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  1. MikeSD

    Gun Discussion

    Off-topic: Sorry to say, but after tonight, if Trump doesn't recover, he's headed to 4th place. He's losing it tonight in the debate. Looking very unprofessional and unPresidential. Being thrown off message with booing (coached audience I think by CBS)
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    Gun Discussion

    The 2nd Amendment moved one step closer to death today, with the passing of Justice Scalia. You can bet Obama will try to bypass congress, with some sort of recess appt. It will be unconstitutional to be sure, but who gets to decide? The Supreme Court. How do you think a 5-4 liberal court...
  3. MikeSD

    Gun Discussion

    BTW, I just ordered a couple of the pocket Constitutions, to give to my daughter and her husband. I already have one. EVERYONE should carry a copy of the Constitution, so they can refresh their memories what this country is about. What everyone should understand is that the Constitution...
  4. MikeSD

    Gun Discussion

    Great video. I hope everyone watches it. It's long, but you will learn more about the country and our rights, if you take the time to watch it. I suspect there won't be one liberal who watches it all the way through. My First Tweet Today
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    Are there any hosts like this?

    I'd like to find a good host, with the following: 1) Key back button, and side thumb button. 2) Ability to input code to allow powering (yeah, OCD safe), with #2, I guess #1 isn't required. Because of the obvious danger of lasers, I want to make one that is absolutely foolproof (within...
  6. MikeSD

    Wicked Laser host?

    Are there any good hosts with key button or other security measures?
  7. MikeSD

    Help me put together a laser test bench

    Forgot to mention, I already have * Laser safety glasses (2 pair, 190-540 OD4, 190-540nm and 800-1700nm OD5) * a DC Power supply, with CC and CV capability (0-30V, 0-3A) * a DVM of course. * soldering station Actually, 6 and 7 were a last minute addition. I was initially only thinking 1 to...
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    Help me put together a laser test bench

    I started out on my project, looking for an IR laser of more power than what I can buy for my rifles. Then, got sucked into the whole laser field. ;) I'm an electrical engineer but have worked very little with lasers. So, in that regards I'm a total newbie. I'm also of retirement age, so it...
  9. MikeSD

    Single Mode Laser Diodes

    Another useful thing about Night Vision is that it can be used for taking photos of stars. This one isn't optimal but illustrates the concept. I should have used a tripod, instead of handheld.
  10. MikeSD

    Howdy!

    Bet that's a pretty penny. I have to avoid looking, to avoid buying. Hard to pass up something I like. I love lever guns. I was in my favorite toy store and spotted these 1948 and 1950, Winchesters. Now they are mine. ;)
  11. MikeSD

    Single Mode Laser Diodes

    Off_Topic but one of my favorite subjects. ;) In the short term, your lifetime, I don't think it makes much difference. And I do keep some magazines loaded at all times. But I never store them permanently loaded, for one very good reason. What was a working magazine, when you loaded it...
  12. MikeSD

    Single Mode Laser Diodes

    I only have about 1000 rounds of the green tip stuff. Picked most of it up when I was just looking for 5.56 of anything. Can't have too much ammo. However, remember the saying, "you really only own what you can carry at a full run" :) That's why they invented shovels:)
  13. MikeSD

    Howdy!

    One of those is on my toy list. I'm trying to decide if I want one for weapon mounting or helicopter mounting. There is a new DJI FLIR camera coming, that mounts on my Inspire 1 PRO. I haven't seen the price on that sucker but it's nice. Allows flying a drone in total darkness. ;)
  14. MikeSD

    Single Mode Laser Diodes

    I hesitate to say, since 1) Haven't thought this all the way through in detail and 2) Might say something really stupid. :) So, let's just say, as good as I can make, reasonably. For a comparison, this is the IR spec of the Steiner DBAL-D2, that I currently have. If it's anywhere near the...
  15. MikeSD

    Single Mode Laser Diodes

    Another thing we have in common, and another way to check me out. KC7VE (Advanced) and on QRZ.com. Mostly on IRLP nowadays. I'm looking for targeting (i.e. a sighting mechanism). I guess illumination might be the next thing. But just looking to extend the range. Why? Why not? I'm looking...




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