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  1. 73 back to you Chalkie. The Yaesu's I have handled have been nice radios. We used to call them 'rice burners' but most all now are. Thanks for the reply. Later, J
  2. Wow have things changed in 40 plus years. Not sure when I was first licensed but did find my old call listed in 79, 80 and 81 books. I lapsed a way long time ago and recently decided to renew. Managed to study enough to get my General license. Starting to organize and get a bit more up to date. Picked up a couple of the 8 watt Baofeng handhelds along with a programing cable, downloaded the CHIRP software, and got up fairly quick. I have gone through many handheld VHF radios over the years and still have the last pair of Icom F3's the DW and I used for search and rescue. The programing software for them is on 3-1/4 floppy and if I can get it on my laptop I will replace the antennas and batteries. Anyway the Baofeng's hits the local repeater just fine. Added a 5/8 wave dual band Tram antenna on a 10 foot stick of conduit to use with them when not portable. Plan to get a mag mount antenna for the pickup. Meanwhile my brother is suppose to be shipping my old Yaesu FT-101-E down here to Yuma. Currently researching both HF antennas and locations to park one or more. No trees around here for a dipole so am researching alternatives and am leaning toward a vertical I can get up and down by myself. Anyway KL7AZ here. I will be back with lots of questions.... Later, J
  3. On occasion a Kodiak would break into a house even when occupied. Dog doors have been used for this purpose on more than one occasion. The CG base had big fellow go through a slider glass door but the gal escaped through an upstairs window to the neighbors. Meanwhile her English Bull dog chased the the bear out of the house. We keep a tight ship and never had a problem when camping in our 5th wheel. That said have seen many cabins, houses, barns, chicken and other out building broken into. More often in late summer and fall when our rivers are full of salmon they stay in closer. The borough has used about every type of bear proof dumpster know to man but eventually gave up in our area that time of the year and simply move them a few miles down the road to an area less accessible to the bear. Returning to the house after dark sometimes to what appeared to be an outdoor circus with vehicles circling the dumpsters using their headlights to watch the show. Always fun and somewhat amazing too to watch these agile giants getting into bear proof enclosures and shoving them around. Once in a while younger smaller bears have gotten stuck inside and needed help to get out requiring ADFG or equipment. One year there was a sow with 5 cubs (heard a record of sorts...F&G figured the sow had 2 and adopted 3). They were quite a sight that one fall. The close encounters of the most miserable kind that I am aware of have been in the wild. Just remember bear are always hungry. Later, J
  4. The bill is H.R. 647. It's status is 'introduced' and has 9 cosponsors. Later, J https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/647?s=2&r=1
  5. Thanks, I guess my senior moment just came later than I thought. Later, J
  6. Senior moment. The proposal is a change is to state not federal law. Later, J
  7. Couple comments. 1) Bills introduced expire at the end of each session of Congress and must be reintroduced in the new session (unless passed). 2) The intent of my post was simply to spread the word to those people likely to be effected so that they could contact their representatives and express their opinion on the bill. 3) The bill proposes a change in federal not state law. 4) I for one will not be contacting my representative regarding erectile dysfunction or incontinence for that matter. I will however let them know I oppose this bill, and ask that they do too. Later, J
  8. Restricting the purchase of all firearms to residents of a state will impact many living the fulltime lifestyle. This restriction is already in place for handguns but this bill would expand the provision to all firearms. Later, J https://bearingarms.com/cam-e/2021/02/03/co-congressman-bill-banning-gun-sales-to-non-residents/
  9. We have the version of Sleek 4G with a switch to select between ATT or Verizon. It is connected to a newer Wilson Trucker antenna and works well.
  10. During my Arctic Engineering course the professor had video from the Alaska pipeline construction where ice was being melted with a propane weed-burner and each time the flame started getting low the burner would be directed at the bottle to get it going again. No kidding. Later, J
  11. We used hay bales as both skirting and insulation, and added a few heat-lamps borrowed from our bird's roost shelter and nothing froze up. That said, hay is not a good combination with a propane fired furnace so you might consider making a shelter for the furnace and ducting some heat to where it is needed. Later, J
  12. When our forward unit exhibited these symptoms it turned out the motor just needed to be lubed. Later, J
  13. Darn good idea Richard. The only spot I could access our black tank valve when I replaced it and was directly under it. So I put a towel over my face to catch any surprises I might have missed and peeked around it. Your method would have helped. Later, J
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