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@ GSS: That's interesting GSS, have you used it yet? :)

@ Lifetime17: I scored several great deals and made some interesting swaps, there's been a gun show every weekend this month here, I also contribute regularly to GOA , SAF and many others plus I joined the VCDL to help in the fight for our rights in Virginia, it's going to continue getting ugly there...........well I don't want to get off topic but everyone should be aware of what's going on and what it means to our fundamental Freedom.
Hi Red ,
I been collecting since I was 18 , And I know how important our second amendment rights are. I also build a modify them myself , its a very expensive hobby $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ but awesome all the same. I also took a 1 year course in high power rifle , for long distance target shooting. And I also contribute to all the fights for our freedom. Just cant put it away, and as here in our laser hobby safety is of importance to the max.
Nice to chat with a fellow long time shooter..
Rich:)
 



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Also I hot a frickin' sweet tobacco pipe with some Cherry flavored tobacco from my father in law(just relapsed on smoking again because of all the stress that i have had over the past year/few month. He also gave me some Anime on DVD.
I hope all goes well;) I don't do pipes but they do smell good..
 

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Yep grabbed a Baofeng UV-5R III and I am new to ham but I indent to learn and upgrade.
Nice, the AARL manual is a decent place to start and the 3rd edition is a free PDF. I also have a Drive folder with it and a bunch or radio related material if ever interested.
Hi Red ,
I been collecting since I was 18 , And I know how important our second amendment rights are. I also build a modify them myself , its a very expensive hobby $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ but awesome all the same. I also took a 1 year course in high power rifle , for long distance target shooting. And I also contribute to all the fights for our freedom. Just cant put it away, and as here in our laser hobby safety is of importance to the max.
Nice to chat with a fellow long time shooter..
Rich:)
1 year; that must have been a solid course! Precision rifle is a ton of fun and requires a good amount of dedication. Training is fundamental to improve as a shooter and build competency and I frequently recommend buying ammo+training instead of another weapon system. I've been working on an 11.5 build for a few months now and it does get expensive, but there is nothing like the process of fine tuning something you build from the ground up. This can be said for lasers too, and I bet you know this as much as anyone!
 

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Yep grabbed a Baofeng UV-5R III and I am new to ham but I indent to learn and upgrade.

@ GSS Good man, but you shouldn't have to ask permission to exercise your rights, never give them up, your right to defend yourself is a God given right.
Just another quick note, my brother inlaw has a carry permit, and a nice selection of pistols and rifles/shotguns. Not easy to get in MA but we are covered need be..
 

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UV-5R III, nice :) I have an older model, 73, DE KL7FB.
 

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I'm new to ham but it I love it already, been reading about all the features and how to get onto a relay/repeater but I am only listening/receiving until I get a transmit license then I intend to start networking and get my communication channels established........is there a frequency band I can transmit on without a license, I read something about 220 ?

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Ok the FRS is UHF narrow band up to 2w Channel #1 is 462.562-5 which I can transmit on without a license from what I am reading.
 
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I've been inactive with my ham license for most of the last 15 years, don't have a radio over here in Qatar, not sure I can get permission to use my US license here anyway but would be fun to try some HF. 220 MHz has never been a very popular or active band most places I have lived in the USA, so haven't had experience with that one. I did do moonbounce for a few years, built a 2X Eimac 8877 power amplifier for 144 MHz which produced quite a big signal reflecting off the moon with a 28 dBi gain phased Yagi array I used with it when in Alaska.

I do expect things to get out of hand in the US someday and another civil war, unfortunately. But what would kick it off? I can't say why I can expect it and not know what could cause it, but I feel it coming.
 

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Democrats are pushing socialism and disarming citizens and changing the rules on the fly, they are spreading discontent in a divided nation, gun owners who are also some democrats, but many see " gun control " as punishment for supporting Trump and with all the dishonest shit we have seen people are angry, now being threatened that they will be made helpless victims of crime while antifa beats Trump supporters with chains and cops stand by, it's building up. Abortion is seen as an attack on religion, and religion is under attack as well. Liberals are fleeing ruined cities and changing the power balance in other states and this adds t the anger.
Meanwhile liberals are told it's all racism from the right and dangerous rednecks who are white nationalist....it's a lie, I go to the gun range and myself and others watch over new shooters to insure safety, some of the best people on this earth you meet at a shooting range from all races/genders/backgrounds often with their kids who are learning to hit the bulls eye, just good family people.

I don't expect a civil war yet but we are headed that way, that doesn't mean it will happen, but if people are to passive until things are too oppressive then things could boil over quickly at some point.

This is what's been happening with unconstitutional so called " gun control " .......... liberal cities have pushed unconstitutional restrictions, in Conn. after an " assault rifle " ban most owners simply did not comply and it's a stalemate of sorts. Lawsuits continue.

NY, Ca. NJ have passed restrictions that are unconstitutional and lawsuits continue.
Typically politicians do things slowly, but at the pushing of Bloomberg Virginia Gov. Northam is now positioned and has proposed going way too fast and people are now pushing back in a big way.

In Virginia Bloomberg used millions of his dollars to sway the state election giving the state house and senate majority to dems for the 1st time in decades and the proposed unconstitutional laws ( waiting for the 2020 session ) have most of the land mass of Virginia and 2.5 million gun owners promising civil disobedience as well as most the counties sheriffs refusing to enforce the yet to be signed proposed laws.

1st will be injunctions and months of lawsuits but already gov blackface Northam is talking about calling in the national guard as police in most of the counties which are now 2A sanctuary counties say they won't enforce the yet to be signed laws, this has become the new ground zero and 100 million US gun owners are watching and millions are ready to do whatever it takes to be free from this tyranny which has already taken root in liberal run states.

2.5 million Virginia gun owners and 7500 national guardsmen in Virginia would make for a start of a civil war but I don't think it will happen, it's just more fuel of the fire that's building up pressure in the tank of public disgust, BS impeachment, banning plastic straw while junkies crap in the streets, it's a mess but things swing one way then the other, the potential problem is when someone like Northam goes too far too fast and lots of people react, if a major city burns after a rally where antifa and patriots clash and hundreds die then it could be a start........just when does a protest go violent and when does that spread into a riot like in LA and the more people involved the more potential for it to spread, some low class areas of cities are just waiting for any excuse to riot, and you know politicians would hype what ever happens blaming the other side, they have gone off the rails with the rhetoric and it could snowball after a seemingly small thing where the pressure is too high for too long, but hopefully the pendulum swings and things balance out........but right now tens of thousands of Virginia gun owners are ready to fight, I mean really fight and a million more won't comply and the Governor is spoiling for a fight, maybe the legislature will opt to put on the brakes, if not the pressure will build and it's already very high, the problem is when too many people are angry and willing to act, there are half a million police officers in the US so an uprising of 5 million would be a problem, and what if 3/4 of the police themselves are on the side of the uprising.?

I don't expect any civil war, but we are headed that way, hopefully at some point we can say things have become less volatile, but that means a handful of politicians have to stop manipulating public anger/fear for their own power..............dam, we might be screwed.

 
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Manipulating the public with fear to gain power has been an effective ploy since we began with small tribes, even more so with larger societies.


Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas indeed :) none of that is happy stuff, need more merry. I bought some nice presents for others, not delivered yet though.
 
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:)

What are you busy with, still at the university? Home for the holidays?
 
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Family exchanges token stuff although I did have a nice steak dinner and I bought myself some guns, a portable ham radio and a RGB module which is pretty good for what I paid, the white ( RGB ) is pretty good but the yellow ( RG ) and sky blue ( GB ) are really good and well aligned which was a suprise. :D

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which was a pleasant surprise as it was listed as 520nm(80mW)+638nm(120mW)+445nm(400mW) ............the green and blue are a very good match as for beam dia. and the red is very close, pleasantly surprised for 60 bucks and it was burning my wood backstop when I powered it up doing 800mw, just can't beat it for the price, right now I have the 3 diodes switched on/off but I will make a box for it with PWM control for each later.

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Hey Red, can you do a setup guide once you get your PWM up and running. I'd be quite interested in seeing how you do it, so I could make one myself one day. Thanks!
 

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We are both on the same side of the planet now, thanks for the update :) and glad to see you are with family over the holiday.

What’s next after grad?
 
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