Bitcoin donations to: 1CE9UfWJcHBYkWPns7iqBqZgKhd5xfqEaM thanks!
Buy Bitcoins easily by clicking HERE!


Use coupon radiopreppers for 20% off on the above site.

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - gil

Pages: 1 ... 182 183 [184] 185 186 ... 191
2746
Hum, it wouldn't hurt any...

Comments?

2747
Tactical Corner / Re: Help from Elmers for NuBs
« on: September 08, 2012, 04:28:28 PM »
Quote
less reputable startup sites like this one.

It doesn't matter one bit which site you post it on, here or QRZ.com or Facebook, once on the web, anyone can see it. Actually, a less-known site is a lesser risk. If I want to check anyone's address, I would go to QRZ.com or Eham.net, not on Radio Preppers! I will not be posting my call sign once I get it. Once we start a net, you'll hear it on the air, but you won't see it online. Just in case someone wants to get some radio equipment for cheap...

Gil.

2748
Morse Code / Re: Starting the Morse Code Board.
« on: September 08, 2012, 04:22:19 PM »
Using FM for CW, hum... Like making high pitched noises with your voice or verbally saying ditditdah... LOL  ;D

Gil.

2749
Tactical Corner / Re: So what's your plan?
« on: September 08, 2012, 04:19:46 PM »
It's great to have a Bug-Out-Location, I wish I did... Not everyone owns property in the boonies. I still wonder what the hell I would do if the town went apes--t..

Gil.

2750
Licensing / Re: Do you REALLY need that ham license?
« on: September 08, 2012, 12:25:22 PM »
I certainly agree on getting a license. It isn't difficult or costly. People often forget how much training goes into prepping. Storing a few key supplies and gear is the easy part. Knowing how to use it all efficiently is another matter. Ever built a deadfall trap for small game? I have.. And no, it didn't work the first time.. When the SHTF, it's too late to start learning. Everything should come as second nature then.

Gil.

2751
New To Radio / Re: QSO Card - Please explain
« on: September 08, 2012, 10:33:43 AM »
Hello Sunflower.

A QSL card is like a postcard you mail to someone you had a conversation with, which included a signal report and maybe something about your station. People collect them from all around the world..

Gil.

2752
New To Radio / Re: Those Mysterious "Q-codes"
« on: September 08, 2012, 10:32:59 AM »
Hello Sunflower.

A QSL card is like a postcard you mail to someone you had a conversation with, which included a signal report and maybe something about your station. People collect them from all around the world..

Gil.

2753
Tactical Corner / EMP protection, what to put your Faraday cage?
« on: September 08, 2012, 02:27:07 AM »
Hello,

Aside from a few handhelds and one or two HF radios, there are other electronic items that should be protected as well. One of them, seldom thought about, is a solar powered scientific calculator. I have a feeling that they would be priceless in a reconstruction effort.. I would also include a couple small solar charge controllers. And why not, cheap Casio watches for everyone in the family, with a bunch of spare batteries. What else would be vital to have?

http://www.futurescience.com/emp/emp-protection.html

Gil.

2754
General Discussion / Re: A question for all prepper hams
« on: September 07, 2012, 03:31:30 PM »
I think there is a lot to say about transparency.. In an real emergency situation, I don't think going all "tactical," as many might be tempted to do, is a good idea. If you're just trying to find out what's going on, who cares.. As Ray says, listen, transmit little. You want to draw little attention, take care of your family and friends and survive. Keep the camo face paint for later. There probably are satellites up there that can triangulate a signal in seconds. I would be much more worried about the gangs of thugs a few blocks from my house than anything else.
Radio might be very important to gather potentially life-saving information, but it would have another most important role: To make us feel less isolated and give us hope.

Gil.

2755
General Discussion / PLEASE READ! Welcome to Radio Preppers.
« on: September 07, 2012, 01:51:43 PM »
Hi Ray, you should post pictures of your KX1 on the technical board ;)

Gil

2756
Tactical Corner / Re: So what's your plan?
« on: September 07, 2012, 12:39:55 AM »
Listening to establish the best plan...

Gil.

2758
Hello Frosty,

I used to be into CB in the 80s, not anymore. I do have a CB radio, but it is barely used.
The HF bands are much more interesting, and "civilized." I am leaning towards 40m as my favorite.
I am also learning morse code, which I consider to be a must-have skill for anyone using radios.
Listen to 40m, you might like it better than 10/12 or anything else for that matter.

Gil.

2759
General Discussion / Re: Moved to a new server. Please read.
« on: September 06, 2012, 01:42:42 AM »
Looks like it works... You might have to re-upload your avatar... Sorry.

Gil.

2760
General Discussion / Moved to a new server. Please read.
« on: September 06, 2012, 01:13:35 AM »
Hello,

I moved Radio Preppers to a virtual server in Iceland. There is still a glitch with avatars, which disappeared all together! You also won't be able to re-upload yours until the problem is fixed. If you notice any other weird software behavior, please send me a private message. An army of Vikings is working on the avatar problem right now. Best part is, they answer email in less than five minutes! Talk about competition in the service industry...

If you have or need a site, you should give them a try:

Web hosting in Iceland - OrangeWebsite.com
Gil.

Pages: 1 ... 182 183 [184] 185 186 ... 191