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Emergency and Disaster Preparedness (and Official CB Radio Thread)

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by Auslander, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    theres one installed in my car under my seat..as i use it on the way to my summer home on the pa turnpike..

    also i have a emergency cd kit under my rear seat,as it comes with a cb radio and antenna which plugs in the rear power plug..

    i also have a 1000 watt power inverter installed under the hood..
    and the 120 volt plugs are installed in front and rear.....
     
  2. Auslander

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    i like the sounds of that a lot, ireland. come in good use, eh?
     
  3. ireland

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    we have a lot of fun with the truckers,there main channel is 19...
     
  4. Auslander

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    yeah, i run frontdoor for them a lot on I-70 ^.^
     
  5. ireland

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    i live about 2 air miles from route-79..route-70 is 15 air miles from me..
    i had no problem with cb reception....or transmission...
    and thats using the emergency kit and sticking out the antenna out the window..in my computer room..

    the kit is in my car now..will pull it out later..for the winter..
     
  6. Auslander

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    it definitely is nice two keep a spare cb in the car. when i'm in a caravan or something with a car without a CB, i pull my old Cobra out of its case, pop the antenna on the roof the previous unabled car, plug it in the cigaretter lighter, and go.
     
  7. NINVIN21

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    you also need a police scanner they are fun it depends on where you live.

    Where I live the police use digital encrypted.(Reading,PA USA)
    It's impossible to listen to That.
    But I still hear plenty of good stuff.
    fire
    ambulance
    airport
    cabs
    CB
    Walkie talkies
    cordless phones
    certain cell phones
    county dispatch
    etc.
     
  8. Auslander

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    what kind of reception do you think the firestik might give me? would 20-25 miles on a good day be feasible?
     
  9. NINVIN21

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    It depends on conditions and how powerful there Radio is.
    If there pushin power you could hear them that far away easy.
    O and most amps have a pre-amp that brings in the recieve a couple db you have to look at the specs of them.
     
  10. ireland

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    my bride has a police scanner it was fun at first..
    it set around for a while..untill i found out it can lock in on wireless phones...now that was fun...

    then i got tired of that..
     
  11. Auslander

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    well, i plan on the antenna upgrade when i have money...maybe in the spring.
     
  12. Polyarny

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    lol no they didnt fire me, i just dont have many hours this week. when i get the chance, maybe ill put up a pic of my dads radio setup. it'll have to be in a week or so though, when my dad gets back with the camera.
     
  13. Auslander

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    sweet. you have a nice setup ^.^
     
  14. okokyea

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    CB radio is fun but ham radio is even better in my car i have a
    RF amplifier, that can run up to 3500 watts pep and in low power, its legal! I used it in my area on CB,because you cant get out far on the band without one it was fun but I worried cause it was wrong to use it on cb even though most everyone on the band uses one, of one kind or another, thats why you need one, so on ham radio you can use one ligit so i studed the simple licence book and took my licence test and now i have much more frequency to talk on and can work people all over the world. How about an antana about 4 feet that can work six bands at a 1-1 swr ? yep try it way better then CB
    CB IS fun too but limited.................
     
  15. Auslander

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    hehe, it sounds good, but i don't have the time or money to get into ham radios...maybe after college. besides, i only use my cb on the highway, talking to truckers near me, or when i go camping--no one wants to stray far from the subie.

    when i have the resources to build my small bunker and acquire *everything* i want for emergency preparedness, a couple of ham radios are right at the top of the list.

    *edit*
    seeing as your first post was right here, okokyea, i suddenly like you :p
     
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  16. okokyea

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    I bit i know what you been watching on TV jerco about The USA being nuked cool show a lot of people will build bunkers now but as of now Korea can only hit california with there rockets so your ok for now
    bush wants california to be republican anyways ha!
     
  17. Auslander

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    oh, i've always wanted a bunker, anyway. this isn't a recent development :)
     
  18. okokyea

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    OH HERE IS A LITTLE helpfull advise i learned from an old twilitezone dont tell anyone on your street that you have a bunker cause if nuke war happens they will all be at your door tring to get in!
     
  19. Auslander

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    i'm going to have some automated machine turrets, too, to keep the lil raiders away.
     
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