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    Posted: February 28 2018 at 3:28pm
Thinking of getting me a base station ,right,what you all think?
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For local or long range communication?
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long range SSB yasu or somthing ,

But digital or not been out of it for years ......

and "local " here is long range......

we the most isolated city in the world miles from anywhere lol,

have to talk on the "skip"from this side of the planet.........
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I use a Cobra 148 GTL. It's am/ssb and on most days it's good for up to 50 miles but on the skip I've talked with people from all over the U.S. and Canada! I'm at 2100 feet (one of the tallest mountains around)and I'm on top so nothing to block my signal! I would do ham but in the U.S. you have to be licensed and it's relatively expensive! I've only got about $350 in my setup! I bought a used radio, mic and antenna, new cable from radio shack and a 4 X 4 ground plane from a salvage yard! Well worth it!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carbon20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2018 at 2:29pm
thanks for that ,im not sure of the Ham license rules here ,so might just get a small rig to start,we at sea level ,but theres nothing east of us till you hit South Africa, so could be interesting,you never know might catch you on the "skip" ,will have to learn the 10 code again ,if thats still in vouge.....
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Ten code is used a little here on the am cb side mostly by long haul truckers. On the sb side it's just normal conversation with a 10-4 thrown in here and there! If you have a good 2-way radio shop there have what ever you buy professionally tuned, it makes a huge difference!

On another subject I just watched a movie made in Australia called "Danny Deckchair"! Really good, funny movie! Any other comedies made Down Under you'd recommend?    
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Last night we saw "The Dressmaker". This was more in the line of 'humour noir" so not in the regular comedy shelves.  If you are into gorgeous dresses displayed in a dusty run-down outback town then your are in for a treat.



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Good movies,

Breaker Morant
1980 ‧ Drama/History ‧ 1h 47m

The Man from Snowy River
1982 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 1h 42m

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Gettin'Square
https://youtu.be/W4anxZR1Sgs
2003 ‧ Caper story/Drama ‧ 1h 40m
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Strictly Ballroom
1992 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 1h 34m

Muriel's Wedding

1994 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 1h 50m

The Castle
1997 ‧ Drama/Cult film ‧ 1h 25m

Down Under
2016 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 30m
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I've seen Breaker Morant and Snowy River! Both excellent movies! I'll try to find the others on Net Flicks! Thanks!
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Sorry Carbon, I kinda moved away from your original question, which was about base stations! When I first read your question, "amateur radio,is it a must for serious preppers" ? the first thing I thought of was the 1959 movie "On the Beach"! When the grid fails and there's no TV, no commercial radio, no phone service and no internet, most people will be totally isolated! Wouldn't it be nice to be connected to the outside world? The obvious answer is YES! For those of you with interest but have never messed with amateur radio before, go to youtube and search cb/ssb radio (citizen band/single side band radio), there are lots of videos for beginners from how to use to what to buy! You can get started for under $300.00 if you buy used! Spend some time just listening, get to know who's in your area and go slow at first! It's like AFT! People are cautious at first! People on side band normally don't do the trucker cb 10-4 good buddy stuff! It's more of a normal conversation with an occasional "over" thrown in! I used mine a lot during the ice storm when all the radio and tv stations were with out power! Hope to talk with some of you soon!       
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A good compromise... there are devices that let you use your cell phone as a ham\cb radio.    That might be a great option if you think  you will need to be communicating with people of over a medium distance during an emergency.   If I remember hearing right you can get several hundred miles of range of out it.   Now you have to figure out how to keep you electronic toys powered during said emergency :)
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I used to be well into the cb radio scene 30 odd years ago,and it struck me we all reliant on the internet,maybe I should get a cb or ham again,as for power car battery could run it,

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re the original question . . .  yes.  

I got into ham radio two Novembers ago when we discovered that out of the 130 people where I go to church, no one had a way to gather emergency information if we lost the regular means (television, commercial radio, telephones).  I been some time with the books and got my technician's, general, and extra licenses.  Now, I wouldn't be without amateur radio.  

Amateur radio is good for emergencies, but it has also become a good hobby as well.  I have made many friends on the air since 15 months ago.


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That was my thought exactly.....
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I picked this up on the recommendation of a local 4x4 club. It's a Baofeng UV-5R handheld transceiver. Got it for about $30 on Amazon. Obviously it doesn't have the range of a large ham radio, but it gives you another means of communication in an emergency.

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