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by opfor
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: Jeep Suspension Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Jeep Suspension Problems

So I've been having some driveability issues with the jeep lately, mainly it seemed the alignment totally ate shit, wasn't sure why, well I checked it out last night and it looks like my upper-control-arm bushings are fucked on at least one side. Since the jeep is pushing 30, and 300k miles, I'm get...
by opfor
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Radios and Comms
Topic: Recasing the Yaesu in a Box
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Recasing the Yaesu in a Box

Power input: https://powerwerx.com/panelpole-panel-mount-powerpole-housing The 19AH SLA's are still the lowest cost (and least complex) replacement option out there, and are certainly the most drop-in compatible of any system out there. I looked, and I think I saw amazon had either the 19AH, or a co...
by opfor
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: First Aid, Medical and Hygiene
Topic: IFAKs Group Buy?
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: IFAKs Group Buy?

I ended up going with an IPOK https://www.rescue-essentials.com/nar-ipok-individual-patrol-officers-kit-generation-7/ Arguably, the biggest problems I've had anywhere that I needed medical treatment for, where it wasn't available, and something needed to be done about it: 1) Headache 2) Splinters 3)...
by opfor
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Anything Else
Topic: "Black Dog" MRE
Replies: 0
Views: 136

"Black Dog" MRE

Came across this review on youtube, this is actually pretty cool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZjCiEjZaw0 It's a "Daily" MRE instead of a bunch of individual meals, each one being over 3000 calories. Compared to a lot of "Daily" storage food, that's an insane amount of calories you'd be needing ...
by opfor
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Vehicles
Topic: Renduinix - Arduino Renix Management (Jeep Cherokee 88-91)
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Renduinix - Arduino Renix Management (Jeep Cherokee 88-91)

Well, that's the problem, the Renix jeep isn't OBD-II, it's ORB (IIRC) has a totally different control layout and pinout.
by opfor
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Camping Gear
Topic: Backpacking Backpack Packing List
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Backpacking Backpack Packing List

So one of the things I've found helpful for myself for a while is to set up checklists, packing lists and the like. One of my longer term goals has been to set up a packing list for just a general over-night on foot, camping trip. This list isn't totally complete, and leaves some things out (warming...
by opfor
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Hoegee's Loop Overnight Camp - Nov 18,19
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Hoegee's Loop Overnight Camp - Nov 18,19

So the final plan is in place, we are meeting in the parking lots in the City of Sierra Madre at 1pm, and will carpool up to chantry. We are dropping the long route and will be walking down Cardiac, and then up the "lower winter creek" trail to Hoegee's Campground, expected time is ~2-3 hours. We ar...
by opfor
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Radios and Comms
Topic: goTenna Mesh External Antenna
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: goTenna Mesh External Antenna

unless it's aluminized or has some other property that allows it to conduct electricity this should not be an issue. Also in theory you could just have a short length of PVC tube, with an end cap to act as a cover for your device.
by opfor
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Radios and Comms
Topic: goTenna Mesh External Antenna
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: goTenna Mesh External Antenna

So you need to figure out what the radiation pattern is of your antenna... a 900mhz with 6db of gain is going to be fairly flat. If you're looking at vertical isolation, there are calculators out there... Since you're running antennas on different bands (but they are ~multiples) you may want to look...
by opfor
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Radios and Comms
Topic: Motorola DTR650 900mhz FH Radio
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Motorola DTR650 900mhz FH Radio

I saw someone talking about the Motorola DTR 550/650/750 models the other day as a higher security alternate to the baofeng (duh) however does seem to offer some privacy advantages over most of the ham gear out there, namely being frequency hopping. I'm still researching what the capabilities of thi...