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Antennas / Re: Tacticool Antenna. (ABBREE)
« Last post by GreekMan on August 21, 2019, 02:29:06 PM »
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Digital Modes / Re: DMR Prepper Talk Group on TGIF
« Last post by AD on August 16, 2019, 02:09:28 PM »
Still have not looked into DMR yet
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General Discussion / Re: Desert Rat Preppers is no more.
« Last post by AD on August 16, 2019, 02:07:10 PM »
I wonder if giving away a few cheap radios might help revive the site.

I bought some during amazon prime day thinking I might do that.
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General Discussion / Re: old time numerical codes
« Last post by AD on August 16, 2019, 02:04:49 PM »
Thanks for posting sir
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General Discussion / Re: old time numerical codes
« Last post by DragoSapien on August 09, 2019, 09:15:12 PM »
 ;D  lol!!!!!!!!!!!
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General Discussion / Re: old time numerical codes
« Last post by ghrit on August 09, 2019, 08:44:32 AM »
I wandered where 73's came from. Cool list.
Just pay attention to whoever sends you 88s.
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General Discussion / Re: old time numerical codes
« Last post by DragoSapien on August 08, 2019, 09:26:26 PM »
I wandered where 73's came from. Cool list.
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General Discussion / old time numerical codes
« Last post by ghrit on August 06, 2019, 04:50:49 PM »
Abbreviation    Meaning    Abbreviation    Meaning
Western Union codes 1    Wait a minute.    25    Busy on another wire.
2    Very Important.    26    Put on ground wire.
3    What time is it?    27    Priority, very important.
4    Where shall I go ahead?    28    Do you get my writing?.
5    Have you business for me?    29    Private, deliver in sealed envelope.
6    I am ready.    30    No more - the end.
7    Are you ready?    31    Form 31 (permissive) train order.
8    Close your key, stop breaking.    32    I understand that I am to ....
9    Priority business. Wire Chief's call.    33    Answer is paid.
10    Keep this circuit closed.    34    Message for all officers.
12    Do you understand?    35    You may use my signal to answer this.
13    I understand.    37    Inform all interested.
14    What is the weather?    39    Important, with priority on through wire.
15    For you and others to copy.    44    Answer promptly by wire.
17    Lightning here.    55    Important.
18    What's the trouble?    73    Best Regards.
19    Form 19 (absolute) train order.    77    I have a message for you.
21    Stop for meal.    88    Love and kisses.
22    Wire test.    91    Superintendent's signal.
23    All stations copy.    92    Deliver Promptly.
24    Repeat this back.    134    Who is at the key?

Just in case you wondered where 73 came from.  Note, 73 is NEVER used plural.  Sorry, I could not get this sorted into columns as I wanted.

There's more here -
https://www.amateur-radio-wiki.net/index.php?title=Codes_and_Alphabets
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Digital Modes / Re: DMR Radio
« Last post by DragoSapien on July 22, 2019, 10:01:40 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Desert Rat Preppers is no more.
« Last post by Tevin on July 21, 2019, 10:23:54 AM »
I can tell you from experience having both the main website and the Facebook page does not work at all. The Facebook page will most likely take everyone away from the main page and it will die.  If your main page is getting some decent traffic I would stick with that.  The only plus to the Facebook page is that it’s free and yes it has good advertisement potential.  Because of the nature of the site, prepping and  being prepared,  most of your loyal members don’t even go to other social media websites so if they’re regular on your site I would keep it.  My site started dying down quite a bit before I created the Facebook page and never did pick up after that. The Facebook page took off.  But here’s the big difference.  On the main site everybody discussed projects and teachings of their own personal life and prepping.  On Facebook everybody is just cut and pasting things they fine at a different site but nothing that they’re actually doing.

Thanks for the insight, Drago. I created a FB page for my website but never did anything with it. It's just a shell account.

If I thought being on FB would drive traffic to Off Grid Ham then I'd do it in a moment. But I know what would happen: I'd post an article from my website, it might get some short term attention, but then all the comments and discussion would happen on Facebook, mostly by people who did not even read the article. So basically, I'd be driving traffic to Facebook and not my website. I am considering paid promotion on Facebook. I have not looked into the details but from what I understand it's not that expensive and it does work.

On the plus side, readers do occasionally post my articles to their own Facebook accounts and groups they participate in, and I always see a bump in traffic at those times. This kind of unsolicited, organic reaction is much more effective and means more to me personally.
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