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A friend did a VERY THOROUGH analysis of amateur radios as communication tools when other means are unavailable.

A strong motivator for him was to reach home or help from the deep woods, but there are other factors, including grid-down disaster planning.

He is a high-order professional computer scientist who is very recent to amateur radio. I am hugely impressed by his methodical, thorough attack on problem and solution definition.

Thus, with his permission, I share these documents with you here.

The first is the overall analysis and conclusions.

Radio Plan 2016

Second is a Vietnam-era US Army analysis and conclusions
… that taught me a lot.

beyond line-of-sight