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Forum: Communications 06-25-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By k0diak314
One I always recommend: CountyComm GP-5 SSB...

One I always recommend:

CountyComm GP-5 SSB (https://countycomm.com/products/countycomm-gp-5-ssb-general-purpose-radio)
Forum: Communications 06-24-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By k0diak314
For me Baofengs are pure "backups" to all my...

For me Baofengs are pure "backups" to all my other equipment. They get charged just like the rest of the HT's, programmed and thats about it. If im out hiking etc I carry one as a backup to whatever...
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,622
Posted By k0diak314
The AR-15 forum is filled with booglaloo types...

The AR-15 forum is filled with booglaloo types posting from their moms basement.

:D:
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,357
Posted By k0diak314
Ive been working from home since 3/16 so nothing...

Ive been working from home since 3/16 so nothing has changed. Wife is a stay at home mom...she doesnt need to work.

Bought a handful of low end petroleum stocks when the market dipped...couldnt...
Forum: Communications 05-18-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By k0diak314
K6UDA did that recently....100+ miles on 5 watts...

K6UDA did that recently....100+ miles on 5 watts :thumb:
Forum: Communications 05-18-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By k0diak314
Three HAM bands I suggest to spend time listening...

Three HAM bands I suggest to spend time listening on are the 80, 40 and 20m bands.

Here are their respective voice ranges:

80m - 3.6-4mhz - LSB

40m - 7.125 - 7.3mhz - LSB

20m - 14.150-...
Forum: Communications 05-12-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By k0diak314
haha all the "boog" boys and their Feng's being...

haha all the "boog" boys and their Feng's being tracked by chicoms....ironic.
Forum: Communications 05-08-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By k0diak314
Is Transmitting On FRS, GMRS & MURS With Ham Radios (Baofeng) Legal?

Good video breakdown by Josh as usual.

Is Transmitting On FRS, GMRS & MURS With Ham Radios (Baofeng) Legal? (https://youtu.be/Fb7w_TDpmtw)

Im posting this for the info. You may or may not know,...
Forum: Communications 05-04-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By k0diak314
Technically you can send plain text files with...

Technically you can send plain text files with one time pad technique over HF radio.

:thumb:
Forum: Communications 05-03-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By k0diak314
You could have probably fashioned one along the...

You could have probably fashioned one along the lines of a wolf river tuning coupler.. its basically a PVC collar with a metal pick-up clip.

2nd image down shows the coupler.

Link...
Forum: Communications 04-27-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By k0diak314
I have pretty much stopped trying to convince...

I have pretty much stopped trying to convince "fengang" types that it would more beneficial if they get their license and get into HF...if they are serious about "comms" being a part of their overall...
Forum: Communications 04-27-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By k0diak314
Yeah ive already started looking at the new pool...

Yeah ive already started looking at the new pool since I probably wont make the cutoff...No biggie. Im in no rush since I enjoy learning the knowledge instead of just memorizing the answers. :thumb:
Forum: Communications 04-24-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By k0diak314
I ordered a Country Comm GP-5 yesterday after...

I ordered a Country Comm GP-5 yesterday after watching a handful of review videos.

Link (https://countycomm.com/products/countycomm-gp-5-ssb-general-purpose-radio)

Edit: noticed you said...
Forum: Communications 04-24-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By k0diak314
"GMRS station antennas must meet the requirements...

"GMRS station antennas must meet the requirements in  95.317 regarding menaces to air navigation"

And as far as removable antennas...They are not allowed if you are using digital modes.

Also...
Forum: Communications 04-24-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By k0diak314
Fwiw licensing stemmed from the rampant use of...

Fwiw licensing stemmed from the rampant use of transmitters in the early 1900's that "interfered" with military and commercial communications.

Its not difficult...considering kids as young as 5...
Forum: Communications 04-23-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By k0diak314
Yeah ive been studying for Extra off and on and...

Yeah ive been studying for Extra off and on and with this "downtime" I dont have an excuse to study for the upgrade.
Forum: Communications 04-23-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By k0diak314
Midland has a good page listing the new rules and...

Midland has a good page listing the new rules and has the FCC links for more details.

6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FCC CHANGES FOR FRS AND GMRS RADIOS...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 04-21-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By k0diak314
Personally I dont trust "anyone" and most of the...

Personally I dont trust "anyone" and most of the other "preppers" ive met are way off the deep end...so I tend to keep to myself.
Forum: Communications 04-21-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By k0diak314
Fully-Remote Amateur Radio License Exam Administration

In the works for those who are interested.

Fully-Remote Amateur Radio License Exam Administration (https://blog.hamstudy.org/2020/04/fully-remote-amateur-radio-license-exam-administration/)
Forum: Coronavirus 04-21-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By k0diak314
COVID-19 zip code data added to PA. health department website

I was going to put this in the Pennsylvania subforum but I figured it would get moved.

COVID-19 zip code data added to Pa. health department website...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-20-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,873
Posted By k0diak314
We lightly mist ours with ethyl alcohol...

We lightly mist ours with ethyl alcohol (everclear works) and let them airdry before storing them in a tupperwear container.
Forum: Communications 04-18-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By k0diak314
The first number is "readability" and the second...

The first number is "readability" and the second is "strength"

Check out the section under RST.

Link (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_strength_and_readability_report#R-S-T_system_2)
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-17-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,623
Posted By k0diak314
BBC has a global shortwave list. BBC global...

BBC has a global shortwave list.

BBC global shotwave (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2x9tqt6mc05vB2S37j8MWMJ/global-short-wave-frequencies)

CRANE also has a big list of stations
...
Forum: Communications 04-17-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,606
Posted By k0diak314
Why even have one if you are going to goto those...

Why even have one if you are going to goto those lengths to have "privacy"?
Forum: Communications 04-16-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By k0diak314
electronic National Interoperability Field Operations Guide

Anyone who is in any type of emergency comms most like has a copy of the NIFOG or who has seen one.

Heres a link for the eNIFOG app for those who are interested.

Android...
Forum: Communications 04-16-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By k0diak314
That website looks so sketcky. No info on who is...

That website looks so sketcky. No info on who is running it or anything.
Forum: Communications 04-14-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By k0diak314
Oh as an aside...10M was open again today and I...

Oh as an aside...10M was open again today and I managed a few contacts from Florida and GA.

Lets see those cheap ass baofengs do that. :thumb:
Forum: Coronavirus 04-14-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 23,954
Posted By k0diak314
its somewhat ironic that you have two separate...

its somewhat ironic that you have two separate sides on a "survival" forum with this (so called) pandemic.

I imagine the same argument...if say an asteroid was hurtling towards the earth.
...
Forum: Communications 04-14-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By k0diak314
Thats pretty much the "normal mindset" in...

Thats pretty much the "normal mindset" in preppers when it comes to comms.

Get cheap ass radio, "maybe" get license, play with radio and forget about it.

I am by no means knocking you and I...
Forum: Coronavirus 04-10-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,076
Posted By k0diak314
Pennsylvania schools are closed for the remainder...

Pennsylvania schools are closed for the remainder of the year.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-10-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,606
Posted By k0diak314
Great idea and those people who do return to work...

Great idea and those people who do return to work should sign a waiver so if they do end up sick they arent permitted to seek medical help.

:thumb:
Forum: Communications 04-07-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By k0diak314
Two cans and a string. :D:

Two cans and a string. :D:
Forum: Communications 04-06-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By k0diak314
It says "amateur station" not licensed amateur....

It says "amateur station" not licensed amateur. My license is not for the equipment is it?

Hell there is even a question in the tech pool concerning the definition of an "amateur station" and the...
Forum: Communications 04-06-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By k0diak314
I didnt even have a radio when I passed my tech...

I didnt even have a radio when I passed my tech exam back in 1995 so no you dont need a radio first but it couldnt hurt.
Forum: Communications 04-06-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By k0diak314
Youd have to contact your local club who would be...

Youd have to contact your local club who would be doing the testing and see if they would be offering the test virtually.

The ARRL hasnt actually endorsed the idea nor have that said it was...
Forum: Communications 04-06-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By k0diak314
7100 is my main rig! :thumb:

7100 is my main rig! :thumb:
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-03-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By k0diak314
Nail on the head. Many preppers think that...

Nail on the head.

Many preppers think that buying a cheap ass baofeng (or a few) checks off that box in their skill tree.

If you never use it...or get licensed and barely use it...then you...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-01-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,623
Posted By k0diak314
As a ham I do a lot of remote operating with my...

As a ham I do a lot of remote operating with my equipment so im used to running on batteries ( both AGM and bioenno) offgrid with solar and/or generators.
Forum: Communications 04-01-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By k0diak314
If you really wanted to get into it and get...

If you really wanted to get into it and get licensed then youd find a local club that offers exams and see if they could do the same thing.

Think outside the box. :thumb:
Forum: Coronavirus 04-01-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,622
Posted By k0diak314
Dog walkers, people cutting their grass or...

Dog walkers, people cutting their grass or working in their yards....nothing else.

Nice and quiet like it always is.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-01-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,034
Posted By k0diak314
Im "essential" but have been working remote at...

Im "essential" but have been working remote at home for over 2 weeks.
Forum: Communications 04-01-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By k0diak314
USA conducts first all-online ham radio exam...

USA conducts first all-online ham radio exam (http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/march/usa-conducts-first-all-online-ham-radio-exam.htm)

Now what? :D:
Forum: Coronavirus 03-30-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,128
Posted By k0diak314
I honestly believe that the majority of people...

I honestly believe that the majority of people will go back to living exactly as they did before this whole debacle...clueless and complacent.
Forum: Communications 03-30-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By k0diak314
No offense but if its a "good idea" then why...

No offense but if its a "good idea" then why would you not get into emergency comms at least on some level? Im not talking thousands of dollars of equipment and antennas either.

IMO comms are...
Forum: Communications 03-30-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By k0diak314
if you know anyone who is a ham thats the best...

if you know anyone who is a ham thats the best way you can get familiar if they are willing to show you the ropes.

As far as books/online course there are tons of good ones...even apps on your...
Forum: Communications 03-30-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By k0diak314
Im assuming you mean the technician exam? The new...

Im assuming you mean the technician exam? The new exam pool is good from July 2018 to July 2022 so that kindle book is probably valid but id still check. Most books have the dates/version on the...
Forum: Communications 03-27-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By k0diak314
Oh man try studying for Extra. Its like eating...

Oh man try studying for Extra. Its like eating glass :D:
Forum: Communications 03-26-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By k0diak314
100% true.

100% true.
Forum: Coronavirus 03-26-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,477
Posted By k0diak314
For almost 2 weeks ive been working from home. I...

For almost 2 weeks ive been working from home. I have a "home office" so im used to working remote from time to time.

Wife is a stay at home mom and the kids are fine..just driving us nuts as...
Forum: Communications 03-26-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,163
Posted By k0diak314
If it pleases the crown may I purchase a firearm...

If it pleases the crown may I purchase a firearm and obtain a concealed weapons permit?

:rolleyes:
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