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by grogling
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: walkie-talkie
Replies: 30
Views: 8105

MURS Radios... Big advantage with these... emergency services monitors channel 5, code 11 on MURS radios. Yes, you can call them ...
by grogling
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: walkie-talkie
Replies: 30
Views: 8105

FRS / Talkabout / etc etc...

Hey everyone... 1. For FRS (family radio service... talkabouts are the same thing), doesn't matter what brand, model, price you pay for them. They ALL only transmit with 0.5 watts of power on the 14 channels. You can completely ignore any of the claims of "22, 25, 40 gazilliion miles" range. It's al...
by grogling
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Meeting up with friends / Communications on the playa
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Walkie Talkies...

c1dh3d... If you're going to buy some walkie-talkies, you'll be seriously disappointed by about mid-week with them. The standard consumer FRS radios that advertise dozens of miles of range are basically full of shit. You'll never get that kind of range out of them anywhere, including Burning Man. Re...
by grogling
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Ferris Wheel At Burning Man?
Replies: 54
Views: 16076

Big-ass ferris wheel? Think about the wind...

Keep in mind kids... If you can't anchor the thing down securely enough to handle a full-load of people AND winds in excess of 100mph, I wouldn't even consider bringing one out. Forget about if it's been done before. Our comm tower is rated to handle 100+mph winds and we still lower it considerably ...
by grogling
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: weather conditions in black rock
Replies: 3
Views: 2011

Cold... little rain. Not sure about the surrounding mountains. I can check with my contacts up there and find out, but unless a significant amount of rain falls late in the winter / through spring, it's gonna be a very flaky, dusty year again.

by grogling
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Replies: 29
Views: 17480

What I will miss: The endless beat all day long, driving by and seeing all the happy people dancing, the fact that it wasn't right next to Rangers or Medical, giving the graveyard staff at those locations a chance to sleep, yet still be close enough to render aid. What I won't miss: The MOUNTAIN of ...
by grogling
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: Thanks Bitches
Replies: 5
Views: 5309

[quote="Captain Goddammit"]THANK [size=18]YOU[/size] so much for the tail lights that got my boat through DMV inspection! Woulda been nice if they'd said ANYTHING about that brand-new requirement... But your trailer lights worked perfectly and I owe ya' big-time. Thanks![/quote] um... tail-lights ha...
by grogling
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: walkie channels
Replies: 9
Views: 2482

[quote="Rusted Iron"]I didn't think that official-types used walkie talkies or their frequency, but last year, while trying to communicate with someone who was trying to find our camp, first night, in the dark, we were told to get off of the airport channel! I want to avoid that again.[/quote] We (t...
by grogling
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Cell phone service on the playa
Replies: 74
Views: 51617

iDEN / Nextel / Sprint... blah...

Ok... enough of the wild speculations (not to bash on those that tried to provide information... I just know the facts because I used to work on this stuff). Airpeak was never a reseller. They were an independent iDEN provider based out of Reno that was in competition locally w/ Sprint. All Sprint h...
by grogling
Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:44 am
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: burning man help to finding people
Replies: 4
Views: 5173

>does anyone know if you contact BM looking for someone , will they help >you?

>has anyone has any experience with that?



could you be more specific? were you trying to contact someone on the playa during the event or do you mean contacting a staff member?

by grogling
Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Spain 2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1726

if there was ANY sanctioned BM event happening anywhere else it would be on the front page of the website.


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