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  1. HandLoad

    Antenna Builders!

    Hey there - if You are Building or modifying a Wire Antenna, give Me a call before, like Me, You order 50 Stainless Aircraft Control Cable thimbles, when You, like Me, only need Two😁 I have other bits as well. I can advise practices that worked for Me, if You wish to discuss.
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    Pay-Per-Mile Auto Insurance "Savings"

    LOL! saw ads, thought I would check rates and Compare with present Insurance (USAA). We pay under $500/6 Mo. For Two Vehicles: a 2002 Chev Tahoe Z71 4X4, and a 2017 Silverado CrewCab Full Boat 4X4 . The savings advertised are "up to 75%". After giving all sort of info, right up to a...
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    What's Happening here?

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    Fantastic! Small! Capable SDR Receiver!

    https://swling.com/blog/2019/11/the-new-malahit-dsp-a-portable-all-in-one-wideband-sdr-receiver
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    November 10, and it is:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES!
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    Seventeen Inches:

    Good Story - An excellent article to read from beginning to end. Twenty years ago, in Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA's convention. While I waited in line to register with...
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    Yamaha Announces TASTY Transpo !!!

    https://electrek.co/2019/10/10/yamaha-announces-new-electric-motorcycles-scooters-e-bikes
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    To Our Doctors:

    Is there any remedy for Human Brain infestation by Toxoplasmosis Gondii ? Family had Cats waay back in 1966...am I still possibly a host?
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    Catholic Hairdryer - Joke

    THE CATHOLIC HAIRDRYER One of the best I've read! In parochial school students are taught that lying is a sin. However, instructors also advised that using a bit of imagination was OK to express the truth differently without lying. Below is a perfect example of those teachings: Getting a...
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    Training film - You'll need a basis in Science for this one!

    Rats! Wrong extension! Fooey! .......never you mind.....
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    End of a Freeze-Dried Test:

    Here I have a MYLAR Pouch, one of the very first We did after getting our Harvest-Right Freeze-Dryer, that was sealed in 2016. Stored in a Cardboard Box, in Our Lower Level. Inside should be Two slabs of MeatLoaf, Cooked, sliced, and Freeze-Dried.
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    Coffee Drinkers, Hey!

    I discovered sumpin Many of Yawl prolly already know, but: allow me to act the "Smarty Pants" role, willya? Bought a "Skerton" improved model, not the "Pro" model Manuel Coffee Grinder. Boy Howdy! That cute lil thang (cleverly made by the Japanese to look like a Coffee Pot with a Filter atop)...
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    Firefighting!

    Was going over My Formally-Trained skills for WS's thread, and remembered (later) that I have completed a Fire-Fighting class (Shipboard/Dockside primary Focus). Haven't noted any discussion about Firefighting. Might be something worth looking into for OTGF living. At least considering Fire...
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    Mob/Riot Technique:

    The Citizens of Hong Kong are making good use of Dish Soap and/or Cooking Oil, helping deny Police Forces' advance on the protests. Might be a useful tool sometime... I had planned something similar for my steep driveway if needed.
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    Sale on LEATHER Singer Needles -

    Over on TODAY'S Woot.com...
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    Anybody Watching/See "Better than us"?

    SexBots! Sci-Fi! Russian!
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    Joke

    On a golf tour in Ireland, Tiger Woods drives his BMW into a petrol station in a remote part of the Irish countryside. The pump attendant obviously knows nothing about golf, greets him in a typical Irish manner completely unaware of who the golfing pro is. Top of the mornin’ to yer, sir”...
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    Everybody is gonna need a DRONE!

    If the kickstarter program gets full funding, You will get a very well-engineered Drone, and access to a simulator program for training and practice. I'm joining. Site surveillance. OPFOR monitoring and inventorying. Hanging and inspecting Ham radio antennas. Lifting a vertical antenna for...
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    Great Resource of older copyrighted literature!

    http://flip.it/P149zs
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    Antenna launcher:

    https://qrznow.com/freedom-cannon-the-most-insane-ham-radio-antenna-launcher-ever-k6uda-radio