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Jump to new posts Re: More power sources! by chaosmagnet @ 09/25/20 01:11 AM

Originally Posted By: dougwalkaboutThat's interesting. Is this for batteries sitting charged but static, as opposed to charging (traditionally the most dangerous mode) or discharging? Iím not a chemist. One of the better sites Iíve found for info
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Jump to new posts Re: More power sources! by dougwalkabout @ 09/25/20 12:48 AM

Originally Posted By: chaosmagnetIn terms of safety, traditional Lithium Ion batteries (sometimes called LiPo, Lithium-Cobalt or LiCo) may not be suitable to store in a car. These batteries can go into thermal runaway at about 140 deg F, which the t
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Jump to new posts Re: More power sources! by Bingley @ 09/24/20 10:48 PM

Ray, I assume you have read Chaos' note about the two types of lithium ion batteries -- one type catches fire at a temperature typical for your car trunk during summer in Florida, and the other catches fire only upon reaching a very high temperature.
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I misunderstood the topic title until I read further. But for amusement, I note the following: A WWII Propaganda Campaign Popularized the Myth That Carrots Help You See in the Dark
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Jump to new posts Re: I'd like to improve my night vision capabilities by LesSnyder @ 09/24/20 01:43 AM

Mr. Coyote... thank you for your reply... that is exactly the type of response I was looking for...Les
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Jump to new posts Re: Radiooddity DB25 shortwave transceiver by Blast @ 09/23/20 11:21 PM

Originally Posted By: haertigFWIW, this cable worked for me with the Baofeng UV-5R, CHIRP software, running on Linux: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RZ1PBYT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 If you use CHIRP, newer versions
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Jump to new posts Re: More power sources! by RayW @ 09/23/20 11:07 PM

I have a couple of the Noco jump packs. No affiliation, just a happy customer. In the car I have one of the small ones that will fit in the glove box, it is good for a small car. Also have the one that is the size of a shoe box in the truck, it has a
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Jump to new posts Globe Knot Bracelet by TonyE @ 09/23/20 07:41 PM

Globe Knot Bracelet Globe Knot Bracelet Tutorial
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Jump to new posts Re: Overhand Knot Lanyard by TonyE @ 09/23/20 07:40 PM

Thank you both. World Knot Tying Day is in honor of Clifford Ashley (Ashley Book of Knots)
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Jump to new posts Re: More power sources! by AKSAR @ 09/23/20 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By: TeslinhikerSpeaking from personal experience and what I have also seen firsthand, those with vehicles with bigger engines (V8) will find that in very cold climates, these jump packs will not cold start these engines with any sur
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Jump to new posts Re: More power sources! by Famdoc @ 09/23/20 05:59 PM

FWIW, the Wirecutter recommends the Weego line of portable jump chargers: https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-portable-jump-starter/#the-competition What catches my eye about this line of chargers is the genius bass-ackwards design of th
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Jump to new posts Re: I'd like to improve my night vision capabilities by wileycoyote @ 09/23/20 04:26 PM

having played with numerous devices, always looking for an acceptable inexpensive alternative, eventually i finally gave in and purchased a new ITT PVS-14/7 Pinnacle from a trustworthy dealer. 30-plus years of looking thru NVDs, even today the PVS14
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Jump to new posts Re: More power sources! by Teslinhiker @ 09/23/20 03:37 PM

Speaking from personal experience and what I have also seen firsthand, those with vehicles with bigger engines (V8) will find that in very cold climates, these jump packs will not cold start these engines with any sure reliability. This means a boost
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Jump to new posts I'd like to improve my night vision capabilities by LesSnyder @ 09/23/20 02:04 PM

my neighborhood is an older part of the city, 1950s Florida construction, with streets lined with large trees that block a lot of the street lighting...I'd like to improve my night vision capability... while not that worried about visible white ligh
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Jump to new posts Re: Overhand Knot Lanyard by Phaedrus @ 09/22/20 06:31 PM

Wow! I like it. Didn't know there was a world knot tying day!
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Jump to new posts Re: Everyday mask carry? by hikermor @ 09/22/20 06:09 PM

At least one in my right cargo pocket - usually another in the vehicle.
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Jump to new posts Re: Radiooddity DB25 shortwave transceiver by haertig @ 09/22/20 04:30 PM

FWIW, this cable worked for me with the Baofeng UV-5R, CHIRP software, running on Linux: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RZ1PBYT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 When I bough it in Feb 2020, it was $7.50. Now Amazon shows
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Jump to new posts Re: Radiooddity DB25 shortwave transceiver by haertig @ 09/22/20 04:09 PM

My guess is the problem with my particular Baofeng relates to quality control. Unfortunately, you just don't get much of that with a $22 product. I possibly could have obtained a different Baofeng and been pleased as punch with it. I'll never know
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Jump to new posts Re: More power sources! by hikermor @ 09/22/20 03:39 PM

My thanks to you all. this is a most informative thread; I am wrestling with many of the same issues.....
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Jump to new posts Re: Radiooddity DB25 shortwave transceiver by chaosmagnet @ 09/22/20 02:23 PM

Originally Posted By: haertigThe deal breakers for me were two: (1) It just couldn't receive or transmit very well. And (2) Even on max volume, the thing can be difficult to hear. These are common criticisms that tend to go together, but I haven't
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Jump to new posts Re: More power sources! by chaosmagnet @ 09/22/20 02:21 PM

I'd like to take a moment to compare what I call a full-size jumpstarter to the smaller ones that seem so popular. The one I have in my car has the following manufacturer specs: 12 VDC400 cold cranking Amps1000 peak Amps18 Ah capacity"Starts c
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Jump to new posts Re: Everyday mask carry? by M_a_x @ 09/22/20 01:51 PM

I use bandanas. I carry a couple of spares. The one for actual wearing goes in a pocket. The bandana has a slight disadvantage. As I also wear Akubras the cashiers sometimes are not sure whether they should ask for money or just hand it over .
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Jump to new posts Re: More power sources! by chaosmagnet @ 09/22/20 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By: BingleyWhen I'm ready to make a purchase I'll check back with the hive mind. I know how much fun vicarious shopping is for people who prepare... I love spending your money .
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Jump to new posts Re: Overhand Knot Lanyard by Blast @ 09/22/20 01:33 PM

Originally Posted By: TonyEOverhand Knot Lanyard To celebrate World Knot Tying Day 2020, I made this: Lanyard Tutorial So THAT'S how it's done! Thank you, I really appreciate that tutorial. -Blast
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Jump to new posts Re: Radiooddity DB25 shortwave transceiver by Blast @ 09/22/20 01:31 PM

Originally Posted By: haertig "RT Systems" makes good cables and programming software. BUT, their cables are proprietary, they intentionally mess with the innards to incorrectly identify the chip inside. This is to force you to buy THEIR
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