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DIY How To Build A Solar Powered Ham-O-Can Radio Go Box

A little while back, one of the fans on our Patreon page suggested that there wasn’t a good how to on the internet on building a Radio Go Box.  What is a radio go box?  Simply put, it is a radio in some sort of enclosure that is self powered that you can take out …

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EMP- The RZ Mask, what is filtering your air?

Lots of folks have solutions for shelter, water, and food in their preps, but what about air?  The rule of threes tells us the body cannot survive without air for more than three minutes.  Some disaster’s primary motivators might be something that happens to the air, volcanic eruptions, war, epidemics, massive forest fires.  What solution …

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The Ultimate Guide To Software Defined Radio

Detecting drones and other aircraft, predicting weather, monitoring police, fire, EMS, air traffic, ham, business radio, radio astronomy, finding ships at sea are some of the things that you can do if you have a key to the radio spectrum.  Until now, if you wanted access to any one of the aforementioned types of communications …

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How To Download Weather Images Directly From Satellites with SDR

Downloading weather directly from NOAA (and Meteor) weather satellites is one of the most interesting things you can do with Software Defined Radio or SDR for short. This SDR Tutorial will show you how to setup your dongle and computer to download satellites as they pass overhead. This is a little more involved than some …

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How To Build A QFH (Quadrifilar Helix Antenna) to Download Images From Weather Satellites

  Every few hours a NOAA weather satellite passes over your head, continuously transmitting pictures in visible light, infrared, and shortwave infrared.  Meteorologists utilize this information to predict weather.  The good news is, so can you.  With something like the NooElec SDR dongle, a computer, and a QHF antenna you can predict your own weather, …

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How To Harden Doors, Part 3

If you are just joining the series, please start with the first video in the series, or our Security 101 Video.  In this third part of how to harden doors we tie everything together, answer questions the series has generated, and talk about what type of door I used and some of the extra things …

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What Makes A Lock High Security? The Mul-T-Lock Hurcular Deadbolt

In the second part of the “How To Harden Doors” series (missed the first part?), we take a look at the Mul-T-Lock Hurcular Deadbolt. There are many different locks, from many different manufacturer’s, at many different price ranges. The Mul-T-Lock employs just about every security measure possible and we contrast these to what you might …

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Does A Laser Belong In Your Bug Out Bag?

As technology progresses many new options will appear for your bug out bag. With the advent of “cheap” high powered lasers, the question begs, can they serve any purpose in your bug out bag? What purposes can they serve? In this video we put a 1,000mW laser from skytechlasers.com through a few scenarios. Check out …

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How To Setup ADS-B Scope and RTL 1090 To Detect Air Traffic

If you are just joining the series, we suggest you start with the first video for an introduction into what you can do with Software Defined Radio (SDR)– To do this you need the inexpensive SDR USB Dongle from NooElec adsbSCOPE, RTL 1090, and the NooElec SDR are all you need to begin monitoring aircraft …

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How To Install Your SDR Dongle and SDR#

The NooElec SDR Receiver can be a very useful (and fun) tool. With it you can listen to a broad portion of the radio spectrum, download weather directly from satellites, detect drones, and MORE! If you missed the first video in this series on SOME of the things you can do with this usb dongle, …

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