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by Commo141
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 234
Views: 26953

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

For video editing try DaVinci Resolve from Black Magic Designs, https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/produc ... ciresolve/ look at the bottom of the web site. It is professional software and the free version is very close to the pay version.
by Commo141
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 4699

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

If you where to have a number of residents who have FRS radios but do not mobilize with the CERT, they could form a listening net through the neighborhood and relay messages to and from the CP. It could also be a way for information to get to the CP, also residents who are in need of help could know...
by Commo141
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: A battery tester
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: A battery tester

I have two if the Harbor Freight units and they work fine for checking battery voltage. With disposable batteries anything over 1.4 volts for the AAA, AA, C or D batteries should work.
by Commo141
Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Barracuda Soft Armour for building protection
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: Barracuda Soft Armour for building protection

Not only that but the balls would tend to shift to the damaged part of the wall. In particular if they are above the damage. Thanks for the information.
by Commo141
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Barracuda Soft Armour for building protection
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

Re: Barracuda Soft Armour for building protection

How thick of a wall would be needed to stop say a rifle round, like a 30-30 or 308 ?
by Commo141
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Car batter power?
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: Car batter power?

Also many generators have a 12 volt charging output. If you use the generator to power 110 equipment and charge a deep cycle battery at the same time you can use the battery for lighting and communications and not have to run the generator all the time. But remember these ports are only for charging...
by Commo141
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Power Supply
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Power Supply

the Astron RS-20a and RS-20M are the same power supply. The RS-20M has a volt and Amp meter on it. These are good reliable power supplies but they are heavy. With Radio Shack going under it may be worth looking there for there 20 amp switching power supply, I know a couple of people who have them an...
by Commo141
Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Recommend me a Generator
Replies: 30
Views: 5421

Re: Recommend me a Generator

If you are going to run radios on the generator the honda has a known noise problem and emits on several HAM radio bands. I do understand there is a fix that can be applied.
by Commo141
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Solar/Wind power post Hurricane Sandy?
Replies: 12
Views: 2066

Re: Solar/Wind power post Hurricane Sandy?

The other problem is clouds. On the western edge of Sandy we are just getting our first sun today.
by Commo141
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Real life Nuka Cola: Are Nuked Beverages Safe to Drink?
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Real life Nuka Cola: Are Nuked Beverages Safe to Drink?

As I recall in the old AFM 64-3 it is stated that anything in a sealed container would be saft to consume but to wash the fallout off the outside before opening.
by Commo141
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Advice for first time northerner
Replies: 43
Views: 4921

Re: Advice for first time northerner

Wear a hat. I like wool stocking caps, even to sleep in. But a hat with a bill inside a hood works well, not a baseball cap but something with some insulation value.
by Commo141
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: fuel efficient 4x4 bov? whats your BOV MPG?
Replies: 144
Views: 23644

Re: fuel efficient 4x4 bov? whats your BOV MPG?

I get 22-25 highway in a 09 grand but it drops a lot in the city say 14-16 most of the time.
by Commo141
Tue May 29, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Question about Narrowbanding: Do I need to care about it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: Question about Narrowbanding: Do I need to care about it

NTIA is requiring it as of last year.
by Commo141
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Workshop Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 3274

Re: Workshop Advice

Vice Grip's a couple of different sizes. I use the long nose one to hold connectors while soldering wires to them. Also 10" channel locks are useful.
by Commo141
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Free shipping & samples of Thrive mycorrhizal fungi
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: Free shipping & samples of Thrive mycorrhizal fungi

Knee jerk reaction, but Thank you for the information. I did order a sample and will see how it works out.
by Commo141
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Free shipping & samples of Thrive mycorrhizal fungi
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: Free shipping & samples of Thrive mycorrhizal fungi

Polie wrote:
I want to garden but living in a studio apt that gets zero natural light really does not bode well for my plants :gonk:

Mushrooms ?
by Commo141
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Mules
Replies: 41
Views: 3466

Re: Mules

By policy, I don't trust anything bigger than me that does not have an on off switch.
by Commo141
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: HAM I am!
Replies: 38
Views: 3154

Re: HAM I am!

Yes, SMA's are becoming fairly common on HT's these days. I've seen them on Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood and the new Chinese imports. Hum. Yes, your advice stands.... be very careful with any type of SMA RF connection. Aside: Ya' know, BNCs are more than adequate at the lower freqs. Not sure why the OEMs r...
by Commo141
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years
Replies: 8738
Views: 512764

Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Did you know that when BethDeath gets up each morning, the devil says "aw crap, she's up!" Beware the Skirts of Doooooooooommmmmm You do know we've pretty much just painted targets on our backs now :shock: Jekell started it BethDeath.... Eat them first :D Just remember it is only necessary to run f...
by Commo141
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Non-licensed Radio Operation
Replies: 65
Views: 3108

Re: Non-licensed Radio Operation

If there's a tall tree near the location of the beer, then there might be one inexpensive solution that would dramatically increase the ability to communicate, at very little expense. The cheap FRS radios are not allowed to have any provision for an external antenna. And the cheap GMRS radios don't...
by Commo141
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years
Replies: 8738
Views: 512764

Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

Well it took two and a half weeks but I have read the whole story. All I can say is it was as good the second time through as the first time I read it. As I keep saying Thank You Kathy for the great story. I will be looking forward to moar.
by Commo141
Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years
Replies: 8738
Views: 512764

Re: Mom's Journal of the Zombie Years

First Happy New year to everyone. I have elected to reread the whole story and I think it is better than I remembered it to be. Once as always Kathy, Thank You.
by Commo141
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Inflatable antenna tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1723

Re: Inflatable antenna tower

There are a couple of telescoping flag poles that are being used for antenna masts.
by Commo141
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Can radios be bad for bugging in?
Replies: 25
Views: 1757

Re: Can radios be bad for bugging in?

I have DF for ELT's a fair amount. The shorter the transmission is the harder it is to get a fix on it.

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