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by NT2C
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.
Replies: 38
Views: 2441

Re: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.

I know one company makes a product called "Diesel 9-1-1" that will quickly un-gel the system. It might quickly un-gel the tank, but to get the whole system un-gelled you must get whatever additive you are running through the fuel lines and into the engine. This can take some serious work once you a...
by NT2C
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Realistic BOV Platform: What you would choose?
Replies: 129
Views: 9564

Re: Realistic BOV Platform: What you would choose?

The OP, and some others I've read on the site, would like to have an auxiliary fuel tank to extend his range, but aside from a vague general "we'll mount it there" I don't think much thought has gone into all the complications extra fuel tanks add to vehicle prep. The first issue, and the most obvio...
by NT2C
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.
Replies: 38
Views: 2441

Re: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.

Bumped because I edited the OP quite a lot and I want feedback. Excellent info/discussion on tires. I like the idea of having two spares with chains already mounted on them. Thanks for starting the thread in the first place. It will provide a lot of good information over time. One more thing I want...
by NT2C
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: need some help for specific problem.
Replies: 23
Views: 1673

Re: need some help for specific problem.

In an emergancy, even if she doesn't have her ticket, she would be allowed to use it correct? If she , or those around her, are in imminent danger, yes. But not if there's just an overall "danger" to the area. Example: There's a tornado warning issued for the area, and a funnel has been reported 25...
by NT2C
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:006
Topic: Coffee anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 2076

Coffee anyone?

I'd like to set up a meet & greet one of these days of folks in the Stafford/Fredericksburg area or, if you're willing to travel, from any area at all. There's a pretty good coffee place on William St. in downtown Fredericksburg called Hyperion Espresso. They're open most days until 10 PM and have p...
by NT2C
Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What good is it?
Replies: 491
Views: 18125

Re: What good is it?

I'm glad you didn't say betamax... Best use would probably be as light line for various uses. That tape is very strong for all it's thinness. Would probably also make good tripwires.

Next useless item: Laminated map of Bolivia
by NT2C
Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Harden Your Doors and Windows
Replies: 27
Views: 5331

Re: Harden Your Doors and Windows

Well, that's going to depend on what's around you and how bad your place is to start with, compared to others. You have to make a realistic assessment of your situation and decide if it's worth trying to harden the location. In my case, short of gutting the place and ripping off all the sheathing to...
by NT2C
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Harden Your Doors and Windows
Replies: 27
Views: 5331

Re: Harden Your Doors and Windows

Ignorance is not bliss Part of survival is innovation, hence I reference the frosted light bulb at one time it was an engineer's joke at General Electric, they gave the new engineer fresh from university the new joke of designing a frosted light bulb, untill one fresh new engineer handed the boss t...
by NT2C
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: need some help for specific problem.
Replies: 23
Views: 1673

Re: need some help for specific problem.

Considering that you're unlikely to remain in place (you said you had a preplanned meeting point) I still think 2m would be the way to go. True, repeaters might be tied up, but health & welfare reports would be an acceptable part of that traffic, so you could probably still reach each other for a qu...
by NT2C
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Harden Your Doors and Windows
Replies: 27
Views: 5331

Re: Harden Your Doors and Windows

I don't know if you guys ever have seen what they have in Germany to shut down the house. Its something called Rolladen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMjoJKjGEE8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Pretty sure a Rolladen in actually a tasty meat roll stuffed with pickles and bacon... B...
by NT2C
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Handicapped loved ones
Replies: 36
Views: 3529

Re: Handicapped loved ones

Excellent thread and I'm glad I searched for it! I was looking for it because, all three of the people I care about most in the world (my wife, my best friend, and myself - (hey...gotta love yourself, right?)) have mobility issues. In the case of my wife it's bad knees. She's had knee problems ever ...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: READ ME FIRST - ZSARC Forum Introduction
Replies: 12
Views: 7707

Re: READ ME FIRST - ZSARC Forum Introduction

Question: I've looked (but not too hard) and I'm not seeing any real "How To" area on the site, with step-by-step directions for doing things or making things. I'm about to build a batch of dual band (2m/70cm) aluminum open stub J-poles (similar to the Arrow brand aluminum J-Pole) that I give to new...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: need some help for specific problem.
Replies: 23
Views: 1673

Re: need some help for specific problem.

Will a lot of repeaters be down after a major disaster? Yes, that goes without dispute. Will it be an "overwhelming majority"? Perhaps, but I believe the repeaters most likely to be down after a major incident are the ones that don't get much use anyway. There should still be two or three in most ar...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.
Replies: 38
Views: 2441

Re: Cold weather and you: Part 2, Vehicles.

Bumped because I edited the OP quite a lot and I want feedback. Excellent info/discussion on tires. I like the idea of having two spares with chains already mounted on them. Thanks for starting the thread in the first place. It will provide a lot of good information over time. One more thing I want...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: need some help for specific problem.
Replies: 23
Views: 1673

Re: need some help for specific problem.

I'm not understanding what you mean about ham radio not being the kind of "message" you want to show people in her line of work. let's just say these are the type of people who will mention if there are not power locks/windows on a car, all seats aren't power seats...Guns are not to be seen...etc. ...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: need some help for specific problem.
Replies: 23
Views: 1673

Re: need some help for specific problem.

You're right, amateur radio is going to be about your best option for reliable communications at that distance. As to your other concerns regarding it... I'm not understanding what you mean about ham radio not being the kind of "message" you want to show people in her line of work. In general I've f...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Best wife ever!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2151

Re: Best wife ever!!!

I think the OP's wife might be related to mine... When I first got into amateur radio, and started to seriously get into emcomm, I worried about the costs involved. We're not poor, but we don't have unlimited resources either, so I sat down with the wife one night, explained what I wanted to do and ...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: How Important is Commo in You Planning?
Replies: 24
Views: 2890

Re: How Important is Commo in You Planning?

Speaking as a ham who is very active in EmComm I have to say that commo is pretty high on my list. Our EmComm team partners with the county, the state, and with ARC, FEMA and other served agencies. Effective communications in emergency situations is our primary goal, and reason for being. That said,...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Comm check list
Replies: 8
Views: 1470

Re: Comm check list

The ARRL has repeater Guides that lists most repeaters nation-wide and in numerous other countries for specific freqs and software that will plot your route and give repeater freqs along the way! Jim J - KC5DOV Another excellent resource from ARRL is their Travel Plus for GPS Currently (I think) it...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: What's with CB Channel 6 and 11?
Replies: 46
Views: 9161

Re: What's with CB Channel 6 and 11?

And they did. Wow. Thank you for the info. Who's the dipshit that wrote that into law? 4W on a directional antenna with clear LOS can accomplish that. The terrain and weather would have to be in agreement, but it can be done. 4W on 27.205MHz, 250km distance is ~ -73dBm. Assuming atmospheric conditi...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Join the ZS fleet! (See Post 1 For Instructions)
Replies: 501
Views: 117349

Re: Join the ZS fleet! (See Post 1 For Instructions)

Vanniek71 wrote:
KJ4VOV wrote:Waiting on my membership approval but I'll be getting one as well. And Randy, you'll be the guy I buy the decal from. :)
Sorry saw your post for a number and it slipped my mind. I'll go issue it ASAP
Looks like I got my membership confirmed today. :)

Now I just need those numbers...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Radio communications: how viable long-term?
Replies: 100
Views: 10196

Re: Radio communications: how viable long-term?

I disagree that there won't be lead acid battery component manufacture in any likely future. Any technology we had in 1860, I doubt we'll ever lose. But then again, I don't believe in the paw :lol: . Yes and no... Will we still retain the knowledge and skills to make lead acid batteries? Yes, undou...
by NT2C
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: What's with CB Channel 6 and 11?
Replies: 46
Views: 9161

Re: What's with CB Channel 6 and 11?

Yah, it's a weird rule. It prevents one from running the legal power, but constructing a 12 element high gain Yagi-Uda and talking across the country/ocean. We don't operate near the 11 meter band, but for field day my club always uses 5 watts max and regularly make contacts on the coast to coast. ...
by NT2C
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BOV Tips & Tricks/Ideas Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 5846

Re: BOV Tips & Tricks/Ideas Thread

Qasim wrote:KJ4VOV, very thoughtful list, thanks for sharing,

especially dig the coverall idea.

Qasim
Depending on which ones you get they're even semi-waterproof, and they also work pretty well for winter cammo.

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