I was watching the Discovery Channel’s post-Apocalyptic show, The Colony-Season One, last night and was quite intrigued by the ‘Professor’s’ Spark Gap Transmitter project. Both he and the lady who is a rocket scientist worked to complete both a transmitter and receiver from spare junk left behind in an 80,000-foot warehouse they now called home.
I began seeing the importance of such a completed project. The transmitter immediately presented itself as a solution to communications needs for militias around the United States who might be able to communicate with one another by Morse code, if possible. Such a transmitter would allow militia members to quickly switch stations using the old technology to avoid the bad guys from listening to their communications.
NOTE: According to the blogs I read while researching the subject, I discovered that it is illegal to use such a transmitter within the United States of America. It is alright to build it, however it is illegal to connect it to an antenna and use the transmit key. This, however, did not stop the show’s participants (All of this was done in California) from creating and testing it, as well as creating a flamethrower and other interesting contraptions for survival in additional episodes from the show.
Should the war begin, the option of being able to communicate without being discovered by the bad guys in more than one possible means will be necessary. Legality will not be a question in the absence of law…anarchy. The militias will work to restore U.S. Constitutional law and order and to alleviate government anarchy.
I have researched some great websites for information on how to procure plans for building one’s own transmitter and receiver. The only thing left to do is for patriots to practice and learn the Morse code that will be needed to operate the transmitters.
Websites for Transmitter Plans
Morse Code (‘The Code’)
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