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  1. General Discussion
    I didn't measure the time exactly, just an estimate. But talk radio, like Rush Limbaugh, has +/- 35 minutes out of every hour as commercials. It may vary for region, but that is what it is in the Rustbelt.
  2. Political News and Discussion
    Do they think that will help Trump get reelected?
  3. General Discussion
    Some sellers on eBay say they have thousands of hours of radio broadcasts on CD. Are there radio archives where you can download for free? Some have old country from the 40's. Others rock and pop from the 70's. Here are 2 samples: https://www.ebay.com/itm/193199877919...
  4. 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...
  5. Communications
    So I finally studied enough and took my Element 3 exam to upgrade to a General License. I'd been putting it off for far too long. I've done some looking around but not having a lot of hands on experience with HF I'd like some opinions about HF gear. I need a radio and antenna, probably an...
  6. Louisiana
    http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest/index.htm Looks like a nice event if you're interested in amateur/HAM radio or just communications in general. Hope to see ya there :) :thumb:
  7. Communications
    Didnt find much in search related to my questions, so here goes. As a kid (7 - 10 YO) I had one of those little battery powered CB radios with the cord mic that I had fun with, especially when on family trips. Well, that was 30 years ago or more and I'ld forgotten the little that i knew. I...
  8. Communications
    I couldn't find a place to post otherwise... So here it goes. This is a discussion on communications when all else fails. It occurred to me that most land line and cell phone coms will likely fail. So a few years ago I bought a Galaxy 939 CB radio (11 Meter) - only to discover there is no...
  9. General Discussion
    http://gizmodo.com/norway-will-be-the-first-country-to-turn-off-fm-radio-i-1698797593?mod=djemCIO_h DAB = digital audio broadcasting
  10. Communications
    Today I pulled the radios out of the safe and the get-home bags (GHB's) to test and charge them. The radio from one of the GHB's had a dead battery. I realized that the on/off button on the Baofeng radio had probably pressed against something, turned on the radio, and drained the battery. So...
  11. General Discussion
    I wanted to start this translation for a while now, and finally I think I got some time. The whole thing is based on the following thread (in russian), http://forum.guns.ru/forummessage/151/1504669.html and I want to thank you everyone who contributed there. I am changing the way the...
  12. Communications
    I have decided to study for the license and get me a HAM radio. I want something cheap for now. Being a beginner I don't see the need to invest a lot of money into something fancy. I don't have much money anyway. I know that a lot of times you get what you pay for though. I want this...
  13. Communications
    Has any had a problem with leaving their HTs in the car during winter (not talking about theft, more life of the device)? I guess it's a silly question since there are so many electronics in the car by default, but for some reason I'm nervous the cold will mess with the LCD screen somewhat...
  14. Communications
    If anyone is looking for a nice little radio to put back with there emergency supplies here's one to consider. I just got it and it does everything they say it will. I played with the short wave side band or whatever it is and I got a lot of people speaking in metric or something I can't...
  15. Communications
    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/05/19/ham-radio-old-technology-gets-new-respect/?cmpid=edpick&google_editors_picks=true ***Seeking reliable backup communication in a crisis, emergency managers are finding new solutions in an old technology: ham radio. “It’s just another avenue, another...
  16. Communications
    Well I am going to go get my technician class license, probably get myself a beofeng uv5r plus radio off of E-bay to get started, they'll do 2 meter and 70 cm bands in FM only. I plan to get a used yeseau unit with vacuum tubes for a base station later so I'll have ssb and cw capabilities.
  17. Communications
    EMERGENCY FREQUENCY LIST FOR TEXAS & NATIONAL FNARS (FEMA SHARE SYSTEM) Day: 10493 Khz USB Night: 5211 Khz USB 03873.0 Khz LSB Texas ARES Emergency (night) 03935.0 Khz LSB Texas ARES (health & welfare) 03955.0 Khz LSB South Texas Emergency 03975.0 Khz LSB Texas RACES 07240.0 Khz LSB...
  18. Communications
    Ramsey kit makes a simple scramble/descambler using voice inversion for 50$, includes info on hooking into a radio transceiver. http://www.fordyce.org/scanning/scanning_info/encrypt.htm I'd love to get a hold of some deprecated XOR voice encrypted units for military radios, interface them...
  19. Communications
    Hello everyone, I am just starting to get into radios. I would like to to get a radio that gets decent range and also hopefully receives police /fire/rescue frequencies and weather alerts. Those parts would be bonuses, but I guess wouldn't be vital. I really don't know what to look for in a CB...
  20. Events, Connections and Get togethers
    If you haven't listened to Destiny Survival before, you might want to check it out. DestinySurvival Radio explores a variety of topics related to the prepping lifestyle and the survival mindset. OppositeofLove on Destiny Survival My appearance was recorded a couple of weeks ago but it was...
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