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Gardening • Re: Pruning Apples

February 19, 2017 theoutback 0
bacpacker1513 wrote:
Good info again Outback. I have all my pruning done with the exception of my 2 oldest trees,

What varieties do you have bacpacker?

Man I’m sore! Worked for about 5 hours pruning today. Getting old I guess! This is a cool pic I took a couple years ago in my high density orchard. I’ve got just over 1300 trees on an acre and a third. Training and pruning is quite different than traditional central leader trees. These are dwarf trees, the branches are bent to below 90 degrees to keep them small and stimulate them to fruit in just 1-2 years after planting! They are planted 3′ apart and 11′ between rows. The net result is about 1000 bushel of apples per acre, as opposed to about 350 to 500 bushel per acre on full sized trees. This is why you may have seen most commercial orchards going over to this system, or something similar.

Now, I know what you all are thinking! I’m going to be a target if the shtf. I know! I have a couple friends that will be helping me, and I will recruit more for people that will help with chores and security. But it will be tough, I know that, but it does give me something good to barter! A friend and I have put up a couple blinds around the perimeter that we use for hunting but will double as lookout posts too.

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Gardening • Re: Pruning Apples

February 19, 2017 theoutback 0

I’d be happy to answer any questions. Every tree is a little different and there are many ways to attack problems. I may not get back to you for a bit though, I’ve got about 600 more trees in moy orchards to get pruned! Off I go….

P.S…… Tarps work great for moving cut branches out of orchards!

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Gardening • Re: Pruning Apples

February 19, 2017 theoutback 0

……and top cleaned up.

Ok, that is a few basics, and keep in mind, there is loads more, but these are the main points of pruning central leader trees. I

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Gardening • Re: Pruning Apples

February 19, 2017 theoutback 0

3) As said before, strong up rights can be taken out, and also pendant wood. This is wood growing down underneath the main branch. Pendant wood generally does not get as much light than side branches and puts out poorer quality fruit. Take them out so this energy goes to our best fruiting wood.

4) Never make heading cuts. A heading cut are cuts made to shorten a branch. When a heading cut is made, it blocks the flow of growth hormone that goes out to the tips of branches. This hormone will induce branching, not good. We’re trying to thin things out, not grow a bunch of unneeded wood. Pruning in winter does stimulate some growth, so again, fewer cuts are better.

5) keep your top simple. Trees tend to fork out at the top, so cut out aggressive branches at the top. If you have a crowded top, you just shade out lower down in the tree. This top is forking…….

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Gardening • Re: Pruning Apples

February 19, 2017 theoutback 0

……After taking out the fork. Now there is plenty of room, and we only made one cut. Keep in mind, you do not want to make a bunch of cuts, fewer cuts are better. At the most you do not want to take out more than 30% of the entire canopy is the rule of thumb. However, I would advise even less.

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Gardening • Re: Pruning Apples

February 19, 2017 theoutback 0

2) On older trees we want to keep a good balance to the tree and again, good light and airflow. Branches need to be keep growing out at different directions to get that light. Any crossing side branches can be taken out.

Keep branches simple! You want one strong branch growing out with small side branches growing off of it. If the branch forks, take it out. No forks!

You do want branches growing out away from the main branch though. This will be our fruiting wood. When a tree is old enough to fruit, years 2 through 4 year old branches are our best fruiting wood. If a side branch has gotten too big (generally over half the diameter of the main branch) and is crowding out other branches, take it out.

In this pic, you can see an obvious fork.

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Gardening • Re: Pruning Apples

February 19, 2017 theoutback 0

Here’s another look at a little older tree. One nice straight leader and a few scaffolds of strong branches going out at different directions around the leader. This will give your tree branches maximum light and airflow. You can see, each year you have another scaffold of branches growing out around the tree. The upper ones smaller than the ones below them, giving you a Christmas tree look…

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Gardening • Pruning Apples

February 19, 2017 theoutback 0

I promised a few here I would post about pruning apples so here goes….

First a few basics on the basics of why we prune. If you take away anything from this, remember this….. We are trying to get both light and airflow throughout the tree! …………… Light contributes in both photosynthesis, for fuel thus strength of the trees, but also bud development for strong viable blossoms. Airflow is important to cut down on the numerous pathological diseases apples are susceptible to.

There are several methods of “training” trees, but I’ll be focussing on central leader pruning, which is the most common training method and the easiest training method.

1) With the first couple years after planting of growth there is very little pruning needed, but it is important to get them started in the right direction, which is good strong upward growth and frame. We first need a strong framework to hold many pounds of heavy apples and hold up against strong winds. Make sure the leader grows up in one central leader! If there are two, cut out the weaker of the two. Make a flush cut close to the leader you will be keeping. Never leave stubs! Where branches come off of other branches or the leader there is a ” collar ” . Cut right on the edge of the collar that you are cutting off. This will allow this cut to heal over as quickly as possible. Also try to make make it as flush/flat with the contour of the collar. Making it on an angle will cause it to grow unwanted growth. (water sprouts/ suckers). You may still get some suckers despite making a good cut, just prune them out in mid summer.

Also any strong uprights can be cut out the first year or two.

We want one nice straight strong leader! So this is step one. If you have bought a tree at some nursery or big box store, you can also cut out an extra leader at planting. One straight leader, a scaffold of branches, then one straight leader going up, like in this picture….. (keep in mind pruning is done in concert with training, the manipulation of the leader and branches to go in desired directions)

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Economic Disasters • Re: So for investors who hold physical gold and silver, 2017

February 16, 2017 theoutback 0
Cast Iron wrote:

Gunns wrote:Its not about the allure. Its about those people that have a life times of savings to protect. You can only buy so much prepper stuff. Bullets fail, rifles rust, food goes bad, water gets old and medicines age. But PM’s will always maintain there worth.

I see your point.

However, until things normalize enough after SHTF, where the survivors do not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, I am charging five one oz gold coins for a dozen eggs.

:rofl::rofl: ….. oh wait, your serious. Good idea!

I guess it depends on your status. If your worth is great, I can see some PM’s. Although, have you ever watched any of those home buying video’s for preppers? You can sink a pretty good fortune into a prepper stronghold.

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

February 15, 2017 theoutback 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
The variety of answers indicates the complexity of this question and how its impacted by your situation. Prepping is like shoes, what fits you perfect may be all wrong for me. IMHO, a beginner needs to take a stock of their situation (of course this will change as they’re knowledge base grows)

Are you urban? Are you rural? whats your disposable income? What are the most likely events you are prepping for? Whats your current skill level in outdoor survival, shooting and self protection, first aid, hunting trapping fishing agriculture, etc… There are some crucial questions and soul searching that need to be asked when someone begins to prep. Sadly, you don’t learn the questions until you’re well on the road. that usually results in wasted time money and effort, but lessons learned.

LOL, I was just going to write something similar Ray. Everyone’s situation is different. That needs to be evaluated right off the bat. You need to look at your immediate dangers and how you can react to them. Stop and think, before you react.

But as for a list, mine would be similar to Rickdun’s… but
knowledge is just an ongoing quest about everything.

1. Water
2. Food
3. Security
4. Medical

I’m not sure there is a right answer to your list, as you have to work on all these areas, filling the lowest hole in the bucket at any given time!

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

February 15, 2017 theoutback 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
The variety of answers indicates the complexity of this question and how its impacted by your situation. Prepping is like shoes, what fits you perfect may be all wrong for me. IMHO, a beginner needs to take a stock of their situation (of course this will change as they’re knowledge base grows)

Are you urban? Are you rural? whats your disposable income? What are the most likely events you are prepping for? Whats your current skill level in outdoor survival, shooting and self protection, first aid, hunting trapping fishing agriculture, etc… There are some crucial questions and soul searching that need to be asked when someone begins to prep. Sadly, you don’t learn the questions until you’re well on the road. that usually results in wasted time money and effort, but lessons learned.

LOL, I was just going to write something similar Ray. Everyone’s situation is different. That needs to be evaluated right off the bat. You need to look at your immediate dangers and how you can react to them. Stop and think, before you react.

But as for a list, mine would be similar to Rickdun’s… but
knowledge is just an ongoing quest about everything.

1. Water
2. Food
3. Security
4. Medical

I’m not sure there is a right answer to your list, as you have to work on all these areas, filling the lowest hole in the bucket at any given time!

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Natural Disasters • Re: Flooding: Mitigation + safety tips

February 11, 2017 theoutback 0

Very good thread Itsa!

I’ll add a little here. When hurricane Irene came through here in Vermont it devastated the state. On the face of it, it didn’t sound bad for a hurricane, only a cat 1. As it made landfall in NJ it had dropped to a tropical storm and we might of had sustained winds of 40-50 mph up here. It rained much harder than we are used to, but again, for a Hurricane/ tropical storm it wasn’t bad, maybe 7 inches. However that was enough to overflood every river, brook and stream, wiping out mountainsides and roads with massive mudslides. People and towns in the mountains were cut off for weeks with no power and resources. Several homes and barns were washed away, along with a few lost lives.

So, the take home message is to take note and be prepared for possible devastating loss in mountainous areas. Extra water, food and coms could prove invaluable.

On a positive note, our roads and bridges have been rebuilt and in better shape than ever!

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Financial Issues • Re: Are We Being Stupid????

February 11, 2017 theoutback 0
ohiosusan89 wrote:

theoutback wrote:Well, since this was resurrected from a few years ago, is there an update you care to share ohiosusan89? Just wondering if you made that big change.

I will give an update. My husband actually held on for another year at his old job and gave his notice in November 2015 with his last day being the first Friday in December. Almost right away he got in with a temp service working for Honda. He started that in January of 2016 and we paid off all debts but the house.

You paid off your debts with all that going on? Well done! :clap:

We went through similar things in our younger days. Keep on going, life isn’t easy, but if you keep working hard, things tend to work out. Good luck!

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Check In Here Connecticut Preppers • Re: EMP scenerio in CT

February 10, 2017 theoutback 0
Gunns wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:the country is nuked one end to the other.

That wasn’t the jest of the post. If we are nuked from one end to the other then EMP is the least of our worries.

An EMP or CME are very likely events. I am willing to bet there are still some cold war satellites up there primed for that job.

I agree. I don’t think either Iran or NK really think they can take us on militarily, but if they could set off an emp, they will do it.

Also, to the OP’s point, a solar flare large enough to shut down most electronics has happened before, it will happen again. We haven’t seen what will happen to a society that relies so heavily on electronics, and I think Prepared82 is right to ponder what could happen to nuke plants. Whether it be from solar flare or nuke set off high above the US,the results would be catastrophic and swift. Would a bunch of idiots protesting/rioting be more likely to cause serious problems across the country, sure, but it would not even be close to the problems brought on by an emp.

Prepared82, you got me to look up how far nuke plants are from me. It looks as though everyone east of the Mississippi is screwed.

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BOB’s & BOV’s • Re: Survival Bucket

February 8, 2017 theoutback 0

I just put 3 together this weekend, but they are more food based buckets though. Some things like tuna and such will need to be rotated, so it will be part of the 1st of the year to do list, like changing batteries in smoke alarms.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, III?

February 5, 2017 theoutback 0

I don’t know about this one CI. I just can’t fathom libs taking up arms. They are just a bunch of loudmouth pussies. Maybe the anarchists that tend to side with them might take their riots in big cities a little too far, but I can’t ever see anything more than that. Good God, anytime I stand my ground and say my piece here in the socialists republic of Vermont, they scurry away like a scared rat! They just don’t have it in them to do anything more than beat a drum or hold hands and sing kumbaya. Sorry I just can’t see this game coming true.

I do really like these games though, keep it up.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Dis

February 3, 2017 theoutback 0
anita wrote:

BK in KC wrote:[

And ironically, liberal “journalist” Sally Kohn tweeted this on election night:

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I gotta say, all these violent and disgusting anti-Trump riots/protests are just hurting Democrats chances in the future. Keep it up jackholes.

Sally Kohn is a ding-a-ling. I suppose she’s down at the whiners’ rally being held today in DC.

She probably went to school at UC Berkeley … # snowflake ;)

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Check In Here Maine Preppers • Re: looking to form a serious group

January 31, 2017 theoutback 0
hancockcounty wrote:
Thanks everyone.

That’s really sad. I don’t think that people realize how important it is to be diligent in times of peace. We have lost so many skill since the times of the great depression. And it will take a long time to learn them back.
I thought about contacting my neighbors, but i think that the chances are the interest won’t be there. Know that sounds like a defeated mindset. That is why i posted here.

You have the ball rolling HC, keep at it. Nt a ton of people over there, so it may take some time to get some people together. Not a bad thing that you are in a rural area though. Sent you a PM.

Good luck!

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 29, 2017 theoutback 0

Ya, I knew they were there, I was just joking. However it is a good passive step in prepping that we do not ever talk about.

If you have the land, there are tons of things you can do to make your land more attractive to wildlife. Example: Cutting trees (I know you may not have them down there) down for firewood allows for more browse to come up,raspberries, blackberries, etc..That’s good habitat for deer, quail, grouse, rabbits etc. piling up the branches not used for firewood makes great homes for rabbits and fowl. I’ve got several around my property, and have lots of rabbits too. The thicker your woods the better. Humans think old growth forests are attractive, but animals do not. No food (other than nuts), no cover in mature woods.

Also planting food plots or frost seeding fields with more tasty plants such as white clover make fields much more attractive to deer and rabbits. Planting fruit trees, apples, pears, oaks, chestnuts, also make your property more attractive to wildlife and give you fruit as well.

Having your property wildlife friendly is a great prep. Many hunters know about these practices. Also, besides a little work, you do not have to feed them. Should the shtf these areas will be a great source for food and others may not recognize it. Your gardens, high tunnels and the like will be more apt to be seen and raided.

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 28, 2017 theoutback 0
IceFire wrote:

Stahlrosen wrote: Who knew rabbits ate onions? Sigh……

Stahlrosen, about the ONLY thing in my garden that the rabbits DIDN’T eat was the asparagus. They absolutely devoured everything else, but the asparagus they didn’t touch.

Good job raising those freerange rabbits Icefire. Sounds like you have plenty of meat should the shtf! :thumbup:

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 28, 2017 theoutback 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

catfeet wrote:Reb
Feeling all warm and fuzzy, wanting to hug a liberal.

Quick, somebody slap him! Snap out of it Reb, snap out of it!………….. :o:p

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General Family Preparedness • Re: A new day, a new leader, a direction less traveled

January 21, 2017 theoutback 0
BK in KC wrote:

IceFire wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:…Never in my entire life have I seen an elected official fulfill a campaign promise on their first day…..Hoping with a watchful eye on this guy.

That’s because he’s a businessman, NOT a politician. He’s approaching governing more like a CEO runs a business, which is a refreshing change: for FAR too long, the politicians have been running the country in a way that, if it were a business, would have caused it to go bankrupt and fail. Trump wants to see our country succeed.

He also seems to be something of a workaholic. That’s a welcome change from President Golfsalot.

Yes he is. I bet he makes some news worthy moves this weekend.

I was not a fan but I’m warming up to him.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Libs Catch the Prepping Bug

January 20, 2017 theoutback 0
RubyAbigail wrote:
Thank you for your thoughtful reply.
I am very liberal, and I am proud of it. :) I believe that when we all do better when we all do better. That just seems to make sense to me.
That also means that I would like a stronger infrastructure that includes good education and jobs for everybody. This means giving people a chance to succeed in their goals. I was given a couple a chances when I was laid off twice. I took advantage of the education that was given to me and I have done well with those chances.
But I also believe in being prepared for anything that might come our way.

Guess what Ruby, conservatives want stronger infrastructure, great not good education, jobs etc., we just disagree on how to get there. Big government, which seems to be the answer to all ills for libs, isn’t the answer, freedom and less government is. Now that does involve a spirit of self sufficiency……oh my God…..being self sufficient, how dare anyone suggest that! Which is why we just laugh at the hypocrisy of libs prepping. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy you’re prepping, but it’s just the hypocrisy that is hilarious. You should just be relying on the government to take care of you in an emergency.

We as a society would do much better to understand that the choices you make dictate the life you lead, and don’t rely on the government for everything, unless you are TRULY in need!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Dis

January 18, 2017 theoutback 0
Blondie wrote:
Anybody think it’s odd that no terririst group/ISIS has posted a threat?

Two square miles of prime targets.

Good point, but I did see a snippet on the news that they have blocked off a huge area. No one gets in without going thru a metal detector, dog sniffed, the whole works. Its also blocked off so trucks can’t run people over like in France. They’ll have to do something that hasn’t been done before if they are to do something.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Libs Catch the Prepping Bug

January 18, 2017 theoutback 0
oldasrocks wrote:
MEIN GOTT! PS is sounding like a conservative Republican. Proof that miracles can happen.

SMH… She probably still doesn’t get it.

PatrioticStabilist wrote:
Hope some do, everyone should be prepared for financial issues, health issues, weather events, or just unexpected problems that go with life.

It’s not as easy as it sounds, takes commitment, unless like me, I grew up prepping before it was called prepping, for us it was a matter of survival and it just continues. My husband’s family did not live like we did though they were very frugal. We were much more self reliant from necessity. So both of us brought parts of prepping to our marriage, DIY, saving money, planning for the future, having skills to keep us going instead of depending on others, living a life with deferred gratification, that’s why we are so late doing a lot. But it did work, now if we can live to enjoy what we sowed. We can survive pretty much anything long as we can maintain our health, at our age that is one variable you can’t control.

PS, common think about it. You are conservative if you believe what you just wrote. Democrats/liberals don’t believe in being self reliant, saving money, planning for the future, not depending on others, unless the government does it for them.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Libs Catch the Prepping Bug

January 17, 2017 theoutback 0
anita wrote:
This is the second story I’ve seen about this.

Liberals are catching the prepping bug.

We’re tired of being perceived as wusses who won’t survive when poo poo hits the fan,” said Stacy, a Texas Democrat who recently caught the prepper bug. She spoke with Vocativ on the condition we not publish her last name. “I, for one, don’t like to be thought of as some precious snowflake.”

Pretty ironic.

http://www.vocativ.com/390175/liberal-p … guns-food/

Hat tip: Drudge

Very ironic! I could never understand why any lib would prep, that’s what FEMA’s for.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Dis

January 16, 2017 theoutback 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:

eochief66 wrote:Hey guy’s, don’t forget about the 2000 “Biker’s for Trump” that will be there!

Saw them on Fox. They are going to form a “wall of meat”. Snowflakes and cupcakes against a wall of meat. Gonna be entertaining. :rofl:
Reb

Here’s the vid….

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/01/15/ … kes-435682

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 theoutback 0
Mountain mama wrote:
Very rural part of Va, but a couple of hours from DC. I will be popping popcorn and inviting my daughter who is right outside DC in Maryland to come home for the week. My main concern is for her. She lives in a very diverse very liberal area. My area of Va is trump country. The rest of Va needs to get its head examined.

Out of everyone here you seem like you could be the most affected by anything, unless the big cities start to riot. Hope your daughter takes you up and comes home for a visit.

As liberal as Vermont is, I’m not worried at all, or at least no more worried than usual.

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HAM Radio Open Discussions • Re: baofang radio

January 16, 2017 theoutback 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
Ok Outback, i’m expecting a full and complete report soon. Those things been in my Amazon basket WAY too long.

Ray I used it for 2.25 hours yesterday just listening to tunes while working in the orchards and still had 3 of 4 bars showing. I didn’t have it on as loud as it could be cause it was too loud. Programing some local channels in today.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Dis

January 15, 2017 theoutback 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
My friends,,these are full blown communists running this gig. They are far more orginized then you think. These people have lawyers on hand, behind the scenes, to bail them out, and represent in court.

It’s my humble opinion that underestimating these useful idiots is a poor position. They are the ground forces for a much much bigger, better funded, group. They have the media, deep state, and educators, and students with them, and supporting them. They also have a flotilla of liberal judges who will let these pukes off lightly.

If the right were to,do this, they would be crushed.

Dirk

Your right Dirk. Imo the correct term for these people are globalists. It goes far beyond our borders and very organized. They are all over the place up here in Vermont. They are all hanging their Hillary signs on the sides of their homes. Kinda creepy!

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HAM Radio Open Discussions • Re: baofang radio

January 15, 2017 theoutback 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
Ok Outback, i’m expecting a full and complete report soon. Those things been in my Amazon basket WAY too long.

I’ll give ya a report Ray, for what it’s worth. Again, I’m as comms deficient as you. I’ve just used the FM and it seems to be a good radio. I’m out in the sticks and it came in clear as can be. I’ve got a couple hand crank AM/FM weather radio’s, these came in much clearer. As far as battery life and such, I can’t tell ya. I’ve got to work in my orchards today, I’ll bring one out to have some music while I’m pruning. They’ve got a full charge, give you a report on that later.

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HAM Radio Open Discussions • Re: baofang radio

January 15, 2017 theoutback 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
Ok Outback, i’m expecting a full and complete report soon. Those things been in my Amazon basket WAY too long.

I’ll give ya a report Ray, for what it’s worth. Again, I’m as comms deficient as you. I’ve just used the FM and it seems to be a good radio. I’m out in the sticks and it came in clear as can be. I’ve got a couple hand crank AM/FM weather radio’s, these came in much clearer. As far as battery life and such, I can’t tell ya. I’ve got to work in my orchards today, I’ll bring one out to have some music while I’m pruning. They’ve got a full charge, give you a report on that later.

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Videos, Movies, and TV shows • Re: Colony – USA Cable TV Sci FY Series Premieres Tonite

January 14, 2017 theoutback 0
Illini Warrior wrote:
it’s like Season 3 that’s starting tonite – USA channel – 9pm CST

aliens – the outer space variety – have conquered Earth – the humans have started up an underground resistance movement fighting the space bad guys and the human traitors serving them …

decent show

I just watched it, good show.

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HAM Radio Open Discussions • Re: baofang radio

January 14, 2017 theoutback 0

Thanks for your insight Scoutmaster. I’m sure you get what you pay for. I did get a couple of those UV-5R’s in yesterday from Amazon, put them together, read and watched a couple vids on them. Seems very easy to use and I listened to an FM channel. I thought the sound was real good and that station came in real good for my area. I’m going to program in some of the local weather, police, etc. tomorrow to see how that goes. I’ll try and get together with a friend that has been into them forever to learn from. Who knows, I might just love it and get into it big time.I’m still going to read up and find some good two ways…..Again, thanks for your input.

Statistics: Posted by theoutback — Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:57 pm