ITU Alphabet Bookmarks

I’ve neglected you all for far too long…

It’s been awhile since I posted last.  (Bad petite…BAAAAD petite…)  Truth be told, my real life took precedence over my virtual one.

Anyway…in the interest of bringing you some new content to ponder, it’s back to business…

In my exploits into emergency communications, I find that having references on hand helps me tremendously.  I simply just can’t remember everything all of the time.  Just…can’t…do…it.

So I make references for myself to have on hand if and when my brain decides to have a blank moment…which seems to happen more often as I get older. (*sigh*)

Here is one of those references.  It is a bookmark displaying the ITU alphabet.  Feel free to print a copy.  You may print as many as you would like.  The only thing I ask is that you do not make a profit off of these.  Fair enough, right?

Enjoy…and 73’s


Do You Have the “Right Antenna” for the Job?

This has been on my mind a lot lately.

It may be because I’m in the process of building a few.

It is also because it has come into real sharp focus for me lately.   It’s an important lesson to learn: Without the proper gear, you may not get the job done.  Although that’s true with many aspects of preparedness, it happens to be very true with emergency communications.  Yes, skill matters more, but all the skills in the world will not compensate for the wrong gear for the job in many situations.  You may be the best informational communicator out there…but that means nothing if no one can hear you.

Continue reading “Do You Have the “Right Antenna” for the Job?”

Enjoying the Holidays by Candlelight (When the Candlelight Is Not by Choice)

The holidays are upon us.

This is my favorite time of year.  Twinkling lights, music, good food, time with family, Christmas readings, gifts…so many traditions…and often so little time.  I enjoy this season tremendously.


Have you ever considered what would the holidays be like if the lights went out? Continue reading “Enjoying the Holidays by Candlelight (When the Candlelight Is Not by Choice)”

You Learn More by Doing…

I haven’t posted anything significant for the last few weeks…because…frankly, I’ve been busy.

It’s been a lot of things, really (such as family events, holidays, daily life, etc.,) but one thing stands out as a lesson that I feel I should share here.

What’s that?

It’s that much more progress happens in learning a skill by doing (rather than by reading, studying, or even writing about it.) Continue reading “You Learn More by Doing…”

How to Survive Black Friday

This post is more tongue-in-cheek than anything, but in seriousness, people can get real stupid real fast on Black Friday.  Black Friday, if you are not aware of it, is an American phenomenon where thousands of deal-seekers amass into stores trying to score insane bargains, popular toys, and cheap TV’s.  It looks like this at its worst: Continue reading “How to Survive Black Friday”