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  • #16
    The "cops" here in town use some good tires......top notch goodyear tires.
    Delicious Poison:

    The difference between a nerd and a geek? Well a nerd does not wear Spider Man butt huggers.

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    • #17
      Hmmm, the local cops in Golf here have hubcaps, of course the town is less than a square mile and I can't think of the last high speed chase.
      Nonnumquam cupido magnas partes Interretis vincendi me corripit

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      • #18
        I took this photo at DC11 in front of the Riviera. There was a truck pulling out from Circus Circus with a bunch of sign poles in the back, but also were the numerous antennas.

        2 6' cb antennas, one on each side of the truck, 3 smaller ones on the toolbox/rack, and of course the fm antenna. Two of the smaller ones seemed to be cell antennas.

        Escort/Pilot Truck

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        • #19
          Originally posted by [Syntax]
          2 6' cb antennas, one on each side of the truck, 3 smaller ones on the toolbox/rack, and of course the fm antenna. Two of the smaller ones seemed to be cell antennas.
          I'll have to see if I still have the photo of the minivan I took a while back. It makes this guy and the porcupine car look like rank amateurs: there probably wasn't more than a square foot of open roofspace left in total, the damn thing had so many antennas on it.

          And I love the 'Illegal to pass on right' legend on the back of the truck - that might be the case in Illinois (where he's from, judging from the stickers), but here in California it's perfectly legal. Besides, what the hell are you doing all the way over to the left when other traffic wants to get by?

          Yeah, my commute sucked ass this morning.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by astcell
            No hubcaps = cop car.
            This isn't always true, sometimes cop cars have hubcaps.



            Originally posted by Thorn
            Totally useless flashy trash.
            You'll loose them on the first hard corner anyway.
            When you do loose them, that sonofabitch Lieutenant will make you pay for them. (LTs are like that.)

            <shrug> Take your pick.
            Been in a cop car before? Lieutenants aren't always the SOB, sometimes it can be the Sergeant (then again depending on which state you live the cop hierarchy could be completely different)
            "It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times". Pearl S. Buck

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            • #21
              Originally posted by lil_freak
              Been in a cop car before? Lieutenants aren't always the SOB, sometimes it can be the Sergeant (then again depending on which state you live the cop hierarchy could be completely different)
              I've seen the interior of cruiser once or twice. Ranks/assignments I've had are:
              Officer (Uniform)
              Detective/Juvenile (Officer Grade)
              Corporal (Uniform)
              Acting Chief of Police
              Sergeant (Uniform)
              Detective Sergeant
              Detective Lieutenant
              Lieutenant (Uniform)
              Rated as a Class I (Homicide) Investigator by the VT OCME.

              Oh, and 5 years doing major crime scene work for the state Forensic Lab.

              So I know how much of an SOB both Sergeants and Lieutenants can be.
              Thorn
              "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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              • #22
                No hubcaps = cop car

                does not mean

                Hubcaps = not a cop car

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by astcell
                  No hubcaps = cop car

                  does not mean

                  Hubcaps = not a cop car
                  Perhaps this is an issues of "necessary" vs. "sufficient" as the clause that could cloud the issue. (If vs. if and only if.)

                  Given: If A, then B
                  A= No hubcaps on a car.
                  B= That car is a cop car.

                  However, denying the antecedent (claiming there are hubcaps) does not imply there is no cop car:
                  Fallacy: (Denying the Antecedent):
                  "If it's raining, then the streets are wet.
                  It isn't raining.
                  Therefore, the streets aren't wet."

                  My favorite fallacy of the moment is Non Sequitur:
                  If there are no hubcaps on the car, then Cheese-bread Dookie-Head! Vrrrrrrooooom! Let's ride bikes!

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                  • #24
                    I would have loved to have seen the look on your face as your parents were telling you for the very first time about Santa Claus. Do you still have your notes? :>

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by astcell
                      I would have loved to have seen the look on your face as your parents were telling you for the very first time about Santa Claus. Do you still have your notes? :>
                      I knew the truth about Santa Claus as far back as I can remeber. I similairly knew about the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. However, when I was very young, and confronted my parents about the Tooth Fairy, they said, "Fine. The Tooth Fairy is Dead." (Literal quote.)

                      Great. No more money for losing teeth.

                      I did learn from that though. I continued to believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, and nearly any other mythical figure that meant I would get more stuff. ]:>

                      Remember, you can't spell "dysfunctional" without, "fun."

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                      • #26
                        Re: HAM Antennas

                        Regarding antenna's and mounts for 2m/70cm, you're probably better off going with an NMO mount. I've had good luck with comtelcos 2m/70cm dual bander it's small so onlookers don't bust out laughing as you drive by.

                        On the other hand if you were looking for something a a little more ham sexy, the J-pole idea does work well (I use one myself from arrow antenna's).


                        BTW any one know if there's going to a designated talk in frequency?

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                        • #27
                          Re: HAM Antennas

                          Originally posted by meatwhistle
                          BTW any one know if there's going to a designated talk in frequency?
                          If you have your license and google a bit you can easily find out the standard accepted freq to use for local sqauwking, anywhere you go.

                          It does not mean everyone will be on that freq, but it is a good start.

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                          • #28
                            Re: HAM Antennas

                            With an old satellite dish, you can never go wrong! :-)

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