Here are some thoughts regarding communications.
To me, communication is the act of transferring information from one point to another. It could be anything from a Skype conversation over the internet, to raising one finger to congratulate a fellow motorist.
In the context of Operation American Spring one could subdivide communications into tactical and strategic, or internet and non-internet, or Washington and non-Washington, etc. As there is a lot of overlap with many of these, I’ll try to cover some aspects of electronic versus non-electronic communications.
Electronic communications could include-
• VoIP (Zello for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and PC)
• Chat (CryptoCat has end-to-end encryption)
• Social Media (Twitter readily links you with like-minded people)
• Cloud storage (Mega is encrypted)
• WiFi (mHotspot or better aerials extend range)
• Modem / BBS (although ancient, they don’t use the internet)
• Traditional telephone
• 3G, 4G, etc
• Cellphone (Convenient but network easily overloaded)
• Ham Radio (independent short and long range)
• CB and similar (independent short range)
• Scanners (but more and more radios are using encryption)
Non-electronic communications could include-
• Runners (young fit people)
• Semaphore flags (Boy Scouts, Navy)
• Morse – torches, mirrors, heliographs or flags (Boy Scouts, Navy)
• Colored flags
• Sign language
• Army hand signals