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by DennisDawg
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - March 9. 2017 - Cold Weather Camping
Replies: 51
Views: 2977

Re: OAUSA Net - January 26. 2017 - Cold Weather Camping

184330_10150423996785643_6334391_n.jpg I do not think Siera Designs makes tents with the same quality as they did in the past but both my old Alpha and Omega have done fine in the snow. With the Thermarest pad and Northface snowshoe, I have been warm and dry in all conditions. May years ago I was u...
by DennisDawg
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - December 8, 2016 - Outdoor Showers
Replies: 16
Views: 22050

Re: OAUSA Net - December 8, 2016 - Outdoor Showers

Ha, baby wipes! Good call . . I find they smell a bit much though. It is like the folks who use drier sheets, they smell bad . . to me . . .I use the Coleman Bio-wipes: https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000014871-Biowipes-30-Count/dp/B008DCWTYC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481128158&sr=8-1&keywords=bio+wip...
by DennisDawg
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - December 8, 2016 - Outdoor Showers
Replies: 16
Views: 22050

Re: OAUSA Net - December 8, 2016 - Outdoor Showers

Interesting. I went through a few of these over the years, spent more money that it was worth . . . I ended up with something cheaper and more simple simple. Unless one carries a lot of water, a Navy Shower works best. You get wet, turn it off, soap, rinse, done. Solar showers work if you are going ...
by DennisDawg
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - APRS - February 11, 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2946

Re: OAUSA Net - APRS - February 11, 2016

Definitely get me a check-in; KK6CTT. Just as an addition to the benefits of "tracking" and "trackers" this was taken off an "executives" vehicle during a service of the vehicle. The technology is within reach of entities other than governmental letter agencies who lurk in the shadows. Nice little ...
by DennisDawg
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - January 21, 2016- Snow Driving
Replies: 14
Views: 3606

Re: OAUSA Net - January 7, 2016- Snow Driving

TruckClaws http://www.truckclaws.com/collections/catalog Cool idea but very pricey for some rachet traps and blocks. You could make this yourself from on sale stuff at home depot. Trac Grabbers http://www.tracgrabber.com Far less expensive, and maybe not as well made. One could replace the Velcro s...
by DennisDawg
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: APRS (AUTOMATIC PACKET REPORTING SYSTEM)
Topic: $40 APRS plus Upgrades
Replies: 15
Views: 41576

Re: $40 APRS plus Upgrades

You can read about APRSDroid’s features set here: https://aprsdroid.org/ The messaging it does with location tracking is the same as all the others, and you can send and receive to/from people using other setups. APRSDroid does not support e-mail so far as I know. I do not know if there is other sof...
by DennisDawg
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: APRS (AUTOMATIC PACKET REPORTING SYSTEM)
Topic: $40 APRS plus Upgrades
Replies: 15
Views: 41576

Re: $40 APRS plus Upgrades

I bought this last fall and finally got around to setting it all up. I've used it the last two trips but it's not a daily use driving to work. I didn't get to try out the messaging feature because I didn't see anyone I recognized. I need to set my baofeng up to a nonconstant 12v and set the mobilin...
by DennisDawg
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT
Topic: Generators
Replies: 13
Views: 2634

Re: Generators

I got in touch with the guys involved in the QST article about the little generators and noise. They are so cool. I am going to order the filter that did well in the article (Corcom/Tyco 6609037-2) and also maybe play with the FT240-31 cores they had some success with. I will play at home, then I wi...
by DennisDawg
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: APRS (AUTOMATIC PACKET REPORTING SYSTEM)
Topic: $40 APRS plus Upgrades
Replies: 15
Views: 41576

Re: $40 APRS plus Upgrades

A year later, still running this setup. Just used it on a rip to the El Paso Mountains. We left at different times and took different routes but tracked all the way to camp Friday. Used it all weekend and found it pretty useful, letting us spread out at times. We find that comms on 70cm work well, s...

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