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by rik_uk3
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Dehydrater
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Dehydrater

I bought a cheap one about 20 years ago and its still working, I got another off ebay for £30 a few months ago. I won't bang on about what to dry etc plenty of info online/Youtube et al but will say a drier pays for itself soon enough even if you only use it to make Jerky for you and your mates; to ...
by rik_uk3
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: 2M/70CM ROLL UP J-POLE/SLIM JIM ANTENNA
Replies: 27
Views: 16839

Re: 2M/70CM ROLL UP J-POLE/SLIM JIM ANTENNA

No connection to the seller

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2m-Antenna-S ... 1438.l2649 works a treat with the Boafeng.
by rik_uk3
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: clansman radios
Replies: 16
Views: 13450

Re: clansman radios

I sold mine back in 2016 went on to an FT817 and then last year got a Xiegu G90. Issues with the Clansman for me were weight and power supply. The 817 and better still the G90 will happily run off a 12v gel battery, the G90 is full SDR, has an ATU that will tune a damp lettuce leaf and can be used i...
by rik_uk3
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Books and Educational Materials
Topic: Kindle for 72hr bug out bag ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

Re: Kindle for 72hr bug out bag ?

You can pick up a used Kindle cheap on ebay, the batteries even when old last a lot longer than any phone will. 4GB Kindle will store well over 2000 books, they can be recharged from a powerbank, they are worth the money for sure. Two bug out bags at home, both have a Kindle packed. Privacy? Better ...
by rik_uk3
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Heating Rooms with no mains power
Replies: 37
Views: 3169

Re: Heating Rooms with no mains power

On here ( i think) somewhere is a discussion about the candle and flowerpot heaters that appeared originally during the war to take the chill off shelters and seem to have been "reinvented" a couple of years ago. Ok for short periods but less so for long time use. Firstly it's not a particularly ch...
by rik_uk3
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Heating Rooms with no mains power
Replies: 37
Views: 3169

Re: Heating Rooms with no mains power

If you live in the UK you don't have to heat a room, it simply does not get cold enough. Invest in good clothing and sleeping bags, how do you think high altitude climbers and teams on Antarctic field trips manage? Good clothing, good sleeping bags, warm food and drinks. Get your personal insulatio...
by rik_uk3
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Heating Rooms with no mains power
Replies: 37
Views: 3169

Re: Heating Rooms with no mains power

If you live in the UK you don't have to heat a room, it simply does not get cold enough. Invest in good clothing and sleeping bags, how do you think high altitude climbers and teams on Antarctic field trips manage? Good clothing, good sleeping bags, warm food and drinks. Get your personal insulation...
by rik_uk3
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Bike to charge phones
Replies: 41
Views: 3683

Re: Bike to charge phones

I couldn't help but think of old wartime film of soldiers using a hand crank to power radios. A quick google didn't find any original footage but here's one on youtube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sXg16B6MI8Y I personally still have doubts about how efficient such things are how more cost effectiv...
by rik_uk3
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
Topic: Lidl Sonday Jaffa Cakes
Replies: 6
Views: 2992

Re: Lidl Sonday Jaffa Cakes

Triple packs, 36 of the little gems for £1.52 at Tesco :)
by rik_uk3
Mon May 16, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: What radio meets my need's
Replies: 19
Views: 10549

Re: What radio meets my need's

Is CB radio an option? CB is a joke really, best to go off and get your Foundation License. I like 'QRP', using the least power to transmit the farthest. I use a Yaesu FT817ND, its small, low powered but with a good antenna I've worked all over the world...the antenna is the vital link in the chain...