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18209 No. 18209 ID: 040d8f hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Picked one of these up and in general I'm pretty happy with it, but I have two questions:

- What the hell do I do with those straps in the mag pouches?!
- Any advice on getting the stink out? I boiled it overnight with some powdered oxyclean; instead of smelling like death, it now smells like wet dog and oxyclean. Definitely an improvement, but I'd like to generally not stink, if possible.
>> No. 18211 ID: 6ca38e
If the straps are sewn into the part of the pouch that is away from the body, they are probably lifter straps. Put your mags into the pouches so that the straps are under/behind them with the top sticking out, then fasten the end to the velcro to hold them in. Need a mag in a hurry-ish, grab the strap and pull upwards to lift the mag out until you can get a decent grab on it. Never seen a chest rig use lifters like that, normally you see them on IFAKs or the like. But that's the best I can figure from the picture.

Can't help ya with the smell, unfortunately.
>> No. 18212 ID: 988090
> straps in mag pouches

Mine didn't have those straps, did I get jibed? What sting are you talking about, mine is like 'mil surplus' smell
>> No. 18215 ID: 1dec8f
Still want one.
>> No. 18288 ID: 839f1e
Soak it with baking soda and water
>> No. 18293 ID: c08f04
I'm not sure if the straps were commonly cut or if the straps were a test run or specialized version for certain units. Getting one with straps is kind of rare, but I'll admit I like the one I have without straps so I don't see the issue. Other Pattern 83 gear doesn't have them so I'm getting the feeling it is a special case of getting them rather than most users removing them.


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15635 No. 15635 ID: 0ec15c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
A radio/general comms thread.
What do you have? What do you want? What do you like?
Base stations, mobiles, handhelds, whatever.
Any accessories or modifications you would recommend or have heard of?

Pic is a potatophone pic of my TK-2180 VHF with a Pryme mic.
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>> No. 18173 ID: 08f745
>>18164

which won't talk to anyone
>> No. 18174 ID: 60eafd
>>18148
My first radio was a Baofeng UV-5R that took two years of abuse. I reprogrammed it and stuffed it in the traveling box. Remember the box?

I spend the better part of a day with manuals learning to program the damned thing by hand to get onto local repeaters. Yes, it was difficult to program. That's why they make programming cables and CHIRP. Now, I cut and paste to different radios with different firmware. I play with RTL-SDR and have a Yaesu FT-897 base station these days.

And FIVE Baofengs, mostly for hiking using mobilinkd for APRS or otherwise messing around. They're brilliant for what they do, which is work as programmed, take abuse, and be cheap as hell. Sure, they look awful and have an ill-conceived interface. But for $25, you have a great little HT that you can take out and mistreat with excellent results.
>> No. 18182 ID: 3e9aae
>>18174
I taped a little piece of paper inside the battery compartment with instructions on how to program a repeater offeset, since I always forget the correct order.

And yeah they're not great, but they're good enough and have drastically lowered the cost of entry into ham radio. I think a lot of the hate just comes from the same old farts who got super angry when code requirements got dropped.
>> No. 18204 ID: 3e9aae
Anybody get contacts on AO-91 yet?

https://www.amsat.org/ao-91-commissioned-declared-open-for-amateur-use/
>The satellite was launched on November 18, 2017 as part of the ELaNa XIV mission, secondary payloads aboard the Delta II rocket that carried the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) satellite to orbit. AO-91 also features the Fox-1 style FM U/v repeater with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz.
>> No. 18287 ID: 41441c
Bumping a old and dead thread but the Chinese are starting to get into the HF game. The Recent RS-918 is a pre-assembled copy of the mcHF SDR kit radio for around $450, and Xiegu has two models of QRP radios, one (X5105) aping the Elecraft KX3 and being sold through MFJ.

Also Yaesu is now selling reengineered Baofengs (or rather, their version of the RDA1846 chip) as the entry-level FT-4X. Also the VX-8DR has been discontinued with no sign of a replacement, so if you see one for a reasonable price and want one, grab it.
https://qrpblog.com/2018/09/yaesu-ft-4x-review-it-is-after-all-a-baofeng/


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8725 No. 8725 ID: 1e54ee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
4chan /k/ here.

I made pic related earlier last week. I have a vectorized version available as well.

I know plenty of OPERATORS love the Rhodesian camo pattern, but it is nearly impossible to find a reputable company to get reproductions from, and originals are priced so high that they cannot/should not be worn for OPERATING.

>$500 short sleeve bush shirts

I mainly wanted to do historical reproductions using similar fabric and cut as the originals, but many anons have expressed interest in a "modern" version using modern materials and cuts as well.

I have set up a poll to determine what uniform cut(s) will be manufactured:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/L7YJP2F

Both historical choices and modern choices are available. The choices are based on things posted in the original thread on 4chan.org/k/:
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>> No. 18145 ID: 5bb21e
>>18144
>>18144
That looks like it needs a good break in and a couple heavy washes
>> No. 18154 ID: 2c9a4e
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18154
>>18145
Ah, I just did a bit more digging.

SARCO, of all people, claims to have some surplus uniforms in a similar pattern in stock, and even printed fabric by the yard:

http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/ngo-contractor-uniforms---atafrex.aspx

Once again, I do not work for this company, and know nothing about the quality, but at the very least they seem to be offering Rhodie-style patrol caps with the flap in the back to keep the sun off the back of your neck.

The khaki base in these pictures looks quite a bit darker and yellower than in the Begadi product, but that could be the lighting. The single picture of the fabric they're selling makes it look much lighter and less saturated, almost off-white or pale grey.
>> No. 18210 ID: 4af03a
>>8725
IS the Vector file available for purchase?
>> No. 18260 ID: 9eb8ba
Rhodesian camouflage available from

https://www.fireforceventures.com/

happy birthday.
>> No. 18286 ID: 52e351
>>18260
Fuck, the site is down. Hope it comes back soon.


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16671 No. 16671 ID: c550c6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Step 1: Acquire parts as follows;
Objective Lens $125
Blemished Gen 2 MX-10130 Tube $215
PVS-7 Body w/ wiring assembly and rear eye piece $366
Collimator $75
Screws and o-rings $21

Total: $802
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18258
My dad couldn't have been happier. It's his 60th birthday today. He's a former DoD/Civilian Department of the Navy employee. He saw a MIRV test off the coast of Cuba in the early 80s. Currently works as a HVAC engineer.

(No batteries in PVS-7 in pic)
>> No. 18259 ID: 4ff170
>>18258
MX-10130C/UV Gen 3
>> No. 18261 ID: 927128
>>18258
Nice! I have a blemished tube from a PVS7 given to me by a friend in law enforcement. I've tried bidding on dead PVS7's and parts but the stateside sellers reject it for Customs teasons (itar). I keep trying anyways, hope to luck out eventually.
>> No. 18265 ID: f5c3ed
>>18261
Where are you located? There are some Russian NV scopes that use MX10130 tubes. Not sure if we can get those in the US but maybe in Euroland.
>> No. 18284 ID: 3f1969
>>18265
I'm in Canada.


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18225 No. 18225 ID: def6ad hide watch quickreply [Reply]
any info about this sacks, ammo? era?
>> No. 18277 ID: b74de6
Tay-sachs


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18278 No. 18278 ID: def6ad hide watch quickreply [Reply]
ANY IDEA ABOUT THIS CANTEEN, ERA,COUNTRY


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18253 No. 18253 ID: 2d09fe hide watch quickreply [Reply]
A handy guide.
(With apologies to Shen Comix)


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17894 No. 17894 ID: 4c768d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Any ideas what he has attached to his under barrel?
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>> No. 17900 ID: c5dfe3
  US Army 1st Air Cavalry Division soldier with an E63 personnel detector, in Ankhe, South Vietnam. https://youtu.be/4kGpf9W5s3c

A US 1st Air Cavalry Division soldier equipped with an E63 (XM-2) personnel detector manpack. The E63 intake tube is mounted to the barrel of his M-16 rifle and a signal cord runs from the backpack to a speaker under his helmet. The soldier advances slowly through an area of heavy brush, during training in Ankhe, South Vietnam. Another soldier moves in the background. Location: Ankhe South Vietnam. Date: January 31, 1966.
>> No. 17901 ID: c5dfe3
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17901
I prefer this Vietnam War-era personnel detector.
>> No. 17902 ID: c5dfe3
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17902
Inexpensive to produce, but the training costs are high.
>> No. 18206 ID: e07820
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18206
I just realized I have a photo of the inner workings
>> No. 18207 ID: 3e9aae
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18207
But does it also detect bombs and drugs, cure HIV/AIDS, or find lost golf balls and broken water mains?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADE_651
http://mashable.com/2014/02/26/egypts-miracle-hiv-device/

What about heart-beats?
http://www.pitt.edu/~kconover/dkl.htm


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17932 No. 17932 ID: 8abb7b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Why were Eastern Bloc helmets so retarded?
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>> No. 18195 ID: 060ec8
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18195
>> No. 18196 ID: 060ec8
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18196
>> No. 18197 ID: 060ec8
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18197
East German Border Guard General Officer's uniform
>> No. 18200 ID: cce514
>>18193
The east German SS uniforms were chosen because the Ossis wanted to have a "uniquely socialist" uniform different from the western uniforms (at the time more of a "military double breasted suit" like the Royal Air Force's uniforms) and uniforms of the Soviet occupational forces.

Of course as Germans are known for their cynicism, perhaps choosing the uniforms of the National Socialists was a subtle joke about how yes Hans, we are the baddies.
>> No. 18203 ID: da39fa
>>18193
They're actually based on Prussian uniforms, which is what the SS uniforms were based on. Simpletons never look past the Nazi use to see the true origin of that design.


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18189 No. 18189 ID: 8db00f hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I want flannel lined 5.11 pants. But can't find them in by size.

So I want to find separate flannel pants as a liner for my usual 5.11.
Does something opchan-recomended flannel pants ever exist? Maybe woolrich?
>> No. 18191 ID: 044fd0
I have a few pairs of fleece-lined pants I got at Walmart a few years back, they seem to have held up well. As for a separate liner I'd recommend the Polartec milsurp bibs:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-MILITARY-POLARTEC-BLACK-FLEECE-COLD-WEATHER-OVERALLS-MEDIUM-S-R/152283108769?hash=item2374c7d5a1:g:TfIAAOSw4shYA9yz
>> No. 18192 ID: 044fd0
>>18191

*Wrangler fleece-lined pants.


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