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Forum: How To Learn About Stuff 10-03-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 93
Sticky: Amateur radio
Views: 26,098
Posted By skyking
Re: Amateur radio

You do not need a license to purchase ANY radio equipment - not sure who 'they' are that you are talking to. Try http://www.aesham.com for online ordering and look at the Yaesu FT-857D as it's a nice...
Forum: How To Learn About Stuff 09-29-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 93
Sticky: Amateur radio
Views: 26,098
Posted By skyking
Re: Amateur radio

Another attempt yesterday (Sunday) at 9pm GMT yielded no responses on either frequency. I did chat with a regular HAM operator out of Florida for a bit, so I know I'm getting out to the south. I will...
Forum: United States 09-28-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,386
Posted By skyking
Re: All Things NewEngland....redux

Saturday is also the annual NESEA/NHSEA Green Building Open House Tour. You may want to make a day of it and plan on touring several properties that are striving toward sustainability before going to...
Forum: How To Learn About Stuff 09-28-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 93
Sticky: Amateur radio
Views: 26,098
Posted By skyking
Re: Amateur radio

The first 'net' session last night was a bust. I started at 9pm GMT transmitting on 28.400 every minute for 10 minutes with no responses. Then, I switched to the secondary frequency of 14.292 for...
Forum: Economy and Currency 09-27-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,148
Posted By skyking
Re: Delete this section

Every thread has a purpose. You see, threads in discussion forums take on their own personality and have a definite life cycle. And like an addict, you must hit bottom before you want to be helped....
Forum: How To Learn About Stuff 09-22-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 93
Sticky: Amateur radio
Views: 26,098
Posted By skyking
Re: Amateur radio

Might I suggest we attempt to set up a 'net'? For newcomers that is a pre determined time and frequency that people can 'check in' and conduct a round robin discussion of sorts. I suggest we start...
Forum: How To Learn About Stuff 09-21-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 93
Sticky: Amateur radio
Views: 26,098
Posted By skyking
Re: Amateur radio

An extremely portable and reliable antenna for most frequencies is the Buddipole. Expensive, but you get what you pay for. Yaesu FT-897 for desktop and portable use (runs on 12vdc) and Yaesu FT-8900...
Forum: Economy and Currency 09-20-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,588
Posted By skyking
Re: RON PAUL is on at 10:00 AM in one hour EDT

Fox just censored Ron Paul with 'technical difficulties'.
Forum: Off-Topic 09-19-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,837
Posted By skyking
Re: Brutal: Sarah Palin's Record on Aerial Wolf Hunting

...and this has what to do with Economics and Economy?
Forum: Economy and Currency 09-18-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,356
Posted By skyking
Re: Gold & Silver Q & A

If you deal with someone like Tulving, if his website says he has it in stock, you place a call and lock in a price. You should send a wire transfer within two business days. Once he has your wired...
Forum: Preparations / Advice 09-18-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,394
Posted By skyking
Re: Alternative energy for your home

Here are the facts on the most popular Alternative Energy Systems:

Wind Generator - installed cost is about $18,000USD for a Skystream and requires a LOT of wind to be useful, like 20mph per day....
Forum: Economy and Currency 09-18-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,356
Posted By skyking
Lightbulb Re: Gold & Silver Q & A

Precious Metals are not for investment - those who would be day traders will get burned very quickly. Physical metals are for preservation of wealth in the long term. I suggest you check out the...
Forum: United States 09-17-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,196
Posted By skyking
Re: All Things New England

I will not be able to attend the gathering on the 4th as I am one of the hosting sites on the annual NESEA/NHSEA Green Building Open House Tour. I have Wind and Solar Electric (with battery backup)...
Forum: What Does It Mean ? 09-14-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,441
Posted By skyking
Re: WILL OUR OWN TROOPS and COPS TURN AGAINST US?

Regarding Martial Law/Police State scenarios, consider this: There are 300 million people in America. 90% of all our military are overseas, the other 10% are keeping the military installations going...
Forum: Archived Threads - Read Only 09-10-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By skyking
Thoughts Positive That Could Change The World

I agree we are in rapidly accelerating times with many possible outcomes to the events currently unfolding. Might I suggest we try to focus on discussing all of the possible positive outcomes? If we...
Forum: United States 09-08-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,196
Posted By skyking
Re: All Things New England

I think people From Boston south will head south to warmer climates, leaving good 'ole cold NE to those that can cope with the cold. Yankees are a bit aloof until an 'event' happens that brings them...
Forum: United States 09-07-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,196
Posted By skyking
New Hampshire

Well, I figure if it gets bad everyone from Boston south will be heading south, leaving the rest of us in northern New England alone. Who wants to deal with the cold and the snow!? Takes too much...
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