During the initial stages of a disaster, HAM Radio operators are often the only line of communication in or out of the effected area.
Their ability to communicate when the grid goes down, is one of the major reasons I advise our readers to look into HAM Radio. In a survival situation, communication and the ability to quickly gather information are going to be critical factors in determining the outcome of your situation.
Here is our Ham Radio Cheat Sheet
It covers what bands each license class has access to, common Q Codes, the Phonetic Alphabet and Morse Code.