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by CrossCut
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup

Okay, I wasn't aware that FCC had ruled differently on the stun and kill functions then they reportedly had previously, or maybe I was misinformed from the start. It's been too many years now to remember where I got the info from but it was part of a discussion about the encryption (scramble) funct...
by CrossCut
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6893
Views: 392747

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

boskone wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:20 pm
Looked into a high-efficiency stove to put in the fireplace? They burn cleaner.
I'm dampering it down too much I think, too cold of a fire for complete combustion. Problem is unless it's sub-zero cold outside the house turns into a sauna running it hot.
by CrossCut
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup

The stun, kill, and revive functions, at least, falls under telecommand, and the auxiliary and remote station rules, and is allowed under the regs. From http://www.arrl.org/auxiliary-station-faq : "Telecommand is defined by the FCC as a one-way transmission to initiate, modify or terminate functions...
by CrossCut
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6893
Views: 392747

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Yesterday was chimney sweep day, I do this once a year before heating season. Two story home with the wood burner on the lower level, the only places the creosote builds up is the stove pipe at the woodstove and the chimney cap. This year the build up wasn't as bad as years past, we built a polebarn...
by CrossCut
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 144
Views: 10675

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)

Last time I looked at the proposed legislation we wouldn't qualify based on the max household income for the second round. If we do, it'll likely go toward truck tires here too. Bridgestone Duelers, this'll be the 3rd set, love those things for snow and soft sand.
by CrossCut
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Radiooddity DB25 2m/70cm radio setup

Looks like a nice rig. The DTMF remote control part piqued my curiosity enough to go check out the manual and am impressed with the number of options available. Besides just displaying the decoded DTMF tones received, also has patrol, monitor, stun, kill, revive, and alarm functions. Didn't see that...
by CrossCut
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The State of Oregon is on Fire
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: The State of Oregon is on Fire

The arsonists don't help the situation, either. Saw an article in The Oregonian of an individual starting a fire in a median, and another article that there's no proof of protesters (or others) intentionally starting forest fires and asking people not to spread false rumors to the contrary. If they...
by CrossCut
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Charging Eneloop AA through USB
Replies: 25
Views: 372

Re: Charging Eneloop AA through USB

Just a thought quazi, but you might consider a Stanley portable power station/jump starter for the battery. 19Ah sealed lead acid battery, and can charge it with solar power (or an alternator) through the cigarette lighter port. I did a post on it last year, https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewt...
by CrossCut
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1484
Views: 72120

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Rain delay on some wood cutting planned for today, so working on a new and improved longer-lasting nasal spray formula. Test #1: 2 ml of 10% PVP-I 3 ml of glycerin 25 ml of distilled water https://i.postimg.cc/DwL3vq2C/nasal-spray-N-I.jpg Was reading that chlorhexidine solutions have better substant...
by CrossCut
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1484
Views: 72120

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

In case anyone was wondering Listerine Cool Mint®, in a simulated snot suspension, appears to be just as effective as original Listerine. Virucidal efficacy of different oral rinses against SARS-CoV-2 With multiple studies showing it's spread by individuals in the initial pre-symptomatic/asymptomati...
by CrossCut
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1484
Views: 72120

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Very interesting. I think I'll stick with Listerine, because it's still highly efficacious and I already have a massive bottle of it. Not to sound like a P&G commercial but Listerine has proven oral health benefits that make it worthwhile to use daily. https://www.listerine.com/total-care-campaign ...
by CrossCut
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1484
Views: 72120

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Very small number of participants, but how ironic if Listerine proved effective at preventing (?) / curing (!?!) COVID in anything even remotely close to 80% of the population, considering everything we've been through. I've been adding the PVP-I to Listerine, creates less bubbles/suds when gargling...
by CrossCut
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1484
Views: 72120

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

A very tiny study of gargling with Betadine, Listerine, tap water, or nothing, for those diagnosed with Stage 1 (<5 days of illness) COVID-19. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04410159 Results under the "Study Results" tab. I'm looking at the results - I'm not seeing where anybody developed a...
by CrossCut
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1484
Views: 72120

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

A very tiny study of gargling with Betadine, Listerine, tap water, or nothing, for those diagnosed with Stage 1 (<5 days of illness) COVID-19. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04410159

Results under the "Study Results" tab.
by CrossCut
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7573
Views: 402064

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

Purchased today, for one of my 10/22, after chasing off a porcupine chewing on the threshold of my door before dawn this AM. Acid Tactical 600 Lumen T6 CREE LED Gun Shotgun Rifle Flashlight, Rail Mount, Pressure Switch https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ANVE7ZK UTG Universal Single-rail Rifle Barr...
by CrossCut
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6893
Views: 392747

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Shipped a couple of these sets to out-of-town family recently. https://i.postimg.cc/XqYbKzth/A-order.jpg While tempted to include yet more links to the latest articles, research, and letters to the editor advocating for its use for mouthwash and nasal rinsing, I'll pass as I almost certainly have so...
by CrossCut
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1484
Views: 72120

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Master Question List for COVID-19 from DHS. Think I recall seeing these for Ebola but just found the COVID one this morning by accident. Some interesting and helpful info, I'd wondered how long the virus might persist on books (we buy them used fairly often off Amazon) and when I need to buy more N...
by CrossCut
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.
Replies: 176
Views: 28148

Re: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.

Tiny trial with 4 patients already in the recovery phase of Covid-19, and just a single one-time use gargle / mouth rinse. Is povidone‐iodine mouthwash effective against SARS‐CoV‐2? First in vivo tests However, these preliminary in vivo results suggest that a PVP-I rinse could reduce the saliva vira...
by CrossCut
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1228
Views: 84861

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Looks like the McCloskey's largely abandoned the Rawlesian tenets of Beans, Bullets, and Band-Aids, and went full on Zevon mode instead:

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Lawyers, Guns, and Money :)
by CrossCut
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1032
Views: 44650

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

Two dozen cases with 2 deaths in ours and the nearby neighboring county, combined. Still going to the grocery store only every other week, and added a second trip to town on the off weeks to hit the hardware and feed store. PPE / antiseptic stocks are holding up well, we're getting about 8 hours of ...
by CrossCut
Fri May 15, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6893
Views: 392747

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

More like the last few weeks, but: Installed my 10-80m MFJ end fed HF antenna. My FT450D has an internal antenna tuner that will tune anything less than 3:1 SWR, and it tunes this antenna to 1.6:1 or below on the 10, 20, 40 and 80m bands so I'm satisfied for the moment. Ordered an antenna switch las...
by CrossCut
Tue May 12, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Portable, (near-)universal UVC / ozone producing germicidal station
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Re: Portable, (near-)universal UVC / ozone producing germicidal station

Would something like this work for disinfecting money (cash & checks, some in paper envelopes)? The accountant at our church is nervous about everything being counted after it's received in the offering plate. I'm trying to figure out a solution that doesn't a) use up valuable disinfectant spray, b...
by CrossCut
Fri May 08, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 144
Views: 10675

Re: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check?

SOBs want the stimulus money they deposited in my account for my deceased MIL back... See Q41 at the bottom. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center Earned about a dime of interest on it, so after a postage stamp their blunder only ends up costing me $0.45. :vmad:

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