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Steak N Eggs

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  1. Wow, based on this logic, why have an amateur license? I have internet, a cell phone and landline among many other "new" technologies. Anyone, I mean anyone, can learn CW. Please don't take offense, but if someone ius really struggling, more often than not it is a negative perception, mybe even unkown to the individualm that is holding them back. Hang in there, it will click in place one day. Why have a licence???? For one good reason, if something were to happen (Hurricane, Typhoon, Earthquake, ect) where will your Cellphone, internet, or hardline get you? If to even HAVE an amateur licence at all, that would be the main reason. Hams talk, TECH JUNKIES get cut off........
  2. Aren't all crescent wrenches metric? I always grab the Crescent/32ths
  3. Some people are just to stupid to even think that their cache is unsafe. I have been to a few caches that I though were WAY up in the danger catagory, and I used my own judgment to send my kids back to the truck. A little note might be nice saying "not kid friendly" or such, but it may also take out some of the mystery for the people who are into the "NUMBERS GAME" but go for the hunt. We try to do both... Do some reasearch before you head out. Look at past logs, look at topo maps and see where it is. then make your conclusions from there. Difficulty ratings are also good (if the PLACER rated it correctly). Use common sence while out hunting and you should be fine...... Whould you agree Mo?
  4. Mine is 241042, but I dont have it on too much any more. When I do have it up it is connected to our local repeater. 146.880
  5. Mopiece said.... You're pretty new at this, so I would like to point out that the guidelines for hiding a cache you see now were not always like this. They've evolved over the years as problems crop up. There was a time when there was no rule about vacation caches. Those caches listed before a guideline came into effect are grandfathered in and allowed to stay. End comment Do they ever shut up on your planet??
  6. He just got out of a big hoopaa in another thread about piracy. I think he may be in cop mode..
  7. When you can go out and cache and no one else bitches at you that you did it wrong...
  8. I use GSAK to manage my waypoints. For the GPS and my PDA I have an IPAQ 3600 series (60 or so on ebay. buyer beware (3633 or something like that)) and GPX-VIEW. Gives the cache page, first five logs, and the hint if needed. INVALUABLE...... You have to run POCKET PC 2002 or later though. Not the most usefull PDA (aquiring accessories) but it gets the job done...
  9. Steak N Eggs

    Cb

    CB radio is fun. I started when I was 16 and had a unit ever since. I also did research into modifing radios for me and my friends and also had the BIG POWER. 2,000 watts. It was fun turning on motion lights and knocking out traffic lights, and bleeding into the jerk next to you with the loud stereo. Then one day it hit me. Why dont I get my ham license and be able to do all this legal? Now I am responcible for 2 repeaters in my area, have 54 foot tower in my back yard, and I also use amateur radio satilites to communicate with other hams in the states. And as far as freeband, no hammies there, Illegal....
  10. Hey UNC.... Wheres the partner in crime? EXTRA LIGHT...............
  11. Apartment, House, Condo, No IRLP node in range, echolink uses computer only. Check it out. It takes a little setup to get your soundcard settings right but sounds good after its done. You need a mike and speakers on your computer. NO RADIO NEEDED. 278949 is my echolink number for the geocaching net on thursday. 278887 is my normal echolink number.
  12. OK, for all you ECHOLINK users out there. I will put my ECHOLINK on the IRLP 9000 reflector. What I do need is for a couple of people (one ECHO and one IRLP) to get together with me so I can test this out. Not sure if it will add LAG time to the contacts but I got the permission from the Brookings IRLP node to connect it up on thursday and try it out. Get a hold of me on either of those and lets see if I can get this to work. Or use YAHOO Messenger ericburgett2000 My YAHOO ID.... 73's....
  13. You can try echolink, I see inthe list that there are IRLP connected to ECHOLINK, or sould I say ECHOLINK has nodes connected to IRLP. I have yet to look but will research it. Also I have three available IRLP nodes here in my area. Our local one is down at the momet, there is one on simplex in Brookings, and one on a linked system that spans from the Canadian boarder to southern cali. Not linked all the time though... HUGE system. My ECHOLINK number is 278887 is my normal repeater setting, 278949 will be the number to connect to for the ECHOLINK USERS for the GEOCACHING NET. IRLP in Brookings is 3677, IRLP here in Crescent City is (down at the moment). 278887 is linked into a repeater as of this writting, my change it to a simplex freq, having an issue with the pl tone getting throught to the internet audio. Cant hear it local. OK Folks, 73's and the Woman and I wil ltry to make the net...
  14. You may want to try ECHOLINK.org They have some NODES that are hooked into IRLP. No too sure though as I have not tried it. But it here for a thought.....
  15. I have BOTH the Kenwood TH-D7 (handheld) and the TM-D700 (mobile). Both are good units, but packed with a lot of features that for a first timer I would not reconmend. You can connect both to a GPS and seend you POS out over the airwaves and if you like this feature, plaease do some homeworl on APRS. Google it . I would buy a radio that is dual band, 2 meter and 70 centimeter (146 mhz and 440 mhz) because there are linked repeaters that uses these freq all over the US. I live in the western most part on the coast and I can talk from north of Seattle Washington to the Mexico border. Granted this system is not linked up full time and I have to have a "sys-op" do the connecting but its availible. Granted your not going to need that geocaching but you can get into some system if your "in range". I think coverage is better then cell phones but granted like any system, there will be some holes. Kenwood has some mobles for sale, TM-G707A (http://www.kenwood.net/indexKenwood.cfm?do=ProductDetails&ProdID=5012&Group=5)dual band is one. And a hand held TH-G71A (http://www.kenwood.net/indexKenwood.cfm?do=ProductDetails&ProdID=5010&Group=5). There are othe brands, ICOM, YEASU that are in the same price range and I would reconmend any of these brands. Alinco is another but I in my opinion not tha same in quality. Now for the test, you can goto qrz.com and in the upper left side, there is a link to take a PRACTICE TEST. Do a few of those and seee how you do. www.arrl.org is another ham resorce. They have lots of info for geting into ham radio and they sell study guides and tapes to hgelp you along. A book called NOW YOUR TALKING cocts about 25 dollers plus shipping but it has EVRY SINGLE QUESTION they can ask you for your TECH class of licence, plus the theory to explain the answers. There is also a video course out there that can help you also, close to 100 I do beleave. My 12 yo pass his TECH a few months ago and the woman and I have been licenced since 98. Been having a ball. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me, I would more then glad to help. Even if I do ramble on and jump around.....
  16. Too much Princess Bride.... No really, thats would be my name..... LOL
  17. Alt-248 ° I thought ALT+0176 was degree symbol.... °°° Dale Is'nt it? If not then I have been sending out coords for SAR for YEARS. OMG
  18. If you spen a good HOUR looking for a cache, then a phone call for a HINT would acceptable. But to spend 5 min looking and call "NOJOY", then you better find another hobbie that has imediate results.....
  19. Anything that LEAKS or get s condonsation (SP)... 90% ammo can here. Now will this start another CAN DEBATE????
  20. Been fine MO. And YOU? RED is doing fine too. Has lost 130 pounds since january of t his year.... But thats another topic.... Just getting back into the CACH thing. Got burnd out 1.5 years ago. Chobi been around?
  21. DANG-IT. I WAS HOPING TOGET SOME LOGS IN. See my count? I need some help...
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