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by Dabster
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Recently arrived - SW-3B QRP HRf rig
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Recently arrived - SW-3B QRP HRf rig

Wow. Both explanations were extremely helpful. I never could have sussed that.

Thank you!
by Dabster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Recently arrived - SW-3B QRP HRf rig
Replies: 12
Views: 992

Re: Recently arrived - SW-3B QRP HRf rig

For radio dummies... Could someone compare and contrast this with one of the Baofeng radios that all of the kids are buying these days?

The may be completely unrelated but I don't know what I don't know.

Thanks!
by Dabster
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45480

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Thanks for all of your thoughtful responses. I have been living in my safely paranoid bubble and was startled to hear of so many failing to take this with much seriousness.
by Dabster
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 123
Views: 6691

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Stercutus wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:01 pm

Seems a bit OT to me.
We're discussing CHOP and this EO is probably why it was shut down. Not OT at all.
by Dabster
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45480

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I had kind of a troubling insight yesterday. Throughout the pandemic, my wife and I have been doing the majority of our shopping at Costco. We would only go every two or three weeks, we wore masks, shopped at quieter hours to help maintain 6 feet from others and we tried not to linger. We also picke...
by Dabster
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 123
Views: 6691

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Anyone heard of Executive Order 13933? I read about it here last night (Yes it is overly dramatic:) https://medium.com/@45thabsurdist/why-are-portland-protesters-being-taken-into-federal-custody-4a527a99f47f Some purported highlights: -This EO has motivated local and Federal law enforcement to becom...
by Dabster
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: PSA AR-10 Handguard
Replies: 12
Views: 385

Re: PSA AR-10 Handguard

I bought my AR-10 years ago before accessories were really a thing. It also has a 24 inch barrel -it looked like a halberd. The sad OEM handguard had issues: limited bipod mounts and (Only about 12 inches long) limited territory to grip it. My chief criteria was length and I ended up getting a 16" S...
by Dabster
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 123
Views: 6691

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Can't see where this has been posted yet but it really shows the mayhem and insanity in CHAZ as witnessed by someone much like any of us...

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q6Jp4CX_kw[/YouTube]
by Dabster
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Alternatives to Dogs for Herding Livestock
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: Alternatives to Dogs for Herding Livestock

My concern is with performance. Raccoons are certainly charming and resourceful critters but they are not the effortless runners that are required for a day of cattle herding. I suspect that the smallest and stoutest healer could easily travel a lot further and faster than a raccoon.
by Dabster
Fri May 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [REDACTED - for your safety]
Replies: 1088
Views: 53918

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Just saw this.[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6_3Xd1X2B0&t=329s[/YouTube]

I have never noticed this guy being a capricious shill. Kind of nice to see something affordable with good reviews.
by Dabster
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The COVID AAR
Replies: 25
Views: 2594

Re: The COVID AAR

Gentlemen: Thank you for the helpful milk advice.
by Dabster
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 866
Views: 98746

Re: What are you playing?

I was reminiscing over old games and a coworker told me that StarCraft, StarCraft: Broodwar and StarCraft II were all free to play. I went to Blizzard.com, found the original was still outdated, Broodwar was better and StarCraftII was just right. I like how you can just merrily play for twenty minu...
by Dabster
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The COVID AAR
Replies: 25
Views: 2594

Re: The COVID AAR

Some great comments. Here's mine: What has gone well: -I'm a news freak. I saw this coming in December. I've had the John Hopkins website open since January and started prepping friends and family. We had time and stocked up on essentials. -My job already has a Work From Home Component. My Manager i...
by Dabster
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 866
Views: 98746

Re: What are you playing?

I was reminiscing over old games and a coworker told me that StarCraft, StarCraft: Broodwar and StarCraft II were all free to play. I went to Blizzard.com, found the original was still outdated, Broodwar was better and StarCraftII was just right. I like how you can just merrily play for twenty minut...
by Dabster
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Need help with Dual Purpose bikes.
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

Re: Need help with Dual Purpose bikes.

If you're not going on a highway, riding all day or over 300 lbs, then a 250 should be fine. I've always owned 650s (A Kawasaki KLR0650 and a Suzuki DL650) but I got my training and passed the test on a Kawasaki 250. The 250 wasn't as cool but it was disproportionately lighter, it felt like it could...
by Dabster
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45480

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Eastern Washington, Western USA. -5 cases confirmed in this area. -Preps are holding well. With additional time my wife is really spoiling us gastronomically. -Hospitals have triage tents in their parking lots. -Schools are closed. -I have been working from home for about two weeks. My wife always w...
by Dabster
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45480

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Eastern Washington Officially three cases in my county. Two in the county to the East. A co-worker's wife who is a psych nurse was exposed last night. I have been working from home since March 4th. My manager directed my department to work from home on the 12th. We provide tech support and someone h...
by Dabster
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45480

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Location: Eastern Washington in Western USA, 300 miles East of the Kirkland epicenter, Nearby Covid-19 Cases: None reported within 90 miles. Schools: University of Idaho still considering moving classes online during coronavirus outbreak All Spokane Public Library events cancelled over COVID-19 conc...
by Dabster
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45480

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Eastern Washington. Confirmed Covid-19 cases 90 miles North and epicenter in Kirkland is about 300 miles East. My kids are still going to school. School, like all institutions, is resisting any change. Kids haven't observed anyone with symptoms. Neighbor kid who goes to a different school stopped by...
by Dabster
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: When is it time to bunker up?
Replies: 24
Views: 2365

Re: When is it time to bunker up?

Just to add to the comedy... My mother-in-law is very sickly (83 y/o, obese, multiple heart attacks) and her greatest fear is dying because of the inability to breathe (Both of her parents died due to congestive heart failure). My wife suggested skipping church or at least sitting by herself and avo...
by Dabster
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: When is it time to bunker up?
Replies: 24
Views: 2365

Re: When is it time to bunker up?

Provided we have electricity and water my family and I are good for ~60 days. If we lose water, we live near a lake and/or a river and have lots of water filtering gear. If we lose power it will be harder, a lot of stuff in the freezer could be salvaged and our diet may suffer a bit but I think we'd...
by Dabster
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: When is it time to bunker up?
Replies: 24
Views: 2365

When is it time to bunker up?

Everyone here is at least a casual prepper. I suspect everyone has everything they need to avoid going out and getting sick, for at least a week. When do you decide to do this? If you're wrong -there might be social and professional penalties. If you go too soon -you may run out of supplies before i...
by Dabster
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 73546

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Anyone catch that everyone who made it to the US with this virus has died? 1 confirmed; deaths - Washington US 1 confirmed; deaths - Illinois US 1 confirmed; deaths - Arizona US 2 confirmed; deaths - California US Source: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd...
by Dabster
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 73546

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

MPMalloy wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:53 pm
So a test run for "The Stand" kind-of-a-thing?
Yeah... Sorta?

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