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November 27, 2014 at 5:10 pm #30524
Kos I’ll go into how to keep in contact with your group and others and from getting found when using your radio after thanksgiving. Have a Happy ThanksgivingNovember 24, 2014 at 4:51 pm #30257
@MountainBiker – The test is relatively easy to pass and just reading the Ham Radio License Manual published by the ARRL. You can cram for the test by reading the Q&A’s in the back over and over till you get them down.
@Sledjockey – The entire frequency range from 130- 174 MHz and from 400- 480 MHz is open to both TX and RX. You need to be careful though as Ham license only allows you to TX on 2m from 144- 148 MHz and on 440 from 420-450mhz. The radio doesn’t qualify for the FCC certification and would not transmit to the Marine VHF, MURS, FRS/GMRS, or business radio or emergency services radio frequencies that lie in these frequency ranges. Doings so will result in FCC action.November 2, 2014 at 10:48 pm #28250
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>undeRGRönd wrote:</div>C’mon, Flatty… no review is complete w/o MSRP and what you paid!
Good review, I will investigate further!
I picked it up for under $80 a year ago. Current price is about $110.October 31, 2014 at 7:56 pm #28087
I would have to go with a PWS piston driven AR. It’s the best of both worlds for me. Reliable, accurate, well balanced and accurate out to 650 yards.October 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm #27679October 18, 2014 at 8:35 pm #27357
Inshala here is a link about the muslim camp in the Catskills near Deposit NY. http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/06/12/islamberg-terror-compound-in-new-york-or-misunderstood-neighbors/
Brulen I agree with you that the locals in the Catskills want the vacationers to go away after the summer. I find that is the case with all seasonal communities. My wife’s Uncle lives in a beach side community and the locals constantly gripe about the tourists who provide them with 90% of their income. New Yorkers state wide are a tough people. I lived there for 30 years. I think the population density, high taxes, and corrupt politics makes (made) us grumpy. I currently live in the North West and it’s like a different world over here. There’s a tenth of the population and folks are happier overall but considerably worse drivers.
Mountain Biker how would you go about dealing with owners making it to their home after it has been given to someone else? I’m sure they would be elated that they made it then frustrated with the prospect of strangers using their home and supplies.October 16, 2014 at 8:55 pm #27169
MountainBiker the Catskills does have a lot of city folks buying places as vacation homes. I have a lot of experience in being under estimated by people because of the way I look, dress and speak. I’ve done plenty in my past that would make me useful but folks wouldn’t know it because they assume the worst since I work in an office in the city.
I also don’t mention what I’ve done in the past initially since it sounds like bragging and there is no need to advertise that I’m a prep minded individual. It’s an interesting position to be in since it allows me to see both sides of the coin.
In an ideal world it would be great to be surrounded by like minded individuals and friends and family but I don’t see that happening any time soon because of work.
I read One a Second After and in one part of the book they are questioning the usefulness of some of the residents who own 2nd homes in the town. I understand that they were thinking of survival by keeping the amount of residents in town to a minimum. But how and who would decide who stays and who goes and what reprisals would come from those who were kicked out of there legally purchased homes? Just something to think about.
Edit. I’m not suggesting you or your fellow neighbors would kick people out but it’s a possibility in other towns and was a topic briefly brought up in the TV show Jericho and is interesting to think about and discuss.October 16, 2014 at 8:44 am #27132
MountainBiker thank you for sharing your experience. It’s good to hear that there are still communities that help each other out.
Inshala I have been prep minded since my teens. The Catskills are a great place to be a prepper as most everyone who lives there year round is self reliant. My family has no intention of leaving the area as it is a great place to be. The area is experiencing a resurgence and more people are buying up properties and moving in. I’d recommend anything not near one of the reservoirs so as not run into the wrath of the DEP.October 15, 2014 at 4:06 am #27016
Inshala here is a write up of my Hurricane Irene experience http://community.shtfschool.com/forums/topic/looking-back-at-hurricane-irene/October 14, 2014 at 6:46 am #26881
Welcome to the forum. Lot of good info here. I’m a former 11m. I lived in NYC for 30 years before moving out West. I was at my parents house in the Catskills when Irene hit. The roads were all washed out and it took 8 hours to get back to the city. Interesting time.October 12, 2014 at 12:38 am #26605October 12, 2014 at 12:28 am #26600
Hi Selene. This is a recommendation to read the book. The author has most of this info on his blog so if you go to http://forum.maxvelocitytactical.com/forums/forum/maxs-best/ you can get most of the information in the book.October 11, 2014 at 1:01 am #26522
It’s a good read but it has a lot of info. So I read a a section and then mull it over. It’s good info to share with trusted family and friends.September 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm #25007
Meh.September 17, 2014 at 6:52 pm #24952
I’ll post more today in a separate post. Coming up soon.