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Forum: ATC Issues
13th Oct 2014, 11:55
Replies: 5
Views: 3,840
Posted By SawMan

Ham Radio nut here, not ATC. Satellites are the...

Ham Radio nut here, not ATC. Satellites are the obvious answer, but Hams use "Repeaters" (hears on one freq, simultaneously rebroadcasts it on another where all listen) which could be done with a few...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2014, 11:48
Replies: 24
Views: 15,567
Posted By SawMan

Non-pilot here again but with some knowledge in...

Non-pilot here again but with some knowledge in this matter. Most helmet manufacturers prohibit any kind of addition or alteration to their products, with none that I know of allowing anything like a...
Forum: North America
9th Oct 2014, 08:11
Replies: 4
Views: 6,372
Posted By SawMan

Worth seeing

I'm just SLF but have kept up with this here in depth. Overall it was a good show, keeping in mind that the intended audience was the general public. One of the two 'issues' I had with it were that...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Oct 2014, 09:59
Replies: 29
Views: 2,989
Posted By SawMan

Yes- construction and old homes is my Profession,...

Yes- construction and old homes is my Profession, and I've dealt with vermiculite many times. It's a roll of the dice- the Libby mine produced half of this stuff so at best there's a 50% chance any...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Oct 2014, 08:57
Replies: 38
Views: 3,161
Posted By SawMan

Yup- this varies too much to predict, but...

Yup- this varies too much to predict, but generally older units which still have a full charge of refrigerant and worked well do OK afterward so long as the charge doesn't leak down. I've seen...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2014, 12:13
Replies: 38
Views: 3,161
Posted By SawMan

You have all missed the simplest solution. When...

You have all missed the simplest solution. When the fridge needs defrosting (or the windows need cleaning, a room needs painting, the dishes need washing, etc) you sell the place, taking only what...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Sep 2014, 22:45
Replies: 54
Views: 5,254
Posted By SawMan

Three blowouts so far. Two were no major issue,...

Three blowouts so far. Two were no major issue, one a car at highway speed, the other a heavily loaded pick-up at town speed. The third was with me twisting my Commando hard in 3rd coming out of a...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2014, 01:23
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By SawMan

No worry, they'll send patches online after...

No worry, they'll send patches online after you've and hundreds of others have had, um "problems", but the TOU you agreed to will keep you from sending them the bill for the after-effects of the...
19th Sep 2014, 01:10
Replies: 84
Views: 16,320
Posted By SawMan

Don't overlook the possibility of 'scavenge...

Don't overlook the possibility of 'scavenge finds', perhaps things from discovered crashed planes from a war in the past, or things that get washed ashore (can be tied in with a storm). Such things...
13th Sep 2014, 13:48
Replies: 41
Views: 15,420
Posted By SawMan

"Buck" knives used to advertise their blades...

"Buck" knives used to advertise their blades being tapped with a hammer and cutting a bolt. They would do this because the blade was harder than the bolt, and with the gentlest of 'taps' and enough...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2014, 02:50
Replies: 56
Views: 5,628
Posted By SawMan

You can go home again, but home will always have...

You can go home again, but home will always have changed some and you will always have changed even more. It's nice to visit back home sometimes, but you can't stay in the past nor can home- live for...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2014, 02:35
Replies: 102
Views: 10,429
Posted By SawMan

I'm currently a Mod on another site (unpaid as is...

I'm currently a Mod on another site (unpaid as is the norm) and I can assure you that I take no pleasure in controlling anyone, even the trolls and spammers. Like picking up your garbage cans, it's...
2nd Sep 2014, 06:39
Replies: 2
Views: 2,639
Posted By SawMan

Same here but I mute all but the most critical...

Same here but I mute all but the most critical functiions. If you're paying attention you don't need a sound to inform you of what is going on. If you're not paying attention no sound can help the...
2nd Sep 2014, 00:03
Replies: 41
Views: 15,420
Posted By SawMan

I agree with the tools needing to be adequate for...

I agree with the tools needing to be adequate for the job expected of them. I don't play the 'brand name game' though I have a lot of Snap-on, Mac, and Cornwell tools (which may be a US only brand?)...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2014, 23:43
Replies: 201
Views: 9,606
Posted By SawMan

Seems the instructor was raised in my fair town,...

Seems the instructor was raised in my fair town, so the outcome does not surprise me. Lots of idiots and fools around here :p While I am a supporter of the 2nd Amendment I also believe in personal...
24th Aug 2014, 01:59
Replies: 41
Views: 15,420
Posted By SawMan

When the management asks why the work isn't...

When the management asks why the work isn't getting done, and the engineer replies "All the cheap supplied tools recommended by the accountants are U/S so until more are procured...." then Management...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Aug 2014, 11:37
Replies: 42
Views: 6,102
Posted By SawMan

Falling bodies? Cheer them on so we can more...

Falling bodies? Cheer them on so we can more quickly rid ourselves of the glut of fools and have a better world for us more sane people afterward :E
13th Aug 2014, 10:45
Replies: 29
Views: 3,615
Posted By SawMan

I'm a Ham radio hobbyist so it's easy for me. For...

I'm a Ham radio hobbyist so it's easy for me. For new learners it can seem overwhelming until you learn the trick. Don't look, listen- morse is about sounds, not symbols. Code learning tapes are...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Aug 2014, 13:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By SawMan

Yes, it can be real. Almost nobody reads the...

Yes, it can be real. Almost nobody reads the TOU's and Privacy policies before clicking "agree" and IMHO they get what they deserve. I learned my lesson the hard way when I "agreed" to watch a video...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Aug 2014, 12:49
Replies: 28
Views: 6,716
Posted By SawMan

I'm just a Ham radio operator here, not a pilot,...

I'm just a Ham radio operator here, not a pilot, but I know radio. VHF radio is very particular about line-of-sight, and anything between the antennas can attenuate signals significantly, just as can...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Aug 2014, 12:33
Replies: 70
Views: 29,733
Posted By SawMan

It's Arkansas, what do you expect? (Americans...

It's Arkansas, what do you expect? (Americans will understand the humor). The delay between purchase and use of equipment is commom here, usually due to current budget constraints and as a way to...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Aug 2014, 12:45
Replies: 64
Views: 6,191
Posted By SawMan

I have to disagree about there being no...

I have to disagree about there being no inherently 'bad' dogs. Here in the US there are idiots who inbreed dogs and with certain breeds this leads to some very mean temperments. Pit Bulls seem to be...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jul 2014, 18:49
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By SawMan

Here in the US, if someone sends you anything you...

Here in the US, if someone sends you anything you didn't order it is legally yours if you want it. I've had a few rounds of that, and if the item was not worth much I let it go. For more valuable...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jul 2014, 18:40
Replies: 87
Views: 7,512
Posted By SawMan

Back in 91 I was on a motorcycle trip here in the...

Back in 91 I was on a motorcycle trip here in the US. I had a schedule to keep so off I went. Just outside of Asheville NC on I-40W, a four lane divided highway, I found fog- lots of fog. I...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jul 2014, 11:35
Replies: 570
Views: 30,065
Posted By SawMan

While I believe there is wrong on every side...

While I believe there is wrong on every side here, this is the point I have also noted most poignantly. You can't rightly call for peace from the victim who defended themselves, but only from the...
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