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  1. Thread: Amateur Radio

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    It's essentially an EFRW with a 9:1 transformer,...

    It's essentially an EFRW with a 9:1 transformer, but instead of a wire radiator, it uses a 16' disc golf retriever.

    There's a long thread on QRZ about using this whip (look for $20 Antenna), but...
  2. Thread: Amateur Radio

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    The FD-4xr is supposed to be pretty good. It...

    The FD-4xr is supposed to be pretty good. It should serve you well.

    Chris
  3. Thread: Amateur Radio

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    I took my new antenna up to a summit on Skyline...

    I took my new antenna up to a summit on Skyline Drive yesterday and worked for about 45mins, making 17 contacts on 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, and 12m. I made DX contacts on 20, 17, and 15. All SSB at 10w....
  4. Thread: Our NOPE thread

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    Nope. I couldn't make it past the first few...

    Nope. I couldn't make it past the first few minutes.

    Chris
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    I have to agree with her...ConAir is better. ...

    I have to agree with her...ConAir is better.

    Chris
  6. Thread: Amateur Radio

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    New Antenna

    A guy on QRZ has been working up an antenna system using the a stainless steel golf ball retriever available on Amazon for $21:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QD512Q2

    It's 16' long fully extended,...
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    Damn. Crazy to think they were the budget...

    Damn. Crazy to think they were the budget (price, not value) option at one point.

    One thing I wish I had taken more advantage of is their willingness to do semi-custom work with unusual woods...
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    Listed or sell for? I think i have something...

    Listed or sell for?

    I think i have something like 4 pairs of Ahrends on various revolvers. They were running $40-$50 at the time.

    Chris
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    Testing a "new" Canon FL 28mm 3.5 lens on my M4/3 digital

    Random cannon at the Manassas Battlefield in "golden hour" light:
    94776

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    A few from my trip out west this summer

    Both were taken on film (Fuji Acros II in a Canon FT w/50mm 1.4 lens):
    Inn at Painted Desert:
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    Sonoran Church
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    Forest Gump Road in Monument Valley:
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    I may have used multiples in a single email (or...

    I may have used multiples in a single email (or thread).

    Chris
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    I guess that means it has been posted already. :D...

    I guess that means it has been posted already. :D

    Chris
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    Don't know if this has been posted yet... ...

    Don't know if this has been posted yet...

    Welder
    94490

    Chris
  14. Thread: Our NOPE thread

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    Nope. I wasn't claustrophobic when I was ...

    Nope.

    I wasn't claustrophobic when I was younger, but as I get older I'm getting that way. Working on cars can get me sometimes, I'll be under one with it just inches above my nose and I'll...
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    I've said before I work for a British company and...

    I've said before I work for a British company and all of my direct reports, and most of the colleagues I interact with are in the UK. The atmosphere "over there" (as experienced through MS Teams,...
  16. I did the same thing as fatdog but in my 1997...

    I did the same thing as fatdog but in my 1997 4Runner. Got everything from Crutchfield and basically dropped it right into the factory slot.

    Bluetooth and "speakerphone" works better in my 25yo...
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    I saw that on a tattoo parlor sign in Roanoke, VA...

    I saw that on a tattoo parlor sign in Roanoke, VA just the other weekend.

    Chris
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    Found this little feller protecting my pepper...

    Found this little feller protecting my pepper patch from other bugs. :)
    Pic taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M10 with a 50s era Canon 50mm/1.8 rangefinder lens.

    94333

    Chris
  19. No one service is consistently better than the...

    No one service is consistently better than the others. The only two I keep around permanently is Netlix and Amazon (mainly because it's part of Prime). The others, I subscribe to when there's...
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    914 shifter

    If it's anything like the shifter set up in a Beetle (which I owned and drove for 6 years), replacing the shifter bushing and the tunnel bushing makes a huge improvement. A Scat DragFast shifter ...
  21. "First time?" certainly applies to both. :D ...

    "First time?" certainly applies to both. :D

    Saying David Attenborough has lots of nature documentaries is like saying S&W has lots of revolvers. :D :D

    Chris
  22. Thread: Dark Winds

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    I recorded it on DVR when it was being broadcast....

    I recorded it on DVR when it was being broadcast. I've only watched one episode so far.

    I didn't hate it, but I also didn't get sucked in. I did enjoy the cinematography and location having just...
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    My EDC knife is a bone handled Canal Street...

    My EDC knife is a bone handled Canal Street Cannitler. Because it's not a tactical one-handed opener, I'm not actually posting this having been kilt in the streets ages ago.

    I'm just old enough...
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    I was telling my wife about this and after she...

    I was telling my wife about this and after she said "another AR?", she relented and said I should get it.

    Crap. Now I need $1200. Anyone want to buy a surly teenager? :D

    Chris
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    First gun I've been tempted by in a while. ...

    First gun I've been tempted by in a while.

    Chris
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