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About RedRiverII

  • Birthday 08/04/1952

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  1. Got an email my order shipped, review and pics to follow.
  2. These hold three mags each? I went to order ten and then stopped. I know stupid question but... when you don't sleep well, stupid is the order of the day.
  3. @98Z5V Well I got you in the genius Department all over again. Never mind the comparison on gun part prices, you got a brain that don't stop. I walked out of the gin mill one day to help a plumber because he needed a helper on an emergency. He fixed a yellow brass ( weak stuff to begin with) 4 elbow turn and I thought him a genius. I didn't know any mechanical stuff at the time. I worked radar and radios. Anyhow I ended up, with the help of 3 heavy combat jarheads, who dragged me out of bed into a plumbing crew. I spent the next 40 years plumbing. You are someone who should have a youngster you could teach all your tricks to. Sort of a sidekick and pass all your knowledge to. I know I'm jumping into your stuff and offering advice, and remember the last time I did. Your buddies jumped onto my shite, as if you needed saving. However when I see an Ace I call an Ace.
  4. All over I find sick prices on ammo and most don't have any in stock. Emergency supply only above. Well Optics Planet is double what you generally pay for green tip. I paid 65 per and usually paid 30-33 cents per. Nuts for now and I hope the prices begin to fall but...
  5. Delivered as promised and had a $15 off coupon for spending $150 or more. OK not the best deal in the world but it was available. In a pinch I don't mind spending the current prices. Better to have than have not. BTW I met a young family guy who has ammo and I bought some 357sig from him. Good guy that sells ammo and not promises.http://byronsammo.com. I found him on GB. We had a little mix up and the guy came through with flying colors.
  6. We'll see, today should be Optics Planet delivery.
  7. I bought at .33 at one time but today .65 is on the lower side. Deliveries got messed up by me. 01/04/21 for the ammo.
  8. I should have mentioned I got the lead on the ammo from RECOIL mag. in an email. We'll see if it's delivered today as promised.
  9. Have a notice of delivery for tomorrow. Get back to you if...
  10. Optics Planet M855 62 gr. 200 rounds .65 each
  11. Did you happen to load up on ammo when you bought the rifle? I bought one of the rifle's that worked well also. There are beaucoup folks who weren't as fortunate, and many end up here looking for answers and get the correct answers. If I were to give out a " Dick " award for this category it would go to the manufacturer that you bought it from.
  12. Good stuff listed above. I'll watch it now. Too much of a turkey dinner hangover to do much else. Thank you.
  13. When I was younger I knew everything, now not so much. Any help I can get understanding the whole subject of Ham Radio is much appreciated. In directly answering your question all help with the UV5R is accepted. I can just picture a youngster handling a soldering iron and having at it akin to a Norman Rockwell painting. My mother-in-law has replaced her pc, I kept the unit and as soon as the Hakko soldering iron I ordered arrives I'm having at it. While viewing my attic to see what kind of antenna setup I could fit there I found some left over cable vision parts. They are going to be deconstructed right quick as well. When being trained 50 years ago we had wall sized radios to work on. Not doing any repair work just getting a feel for the controls. A dial is a dial, right? Well after a very short time you would think we were safecrackers the way we delicately tuned in frequencies. For now I'm missing the hands on part of training. One club I applied for is the West Palm Beach Amateur Radio club. They have meetings in the South Florida Science Center. Lots of interesting ideas and experiments to be had there. As a married family guy I have had enough shared conversations regarding coupons and Aunt Millie's bunions. I need some intellectual stimulation that I'm not getting at home. What did I read recently about tricking your antenna into thinking it was longer that it really was? What component can you add to the antenna to achieve this? What is that long lazy s shaped symbol in formulas which I think stands for length of material? Once I saw a thought on how dents could affect antenna material I knew I had gone too far into the subject. Gotta walk the pup. @Lane
  14. @Lane Good Morning, I am looking for an Elmer as a general guide to this hobby. I think we discussed earlier about learning, and how hands on experience trumped book learning. Of course both are needed but that tactile experience is second to none. Would I refuse help with the UV5R, no. While I am retired and might have much more time than an engaged professional, this particular hobby is a whole new world to me. While you say electrical principals is something you never had to study for, I wonder was the subject not required or were you already well versed in it? I don't need to study the subject, I want to study it. I had to go to work to support a family, (break out the tiny violins), so I never completed college. I did try to complete it but never made it, too much work and not enough time. I find the exams a challenge and studying for them is invigorating. This Extra exam is extra difficult. The component nomenclature is worthy of a semester of study all by its lonesome. All in all I enjoy being challenged and engaged in learning. I sent in two applications for local radio clubs. One is very deeply concerned with emergency assistance while the other is engaged in the scientific and experimental aspects. The ARRL is having a sale today offering 30% off Antenna books, I'm waiting for them to update their daily code and will buy one or two books. That's a fascinating subject as well. It sounds as if you have your hands full with the new antenna farm. I wish I could help but that's not going to be a reality any time soon. Even in plumbing, each and every twist and turn in a pipe run, 45's, or 90's or a tee, you lose some velocity. I can see setting up an antenna that most of the challenges would be in the connections. Any ill fitting connections must multiply the loss and maybe kill it altogether. Which physics text are you referring to? I am interested. What size Allen wrench do you need. I have many extra tools and would gladly send a set to you. I'll PM you in a moment. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I'm about to tackle the prep work for this 22lb turkey I get to cook for the family, thank goodness there aren't any connections except for the dismantling of that carcass.
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