Here's your chance: the ultimate "prepper home" !!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7UUU, Nov 30, 2019.

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  1. KF5FEI

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    Escape hatch under a doghouse?
     
  2. WJ4U

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    It would be cool equipped with Get Smart style entrance corridor.
     
  3. N7WR

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    I lived in Coronado, CA for 10 years. Within a couple of miles of me were: Naval Air Station North Island; Naval Amphibious Base; Naval Special Warfare School (BUDS/SEALS); Naval Radio Receiver Site (now closed) and just a bit further: Naval Submarine Base Ballast Point; Marine Corps Recruit Depot-San Diego. Always felt like I lived in the eye of the Russian's gun sight. Then with the cold war declining we actually got visited by 3 Russian Navy ships one of which I got to board and tour. It was explained that the moment we stepped foot on the ship we were "in Russia".....thought about asking for a temporary UA callsign but didn't have the guts to ask our very pretty female Russian sailor/tourguide....who spoke pretty darn good English I might add. :)

    A year later the Russians visited again, this time flying in 3 of their aircraft to Brown Field near the US/Mexico border. Got to tour what at the time was the world's largest aircraft (an Antonov something if I recall). No pretty tourguide this time, just some very large dude named Boris
     
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  4. W4NNF

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    I spent many, MANY days and night on alert at a Titan II complex (of the 308th SMW in Arkansas) in the 70s as a SAC Missile Combat Crew Member. I'll be very happy never to set foot on one of the complexes again (never had a yen to visit the Titan Missile Museum restored site at DM)… ;)
     
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  5. W4NNF

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    It was very effective on the ham bands. That's what I hear, anyway. Not that I ever did that with the antenna, the KWM-2, and the amp in the Control Center. :D
     
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  6. W4NNF

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    While I really would prefer to forget those long days and nights on alert, I did save a few patches and other mementoes. :)

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  7. N7AHE

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    Dave- You could look into one of the Titan I silos in Moses Lake, WA as a vacation home fixer-upper.
     
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  8. W7UUU

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    Knowing that my friend in Arkansas has spent over ONE MILLION bucks in 4 years on his silo, to bring it to code as habitable, I think I'll pass :D:D

    He's loaded - I'm not so much

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  9. WZ7U

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    I think you need to be loaded to want to live in an old silo for that kind of money. Free plus renovations seems a lot too. Maybe if I was allowed to launch AMSATs or something..... naw.

    I'll take the flash and a sunburn over living through something so completely detrimental to my day.
     
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  10. W7OTL

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    I don't think the missile silo is still there. as I recall all the Titan II silos where dynamited in according to some treaty. I think all you get with this property is the power house and the control bunker. The silo is gone.
     

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