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Communications / Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Last post by Alan Georges on Today at 07:30:52 PM »
A downloadable book on NVIS:

On one hand, 144 pp. of geeky goodness.  Some info about NVIS operation during a sunspot cycle minimum.  On the other hand, it's probably better to stop over-thinking things and just string up a low wire and start talking around your region with it.
Oh, man. You just won the internet for my morning. :D

No, that surge protector wont work for anything but an E2 or E3 pulse.  And E1 pulse from a Nuclear detonation would strike and be over about 50 times faster than those types of devices can react.
Carl, thanks for posting and then updating this.  I'd built something similar a while back out of 1/2" cpvc and 300ohm twin lead, but it has turned out not to be sufficiently rugged for trail use.  The 1/2" pipe is too floppy and 300ohm is downright fragile.  1" shed 40 & 450ohm are much more robust.  Rainy weekend in store... might get this one knocked out in record time.
Pistols and Handguns / Re: Tricking out the G40
« Last post by Davew223 on Today at 05:19:05 PM »
These sights are not listed for the G40 but I bet they will fit.  I have used them for comp shooting for years and love them.  If you look up their namesake things get clear quickly.  For the trigger, 25 cent trigger job on you tube makes a big difference.  Any other trigger work and you could be hurting yourself if you had to use it for a bump in the night.  For the barrel, are you going to shoot lead?  If not the stock Glock barrels are actually very accurate. 

If I were to trick out this pistol, the first thing I would buy after the sights would be either:  or whatever Carl recommends for progressive reloading.  For high quantity loading, he is the man.

Pistols and Handguns / Re: Tricking out the G40
« Last post by TooMuchGlass on Today at 03:13:00 PM »
Alright, so I guess no one thought my "Roland Magnum" joke was funny.

It's obviously out of alignment with the Roland Special concept. I just think it would be funny to see the massive Glock with a comp, light and RMR.

Agreed, a light and perhaps a match barrel are good ideas. I don't know about springing for the barrel, but I probably will at some point. If so, it will be threaded just for options' sake.

I like the idea of a better trigger and better sights for sure. If I didn't want to go with an electronic sight, what do you guys think you would put on one?
Emergency Preparations / Re: Pre Currency/Monetary Collapse purchases
« Last post by Stwood on Today at 01:39:35 PM »
Wax in large amounts, for candle making and fire cooking.
Stash of tin cans for the wax projects.
Lighter fluid, to barter with. Flints for old time cig lighters.
Emergency Preparations / Re: I used my preps today...
« Last post by Stwood on Today at 01:27:40 PM »
Oh ya...............cardboard tomatoes.  :stop:  :spit:

Oh my gosh..........broke down and bought tomatoes. Eek.
Can't wait till we have some ripe ones out of the garden.

Pulled some soups and stuff from the preps. We are starting some rotation.
Amateur Radio How-To's / Re: The BIG STICK , Half wave , 2 Meter antenna
« Last post by Carl on Today at 12:47:37 PM »
  I finally got around to editing the Big Stick instructions to make it less confusing and easier to deal with,also included measurements for a non-PVC roll-up version for you people who want one for your travel or GO kits.
Emergency Preparations / Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Last post by Carl on Today at 12:44:40 PM »
I gifted a new UV82 hand held radio to Jeff,my new antenna Minion as his radio failed him and he showed up with a bundle of 1 in PVC pipe after hearing me describe my Big Stick VHF/UHF easy build antenna. I also built four 'spare' Big Sticks this morning as they are handy to have and I like to keep a few around. NEW edited Big Stick plans for download from my GOOGLE DRIVE,anyone with this link can download...

The original Big Stick thread:
Solar Power / Re: Solar Energy System Questions Answered Here
« Last post by Lasttexascowboy on Today at 12:13:55 PM »
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