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by KYZHunters
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: In the market for a radio, looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: In the market for a radio, looking for advice

One more question before I make some recommendations: Do they need to be compatible with any specific codeplug, and who will be doing the programming? This was my first thought. Our local 911 center programs all radios for responders in a two county area and I’d ask them first if they have the soft...
by KYZHunters
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: My 2018 Field Day report
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: My 2018 Field Day report

Do you still need a license for ham? If so... why? I'm interested if technology has made it cheaper and more accessible for a small hobby Funnily technology has made low end capabilities cheaper. A quick look at Craigslist or EBay show a station of the minimal capabilities of mine can be had for a ...
by KYZHunters
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: My 2018 Field Day report
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: My 2018 Field Day report

That sounds like an impressive range. Have you described the cost and composition of the equipment used to do this somewhere? If not, about how much would that cost? Aside from the wind turbine and batteries which are part of my farming operation, I think my equipment is probably a $300-400 investm...
by KYZHunters
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: My 2018 Field Day report
Replies: 6
Views: 208

My 2018 Field Day report

So, another Field Day has come and gone and I thought I’d post my results for consideration of those who are considering adding ham radio to their suite of preps. Field Day is an annual event sponsored by American Radio Relay League for hams to exercise their ability to operate away from their home ...
by KYZHunters
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: 2 meters: recommendations & education...& Solar power!
Replies: 53
Views: 3220

Re: 2 meters: recommendations & education please

Woods, First, congratulations on getting your license; I hope the hobby is as rewarding to you as it’s been to me. Unless money is not an issue, I’d build a few antennas before buying a more powerful radio. Particularly in the vhf/uhf range there is way more bang per buck in improving your antenna g...
by KYZHunters
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Tiny House in East Tennessee: should we build or go prefab?
Replies: 15
Views: 1208

Re: Tiny House in East Tennessee: should we build or go pref

I've recommended this before because it buys some time. How about building a nice steel shop/garage on a slab and living in that while you figure the rest of it out. You are probably going to want one anyway, it will run the same as the prefab shed option and last a lot longer.
by KYZHunters
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Where to start w/pressure cooker and dehydrator
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Where to start w/pressure cooker and dehydrator

We use our pressure cooker for canning, but it gets used more for making stock. We keep plastic bags in the freezer for beef bones and chicken carcasses. The bones go in their respective bags either raw or after cooking. Whenever a bag is full it goes into the pressure cooker with water, celery, car...
by KYZHunters
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Sometimes you can do nothing
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Re: Sometimes you can do nothing

First, thanks for all of the kind responses; it wasn't expected. I thought there would be a technical discussion on prioritization of care, airway clearing etc. The concern for our wellbeing is humbling. Secondly, I avoided commenting on the seatbelt issue, but it was, no doubt, what allowed the eje...
by KYZHunters
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Sometimes you can do nothing
Replies: 13
Views: 1732

Sometimes you can do nothing

Yesterday, I was up in my barn doing the morning chores when I heard a wreck. Screeching brakes followed by a series of crunches. I'd heard it before, the sound of a rollover accident. I dropped,what I was doing and ran out of the barn to see a pickup truck in my front pasture. I hit 911 as I ran fo...
by KYZHunters
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Tying up nutso passenger on flight
Replies: 25
Views: 1438

Re: Tying up nutso passenger on flight

I'd start with the seat belts the flight attendants use to demonstrate their proper use in the preflight brief. Three or four of them would probably do the trick.
by KYZHunters
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: On the air from Djibouti
Replies: 0
Views: 630

On the air from Djibouti

Today I received my license from the government of Djibouti, call sign J20MG. I intend to operate 80-6 meters from now until the end of the year so if there is anyone who wants to attempt a sked let me know. We are 8 hours ahead of the east coast so when I get home from work it is about 9 AM on the ...
by KYZHunters
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Local beavers.... I think!
Replies: 13
Views: 1404

Re: Local beavers.... I think!

I'd say beavers too, but I'm no expert. I suspected beavers at my place, but a local expert said we didn't have beavers in the area. I took him down to the creek and showed him the gnawed sycamores and he said, "Oh, shit! Beavers!" That being said, I have not seen one of them despite the amount of w...
by KYZHunters
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Hawaiʻi
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Re: Hello from Hawaiʻi

Howdy and welcome from Djibouti via Kentucky.
by KYZHunters
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, again, from New York State
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Hello, again, from New York State

Great to see you back.
by KYZHunters
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: UncleMorgan sez...
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: UncleMorgan sez...

Howdy and welcome from Djibouti
by KYZHunters
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Daylight's End
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Daylight's End

Wow. The Road Warrior meets John Carpenter's Vampires.
by KYZHunters
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Overseas gig for ZSers
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Overseas gig for ZSers

I am on this gig right now and since this thread had over 600 views I'm assuming that there is at least passing interest in the topic. Bottom line up front, the pay is decent the conditions are great. The prime contractor is without a doubt the most prepared host I've ever had. My group got to Djibo...
by KYZHunters
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Beartooth - Walkie talkie smartphone case?
Replies: 11
Views: 2041

Re: Beartooth - Walkie talkie smartphone case?

Looks like this device is fixing to ship in December but as a stand alone device and not a wrap around. At $179 a pair it looks interesting.

I would rather have seen Earl come to market but that dog is dead.
by KYZHunters
Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Overseas gig for ZSers
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Overseas gig for ZSers -short fuse HOA

So, I find myself again looking for folks who might want to do some contract work. I'm looking for a couple of people with active secret or higher clearances and experience working with Cisco firewalls and/or Lenel access control systems. OEM certs are required. The gig is in Djibouti and should las...
by KYZHunters
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Yeah!! Passed Technician exam!
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: Yeah!! Passed Technician exam!

Thanks for all the congrats!! I am going to start working on General soon! The waiting on the FCC to issue my call sign is killing me!!! gah!! :) Congrats on passing your test! If it's any consolation, back in the day when it was all done on paper, I started getting advertisements for gear in the m...
by KYZHunters
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Home Security Camera System
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Home Security Camera System

The most reliable system is one where the cameras are POE, power over ethernet, They can be run off of a POE network switch that is located in a central area. They only need a single CAT 5e wire to operate. They would then be "pointed" at a DVR for recording. The POE switch would then be powerd by ...
by KYZHunters
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Goodbye from Kentucky
Replies: 25
Views: 2154

Re: Goodbye from Kentucky

Who posts an angry goodbye thread? That's like sending an angry open letter to the editor of your local newspaper. I would respect you more if you called me a scumbag and sucker punched me in the face. But that's just me. :lol: As a newspaper editor, I received many goodbyes, many with the challeng...
by KYZHunters
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Goodbye from Kentucky
Replies: 25
Views: 2154

Re: Goodbye from Kentucky

Gotta disagree, MajorHavoc. One thin-skinned, FCC-quoting board member is about all any community needs. A lot of new joins have been treated far more roughly and have gone on to be longtime participants. That being said, we used to have a welcome wagon that jumped in as soon as someone new showed u...
by KYZHunters
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Critique my BoL Plans
Replies: 21
Views: 1959

Re: Critique my BoL Plans

As a homesteader, I recommend three books that will help you scale your project. Ten acres enough (1864) and Five acres and independence are great. The best though is I called the "The independent life and how to live it" and the diagrams provided for one, five and ten acre homesteads are what passe...

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