I always kind of wondered (not real seriously) if we can hear Starfish Prime on HF at all...
Originally Posted by KC2UGV
Originally Posted by WY5V
I have a Geiger counter like that one!!
"America's quiet warriors are the legion of ham radio operators, 700,000 of them, who are always at ready for backup duty in emergencies – amateur, unpaid, uncelebrated, civilian radio operators, during and after floods and fires and tornadoes. After the 9/11 attacks, hams were indispensable in reuniting friends and families. Most recently it was they who expedited the search for debris after the Columbia Explosion , and right now, at this moment, they are involved in homeland security to a greater degree than you would want me to make public."
— Paul Harvey News and Comment, ABC Radio, March 19, 2003
I did, but then I sold it on ePay for profit. Sometimes I wish I didn't. It was fun to have around just for the looks people would give me.
Originally Posted by N0WYO
I quit subscribing to the magazine several years ago because it was too expensive for a magazine I never read. It took a while, but they finally quite sending me solicitations to renew.
Originally Posted by K0RGR
I think a lot of this prepper nonsense is nothing more than a rationalization for owning a bunch of guns...
Originally Posted by KC9UDX
I'll be listening for the teens calling "WOLVERINES!"
Originally Posted by K0RGR
"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar." - Edward R. Murrow
All one has to do is look at the mob mentality seen during Katrina to see some validity to the paranoia. I tend to prepare for an extended local emergency (floods etc) by having backup power, food, and water supply. I'm not terribly worried about mobs descending onto our country acreage from a nuclear attack though. But we have been isolated in the past with flooding. But not to worry I still can yak on my radios!
They don't need leap years because they didn't have a calendar based on astronomical objects. The December date was calculated by taking their calendar of 260 days and plotting it over a modern calendar. I'm not saying the end of the world is coming, just that the dates are a simple counting exercise. Now not everyone agrees when the calendar actually starts.
Originally Posted by K9STH
Did you mean ONE nuclear blast ?,
The idea here is thousands of bombs going off at once, from all directions (how many countries have the bomb now ? ) not just one !
Originally Posted by KB4QAA
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If and I say IF this Doomsday thing happens, I'll probably pay closer attention to my shotgun than a radio of any sort. If people tear their town a new ass because their team won the Bowl can you imagine how they'll behave during a SHTF situation. But, I'm sure there will be some grumpy old HAM out there scolding people for illegal operation.
Dave Tipton, KJ6UFY
Fresno, CA USA
OK, haven't followed the thread, but if we're talking about the second show about the doomsday folks, a friend of mine works for the company that builds the shelters. He has some pretty wild stories about some of the customers. Did they mention the guy who wanted room for the baby grand piano?
Apparently the original idea for the shows was about the shelters, but the show creators changed the theme to focus on the whackos who buy these things.