Every prepper should be a licensed HAM radio operator. Getting your HAM radio license involves a bit of study, but there are plenty of step by step resources available that will guide you down the path. But once you have your license, what next? Choosing the proper equipment is a little daunting, what do you need? What type of radio will perform locally or worldwide? This article by the Tin Hat Ranch should straighten out any questions you may have about what types of equipment you need and how much it costs.