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by Dorsai
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 4798

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

Remember those radios work best as "Line of sight". Anyway to get some elevation on him? Yes...but probably not enough. I just got done looking at some topo maps of the area, and what we have is essentially an 80' hill in the middle of the neighborhood. I don't think I can reasonably get that much ...
by Dorsai
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 4798

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

And as an update to my update...doesn't look like the geography problem can be overcome by more power. After stationing my son in the athletic field, I tried to reach him from the far end of the neighborhood, no dice. So short of setting up some kind of neighborhood repeater (not gonna happen), it l...
by Dorsai
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 4798

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

So just to update on this...I purchased a pair of Midland T-10 0.5W FRS radios on my own dime for testing purposes. I dropped my 12 year old son off with a radio at the neighborhood clubhouse (our default command post) and proceeded to drive around the neighborhood while talking with him. These radi...
by Dorsai
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: ...And the Doomrunner BOV saga turns to a new chapter
Replies: 20
Views: 3281

Re: ...And the Doomrunner BOV saga turns to a new chapter

Hit it with some Lysol and you're good to go!
by Dorsai
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 4798

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

just to help muddy the waters for you, have you considered Multi-Use Radio Service? also 2W, with no license, but with a lot less people on the frequencies. I have, and I should have mentioned it. MURS would be ideal for our purposes, except the HTs seem to be about 2x-3x as expensive as FRS. Given...
by Dorsai
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 4798

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

...whether it's possible to contact emergency services via radio on a frequency that a General ham would have access to. I'd like for us to have that ability. Your local ARES group would likely have a simplex 2m frequency they use for this, and/or a repeater that is used for ARES as needed and with...
by Dorsai
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 4798

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

Something to consider is with the recent Part 95 changes the 2 watt "FRS only" radios should be shipping soon if they aren't already, and the add'l wattage may help through the foliage (or rain). On a manufacturer/model, I have been happy with the Midland GXT series. Good point about the recent cha...
by Dorsai
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 4798

Re: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

Wow, good thoughts here already. Let's see... Best way is to test it. I can tell you from my experiences the FRS radios would work just fine. I get about two miles out of them in gently rolling hills. Expect interference and everyone listening in. Agreed, testing is key. Assuming we go forward with ...
by Dorsai
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?
Replies: 31
Views: 4798

Neighborhood Emergency Response Radio?

So the city I live in is offering a CERT-like emergency preparedness program, and my neighborhood (typical American suburban subdivision, about 200 single-family homes) has chosen to participate and put together a small response team for light duty within the neighborhood. It's still early in the ga...
by Dorsai
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: ZSC:016
Topic: ZS016 Locations Updated
Replies: 12
Views: 1831

Re: ZS016 Locations Updated

Sure, count me in.

Handle: Dorsai
Name: Matthew
Callsign: N4RFD
Location: Intersection of GA-120 and GA-141 in Johns Creek 30097.
by Dorsai
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Official ZSARC Membership Sign Up
Replies: 83
Views: 22067

Re: Official ZSARC Membership Sign Up

Also interested in seeing this come back to life. I'm a Technician (N4RFD) outside of Atlanta, planning on getting my General this spring or summer.
by Dorsai
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: ZSC:016
Topic: New Roll Call
Replies: 34
Views: 3331

Re: New Roll Call

So what does it take to officially join this chapter? Just post here, show up to a meeting, defeat someone in hand-to-hand combat, or...?
by Dorsai
Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7395
Views: 320312

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms rela

Picked up two ammo cans (1680 rds) of M855 cartridges. Along with the two cans (880 rds) of x54R for the Mosin-Nagant I already had, I've now filled my storage ammo needs for my rifles. Now I just need a thousand rounds or so of 9mm, and I'm good to go.
by Dorsai
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7395
Views: 320312

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms rela

Two spare mags for the Ruger P89, followed by every round of 9mm the local Walmart had.

(OK, so they only had two boxes...still.)
by Dorsai
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Surefire M500A
Replies: 46
Views: 5611

Re: Surefire M500A

While I don't have any $500 setups, I certainly have several $300 setups. That's also way more than I am willing to pay...but then again, my circumstances are such that it's unlikely I'll ever need a weaponlight in the first place. But for those who do, that's great. However, I suspect that the inc...
by Dorsai
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Surefire M500A
Replies: 46
Views: 5611

Re: Surefire M500A

I gotta say, I'm not sure which kind of fail is more epic; putting an Airsoft toy on a SHTF rifle, or spending FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS on a freakin' flashlight. They're on different ends of the fail spectrum, but I bet they follow the curvature of the universe and meet up on the far side.
by Dorsai
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Why some people should never ever ever try to build an AK!
Replies: 68
Views: 3032

Re: Why some people should never ever ever try to build an A

When I was a kid, that's pretty much what I imagined every AK looked like. :lol:
by Dorsai
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ruger P series
Replies: 46
Views: 2258

Re: Ruger P series

More Ruger love here - I have a P89 I'm very happy with. I bought it in used but good condition about 8-10 years ago, and have not had a single malfunction with it. I have complete confidence that it will go bang when I need it to, what more could I reasonably want from a defensive pistol?
by Dorsai
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: PAW Bolt GUns?
Replies: 68
Views: 2068

Re: PAW Bolt GUns?

My M44 carbine was the first gun I acquired with an eye toward "just in case". It's an absolutely fantastic weapon - if you've got the entire Red Army with you. But by myself, or with my family or small group up against a group of aggressors? Eh, not so much...five shots then reload just won't cut i...
by Dorsai
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Eotech
Replies: 24
Views: 777

Re: Eotech

The best price I've ever seen personally for the XPS-3 is $529.99 at Primary Arms: http://www.primaryarms.com/product.sc?p ... egoryId=51

If you don't really need NV compatibility, they have the XPS-2 for $429.99. I bought one of those from them and was satisfied on all fronts.
by Dorsai
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Idea's for my new BOV
Replies: 37
Views: 1408

Re: Idea's for my new BOV

Radical_Halflife wrote:So here it is, this is what followed me home.
That'll make a great BOV, since it has clearly already survived one apocalypse. :lol:
by Dorsai
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Pmags
Replies: 117
Views: 3651

Re: Pmags

Speaking of Pmags, are the 20 round magazines as good as the 30 rounders? I'm becoming a fan of 20's in general and am thinking about picking up a few more for my AR.
by Dorsai
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Blazer vs. Tahoe
Replies: 11
Views: 5563

Re: Blazer vs. Tahoe

NoSt8mnt wrote:a friend that works at gm tells me the tahoe available 94-98 with a 6.5l detroit diesel but only in 2 door 4 wheel drive.
I would definitely trade two doors for diesel power, you betcha. Thanks for confirming.
by Dorsai
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: For those long, boring drives...
Replies: 57
Views: 2242

Re: For those long, boring drives...

I couldn't go to sleep if I wanted to. The only time I have ever had Red Bull was one night a few years back when a bunch of us from work went out drinking...we ended up doing Red Bull and vodka. I was drunk *and* sleepless for hours. Note that I do not recommend this as a way to stay awake on the ...

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