Survivalist Forum banner

electronics

  1. Communications
    I passed my Technician and General Amateur Radio exams last weekend, so now I am shopping for my first gear. I want to start out with a simple man-portable walkabout/bicycle-friendly kit for urban or woodland recon, bugout/bugin, and get home. (Later, as I become more proficient, I will explore...
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    We have 14.4 Firestorm drills, with the battery packs. Too many battery packs. Several bad packs. We also have, per some old documentation, the correct transformers (two) to make corded out of the battery pack chassis. Winbond 6605T18T-2-0144. Output of the transformer is 18.5vnl...
  3. General Discussion
    I searched and was surprised that there was not an existing thread for this. I recently bought a 20 ft. shipping container for storage and was wondering if it would meet the requirements for a faraday cage. Thought it might be a good place to store redundant electronics like radios, backup...
  4. General Discussion
    Was laying in bed trying to fall asleep and it started raining. The screen on my wife's phone flashed rapidly several times, and about 3-4 seconds later I heard thunder. Phone didn't flash anymore after that, and I only heard thunder one time during the storm. I'm thinking that somehow the...
  5. Financial Forum
    I see many reasons in the media for the current boom in silver. Some are legitmate and spot on. Others, I feel are a complete load of bull. The one that really has me scratching my head is the quoted use of silver in electronics. During the 1990's, some of my work in the military involved...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How to use "wasted heat" from electronics to warm the house in Winter I thought I would make a thread pointing out a common misconception in regards to the heat produced from various electronic components, appliances or light fixtures. In the summer, if your temps are above that which is...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As NavAids, Comms or even basic entertainment, most types of modern computing equipment would not be useful but PDA apps could be very helpful e.g. GPS, Communication, Mapping? Ideas, Suggestions and Real Life Expericences Please :D Thanks oy6
  8. General Discussion
    The fall/winter of 2012 is the top of an unusually high solar cycle with the earth at its most venerable tilt and the earths magnetic field is very weak, possibly at the point of collapse and reversal. If we (or some place on earth) get hit with a big solar flare, head on, not only will we get...
  9. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival
    Unprotected electronics will be fried and useless in the event of an nuclear/emp attack. A Faraday cage can protect electronic devices. Copper mesh is what is used by governmental entities (apparently, FEMA headquarters is wrapped in the stuff) in constructing, essentially, Faraday cages...
Top