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Messages - moof

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Holy shit!  How do you hook that sumbitch into a fuzz pedal?  I'll feed it into the Bassman and let it vibrate me 24x7.

Huh? / Re: Petal Aggression's new album
« on: May 07, 2017, 1917 UTC »
Even worse you could spiral into a shitty situation like midnight snack break at the poodle factory

Equipment / Re: 11 meter rig
« on: May 01, 2017, 2349 UTC »
Not a whole ton of experience with CB rigs but I had an opened up Galaxy 33HML that did 1-4-7 watts bareback.  I first tried it with a Pyramid 225 (I believe) hi drive.  It was a splatter linear.  I talked to my first contact half the country away though with a Wilson 5000 magnet mount on the van.
The only CB I have now is a Cobra 148GTL.  People seem to like them.  Not too expensive.  Paid for the 'peak and tune' from a big name but it doesn't seem to have any more output than a stock one.  I bet it would be great SSB with a linear.  I have not tried that yet.  I only tortured truckers with robot voice and eccccccuuuuuhhh ecccucuuuu ecccccuhhh with the Galaxy years ago.  Oh my god how they hated me.  "Brown van mile marker 267 talkin all that shit 10-4"

Equipment / Re: Limited space antennas
« on: April 27, 2017, 2255 UTC »
If you can get a magnet wire dipole up even 15 feet, I have worked most of the country back when the antenna was forbidden.  I have had people walking and sitting right under it and not notice.  It was weighted down with a bolt painted black attached with fishing line on each end about 6 feet up, kinda an inverted V.  Drilled a hole in the upstairs window and fed the coax barely outside.  Thick red mag wire can handle 100 watts.

Equipment / Re: Portable with good ssb?
« on: April 26, 2017, 0024 UTC »
DX-440 was also my first one.  It was good in the day but this Tecsun 880 kicks its ass.  I'm still quite happy with it for my handheld quick check alternative.  If I hear it halfway decent on the handheld, then I check the other radio currently hooked up.  The SDRPlay and big old Icom still beat it but what you expect?

Huh? / Re: Project: Exterminate Yellow Jackets
« on: April 08, 2017, 2143 UTC »
Get ye a quart of malathion. Mix a triple strength gallon or two and pour it on the nest at night.
Problem solved.  I have even poured the concentrate down a garden hose to spray  hornet nests in trees the canned stuff couldn't quite reach.

Equipment / Re: Portable with good ssb?
« on: April 08, 2017, 1226 UTC »
I don't think so because it is a continuously turning wheel.  It is not like the Sony where the fine tuning goes only half a turn each direction.

Equipment / Re: Portable with good ssb?
« on: April 08, 2017, 0019 UTC »
Well, between the reviews, Ryver, PMs, and here, the portable still came down to Tecsun. That Grundig I'm sure is sweet for ssb but would be like carrying a small boombox and I wanted a single hand radio,  I got the Tecsun 880 off Amazon Prime in 1.5 days.  It has the latest firmware, is more sensitive than the Sony 7600G thing, sounds nicer, and ssb tuning is a dream compared to the Sony.  Lots of bandwidths for shortwave.  It came with a retro pleather case which I will never use, a spool extra antenna which I have not tried, usb cable, cheap earphones, giant poster of features, and simple manual... I'm quite happy with it.  The only ding is there is a sticky spot in the fine tuning wheel every revolution in the same place.  Not a huge thing.  I was already hearing 6950 and 6955 usb dance music a little after 7pm local. I give it 4.5/5 stars because of the sticky tuning wheel and the ssb seemed to be off 0.2 kc on wwv 15 mhz when I first turned it on but later seemed much closer to where it should be so I'm still evaluating that.

Equipment / Portable with good ssb?
« on: April 04, 2017, 0053 UTC »
I have a maybe 8-10 year old Sony 7600 and I HATE the ssb tuning wheel.  It is so sensitive and you never really nail the ssb tuning.  No great complaints other than this other than general ergonomics. What about a Tecsun 880 or 660?  Do you guys have recommendations with the ssb tuning on these or any other ones I should consider in a portable?  No SDR or big radios, already have one of each.

Bob bless Motor Mouth and the whole cast of Channel 6

Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Re: Buffalo Chicken Wings
« on: March 28, 2017, 0144 UTC »
And if you don't like it vinegary and want it hotter get some el yucateco red instead of that nasty Frank's and Tabasco.

Equipment / Re: SW Pirate Radio Antennas
« on: March 08, 2017, 0247 UTC »
Good god. Inverter v dipole. Center up at least 20 ft. Each leg about 33 ft. 10 watts quiet night half the US. Works with anything 6900 plus or minus whatever. Now if you want to run power you have to test that shit out.

Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Re: Baked Scotch eggs
« on: February 09, 2017, 0034 UTC »
I made these tonight.  Got 5 eggs made with 1 lb country sausage.  Very good and I will make again.

Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Bacon Cheese Jalapeno Soda Bread
« on: January 31, 2017, 0045 UTC »
It's a forgiving recipe.  Epicurious and allrecipes took a shit on me and wouldn't publish my fun real life recipe with inaccurate measurements.  Of course those submissions were much more fun...I don't know..this is the toned down version.  Anal retentive buttholes.
The doughballs should be a bit sticky rather than dry before cooking.  It took several tries to mess with recipes online and get something I liked the best.  And chicks love bacon, cheese, and bread in that order.  It makes impressive grotesque shaped loaves that you will want to photograph and turn into QSL cards.  This stuff usually is devoured within an hour right out of the oven by the 3-4 of us.

Cheesy jalapeno bacon soda bread – makes 2 medium loaves – fits on pizza pan
•   3 c bread/regular white flour (start with 2.5 cup and add as needed)
•   1.5 tsp baking soda
•   1 tsp baking powder
•   1 tsp salt

•   1 and 1/4 c buttermilk (can sub Ύ cup (small tub size) plain yogurt + ½ cup milk).  Yes it needs to be acidic like buttermilk/yogurt.
•   1 egg or 2. Who cares.  Nobody put eggs in the old soda bread recipes, just mainly the previous ingredients.
•   2 TBSP vegetable oil (optional)

•   8-10 slices hot cheese like pepperjack or habanero or ~1/2 bar of extra sharp cubed in 1/3 inch cubes
•   About 10 slices bacon, cooked and chopped up or use 1/2 package of prefab tiny cubed ham, but bacon is better
•   1 tsp rosemary ground up (optional)
•   1 tsp oregano (kind of optional but the chicks love to smell that fragrant shit cooking)
•   1 large jalapeno (or 2 small) diced as small as possible. Hell, I don’t mind 3.

1.   Get the oven preheated to 425 and prepare bacon, grind up rosemary, slice the cheese, dice jalapeno. Set these aside in a pile.
2.   Mix the first 4 solids in a large bowl (3 liter + bowl if you don't want to get powder shit everywhere) teaspoon size items first.  Mix well.
3.   Whisk buttermilk, egg, and oil in another smaller bowl.  No whisk?  Tear it up with a fork until smooth.  Doesn't matter.
4.   Mix the last ingredients (cheese, bacon, herb of some sort, jalapeno) briefly into the large bowl with powders.
5.   Add liquid bowl to large bowl. Use a large spoon and mix it well for a minute. It will be sticky. You will want to add a tablespoon or two of flour a couple times as you go to get the doughball not so sticky.
6.   Dump it onto a floured surface and fold/punch it for a minute adding a tablespoon or two of flour to the surface and on top a few times forming a ball at the end. It might take a half cup + between adding powder to the bowl and dusting the kneading surface.  It will still stick to your hand but add flour to the point where it is getting close to not sticking.  Yeah your hand may look like it is melting off with all that crap stuck on it.  Flip that mass over, split in half, use both hands to spin/shape each chunk into two half hemispheres, flatten a little bit, transfer both flattened masses to a floured cookie sheet or pizza pan.  Better to be a bit sticky than add too much flour and be dry.
7.   Get a giant Jason knife and cut an X into the balls going all the way down to the pan. It NEEDS this to not be a giant doughball at the end.
8.   Drizzle melted butter on top and sprinkle extra salt and pepper on top.
9.   Cook at 425 about 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean from several points in the center. My oven seem to run hot so I do 425 for about 15 minutes then back it off to 350 as soon as it starts to get decent brown forming on top to get it cooked through.  Stick toothpicks in a few places until they come out clean.  Or as clean as it can be with melted cheese inside.  Let it sit out and cool 10 minutes.
10.   Be prepared to grow a gut and weigh in 2-3 pounds heavier tomorrow.

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