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Whaddaya Do When Winter Camping?
#31
[quote name='ouchie' date='Dec 20 2004, 11:22 PM']I can hear ya bishop ...but i can't see ya <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

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LOL........good stuff I have been learning here at the Hoolums!!! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> Can't wait until the next installment on waxing the carrot, flogging the bishop, choking the chicken, walking willy the one eyed wonder worm or pullin the pud. NO VIDEO ON THIS TOPIC PLEASE!! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bash.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bash:' />
"Pay no attention to the things I say because they mean nothing, instead look for my actions for they say everything!"

"William J. Hedgepeth"



"Just my two cent's baked in a honey demi-glaze of misinformation and served with rice and a bit of truth!!" :o)



"Please don't tax my intelligence with your useless inane theories."
#32
I agree...no videos! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

y'know whats going to happen sooner or later...the winky polished emoticon <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wacko.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wacko:' />
Hope is for the lazy....



"Doing better next time. That's what life is." - The Bloody Nine
#33
Quote:With all this winky polishing we are all going to go blind I think!!




That belongs in the wives tales thread not here, (EVERYONE knows you just grow hair on your hands!) <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />





Quote:Do NOT rely on the light though, it will suck your batteries/charge dry QUICKLY!!!




I could be wrong as the mind starts slipping at my age but I seem to remember something about replacing the standard bulb with an LED for a much lighter current draw. Somehow I remember it as a project that BT carried out a few years ago. I could be wrong though.



Lou
#34
Was that BT?

I recall reading somewhere on some forum that someone had done that (thats where I got the idea). Maybe we can get him to repost the particulars?
Hope is for the lazy....



"Doing better next time. That's what life is." - The Bloody Nine
#35
If he reads this in the next day or two he can set us straight. Or someone with a better memory than mine (almost anyone) can do the same.



Lou
#36
[quote name='Louis Magnabosco' date='Dec 20 2004, 06:45 PM']I may do that some day when it becomes possible for me.



Does being a shortwave help out on the normal AM or FM station reception or is it just a radio with extra band width?



Lou

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Lou,



It just adds more bands to listen to. I have a Grundig 400PE, that is great to take into the woods, It's small and doesn't use a whole lot of power. It's fun to listen to stations from half way around the world, and at night there is tons of them.



AM will also pick up very distant sations at night, and there is always a bunch of really weird stuff playing late at night. That's about the only time I listen to Art Bell and the screwballs he talks to.
Hostile native American
#37
[quote name='Louis Magnabosco' date='Dec 20 2004, 05:06 PM']I only wish radios worked better in the woods where I go.[/quote]

Actually, radios should work better in the woods where you go - farther from power lines, industrial sites and other sources of radio pollution. Maybe you just need a better radio. There is a list of "Clear Channel" AM radio stations floating around and deep in the woods you should be able to pick up several of those at night...



Clear channel stations don't get much attention in these days of satellites and 24 hour instant coverage but when I was young they were the main source of night-time entertainment since most local stations went off the air at sundown, and the few that didn't had crap programming.



Wally
Of all the things I've lost, I think I miss my mind the most.
#38
A long time ago, on a forum far, far away, we discussed wind-up radios, and Radio Shack had one available at the time for cheap.



Cat. No. 12-803



It runs on two AA batteries, or the crank-up internal rechargable.



To extend it's range, get a long piece of wire, and attach an alligator clip on one end. Clip to the antenna.



Wally can give you much more detail on the subject, as radios are one of his many fields of expertise...



In any event, it is tremendous for social emergencies. Everyone should have one in the house.



FWIW,



Bill

#39
Wally



I have several, both windup and battery. They work well here where I live but when I get into the woods where I go out in the same general area of H2K or even worse out on the coast it appears I loose line of sight or something and only seen to get one or two AM stations. Even they may come in scratchy unless I place the radio just so. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Huh' />



Maybe it’s just my bad aura!





Lou
#40
[quote name='Louis Magnabosco' date='Dec 21 2004, 06:19 PM']They work well here where I live but when I get into the woods where I go out in the same general area of H2K or even worse out on the coast it appears I loose line of sight or something and only seen to get one or two AM stations.[/quote]

You may have been a little too far out to get good local reception during the day but if the radios are decent you should do ok at night. Nighttime is when the AM signals really travel. Next time take along a list of the clear channel radio stations (the channels aren't really clear any more) and try them at night and see what you find. You can find a list at:

[url="http://www.ac6v.com/clearam.htm"]http://www.ac6v.com/clearam.htm[/url]



Up until I was 16 or 17 the local (Tampa Bay area of Florida) stations that played decent music went off the air at sundown. We had to listen to the clear channels - at that time mostly it was WLAC in Nashville, WCKY in Cincinatti and I think WLW in New Orleans... time of year and weather played a large part in what we listened to. During the summer the Tampa Bay area would get the occasional thunder storm, which would do major damage to AM reception. This was late 50s, early 60s, and early Rock, Rockabilly and R&B was hard to come by at night.



Uh ohhhh.... I think Dude said reminiscing like this is a sign of getting old.



Wally
Of all the things I've lost, I think I miss my mind the most.
#41
I have used some of these stations when in my car on ling trips at night so I don’t have to keep changing stations every hundred miles or so. It's always been hit or miss though. Still have some troubles in mountain passes. I will need to take a print out with me though to get a better chance next time. Always worth a try.



Thanks



Lou
#42
All the talk about doing.



Not doing can be useful also.



Winter provides a good opportunity.
Howard Wallace
#43
Another excellent point. Why is it that we always have to be doing something? Maybe time to lie back and contemplate life, the nature and order of the universe, or even looking at the constellations .



This could be a great time to wind down from the stresses of modern life.
#44
^^^VERY good points indeed!
Hope is for the lazy....



"Doing better next time. That's what life is." - The Bloody Nine
#45
[quote name='ouchie' date='Dec 20 2004, 11:18 PM']I agree...no videos! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

y'know whats going to happen sooner or later...the winky polished emoticon <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wacko.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':wacko:' />

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Robert


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