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The Left In America’s New Target: Ham Radio Operators

12 October 2019 @ 16:20

Disturbing news our of California [when isn’t there these days?].

From Off Grid Survival, we learn [tips of the fedora to BayAreaFrau and Lisa Mei Crowley]:

The People’s Republic of California is at it again; through unelected state officials, California is severing ties to ham radio repeater owners throughout the state, jeopardizing the lives of millions of Californians who depend on these repeaters to operate during emergencies.

What is a Ham Radio Repeater?  OGS explains:

An amateur radio repeater system is a two-way radio system that takes weaker or low-level amateur radio signals and retransmits them at a higher level or higher power so that the radio signal can cover longer distances without degradation. It is a vital part of the local emergency communications system, and Ham Radio operators have been using them for decades to provide support during disasters that take out local communication infrastructure.

More from the report:

Last month, repeater operators were sent emails telling them the State would no longer allow them to operate repeaters on public land without paying substantial rental fees. In the letter sent by CAL FIRE, the state claims Ham operators no longer provide a benefit to the state or public safety. They claimed that “constantly changing technological advances” has made Ham radio obsolete during an emergency.

Keep in mind; this is a state that is currently shutting power down in 34 of its counties because its infrastructure cannot handle 20-30 mph winds without risking wildfire breakouts throughout the state.

What’s that smell I breathe-in coming from The Left Coast?  Could it be the odor of an excuse to inflict damage to a system that can get around an ever-restricted Social Media?

As I wrote in my [soon-to-be properly published] book, The Present Crisis [Chapter 11: Join Or Die]:


In the mid-1770’s, the Patriots, in order to coordinate their efforts at seeking Redress and in fighting Tyranny, realized that they needed to open-up lines of communication between the scattered groupings of Patriots that were spread across the thirteen Colonies.

The Boston Committee Of Correspondence was formed to bring more strength to Boston’s efforts to combat the Despotic Legislation coming out of Great Britain, but confining themselves to just their town, they knew, would not achieve much that was Worthwhile and Lasting.

So, they first reached-out to the other towns in the Colony of Massachusetts, and met with great success. In fact, the Committee’s actions spurred many of these communities to form their own versions of The Correspondence Committee. As did the Boston Committee, these town organizations began issuing their own demands on the British Government for Redress Of Grievances. Often, they endorsed the demands of each other.

On their own, many of the towns of the Bay Colony organized County Conventions to coordinate their actions collectively. This eventually led, after Parliament’s passage of the Intolerable Acts, to the formation of a Provincial Congress that operated independently of the Massachusetts Legislature. This rebel congress ended-up actually running the affairs of the Colony.

Perhaps it’s time for all of us to purchase Ham Radios. [And/]Or familiarize ourselves with the Darknet. Given the large area we are spread across, it is Imperative that we keep lines of communication open. Things along the lines of Committees Of Correspondence and Samizdats are vital things to create if we are to have a chance of preserving the Idea of America.

Forgetting, for the moment, the Highly Valuable service Ham Radio Operators provide in disasters, we who believe in the Restoration of our Freedoms and Ordered Liberty need a means of communicating with our Fellow Patriots, our fellow Outlaws..

This move by California is the equivalent to capturing the riders relaying messages from Committee’s Of Correspondence to other COC’s before The War For Independence.

As Off Grid Survival puts it:

Even most Hams haven’t taken notice, but in 2012 the federal government launched FirstNet, a public safety nationwide broadband network that many in the government think will make Ham radio operators obsolete. In reality, its nothing more than a $47 Billion Federal Cell Phone Network that itself is already obsolete. In fact, it needs LOTS of infrastructure to function, and it creates multiple, single points of failure.

The real story here is Ham Radio is a threat to the government. We make them look stupid! They spend billions on infrastructure that breaks down, while we can literally take a hundred bucks in equipment, some random wires, and in minutes set up a radio system that can communicate with anyone in the world. Hell, I’ve used my kid’s slinky, some Television Coax Cable, and a solar battery system to build a mobile rig that I’ve used to talk to people around the world….

They don’t want the public to realize that we can take care of ourselves, and do a much better and cheaper job doing so!


As I’ve said here many times: The War we are in with The Left In America and their Useful Idiot minions could be justifiably called The War For American Dependence.

Resist.  Resist.  Resist.

And the public wants what the public gets
But I don’t get what this society wants
I’m going underground, (going underground)….

Going Underground, The Jam

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