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Old Thread: >>42624110

Radio thread? Radio thread.

Digital Communications and Internet Alternative Edition

>post 'em
>discuss 'em

>§ 95.591 Sales of FRS combination radios prohibited.

>Effective September 30, 2019, no person shall sell or offer for sale hand-held portable radio equipment capable of operating under this subpart (FRS) and under any other licensed or licensed-by-rule radio services in this chapter (devices may be authorized under this subpart with part 15 unlicensed equipment authorizations).


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>>42665422
What is the difference between these and a regular usb sound card? And why does wiki say that TNCs only handle AX.25?
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>>42671847

Ground loop isolation, direct physical control over levels, and PTT activation.
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>>42671847

Generally speaking, AX.25 is only used for packet radio.
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>>42670262
>you must live in a poor fuckin area if you can find your local PDs channels on a baofeng lmao

>lol ur poor if you don't live in a literal megatropolis war zone where the cops need the best comms, machine guns, and APVs to keep rampaging niggers in line
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>>42672929
Yeah but it's not the only protocol used for digital radio right?

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/arg/
AR thread
Bullyzone
Cancer containment

Vfg edition

Old >>42666138
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>>42673094
ALG ACT
BCM PNT
SOLGW LFT
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>>42673094
Just get Mark's Burred Trigger
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>>42673123
thanks anon. that ALG looks like it's got solid reviews.
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>>42672496
Yes. along with some other things
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Found a gen 3 Noveske lower for sale at a pretty good price, now looking for a solid upper to match. Looking for a 10.5-11.5...

Looking at
LWRC DI
Daniel Defense V7
Noveske Gen 3
LMT Mono

Any glaring stand outs or issues choosing from this list?

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I saw greentext a while back elaborating on the extent of the feds' shenanigans. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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>>42670700
>be agent johnson
>every week for the last month ABC and XYZ have been blowing up churches and schools because some of the the parents may have one time looked at guns and might be religious and have had sex
>it's been hard work but good taking down all those violent pedophiles sex cultists, totally justified, sucks for their kids though
>until yesterday when someone logged into minecraft and deleted several of XYZ's regional headquarters using TNT
>go to work the thursday after
>agent smith is sitting at the desk with sunken eyes, barely awake
>laqueefa the desk guard quit after work yesterday because someone stuffed her front porch full of dead racoons and left a note threatening her
>she lives on the 20th floor of an apartment building
>he's been up all night and morning waiting to be relieved
>have to take the stares because the Otis guy doesn't want to be spotted going into any of XYZ's buildings
>a woman who works in the vet's affairs floor is crying in the stairwell
>her husband's divorcing her because she won't quit and he's afraid she's going to get their children hurt
>the ABC section of the XYZ building is dim
>none of the maintenance people have been in the building since yesterday

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>>42660637
Jerry Seinfeld never fought at Verdun. I can prove this if you like.
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>>42666032
It's like being cia and trying to infiltrate the kkk and the dea,nhs, fbi, delta and devgru all start trying to incite shit. And /k/ users are just guys who wanted to dress up as ghosts
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>>42659359
Waco was a centre for saving children who were in the elite child trafficking rings, Fed's were told to erase all evidence and kill them all as they didn't want no one finding out, underneath there was a hardened bunker that was blown with cemtex placed on the ceiling, the blast then killed all the women and children hiding inside, there was a few photos that were taken of the bunker, I remember a while ago a thread on /pol had photos of the bunker ceiling and inside. It was a cover up job.
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>>42659359
Burning cultists is always the right thing to do.

Looking to buy my first rifle. Should I get an Ar or Ak? What manufacturers should I avoid? Budget is $600.
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>>42667745
Ok fuddster
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>>42667745
classy
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>>42670800
Do you even know what fudd means dumbshit?
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>>42670333
>Budget is $600
FNCs these days tend to run $3000 and up when you can find them, unfortunately.
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>>42664749
All that sounds good.

Will a higher twist rate slow down or otherwise negatively effect a heavier bullet? I don't plan on hunting with it. Why would you pick a heavier vs a lighter bullet? Which grain was the gun designed to fire?

I'll plan on going with a 10/22 or something instead of a .22 LR kit for now then.

I intend to start out just practicing at short range to get a hang of the gun, and eventually practicing both close and mid range. I might get into long range stuff eventually but I'm not worrying about that right now. What progression of irons>1x>low power variable optic would you recommend to work up to good mid range shooting? I don't mind going right to a low power variable and running it in 1x in the beginning, but if starting with a 1x red dot is better that's fine too.

I'm not really sure what other board to put this on, but I know that this board has a decent number of Navy sailors and merchant mariners on here, so I figured I'd ask here. It can also just turn into a uniform general thread if people want to dump pictures, I will be as well.

Basically, I need advice as to whether or not it would be appropriate to wear a uniform for something. As a bit of background, I am a deck officer in the Merchant Marine, which basically just means that I work on cargo ships. I'm a civilian, I have never been in the armed forces, although I have worked for Military Sealift Command and been involved in a few "military" operations, as well as the annual supply missions to Antarctica.

My daughter is getting married next year, and when she was talking to me recently about what they want the theme and dress code to be (Catholic wedding, black tie), she asked me if I would wear "my uniform" to it.

The thing is, the Merchant Marine doesn't officially have any uniform. In the past, specifically the WWII era, the Maritime Service had a uniform that was pretty close to the Navy dress blues. For a few decades after, each company had their own uniform for officers, all basically the Navy uniform with a few badges and stuff replaced.

Would it be in poor taste for me to get a "uniform" made and wear it? It would essentially just be a US Navy officer's dress blues, but with the Merchant Marine cap badge, and with Merchant Marine "rank" insignia, obviously no medals or anything (although I'm technically authorized for the Antarctic Service Medal). I just don't want to feel like I'm being a tryhard, God knows there's enough sailors in the merchant service already who secretly wish they had joined the Navy. MARAD technically still has uniform regs on the books, so I wouldn't be "stealing valor" or anything by wearing it, but it's just not something you see guys do anymore.
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Academy grad turned tugtrash. Just wear the white combo cover, navy jacket with deck/engine and navy pants.
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>>42671976
No, because she doesn't understand that merchant sailors don't really have a uniform and that it isn't so military as she thinks it is.

I think it would edge being tryhard.

Saying that, I guess for officers we have short sleeve white shirt with epaulettes and black pants. Look up "top hat ceremony Welland Canal" for a good idea of what Canuks would wear, but those are Chief Engineers and Captains.
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If there's no actual uniform then a nice suit with a pin representing the branch seems best.

>>42672385
Love these uniforms. Only change I would make is for the rifle to be a Type 99 but countries use semi-autos like the M1 and SKS because they supposedly balance better when doing ceremonial things with them.
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I've never understood why Yanks have such an aversion to uniforms. It's like you're all still in your edgy teenage years where you don't want to conform to what other people do and show you have a free streak. In 99% of the world, uniforms for the merchant navy is standard and always has been. I'm not sure why the Yanks have done away with it in the past few decades, but then again your military uniforms look like glorified Scouts costumes, and one trip to a Wal-Mart tells you all you need to know about American fashion.

I say go for it, everyone else will be wearing a cheap tuxedo they rented from Men's Wearhouse that reeks of classlessness anyways, so you might as well wear a cheap polyester uniform from some Navy supply depot too. You can all look like trash together
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>>42672385
>visor cap has a chinstrap across the visor
>they're also wearing an additional chinstrap
Doesn't it kinda defeat the purpose of the ceremonial chinstrap if you put another one on to actually use

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So the Germans invented the Infantry Fighting Vehicle in WWII with the Hanomag Sd.KFZ.251 half track. This was designed to accompany tanks in combined arms warfare and deliver a ten man squad into battle and support them with MG fire. It was successful and popular.
Yet the Allies did not copy the concept. America had the M3 half track and Britain the Universal Carrier but neither were true IFVs, they were utility vehicles sometimes pressed into that role for want of anything else available. Late in the war the Allies cobbled together makeshift APCs by taking the guns out of SPGs and removing the turrets from Hellcat tank destroyers. Was it not a disgraceful oversight that purpose-designed vehicles were not built? It's not as if combined-arms warfare came as a surprise or something. Putting the infantry in trucks to keep up with the tanks left them highly vulnerable.

When was the first true western IFV - the M113 Gavin? Or was that just an APC "battle taxi" rather than an IFV?
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>>42671041
Then why are UCs and Halftracks disqualified from the title of IFV by this definition? The allies had vehicles to move troops and support them in combat (UCs, Halftracks, Assault Craft), they also had vehicles meant to keep up with and support infantry in combat (Armored Cars, Light Tanks, SPGs). And both categories had examples from the interwar period as well as the early war, so don't give me the "they were only present at the end of the war" horseshit when even the woefully unprepared pre-WW2 US military was dicking around with them.
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>>42670664
it was such a bad idea that when the us was writing its postwar mech in doctrine that the aggressive use of german half-tracks in world war ii was one inspiration
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>>42668187
I'm confused as to what metric you judge the 251 by to deem it an IFV that also leads you to the conclusion that the M2/M3 were not. I mean I can understand the fact that German armored units were using mechanized infantry support before some other nations, and that perhaps that by your arbitrary judgment the 251 was the first to fill this role, but it wasn't like the US didn't have armored units doing the same exact thing with M3s.
It should also be noted that the 251 was no more an IFV in the true sense than something like an ACAV M113. While it had the firepower to support infantry units on the front line along side tanks and other AFVs, it lacked both the durability and tactical flexibility of a true IFV.

>>42670095
>If it brings infantry to the battle and hangs around to support them it's an IFV.
>HMMWVs are IFVs
>Technicals are IFVs
I feel like a big problem here is that you have a fundamental misunderstanding of the neuances of what "IFV" means, and also just aren't very smart.
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>>42668187
>When some cheeky GI in a bush lobs a grenade right into the top

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Confess your sins against /k/
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I only have fudd guns and getting any kind of license in Connecticut is more money than I can afford anyway
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>>42664298
I have a heavy and outdated reddot on a 16" musket of an ar, and live in an open rural area
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>>42673063
Only if it is petitioned in front of a judge and he removes my rights. I have a security license, CCW and also work at a FFL. So pretty much, get fucked.
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>>42673088
Wow sure showed me you are absolutely more /k/ than me. Want to have another pissing contest on another topic?
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>>42673024
They're aesthically pleasing and fire 7.62x25, which makes my pp hard because it goes through armor so easily are kawaii bottleneck rounds. You wouldn't happen to have the Zastava one would you? That's the one I was looking at.

You fuckers let it die.

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And you didn’t answer the question.

Did UTAS fix the problem with the top rail in the gen 4? The rail in the gen 1 could not fit optics due to it being a proprietary mounting system instead of a 1913.
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>>42666501
Gen 4 fixed all the problems that plauged teh UTAS with teh exception of short storking. Now they have such a bad reputation though that no one wants one.
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Are there Turkish shotguns that are good?
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>>42671820
walmart got them $99 yeeyee specials

i have an amazing 870 clone from turkey... you can defintely tell a qc problem tho
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>>42671820
>>42672435
That $200 auto loader they have is also actually pretty great. It needed a break in of a box or two of shells but after that it’s eaten everything I’ve fed it pretty well, with the exception of the occasional FTE from that light cheap 7 1/2 shot bulk stuff that most autoloaders are picky with.

As a hunting shotgun though it’s fantastic
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I can’t find any xtr-12s anywhere, wtf happened.

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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread. For those of you that don't know what a search engine is, look no further.
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>>42673010
Seating it deeper can create dangerous pressures. The issue is I can only fit two rounds in a magazine because they are long. Otherwise they work fine,
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>>42673064
A quick glance at other mfg's shows OAL more in the 2.24 range, either they're using shorter bullets or seating them deeper. I can't imagine an AR mag with a tenth of an inch + missing from the inside, but maybe it's possible
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>>42673109
They exist, but I can not find them anywhere. DPMS made magazines that took 2.400 COAL to accommodate 90 grain projectiles, but couldn't use the standard AR bolt catch. There are mags that fit 2.300 COAL that I can find but its still not enough.
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Anyone know of a publicly accessible, outdoor range, with rifle rentals in the NE area? Trying to go shooting with the boys
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>>42673174
Ahh like these then
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1006282773?pid=112114
But can you find the bolt catch needed? We have a bunch of old AR mags where I work, I'll measure them on Monday and post back in the QTDDTOT when I get home

/bst/ thread. Post your wares, comb your hairs.
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Looking for Portuguese milsurp
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>>42660941
What's your ask on an M5?
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>>42672787
I'll take them
hoytfarmer37@gmail.com
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Glock 30 mag, looking to trade for Glock 43 or Glock 36 mag
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>>42643377
>>42651507

Medium

Looking for a pistol to conceal carry. What are your suggestions?
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>>42666999
Glock 26, 642 .38, P238, LCP, Seecamp, NAA revolver?
Depends how small you are looking for
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>>42671479
T u r k s h i t
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this is a stupid ass question. the answer every time unanimously is going to be either a shield or a glock 29/43/26
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>>42672336
We are comparing Turks to Brazilians.
One instance when roaches beats monkeys.
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>>42669607
There's a joke I have about premature ejaculation. I cant remember it. But it would be the perfect response to what you said.

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James Bond has the PPK, Spike has a Jericho 941, Vash has the meatba
What is your signature special snowflake gun?
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>>42640677
OUTBREAK OUTBREAK
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>>42639700
4 navy revolvers fully loaded like some pirate cowboy
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>>42639749
>AGL Arms .45 Long Colt
It's not a Mateba autorevolver, it's a pair of break-action one-offs Knives made. Including a special part that weaponizes their nature as Plants.
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>>42664955
They're out there, but price can vary depending on if it's a surplus or commercial import.
Early KBI-imported Jerichos came in a hard case with a .41AE conversion.
I got mine for $1300, but I recently saw a NIB one sell for over $2500.

Other anons in the military. I use gowifi and I never have to solve a captcha when I use it. Is it like this for everyone? Is it proof that the government shit posts here?
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>>42671915
>surprise vacation to Antarctica
If that's all it takes to get sent to Antarctica, that'd be awesome.
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>>42672345
Are brass free to fuck around on da chins?
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>>42671915
Sign me up.
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The government is a shit post
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>>42673165
How else would the airforce be up to date about the incel known as "Hacker 4 Chan"?

Danger Forward
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>>42669989
Blood thirst of the Bloody First
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>>42672553
All hail the brave Big Red One!
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>>42672566
A YOUNG BOY
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THE BRO CHARGE

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https://youtu.be/3e_zPhcNQBc
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>>42670378
Why? DVDs are cheap, I'm not going to spend top dollar to consume ((their)) propaganda.
Relatedly; 4k looks like fake trash.
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>>42673082
Meant for
>>42670234
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>>42670887
The only Beta that is alpha
>>42671710
>Just pay what we say, goy.
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>>42671956
Give me the option of 6.5 Swede/Mememoore, or .300/.458WinMag and I am there all day.
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>>42669388
But will it have a GRIP ZONE?


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