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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

September 4, 2017 Myakka 0

I found this thread too late to pray for recovery, but I will pray for peace and comfort for all of us. Centered on his immediate family and friends, but also to all the folks he has connected with.

Statistics: Posted by Myakka — Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:38 am


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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

September 4, 2017 Myakka 0

I found this thread too late to pray for recovery, but I will pray for peace and comfort for all of us. Centered on his immediate family and friends, but also to all the folks he has connected with.

Statistics: Posted by Myakka — Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:38 am


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Personal Safety and Home Security • Re: Hmmm…WHAT?!?..No front sight?

January 25, 2017 Myakka 0

This is sort of off topic but I think relates.

I learned to shoot at night from an old cowboy. We were camping in a large group on the family’s ranch. The gang had been target practicing all day and the young men were talking sh!t the whole time. When it got dark they quit shooting. “Cowboy” (that was his name I swear….) asked them if they were ready for a challenge. He went out and hung a paper plate. We could barely make it out. Then he went back to where we were standing in the complete darkness. He pulled his six gun and shot the center out of the plate.

We were pretty impressed. We tried and of course guys were laughing and complaining about not being able to use their sites.

Then he told us to point at the plate with our finger. “If you can point at it, you can shoot it.” he said. So I spent the rest of the night learning how to point a pistol without sites.

I think practicing this is every bit as valid and important as practicing formal “target shooting” techniques. I still think you need to work on your stances, and framing, but most bad stuff happens in the dark anyway, so you should practice for it.

In fact, continuing that last thought…… seems like the only time my friends want to put rounds down range is on bright sunny low wind days….

Statistics: Posted by Myakka — Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:18 pm


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HAM Radio Open Discussions • Re: baofang radio

January 16, 2017 Myakka 0

Scoutmaster,

I have used the baofeng heavily at work. Our issued radios are $1000 Bendix Kings. They are 5 watt digital handhelds.

My baofeng with the 18″ whip outperforms them for range. But…. the way the baofeng achieves the narrow band (and I do not remember how my comm brilliant friend explained it….) they are not truly narrow band in the same way..
Which means that they are more open to interference. You get break in of static now and then.

Otherwise, I find the radio to be solid. And I have used them for 7 hours with a team, some simplex and some repeater mixed through the day.

So my report is they would be a stellar choice for most small groups. If we were in a serious “grid down” event, a lot of the sources of interference would be gone anyway. LOL

And I like the range and clarity other than the static issue. (I find that this only happens on certain channels, which are near other active channels. If I am on a channel that is a good distance from any other activity, it doesn’t happen.)

Statistics: Posted by Myakka — Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:06 pm