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by ssdtopgun
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Help Needed: EMMCOMM antenna build
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: Help Needed: EMMCOMM antenna build

Completely understand building your own antenna. However, sometimes its better to just go commercial and get it done.

I'd recommend something from Chameleon Antenna like the link below.

https://chameleonantenna.com/shop-here/ ... i-portable
by ssdtopgun
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Small generators
Replies: 61
Views: 2491

Re: Small generators

The type of device mentioned above (& there are several brands) do work very well when properly installed. They are a useful resource for anyone using a generator to run a large AC motor. https://www.amazon.com/Hutch-Mountain-Microair-Easystart-Conditioner/dp/B08Q7N7MFM/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords...
by ssdtopgun
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Small generators
Replies: 61
Views: 2491

Re: Small generators

Depending on the RV you are looking at and the number of air conditioner (AC) units it will have and you plan to operate you will need to plan accordingly for the total output of your generator. However, if the RV does not already have it you will want to look into a softstart type device to add to ...
by ssdtopgun
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 80% AR Lower
Replies: 25
Views: 2740

Re: 80% AR Lower

The coating on the lower does nothing for the strength of the actual lower the strength of the material is what is it. However, different types of finishes will withstand more abuse than others. You can use any type of spray on paint you like or if you want something durable you can use something li...
by ssdtopgun
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: HT 1250 antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 1002

Re: HT 1250 antenna

Just some quick information about radio antennas. The size or connection type of the antenna does not directly indicate the quality or the effects on transmission range of the radio. There are several factors involved that can effect range depending on the radio frequency band, transmission power le...
by ssdtopgun
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Huge Surge of Interest in Prepper Properties
Replies: 24
Views: 4141

Re: Huge Surge of Interest in Prepper Properties

I have nearly 26 acres in Northern Idaho (Bonner County, near lake Lake Pend Oreille) I’d make a good deal on if anyone is looking. 😊
by ssdtopgun
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gas masks
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

Re: Gas masks

look, im not american and work in a prison. It fuckin' hurts inhale gas(and causes a big trouble) while you are trying to not get stabbed with a sharpened spoon or toothbrush(seriously), and the masks that we have in the job are 15+ years old(some are older then me). Since im thinking in buying one...
by ssdtopgun
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gas masks
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

Re: Gas masks

Just curious, why a gas mask? Other than chemical agents like tear gas or pepper spray what systems would you have in place to let you know you need the mask? Military and law enforcement have procedures and early warning systems to tell them to deploy a mask. You can't live in a gas mask long term....
by ssdtopgun
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Holster for Glock 35 that protects the muzzle?
Replies: 8
Views: 1314

Re: Holster for Glock 35 that protects the muzzle?

I would suggest that you take a look at an inside the waistband holster. Check out anything from Crossbreed bolsters.

Enjoy
by ssdtopgun
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lower parts kit question
Replies: 32
Views: 4553

Re: Lower parts kit question

Sorry, thought keep rolling in. If you haven’t actually already purchased your AR lower here is a link to a complete kit with every part you need to build a complete AR15 all in one box. http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/receiver-parts/receivers/lower-receivers/ar-15-receiver-set-w-lower-parts-ki...
by ssdtopgun
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lower parts kit question
Replies: 32
Views: 4553

Re: Lower parts kit question

One other thought. Keep in mind you will need a small hammer and a punch set to complete the lower. If you don't have one or don't know anyone that you can borrow them from you can use the ones in the following links: 8 oz. Ball Pein Hammer https://www.harborfreight.com/8-oz-stubby-ball-pein-hammer-...
by ssdtopgun
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lower parts kit question
Replies: 32
Views: 4553

Re: Lower parts kit question

Some if the parts you will choose depend on what type of complete AR you are looking to complete. Do you want a carbine length rifle? Or will you want a longer barrel to complete a full rifle length AR? Below are the basic parts to complete your lower for a carbine. Brownells is having a sale this w...
by ssdtopgun
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Weight of various shotgun shells, in grams per cartridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1342

Re: Weight of various shotgun shells, in grams per cartridge

Just curious, what is the purpose of determining the weight of these shells?
by ssdtopgun
Wed May 31, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: topic closed
Replies: 32
Views: 4668

Re: How full is YOUR magazine?

For what it's worth I worked in law enforcement for 18.5 years. Carried fully loaded 18 round magazines everyday. Cycled out the ammo and filled them back up during range qualification. Still have the same exact magazines and I have never had to change a single spring, follower, floor plate or magaz...
by ssdtopgun
Sun May 21, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ticks
Replies: 16
Views: 5732

Re: Ticks

Just curious if you have considered treating your clothing with something like permethrin? If you are regularly venturing into area prone to ticks this can be an effective repellent.
by ssdtopgun
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Help with programming issue, Yaesu VX-5r and CHIRP
Replies: 3
Views: 2025

Re: Help with programming issue, Yaesu VX-5r and CHIRP

There are a lot of variables in play here we would need more detail to help diagnos the issue.

What version of CHIP and Mac OS are you using?

Are you using a Yeasu cable or a generic third party? If you are not using a Yeasu cable what make and model cable are you using?
by ssdtopgun
Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: cheap 20 watt portable Chinese HF rig
Replies: 8
Views: 3128

Re: cheap 20 watt portable Chinese HF rig

I realize it's a 20W rig but for the price I would really suggest people save up a few more dollars and get an Elecraft KX2. A good antenna with a quality feedline makes all the difference. I have a KX3 and can reach all four corners of the continental United States with a Chameleon Mil-wip antenna...
by ssdtopgun
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: cheap 20 watt portable Chinese HF rig
Replies: 8
Views: 3128

Re: cheap 20 watt portable Chinese HF rig

I realize it's a 20W rig but for the price I would really suggest people save up a few more dollars and get an Elecraft KX2. A good antenna with a quality feedline makes all the difference. I have a KX3 and can reach all four corners of the continental United States with a Chameleon Mil-wip antenna ...
by ssdtopgun
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: "Militia" Comms
Replies: 16
Views: 3991

Re: "Militia" Comms

Below is a link to the system that Jack Spirko has mentioned on his show. I have also seen articles on the SurvivalBlog about these sensors. I have not used them myself but I have heard and read a lot of good things about them. They make several sensors for detecting different types of activity such...
by ssdtopgun
Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: For Sale - 80% 1911 Frames / Jig
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: For Sale - 80% 1911 Frames / Jig

SOLD.
by ssdtopgun
Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: For Sale - 80% 1911 Frames / Jig
Replies: 1
Views: 883

For Sale - 80% 1911 Frames / Jig

NOTE: These are not complete 1911 frames. These frames require additional work to be complete. For Sale: I have two 1911 Tactical Machining 80 percent frames and jig for sale. The frames are brand new and have not had any work performed on them. One of the frames is still in the original packaging t...
by ssdtopgun
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Colorful Colorado
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Hello from Colorful Colorado

Hey there, what part of Colorado are you from? I live just south east of the Denver area. Myself and a few other people have been trying to get a casual group together to talk about being more prepared, life, world events or what ever comes up. Left us know if you are interested. We have been meetin...
by ssdtopgun
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: HF QRP Transceivers
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: HF QRP Transceivers

The Elecraft K line of QRP radios are great. I have built the original K2, KX1 and the KX3. These are some of the best QRP radios you can get.

http://www.elecraft.com

I see you mentioned you are not allowed to build the radio but what about someone else building the radio for you?
by ssdtopgun
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Thoughts on Trail Camera's?
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Thoughts on Trail Camera's?

While I do not have any of the specific models that you have listed. I do have game cameras from each of those manufactures. The best advice I can give you on game camera's is that you do tend to get what you pay for to a certain point.

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