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by AlphaKilo47
Mon May 23, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: [NET] ZSARC Meetings 2nd & 4th Sunday's 7:00 EST
Replies: 67
Views: 22173

Re: [NET] ZSARC Meetings 2nd & 4th Sunday's 7:00 EST

I can't answer the Echolink post, although I'd like to join the next net. Out here in sunny Las Vegas, we are now operating N9ZSI. Chapter Number 9 Zombie Squad International. The majority of the other NxZSI call signs are available, or you can borrow ours pending a short discussion about FCC Part ...
by AlphaKilo47
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: [NET] ZSARC Meetings 2nd & 4th Sunday's 7:00 EST
Replies: 67
Views: 22173

Re: [NET] ZSARC Meetings 2nd & 4th Sunday's 7:00 EST

Hey everyone! Haven't following the forums for awhile but did receive an email Topic Reply for the ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread. I dug around and found this thread and was wondering if the Echolink net was still happening?

Mike :mrgreen:
by AlphaKilo47
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Michigan
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Hello from Michigan

Your solar array sounds amazing. It is one of the few things we have never invested in. We can live without electricity for weeks on end (and have when ice storms take out the lines around us), but having it would make life much nicer. We have a generator for the occasions when we really do need so...
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Michigan
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Hello from Michigan

Hi Procyon! Yep, there usually is a protocol when doing hay on shares and our agreement works out good for the both of us. We are flexible enough that if the situation changes for either side, we just adapt. Roger, roger on the bacon! Pigs are easy enough to raise, especially if you only do a few at...
by AlphaKilo47
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Beekeeping Thread (Pic heavy)
Replies: 332
Views: 48702

Re: The Beekeeping Thread (Pic heavy)

Yeah, we lost a hive to wasps last year. Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention and by the time I did check on them, the hive was gone. The amazing thing for me was that EVERY bit of honey was gone.

Mike :mrgreen:
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Finally Did It!
Replies: 31
Views: 3861

Re: Finally Did It!

Congratulations CorpsmanUp! :clap: You and your wife are embarking on a wonderful journey of self-sufficiency. Owning land is one of the greatest things that a person can hope for. It is hard work but extremely satisfying and I know you and your family will appreciate what you're doing for many year...
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Beekeeping Thread (Pic heavy)
Replies: 332
Views: 48702

Re: The Beekeeping Thread (Pic heavy)

Boy, I guess we've been lucky. I built an 10' x 20' area inside my shop for the wife to have a room for all her craft stuff. When we started with bees, we use her room for honey extraction and wooden ware storage. Any frames that we extract or frames from hives that didn't make it, we just put them ...
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: What is your faviorite Defensive Pistol Caliber
Replies: 70
Views: 12878

Re: What is your faviorite Defensive Pistol Caliber

Anything that starts with .4 :lol: I have one .40 and two .45s, one of which is my EDC. I guess either of those calibers would be my favorite since I practice with them all the time. Of course, a .22 in the eye socket would probably work too... :roll:

Mike :mrgreen:
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 5767

Re: Official Unofficial ZS Radio Club Reanimation Thread

In answer to your questions - Mike Southwestern lower Michigan General Class KD8WWZ I do have HF cabapility - 10, 15, 20, 40, and 80 meters I have not applied for membership as of yet I would be willing to help with net control (no experience but, I have participated in many different nets). Since I...
by AlphaKilo47
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Battle Creek SMARS Club Ham Fest
Replies: 0
Views: 713

Battle Creek SMARS Club Ham Fest

Hey guys (and gals! :D ) Just a heads up, the Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Association is holding it's 55th annual Michigan Crossroads Hamfest and Radio Swap at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo MI on Saturday, March 14th starting at 8:00 a.m. There will also be a VE session at 10:00 a.m. for those inte...
by AlphaKilo47
Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Teach me on - 17 HMR
Replies: 32
Views: 2974

Re: Teach me on - 17 HMR

Not so much the 17hmr, but the 17hornet, a necked-down 22hornet. The 17hornet is centerfire which allows for simpler reloading/replacement of the primer. I have seen some kits and techniques to reload rimfire ammo, such as the 17hmr, but that's more of a niche pursuit, not really recognized in the ...
by AlphaKilo47
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Took my Dragunov out to the range... *pics*
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: Took my Dragunov out to the range... *pics*

Is that chambered for the 7.62x54R rimmed cartridge or 7.62x51 NATO caliber?

Mike :mrgreen:
by AlphaKilo47
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Took my Dragunov out to the range... *pics*
Replies: 10
Views: 1521

Re: Took my Dragunov out to the range... *pics*

That is a gorgeous looking NDM! And by the looks of your targets, it seems to be functioning well. I would definitely like to add one of those to my collection one day! :clap:

Mike :mrgreen:
by AlphaKilo47
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Teach me on - 17 HMR
Replies: 32
Views: 2974

Re: Teach me on - 17 HMR

Kinda old thread but, I'll chime in just in case someone else picks this up. The 17 HMR is an awesome little round. I have the Savage bolt action with a BSA 3-12 x 40 scope and it raises hell with chipmunks, squirrel, possum and raccoon. Crows literally explode when they are hit. It is a fun to shoo...
by AlphaKilo47
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Failed the Tech test
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

Re: Failed the Tech test

The important thing is that you know how to use your equipment. The rest will come as you get on the air and get some practical experience. Don't let anyone shit you about the Baofeng, they are great little cheap radios that work great for what they are. I think that is a very good idea to get the r...
by AlphaKilo47
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Michigan
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Hello from Michigan

Ok everyone...sleepover at Mike's place! Seriously though nice list of accomplishments. I'm sure you have lots of stuff you'll be able to add. Not a problem! We've got plenty of room in the barn's hay mow! :lol: Might be a little chilly though - it was -4 degrees this morning :shock: Thanks for the...
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Michigan
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Hello from Michigan

Thanks Chicago Zombie! I consider myself pretty lucky to have what we've been able to put together.

Mike :mrgreen:
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Michigan
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Re: Hello from Michigan

Thanks for the welcome Blacksheep and Trailhopper! I'm just getting my feet wet here and there is a whole lot of info to digest! :shock: I will be sure to stop by the zs chapter area and say Hi to zsc:023!

Mike :mrgreen:
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How Does Your Garden Grow? 2015 edition
Replies: 16
Views: 7157

Re: How Does Your Garden Grow? 2015 edition

Very nice job of gardening in smaller spaces! It must be nice to have a year-round gardening season. Here in Michigan, we have to get most of our gardening done during our summer growing season. We are lucky to have enough room for a 70' by 120' main garden and 60' by 100' second garden for sweet co...
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Matter of Homestead Pigs
Replies: 62
Views: 6649

Re: The Matter of Homestead Pigs

Hi everyone! New sign-up and trying to get caught up with all the posts on this awesome site! Very interesting thread here and I just thought I'd throw my 2 cents in. We have raised a small number of pigs before and just did 3 last winter. We raise them for butcher and raise them in stalls in our ba...
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Michigan
Replies: 13
Views: 1015

Hello from Michigan

My name is Mike and my wife and I live on a small 50 acre farm in southwest lower Michigan. I guess we are not really survivalists but are trying to become more self-reliant. We grow our own vegetables to can and freeze plus we run a vegetable stand in the summer months. We do rent ground to a local...
by AlphaKilo47
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Failed the Tech test
Replies: 11
Views: 1969

Re: Failed the Tech test

I just took multiple practice tests and passed my first try. I did way more than 12 though. I worked 5 days a week at the time and did at least one a day at work for a few months. By the time I took the test I rarely finished the questions, the first 5 words and I was already looking for the answer...
by AlphaKilo47
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: A modest proposal-An HF meetup (with survey)
Replies: 5
Views: 2822

Re: A modest proposal-An HF meetup (with survey)

Yes sir, I can work both 20 and 40. My rig is an older "hybrid" (tubes and solid state) and requires a few minutes of "tune up" when I change bands.

Mike :mrgreen:

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