guest: The news article mentions we have no nuke infrastructure, so i wonder who gets dibs on that slice of the pie?
Sept 16, 2021 0:10:12 GMT 10
Beno: South Australia. They came close to developing a nuke waste disposal facility a few years ago and the conversation never really went away.
Sept 16, 2021 6:32:27 GMT 10
spinifex: I want nuclear subs with nuclear weapons systems so bad ... but lets not still fool around designing something new. Lets just get the best there currently is in existence today and get them combat ready ASAP. Core national defence!
Sept 16, 2021 8:04:44 GMT 10
spinifex: Then lets get serious with SAM weapons systems (including early warning and electronic warfare aircraft to enhance the use of SAMs)
Sept 16, 2021 8:06:24 GMT 10
spinifex: The rest of defence spending can be diverted into those two areas. The days of running around doing asymetrical warfare police actions is over for both Oz and the US. The next war will be much more like WW2 ... but teched up!
Sept 16, 2021 8:09:32 GMT 10
malewithatail: In the 20 minutes or so it will last !!
Sept 16, 2021 13:51:07 GMT 10
malewithatail: In one swoop, the USA has created the 5 th most powerful army in the world. The total amount of aid given to Israel in the last 60 years is 100 billion, and now they gave the Taliban 80 billion dollars of stuff. Who is this insane president anyway ?
Sept 18, 2021 14:19:02 GMT 10
malewithatail: Look out western nations, terrorism will increase exponentially, so I expect bombings and other acts to be perpetrated on us all in the coming months.
Sept 18, 2021 14:24:27 GMT 10
frostbite: We are already victims of the covid terror campaign inflicted on us by our governments.
Sept 18, 2021 16:42:51 GMT 10
malewithatail: yup, and expect more to come.
Sept 18, 2021 17:51:19 GMT 10
malewithatail: Whatever happened to "my body, my choice ?" Obviously, it only applies when the Polyfilth want it to.
Sept 18, 2021 17:59:57 GMT 10
I suck at learning about radios. I have an idea though. This is just one of the basic radios (this one from Aussie Disposals) available all over the place.
Generally they have a pretty short reception range. I assume this is because of the small antenna. Is it possible to use a long piece of wire in place of or attached to the existing antenna and greatly improve the reception. Both in terms of clarity of reception and also the distance that the radio will receive from? If so is there an easy way to do it? For example, if a station could be heard faintly would an antenna extension increase the sound level coming from the radio? Or would an extension to the antenna enable it to hear stations from further away? And for God's sake don't get technical in your answers, please, or I won't understand it!
We can learn new things all the time with a bit of reading:
According to the internet: "Shortwave radio is radio transmission using shortwave radio frequencies. There is no official definition of the band, but the range always includes all of the high frequency band (HF)" "Radio waves in the shortwave band (HF) can be reflected or refracted from the ionosphere. Therefore, short waves directed at an angle into the sky can be reflected back to Earth at great distances, beyond the horizon. This is called skywave or "skip" propagation. Thus shortwave radio can be used for very long distance communication, in contrast to radio waves of higher frequency which travel in straight lines (line-of-sight propagation) and are limited by the visual horizon"
So your Grans shortwave radio works the same as my HF set; just lacking the ability to transmit.
A copper wire loop is always good for enhancing reception coverage of hf or shortwave transmissions. If possible, create a big loop around your roof and connect it back to the radio and that will greatly assist. If not you roof, then on a tall tree.
Again, take advantage of the resources we have available, ie google, and do a search. I didn’t have such facilities when I was a kid with my grandfathers old valve shortwave radio so I experimented, went to the library and read up - but after a few experiments, and depending on time of day and weather, I was easily able to receive plenty. So read and experiment - it’s how we learn.