Recently Acquired a Comm Radio; tried performing a Radio Check multiple times on multiple channels, No Copy nor any response at all. Does anyone use radios anymore or are cell phones/smart phones what people rely on for everything these days?!
Frustrated a bit. I know cell phones will not work in the Country.....it comes down to wits, skillsets, experience and Needs/Priorities and a smartphone is not amongst the 4 Needs. Tried testing the radio way ahead of time; for Contingency reasons; even tried Channel 19, which is or was the channel truckers use or used; no response on that channel either.
Just wanting to be prepared and take all needed security and safety precautions; so when WROL occurs or even SHTF; I am not alone against overwhelming enemy forces or situations.