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by blue90
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Easiest alcohol to make?
Replies: 38
Views: 18421

Re: Easiest alcohol to make?

This is an old thread but I was wondering, has anyone distilled their own spirits? Ive always fancied making white whiskey or poteen.
by blue90
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Mobile CB for long range?
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Mobile CB for long range?

Would earthing directly to the vehicles battery be beneficial? Land Rovers have a terrible electrical system, especially the earths. I rewired a lot of my earths so they run directly to the battery.
by blue90
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Mobile CB for long range?
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Mobile CB for long range?

The frame is just a frame, no metal plates on it. The body is all aluminium so an earth fly lead to chassis would be better than earthing to the body. I hade the spare wheel mount in mind but would have to remove the antenna to get to the spare, but I seldom get punctures anyway. Modding the canvas ...
by blue90
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Mobile CB for long range?
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Mobile CB for long range?

You can use 2 matching antennas and a co-phase maybe many truckers do this or at least did back in the day and in states most big wheelers practiced it. Don't over think the antenna install I'm sure it will be fine ,not all antennas can be mounted centrally on vehicles.theirs always a compromise on...
by blue90
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Mobile CB for long range?
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Mobile CB for long range?

Firestik are good antennas pretty tough and the 11 later model a doddle to swr. Mounting on bullbar will work but at a sacrifice on signals in some direction . If you imagine a round tin lid.you put a antenna dead centre you will get equal radiation and signal receiving equally all around.if your a...
by blue90
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Solar panels.
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Solar panels.

Preferably mobile, are they any good? Im thinking charging leisure batteries and things like that, anyone want to school me on Solar? Batteries would be used to run a Cb and perhaps some 12v led lighting. I take it running things straight off a panel would be impossible? Or has the tech moved forwar...
by blue90
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Landrover bug out vehicle.
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Landrover bug out vehicle.

Thanks guys, Im already a member of BOV UK on facebook but Im not into creating big, flash overland type vehicles, some of them would be nothing more than a target in the wrong situations. Low key and inconspicuous is my aim.
by blue90
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Mobile CB for long range?
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Mobile CB for long range?

Is SSB worth getting? Also, I see radios classed as ''import'' , I take it they are 10 meter?
by blue90
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Storing diesel? Long term?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Storing diesel? Long term?

How do you store it? I was thinking 50 gallon drums to stop contamination from effecting the entire store then rotating it by filling jerry cans at the pump and fuelling the Landy from the drum.
by blue90
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Landrover bug out vehicle.
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Landrover bug out vehicle.

Are you on neat oil? I run 50/50 when I can but I have the CAV pump so it needs a bit of diesel in it to keep it happy.