http://www.southgatearc.org.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).