My #hamradio setup tonight participating in the Portland NET simplex exercise. The apartment shadows half the city so I can only hear a few stations and have to get others to relay my messages. Sometimes it's a nice reminder to see how much work it takes to communicate long distances without the Internet. #w7apk
After Hurricane Irma, cell service & internet were virtually nonexistent for almost a week in my part of Florida. Definitely opened my eyes to the importance of backup communications systems like this!