You pull out your World Gone Silent kit, and switch on your amateur radio. Hear the satisfying click of the knob and that double beep. Those sounds mean all 5 watts of power are at your fingertips.
You skillfully select the ham radio repeater you and your loved one previously agreed to use in just such a situation. You press the push-to-talk button and hear the satisfying tones that indicate the repeater is under your control. While people around you curse our fragile infrastructure, you know your voice can be heard for dozens of miles in any direction.
You press the button again, and throw out their call sign. After a brief moment, you hear that sweet, familiar voice in reply. You know they’re safe, and relief floods over you. Your amateur radio let you confirm the pre-planned meeting location.
Let the TV keep blaring. Let your unprepared neighbors keep scurrying.
You confidently enact your plan, knowing the ones you care about are safe and on the way.
THIS IS NO TOY
Our amateur radios aren’t the toys you buy over the counter. These radios have ten times the transmitting power of any “walkie talkie.”
Not only are they more powerful, they’re more capable!
With a cell-phone sized amateur radio, you can communicate dozens of miles away in an instant.
The magic lies in “repeaters.”
Repeaters are powerful stations built by volunteers that boost your signal and beam it out in all directions. These repeaters are often installed at the highest point in the area. As a result, many more people can hear your voice.
WORLD GONE SILENT is the easiest way to gain access to this communications network hiding in plain sight.
Don’t be left sitting alone, hoping your loved ones are on the way.
REACH THEM, No Matter What!