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by xtatik
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: OFF-TOPIC DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Grizzly Kills Hiker
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Re: Grizzly Kills Hiker

Excerpted from the article: "Photos on the camera and the images' timestamps showed that White was within 50 yards of the bear for at least eight minutes, without retreating. Permitted backcountry travelers in Denali are required to stay at least a quarter-mile from bears and leave the area if they ...
by xtatik
Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Low Power HF Operations
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

Re: Low Power HF Operations

Great job Hector! QRP can be fun. Just a tip....Next time you might let them know early in the QSO that you're operating QRP. Good operators will give you all the time and attention necessary for the contact....Not that this operator didn't....he did a FB job in picking you up. BTW, what band were y...
by xtatik
Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: 440 Band in Jeopardy
Replies: 55
Views: 15103

Re: 440 Band in Jeopardy

Good Gawd, this stuff is fun. Again, I'll defer to my post #33. But, to say that the Constitution can be amended is a bit simplistic. By any nations standards, it's been amended a whole lot of times. Most for good reason, and the changes were brought by both parties. I'm not really a fan of the term...
by xtatik
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: Pactor 4 Dragon
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

Re: Pactor 4 Dragon

Beware..... There are heavy and heated discussions that could see Pactor moved out of the amateur spectrum due to interference issues that are cropping up. Most of the offenders are yachties who abuse the service. Seems Pactor is having a tough time finding clear frequencies in custom with other mod...
by xtatik
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: 7/28/11 OAUSA Net - Outdoor Medicine for the Summer
Replies: 2
Views: 1619

Re: 7/28/11 OAUSA Net - Outdoor Medicine for the Summer

Back in 04' the stuff (we called it Turricula) was growing all over San Diego county following their fires as well. Phacelia (Scorpionweed) is another indigenous plant having a similar effect. Unlike Poison Oak, my buddy's hunting dogs would get into it (Turricula and Phacelia) and have horrible rea...
by xtatik
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Getting the lead out!
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Re: Getting the lead out!

You're right, just as dragging dry patches though the bore are ineffective....the same goes for the bore snake. Used dry, I'd expect either to leave gobs of junk in the bore. But, running them dry....I'd still prefer the bore snake. Again, I'd get two for each bore size...one for solvent, one for oi...
by xtatik
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Getting the lead out!
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Re: Getting the lead out!

I don't even bother with conventional cleaning methods on my shotguns. Try a "bore snake". They're buggers to use the first few times, but after a while they'll stretch and conform to the bore. I lightly saturate one with a cleaner/solvent and another with an oil. They each get pulled through the bo...
by xtatik
Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: OFF-TOPIC DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Too many radios?
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: Too many radios?

That's Pat. He's a regular over on QRZ. Funny guy, sharp operator and consumate radio guru....but he's too cheap to get a screwdriver. :D
by xtatik
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: 2011 SummerFest & Field Day Report
Topic: 2011 SummerFest & Field Day Picture/Video Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 4777

Re: 2011 SummerFest & Field Day Picture/Video Thread

SP Jon M3 wrote:Heres a few I took of the amazing 15m antenna that Randy built with spare parts.
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I'm still amazed at how well that POS worked. :D
by xtatik
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: 2011 SummerFest & Field Day Report
Topic: 2011 Field Day Antenna Raising Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

Re: 2011 Field Day Antenna Raising Video

:lol: , that music was perfect.

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