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by charadeur
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: ZS Hams that use Dstar or Echolink
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

Re: ZS Hams that use Dstar or Echolink

We have a strong DStar community in my area.
by charadeur
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Decent 2 meter rig for $100?
Replies: 12
Views: 3580

Re: Decent 2 meter rig for $100?

My experience is of the Chinese radios the Wouxun is better than the Baofeng. In my group of friends everyone of the Baofengs failed with moderate use. The Wouxuns are also easier to program not that they are as easy as a Icom. One thing about the Wouxun is the speaker mike sucks. Our SAR group has ...
by charadeur
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Any D-STAR fans?
Replies: 12
Views: 3289

Re: Any D-STAR fans?

Okay well I went to the dark side. Just got an Icom 92ad. Military grade and submersible. Just started playing with D-Star. Got the local repeater and have been approved for connecting to other reflectors. Just have not figured out how to yet.
by charadeur
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Any D-STAR fans?
Replies: 12
Views: 3289

Re: Any D-STAR fans?

I think that is a great point and kind of what I was thinking as well. The whole idea of ham radio is that it is robust and works when everything else fails. Our Skywarn group uses two repeaters and a simplex frequency for the weekly test. One repeater is north of town and one is south.
by charadeur
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Any D-STAR fans?
Replies: 12
Views: 3289

Re: Any D-STAR fans?

I have a buddy who is a huge d-star fan. He is putting in a repeater at his house. I am just not ready to buy a new radio yet.
by charadeur
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Michigan Hams on 2m
Replies: 13
Views: 4171

Re: Michigan Hams on 2m

Let me know if you can hit that repeater. They don't like people rag chewing too much on the links because it ties up all of them but we could get away with 15 minutes or so. We may get others to jump in and can educate those who don't know about this site and what we do.
by charadeur
Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Michigan Hams on 2m
Replies: 13
Views: 4171

Re: Michigan Hams on 2m

Here is the IRA Linked repeater system web site so you can get an idea of the coverage. Hit one and it is linked and re-transmitted to all of them. http://www.w8hvg.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Rebel you can hook up a nice roof mount antenna on your HT. I have a UV6 and the ot...
by charadeur
Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Michigan Hams on 2m
Replies: 13
Views: 4171

Re: Michigan Hams on 2m

Well that is too bad. I built one of these J-pole antennas for cheap and it works very well. http://eastalabamaarc.com/2m70cm_jpole_project.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The down side is the cable needed for UHF/VHF is expensive if you are running it more than 25 feet or so. The...
by charadeur
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: Michigan Hams on 2m
Replies: 13
Views: 4171

Re: Michigan Hams on 2m

Can you guys hit the Jackson IRA repeater at 145.47 using a 100.0 or 107.2 Hz tone? Standard offset. If you guys can hit that one we can do a net.
by charadeur
Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Considering a Double Action .357
Replies: 44
Views: 3758

Re: Considering a Double Action .357

I'm a fan of the SP101 with a 3 or 4 inch barrel for a trail gun. It is light and fairly small. Most of the time I am packing a Airweight 38 snubnose but the black bears in our area are not what you would call problematic. They get hunted and will avoid you at all cost. For target practice or huntin...
by charadeur
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Earl - Backcountry Survival Tablet
Replies: 69
Views: 13639

Re: Earl - Backcountry Survival Tablet

Don't I all ready have one of those? An iPhone with a Goal Zero solar charger? I wonder how well it is thought out. Being a ham I like the idea of a radio but in a package like that it would not be very practical. Maybe 5 watts? HF? Not without one heck of an antenna to drag around with it. More use...
by charadeur
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB shelter ???
Replies: 41
Views: 3845

Re: BOB shelter ???

Tarps are fine if there is no driving rain, mosquitoes, or ticks. I have a Big Anges Fly Creek UL that is 3 pounds but I'm getting one of the 6 Moons tents that is 23 ounces.
by charadeur
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: WHAT GUNS/AMMO CAN YOU FIND IN YOUR AREA?
Replies: 66
Views: 5109

Re: WHAT GUNS/AMMO CAN YOU FIND IN YOUR AREA?

I just bought 500 rounds of 9mm for $175 at a local Cabella's. We have just about everything back now. We can get just about any firearm. 9mm ammo is more rare but available if you keep your eyes open and look often. The one thing I have not seen is 22 LR.
by charadeur
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 3 Day Hiking Pack - Budget - $100 or less
Replies: 39
Views: 3098

Re: 3 Day Hiking Pack - Budget - $100 or less

Just to toss it out there my favorite pack is the ULA Circuit. Yes I got the camo one so I looked as cool as I was comfortable. I did not mention it because it is out of your price range but worth every penny.
by charadeur
Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 3 Day Hiking Pack - Budget - $100 or less
Replies: 39
Views: 3098

Re: 3 Day Hiking Pack - Budget - $100 or less

ALICE and ILBE packs are not good for the backpacking any distance. Yes they look cool and make you look all GI Joe. Go to google images and look at some pictures of people wearing ALICE and ILBE packs. Now look at some pictures of people wearing current manufacture civilian packs. Notice how the mi...
by charadeur
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 3 Day Hiking Pack - Budget - $100 or less
Replies: 39
Views: 3098

Re: 3 Day Hiking Pack - Budget - $100 or less

What size bag do you need? Without that it is a shot in the dark for suggestions. I can do three days in summer on a 25 liter bag but not everyone can do that.
by charadeur
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Tweaker Confrontation
Replies: 19
Views: 4603

Re: Tweaker Confrontation

Anyway, the guy looked right at my left side and got the picture, without losing a beat he turned and ran for his bike and took off, still screaming about the crackers. Annnnnd you should call the police immediately at that point. Imagine if his rant changed to, "damn cracker just threatened to hun...
by charadeur
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Radio Club
Topic: ZSRC Still kicking?
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

Re: ZSRC Still kicking?

Last I heard there was still a couple of people meeting on echolink. I keep forgetting to join them. Apparently everyone else does as well. It does not seem to be progressing like it should.
by charadeur
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Cheap and easy bug out vehicles
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

Re: Cheap and easy bug out vehicles

mr.trooper wrote:I don't think OP is suggesting the postal van as a baja vehicle.

There are plenty of cheap lift kits for the S10 if ground clearance is a concern.
where do you buy your lift kits at? Last jeep I did was $1200 for 4 in suspension lift.
by charadeur
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Beginners Guide To Purchasing A Self-Defense Pistol
Replies: 54
Views: 1773

Re: Beginners Guide To Purchasing A Self-Defense Pistol

.22 ammo is not as cheap as it used to be - and it has been among the first things to dissapear on both ammo shortages. I dont really see a world of difference between starting with a 22 over a 9mm at this point. You might be right depending on prices when all this silliness stops. Eventually peopl...
by charadeur
Sun May 26, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Invisibility cloak...
Replies: 17
Views: 2291

Re: Invisibility cloak...

LOL We can't show you the actual technology or we would have to kill you but here is a mock up of what it looks like. If that is exactly what it looks like then why can't they show the actual technology at work? If it was really that secret they would not be able to even admit it existed like area 51.
by charadeur
Mon May 20, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Guns you will never sell
Replies: 54
Views: 3696

Re: Guns you will never sell

I can't seem to part with any of them. Even ones I don't shoot much anymore.
by charadeur
Sun May 05, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: You will know them by their...badges?
Replies: 34
Views: 2825

Re: You will know them by their...badges?

Some of us have been here for years and still havent ponied up registration cash... Heathens. If you can get the milk for free why buy the cow? As the saying goes. Still I feel some level of responsibility to help pay for something I use regularly. This forum is so reasonably priced to become a mem...

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