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Huh? / Tosh.0 Boomer on next week?
« on: August 11, 2017, 2353 UTC »
I just watched the last episode on DVR and at the end Tosh said they were going to catch up on past favorites.  Boomer was one of the three images.  I believe the next one is on 8/15.  It should be interesting.  Tosh wasn't nearly as bad as I would have expected him to be last time and Boomer held his own just fine.

I never had much luck even trying 530 for 510.  Just get some at Mouser.  7000 in stock.  $6.50 per 10 pack.  I better check my parts drawer.

Agreed.  Nothing but a bunch of hooligan chants compared to Count Five.  Why they didn't have huge commercial success is beyond me.  The first album was cool but a bit rough.  Then they went through a metamorphosis/evolution so far beyond what, say The Beatles did with all their LSD crap.  And through maybe five albums total!  Five albums of gold compared to the pub chant sludge churned out by the others monthly.  Does a band really have 50 LPs of good material?  Just listen to Cartesian Jetstream or Snowflakes Falling and you will agree.  The problem is locating a copy.  Everyone turned their backs to Count Five.

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.

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