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Forum: Communications 07-16-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Just Jeff
As good a choice as any for your situation...at...

As good a choice as any for your situation...at least it gets you a baseline capability.

Here are the FRS/GMRS/MURS frequencies for you to program in....
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-16-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By Just Jeff
I don't disagree with the sentiment, but the...

I don't disagree with the sentiment, but the Fifth Amendment right to Due Process is much more regulated than the 2A. All talk about denying 2A rights via the legislative or regulatory processes (as...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-15-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,816
Posted By Just Jeff
Oh boy, just wait till you find out about...

Oh boy, just wait till you find out about LiveLeak. Or youtube, even.
Forum: Communications 07-15-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Just Jeff
For ham radio users in the U.S., the most common...

For ham radio users in the U.S., the most common frequencies are 144-148MHz (the 2m band) and 420-450MHz (the 70cm band). Most ham radios have the ability to receive certain freqs that they can't...
Forum: Communications 07-15-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Just Jeff
Who knows? There's supposed to be. ...

Who knows? There's supposed to be.



Six of one, half a dozen of the other...there's no right answer here. I have some 8W ones, too. I just appreciate knowing it's a little less likely that...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-15-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,525
Posted By Just Jeff
Ops Core is the popular helmet in SOF now. ...

Ops Core is the popular helmet in SOF now. Lighter and more comfortable than the older ones but still offers reasonable ballistic coverage....
Forum: Communications 07-14-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Just Jeff
And don't bother with those Baofeng hand mics at...

And don't bother with those Baofeng hand mics at your third link, btw. I have two and they're total crap. I use the Code Red Signal 21-K...
Forum: Communications 07-14-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Just Jeff
No. Tri-power just means there are three power...

No. Tri-power just means there are three power settings--1 watt, 4 watts, or 8 watts. The ones in your link are dual band, so they transmit on 2m and 70cm only.

Tri-band radios transmit on 2m,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-14-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By Just Jeff
It's kinda silly that the definition of a pistol...

It's kinda silly that the definition of a pistol includes the bit about it intending to be shot with one hand. All federal LEOs are taught a two-handed pistol grip from day one of training, with...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-14-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By Just Jeff
Also see nullification. "Between 1798 and the...

Also see nullification.
"Between 1798 and the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, several states threatened or attempted nullification of various federal laws. None of these efforts were legally...
Forum: Communications 07-12-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Just Jeff
Sort of. There's a software update to bring it...

Sort of. There's a software update to bring it back into FCC compliance so the platform itself will still be sold, but it won't be capable of transmitting on the FRS/GMRS frequencies. At least,...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-11-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By Just Jeff
FWIW, I'm a pretty fit guy but at the end of a 20...

FWIW, I'm a pretty fit guy but at the end of a 20 mile run I'd have a hard time kicking anybody's ass! So I can either not truly push my limits or I can carry a force multiplier. I often choose the...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-11-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By Just Jeff
That's great if it works for you, but a lot of...

That's great if it works for you, but a lot of people run to get in shape, not to stay in shape. A tired overweight or elderly person at the end of long run is an inviting target...especially if...
Forum: Communications 07-10-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Just Jeff
Somebody needs a Snickers.

Somebody needs a Snickers.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-07-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By Just Jeff
I almost always use a soft-sided Nalgene...

I almost always use a soft-sided Nalgene canteen...
Forum: Fitness Blogs 07-07-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,073
Posted By Just Jeff
You're probably gaining muscle weight as you lose...

You're probably gaining muscle weight as you lose fat weight, so 8 lbs understates your progress.
Forum: Communications 07-06-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Just Jeff
Don't have good info on that yet for simplex...

Don't have good info on that yet for simplex operation but I'm sure it would be terrain dependent just like 2m and 70cm. I live in a bowl with high terrain on all sides and I've gotten non-LOS...
Forum: Communications 07-06-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Just Jeff
One of the more popular dual-band HT antennas is...

One of the more popular dual-band HT antennas is the Nagoya NA-771...
Forum: Communications 07-06-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By Just Jeff
No real right answer here. If you think a...

No real right answer here. If you think a different form factor will serve your needs better, buy that one. The UV-5R series is pretty small with the stock battery, which might be a problem for...
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 251,245
Posted By Just Jeff
The modern militia "movement" comes in waves, or...

The modern militia "movement" comes in waves, or what academics call "protest cycles." One cycle was during the 60s/70s, with Posse Commitatus and the like. Then it died down through the 80s and...
Forum: Communications 07-03-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Just Jeff
Lol - I have a lot of antennas for my Baofengs,...

Lol - I have a lot of antennas for my Baofengs, including some long ones. No snobbery here...I even said I'd probably buy one of these.

That might be the weirdest accusation I've heard on SB. :D:
Forum: Communications 07-03-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Just Jeff
Maybe I overstated it a bit. :D: Bigger point is...

Maybe I overstated it a bit. :D: Bigger point is that it throws off the balance and you have to be careful with how much stress you put on the connector when you move the radio around.
Forum: Communications 07-03-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Just Jeff
A few weeks ago I worked with a volunteer FD to...

A few weeks ago I worked with a volunteer FD to cut firebreaks in the Colorado mountains. They had Bendix Kings, which I think they got from federal grants. If you can swing BKs, they're pretty...
Forum: Communications 07-03-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Just Jeff
Also, there's a very useful review on there. It...

Also, there's a very useful review on there. It says the user got a better SWR by adding a counterpoise...which means it's not an end-fed half-wave and explains the high SWR readings. A...
Forum: Communications 07-03-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Just Jeff
That link gives you the option to order different...

That link gives you the option to order different length antennas. Since they're all tuned to 144/430, the difference is in gain.
13" - 2.15db gain
18.8" - 2.15db
28.3" - 3.5db
42.5" - 5db
...
Forum: Communications 07-03-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 905
Posted By Just Jeff
I have the 19" version and IIRC the SWR was about...

I have the 19" version and IIRC the SWR was about 3. I'll probably get this version too because, you know, toys.

Also, the radio can't stand up with this antenna, and it probably puts a lot more...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-02-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,762
Posted By Just Jeff
Thanks for sharing that. How did you store it? ...

Thanks for sharing that. How did you store it? I bet thermal cycling in a garage speeds up the degradation. I wonder how long it might last in a cool dry place.
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 06-30-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,011
Posted By Just Jeff
Not sure what you call a trend, but SERE...

Not sure what you call a trend, but SERE specialists taught it to me 25 years ago. One method of many...not always the right technique, but a good one to know if it's needed.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-29-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,816
Posted By Just Jeff
That probably applies to a lot of us here, even...

That probably applies to a lot of us here, even if it's not the stereotype of folks who post. Maybe not the valet specifically, but being separated from your vehicle where it's not appropriate to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-29-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 251,245
Posted By Just Jeff
Minutemen don't exist for their own sake. They...

Minutemen don't exist for their own sake. They organize within a larger context, and exist to support the larger community they serve. So I don't think discussing how that interaction occurs is...
Forum: Communications 06-25-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Just Jeff
Appreciate the compliment. I know I had a hard...

Appreciate the compliment. I know I had a hard time putting all the pieces together because there's so much disparate info on the web, so I figured other folks were having the same problem. Might...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 06-24-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By Just Jeff
Just watched it on Amazon Prime...pretty good. ...

Just watched it on Amazon Prime...pretty good. Really well-made for this genre.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-21-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,762
Posted By Just Jeff
Yikes! That's an expensive mistake that I bet...

Yikes! That's an expensive mistake that I bet you don't make again!
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-21-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,762
Posted By Just Jeff
Scary story! I just discovered these...

Scary story!



I just discovered these were a thing, and bought a pair for chainsaw work (cutting fire breaks). Now I don't have to wear an entire long sleeve shirt when it's hot out, but I...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 06-20-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,217
Posted By Just Jeff
First one I did. ...

First one I did.

https://www.survivalistboards.com/picture.php?albumid=2095&pictureid=84977
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 06-18-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By Just Jeff
Making good progress...ran over 20 miles for the...

Making good progress...ran over 20 miles for the first time last week. Weather was perfect, rest and nutrition were where they needed to be, and I showed up at the trailhead knowing I was going to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-17-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,649
Posted By Just Jeff
Not sure how unusual it really is, but it might...

Not sure how unusual it really is, but it might be considered unusual in terms of a "prep." I have a truck bag, or GHB or whatever you want to call it. I just call it a truck bag because it stays...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-17-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By Just Jeff
I've INCHed out a couple times. One was for a...

I've INCHed out a couple times. One was for a wildfire near the house. Luckily we had an RV and a little time so we could bring pictures and keepsakes, but the necessities went in first. Important...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-16-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
Posted By Just Jeff
Occam's Razor says that's the simplest answer. ...

Occam's Razor says that's the simplest answer. Also, Hanlon's Razor: Never assume malice where stupidity will suffice. Or simply incompetence, in this case--most complex systems fail at some point,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-16-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By Just Jeff
Most people here call that an INCH bag, for I'm...

Most people here call that an INCH bag, for I'm Never Coming Home.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 06-13-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,105
Posted By Just Jeff
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0b/99/36/0b99369bf6...

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0b/99/36/0b99369bf6b5bf6231a3b258301eb4c1.jpg
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-13-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,051
Posted By Just Jeff
Maybe we are talking about different things,...

Maybe we are talking about different things, but...



It is not "voters OTHER THAN those who persistently vote Republican or Democrat" who decide the outcome of elections. And the idea that...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-12-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,051
Posted By Just Jeff
Nope. The real world is a complicated place. :) ...

Nope. The real world is a complicated place. :)




It matters because the idea that "the independents" have enough in common to cooperate and defeat one of the two major parties is overblown. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-12-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,051
Posted By Just Jeff
The problem is that the Likert scale (usually...

The problem is that the Likert scale (usually self-rating on a 1-5 or 1-7 scale) assumes "independents" are 1) moderate, and 2) between the two parties. What if someone is ultra-right enough that...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-12-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,000
Posted By Just Jeff
This term gets thrown around a lot by people who...

This term gets thrown around a lot by people who don't understand it.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-12-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By Just Jeff
Interested in the details here. I haven't bought...

Interested in the details here. I haven't bought their stuff yet but I've considered it several times.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 06-12-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,501
Posted By Just Jeff
I've done a few 13-15 mile runs with a SmartCarry...

I've done a few 13-15 mile runs with a SmartCarry and G43. I don't trust the SmartCarry without modding it though, because I won't carry without a hard cover over the trigger. So I cut a plastic...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-12-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,000
Posted By Just Jeff
I buy full-sized paper targets for silhouette...

I buy full-sized paper targets for silhouette work, and that's about it. Kinda hard to print your own unless you have a plotter.

I print some when I want a specific target type like dot torture,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 06-10-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,649
Posted By Just Jeff
I use a watch as a land nav tool. I know my pace...

I use a watch as a land nav tool. I know my pace and distance, so I know what time I should arrive at my waypoint or destination. Then if I don't arrive by that time, I know I'm off course and by...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 06-04-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By Just Jeff
And from Week 10's run. Realized I need more...

And from Week 10's run. Realized I need more hill work since this marathon is basically 13 miles downhill, then turn around and run 13 miles uphill. So I'll do most of my 10-milers on the same...
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