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by CapsLock
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Communications overhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 2685

Re: Communications overhaul

For the dual band hand helds, if you haven't already settled on a model, I can recommend the UV-82 over the UV-5R. The -82 is a bit larger as is the keypad, making it more fat finger friendly. It also has a scan feature which none of the -5Rs that I have seen offer. miklor.com has reviews and info o...
by CapsLock
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Ham Radio Backpack for CERT
Replies: 6
Views: 3454

Re: Ham Radio Backpack for CERT

Well, I've had a number of opportunities to use both this radio setup as well as a (new) antenna mast system. Link to mast system http://certusa.freeforums.net/thread/110/portable-amateur-radio-mast-system and to the game cart I added to haul all of this junk to the staging area (includes a small do...
by CapsLock
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Doing Time
Replies: 479
Views: 79644

Re: Doing Time

Thanks for the new installment. This is an excellent story. Do hope it continues.
by CapsLock
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Ham Radio Backpack for CERT
Replies: 6
Views: 3454

Re: Ham Radio Backpack for CERT

I've been using the setup indoors at home for a while as you see it, with a rigid copper J-pole and with a roll up J-pole hung in the attic. It's worked well so far and helped me to fine tune a few things. But, I have yet to try everything in the field. We're doing our monthly simplex test this week...
by CapsLock
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Ham Radio Backpack for CERT
Replies: 6
Views: 3454

Re: Ham Radio Backpack for CERT

Thanks, SCBrian, for catching my error.

Link added.
by CapsLock
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Ham Radio Backpack for CERT
Replies: 6
Views: 3454

Ham Radio Backpack for CERT

I recently finished this project; a mobile ham radio in a school-type backpack for CERT communications. Thanks to mattltm and his post about building a manpack radio which inspired me to make my own version. http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=110130&hilit=manpack Oops....forgot ...
by CapsLock
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Good zombie movies that I've missed in the last 3 years...
Replies: 42
Views: 8683

Re: Good zombie movies that I've missed in the last 3 years.

Netflix has "The Mad" starring Billy Zane.

A tongue-in-cheek zombie film that's actually pretty funny....intentionally.

Worth a look.
by CapsLock
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: When TV shows and movies get it wrong
Replies: 89
Views: 11508

Re: When TV shows and movies get it wrong

More of a 'firearms handling' observation..... The TV shows "Hell on Wheels" and "Deadwood" as well as many period films which tech advisor Dale Dye has worked on.....(not saying he worked on these two TV shows) Actors, whether civilian or military, in eras (1860s, 1880s, 1940s) pre-dating the year ...
by CapsLock
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Good zombie movies that I've missed in the last 3 years...
Replies: 42
Views: 8683

Re: Good zombie movies that I've missed in the last 3 years.

Netflix has "Night of the Living Deb"....

A very good comedy in and of itself with a bit of zombie-ness thrown in.

two thumbs up...
by CapsLock
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Ham Radio setup on CERT vest
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

Ham Radio setup on CERT vest

Thought I'd share my radio setup that I use on my CERT vest. I wanted my radio to A) be accessible so it's located on the front of my vest, B) have the antenna up and away from my frame, C) to be able to use my radio while wearing a respirator (i.e. not having to remove the respirator to speak into ...
by CapsLock
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: If God Wills It
Replies: 185
Views: 24638

Re: If God Wills It

Just found this story and read it through.

It's excellent. Really, really good.

Wanted to thank you for sharing it with us and I hope you'll finish this outstanding piece of fiction.
by CapsLock
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Trader Joe Coffee Options for Bobs, GHBs, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 3496

Trader Joe Coffee Options for Bobs, GHBs, etc.

Some coffee options for BoBs, GHBs, etc. "Brew in the Bag" (couldn't find a link at the TJ website). Makes two cups of coffee. http://www.notcot.com/archives/2016/02/trader-joes-coffee-brew-in-the.php Instant Coffee. Have a jar, but have not tried it. (not saying you should buy it from Amazon, but c...
by CapsLock
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Anytone/Baofengtech "8R" series multi-certified radios
Replies: 160
Views: 20561

Re: Anytone/Baofengtech "8R" series multi-certified radios

My apologies if I'm getting off topic but I wanted to add some clarification to the the idea below since it is an serious issue. Keep in mind that under FCC rules you can use any means of communication at your disposal in a genuine emergency, which is an immediate threat to life or property. So yea ...
by CapsLock
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 435898

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Added to two GHBs:

- 8 oz bottle of honey (in a ziploc freezer bag)
- triangular bandage to FAK
- two packages of quarters, $1 each pkg
by CapsLock
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 435898

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Added

- two lidded toilet seats to the emergency composting toilet package.

- Bought four more bottles of HEET (on sale for $1.25/ea).

- Bought more hexamine tablets for the esbit stoves in the GHB bags.

- Refill all propane tanks.

- bought four bags of hardwood charcoal.
by CapsLock
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 435898

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Made upgrades / new additions to the two Get Home Bags: > 2 sets Scissor and Metal Forcep Combo Pack. It's a nice light set. > 2 spirit burner with holder/windscreen (for use with HEET fuel) > 2 ea. Esbit CS585HA 3-Piece Lightweight Camping Cook Set. This is a nice light set. Addition to CERT gear: ...
by CapsLock
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: CERT Bag, CERT Team members chime in
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: CERT Bag, CERT Team members chime in

Wow, whats all that stuff weight, all together? Do you find it impacts your mobility running up and down steps? I haven't weighted it all together, but I've been working on more modifications to the vest and I weighted it last week, it came in at 22 pounds. The vest is a little big, even with the s...
by CapsLock
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Forum for Community Emergency Response Teams available
Replies: 0
Views: 2748

Forum for Community Emergency Response Teams available

Having been frustrated with the lack of a means to connect and share with CERT volunteers in my town (without going through the local emergency management office) and not finding a forum on the web I decided to create a no-cost forum for CERTS in the United States to connect and share their knowledg...
by CapsLock
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 435898

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Added to H20 filtration/purification kit: > 1lb activated charcoal > 1lb 73% Calcium Hypochlorite > roll of aluminum window screen > 10 yd cheesecloth for Comms: MaximalPower RHF 617-1N 3.5mm Surveillance Headset Earpiece (for 2nd Ham radio, Baofeng UV82) for Medical: > 3rd pair of bandage scissors ...
by CapsLock
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6915
Views: 435898

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Added to the two GHBs: - Super Glue - Spool of black nylon thread - Pkg of 30 sewing needles w/ threader - Pkg of repair needles w/ curved needles - Large and medium safety pins - Tekton 8" wire cutters (lightweight and will cut chain link fence wire) Added to large first aid kit (a medium sized pac...
by CapsLock
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: CERT Bag, CERT Team members chime in
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: CERT Bag, CERT Team members chime in

http://www.tacticaltailor.com/retailsto ... gline.aspx
Here's a pretty decent orange MOLLE vest. These guys will mod just about anything you ask.
Well, by golly.....whaddya know! Would not have thought anyone had made one in blaze orange! And they are in WA state...!

Thanks for the link.
by CapsLock
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: CERT Bag, CERT Team members chime in
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: CERT Bag, CERT Team members chime in

Here's my CERT gear setup. Although the vest looks red/red-ish, it's actually very orange --- the required color for my CERT. These pix were for a monthly meeting that was a bit of a show-n-tell and try-your-gear-on-and-see-how-it-fits event. So, some things you'll see in the pix I would not have ha...
by CapsLock
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Anytone/Baofengtech "8R" series multi-certified radios
Replies: 160
Views: 20561

Re: Anytone/Baofengtech "8R" series multi-certified radios

Enjoyed this thread and finding out about radio options (or potential options). I'm quite interested in the TERMN-8R and, unfortunately, it's still not available. I'll keep watching for it. I've used a Yaesu VR 7 for about 7 years, but recently had to send it to Yaesu for repairs....waiting to hear ...

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