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Harvested the first of my catnip. Rained all night so it is pretty muddy and wet around here so did the dreaded housework.
 

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Created a custom-sized 'cheat sheet' book for the RadiGo.

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Chock full o' info.

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Fashioned a custom-fit binder from a 99¢ OfficeMax report cover.


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Slides right in. Hidden, yet handy.

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It's rather difficult to protect a radio that's connected to antenna on the roof.
So it can be done but it’s difficult. How much does it cost ? Military grade stuff ?

Here’s one for a vehicle. You might could adapt it to your purpose.
 

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So it can be done but it’s difficult. How much does it cost ? Military grade stuff ?
I doubt I have more than $4-5k total in all my comms. I don't have the finances to harden everything. I keep some stuff in a faraday cage. Besides, contrary to popular belief, EMPs aren't guaranteed to take everything out.
 

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All my antennas have inline RF lightening arrestors,
they are located outside the shelter and on the feed through.
When not in use all are grounded with an RF switch.
The arrestors are connected to a good ground system.
The ground rods are driven 3 feet into the water table.
 

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How about for the main electronics keep a spare that is protected and disconnected as such so if a "EMP" hits you are fine.
 

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My prep of the day, more like going to take few days but this is a start.
Welded on couple mobile home axles so to be able move it into position up a 20% grade hill and drop it in a hole without renting or buying new equipment.
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Was a water storage tank for fracking 400 bbl 12' x 20' 3/16" steel except the bottom is 1/4" thick. It's for a root cellar/storage for extra supplies. Going to put it 4' worth of dirt/rock on top of it.
You're burying it? Is it sturdy enough to withstand the pressure, especially hydrostatic?
 

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Spent an hour late last night going through my list of local repeaters. Concentrated on just the 2m ones. Was just testing which ones I would be able to reach. My RadiGo triggered 13 out of the 18, my two HTs pinged 11. The ones that didn't respond were either just too far away, or simply not in operation any more.
 
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