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  1. Thread: Hi From The UK

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    Welcome from Southern NEW England..

    Welcome from Southern NEW England..
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    Welcome from So. New England

    Welcome from So. New England
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    2020 is comms year for me. After getting a HAM...

    2020 is comms year for me. After getting a HAM tech license (and learning a bunch along the way), I’ve been establishing a good reliable 2 meter base station, acquiring hand held units with extended...
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    Scanner is on almost all day/everyday... 2 meter...

    Scanner is on almost all day/everyday... 2 meter band. I monitor two or three local repeaters daily and call CQ/Simplex a few evenings a week.

    Just put up a new dual band J-pole on the roof (I...
  5. Thread: Hi

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    Welcome from Southern New England

    Welcome from Southern New England
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    Welcome from New England (and that namesake is...

    Welcome from New England (and that namesake is becoming more of a reality every day).
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    Had me going....

    Had me going....
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    Welcome from Southern New England...

    Welcome from Southern New England...
  9. There are a couple of recommendations that have...

    There are a couple of recommendations that have come to me in discussions with acquaintances who have experience in tactical communications. Without sophisticated means to obfuscate communications...
  10. I have a few of the Baofeng HT radios, a...

    I have a few of the Baofeng HT radios, a medium-powered 2 meter setup, a few CB’s and recently a HAM license. My concern in a SHTF scenario is that HAM frequencies will end up just like many CB...
  11. Thread: New Operator

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    I think the technology appears obsolete when...

    I think the technology appears obsolete when compared to internet, cell and satellite technologies. BUT… if those technologies became hampered or suppressed (they’re easy manipulated, controlled and...
  12. Thread: New Operator

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    I appreciate all your comments. I wish now that...

    I appreciate all your comments. I wish now that I’d taken the step earlier in the year. Even with the local repeater being so close, I want to focus largely on simplex.

    Even though we live on one...
  13. Thread: New Operator

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    New Operator

    I passed the HAM Technician exam Tuesday (10/15) evening and now I'm waiting for my call sign grant to show up in the FCC database.
    I just decided last Saturday to study for it, downloaded the...
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    I've collected and refurbished CB radios for the...

    I've collected and refurbished CB radios for the past 15 years or so... kind of a practical preparedness hobby. A lot of the radios I've picked up for free or just a couple dollars. The one in my...
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    I’ve had lyme 3 times over about an 8 year span....

    I’ve had lyme 3 times over about an 8 year span. The only lasting effect is an irregular heart rhythm at times. I have a few friends that have had it a couple times as well… we’re all in the woods on...
  16. Thread: Kit-up Oldtimer

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    The two categories of items that I’m most...

    The two categories of items that I’m most concerned with are those that contribute toward saving life and property , and typically have a level of immediacy associated with retrieving them. The...
  17. Thread: Kit-up Oldtimer

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    We can’t lay claim to coming up with the...

    We can’t lay claim to coming up with the containers solution ourselves. We kinda got the idea when we visited our son who is a Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps and his significant other who holds...
  18. Thread: Kit-up Oldtimer

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    Kit-up Oldtimer

    As we approach the age of 70, I sometimes find that I’m the perfect cliché of the “old man”. I set things down and forget where I put them. I go to a different floor of the house and am unsure what...
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    I have that tune on 1976-issued 'Eagles Greatest...

    I have that tune on 1976-issued 'Eagles Greatest Hits' vinyl. I had to dig it out and listen to the whole album... Oh, the memories! Thanks.
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    Yep. Sometimes I feel like I'm letting my guard...

    Yep. Sometimes I feel like I'm letting my guard down by sitting back and taking a few simple pleasures... smelling the roses (or in your case, Four Roses) when there's a lot of bad stuff going on not...
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    One of Those Nights

    I don’t consider myself a drinking man, or one given to depression. If something gets to be too much for my pea-brain to manage, I give it over to The Lord and take faith the He’s got it covered…...
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    You can’t really compare the Chernobyl and...

    You can’t really compare the Chernobyl and Fukushima plants with American designed systems. While there may well be vulnerabilities with the American plants, the failure scenarios are much fewer,...
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    No, no, not at all. I'm worried about what a full...

    No, no, not at all. I'm worried about what a full or partial collapse of the current political system will do to this country. I'm not advocating for the liars and deceivers (if that's what you...
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    The Course We're On

    It occurs to me that we’re witnessing the prelude to events that could socially, politically, if not economically, paralyze this country. As the pendulum of investigations and exposure of corrupt and...
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    And as long as women, or men for that matter,...

    And as long as women, or men for that matter, look to this world for a source of that contentment, there never will be such a thing. Both need to stop blaming the other for what they can not provide....
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