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Discussion in 'Prepper Forum' started by jon666, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. 2RT307

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    Don't forget about the Chinese with their satellite killers. You know, the one's they say they don't have. ;)

    73,
    Brett


     

  2. 338_MtRushmore

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    I guess I just have a different idea of possible scenarios. No situation I can reasonably think of involves wasting time and electricity playing radio.
     
  3. jon666

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    wow did i stir a hornets nest. i just wanted to protect my
    most expensive radio.i guess ill just wait and see.
    thanks anyway.
     
  4. 338_MtRushmore

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    Sorry. Basically, you can't use it and have it be safe. I suppose you could build the best cage you could manage then store it in the cage. It would be a real pain to pull it out and set it up when you wanted to use it to use it.
     
  5. jon666

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    i have other radios like my 450d just to start with and many more.
    thanks
     
  6. Robb

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    Thought you brought up a useful point, since it has made some more aware.

    One more point to be made with this emp thang.
    The Carrington Event; which occurred before the age of modern electronics:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859

    Had this occurred in modern times, every piece of electronics would be turned into junk.
     
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    Oh yeah.....telegraph offices caught on fire from the high voltage induced into the wiring and telegraph keys literally welded closed.
     
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  9. jon666

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    good reading. thanks c.k
     
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    Shouldn't an old microwave oven be good? Put a cell phone in it and call. If it doesn't ring you should be ok. Keeps microwaves in, just a thought.
     
  11. Captain Kilowatt

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    To a point. I could not take my 2.4 GHz cordless phone and use it while standing in front of the microwave when it was running. The phone had spread spectrum technology but it was trashed by the microwave oven running on 2.45 GHz. It worked fine however as soon as I backed off 12-15 feet or so.
     
  12. jon666

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    i made one thanks.
    actually had one built from a ham op. perfect size for my kenwood.
    thanks guys
     
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    Care to share with the skeptics here?
     
  14. jon666

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    it was several layers of steel welded together with spacers than another layer of steel. he filled in the space between the layers with some kind of filler. he would not tell me what he put there. but its heavy as hell.
    he said it would work. so im taking his word for it. guess ill just wait and see. the dude is a ww2 vet. and prepper.
     

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