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I consider the communications infrastructure to be extremely fragile and prone to collapse. It already collapses under load easily, and while it can make through a short blackout, a solar storm/flare would take it out for a long time.

Yes, amateur radio makes a lot of sense.

Starlink could solve the loss of power problem, but a really big solar flare could take that out too.

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