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Old 10-19-2020, 12:20 PM   #1
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I can't get phone service in Idaho.....

……….in an emergency to call 911 along the Snake river in a wildfire at a barricaded state highway, but I f I go Scamping on the moon I am COVERED. 4-G on the moon, you can’t make this stuff up, but it is good for a laugh after the event is over.
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Old 10-20-2020, 10:44 AM   #2
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……….in an emergency to call 911 along the Snake river in a wildfire at a barricaded state highway, but I f I go Scamping on the moon I am COVERED. 4-G on the moon, you can’t make this stuff up, but it is good for a laugh after the event is over.
https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-is-la...k-on-the-moon/
Why does that seem strange to you. Can’t get a signal under water, in a cave, but it is a straight shot to the moon for a radio wave. Simple physics.
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Why does that seem strange to you. Can’t get a signal under water, in a cave, but it is a straight shot to the moon for a radio wave. Simple physics.
And amateur radio ops have been bouncing signals off the moon for years.
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Old 10-20-2020, 11:38 AM   #4
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When I traveled up to the NW last month I noticed my Verizon isn't very strong around there. T Mobil has that area wrapped up.
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:13 PM   #5
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We can't connect at the campground we go to often. Have to drive about 30 mins to get service.
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Old 10-20-2020, 06:20 PM   #6
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What did we do before these new fangled contraptions? Who knows semaphore or has communicated with mirrors? I tried the mirrors when on the Forest Fire Lookout years ago. I could get the attention of another lookout about 20 miles to the East but didn’t know any code. She would call me up on the Motorola HT220 Walkie Talkie during the breeze session and tell me I flashed her that day.
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……….in an emergency to call 911 along the Snake river in a wildfire at a barricaded state highway, but I f I go Scamping on the moon I am COVERED. 4-G on the moon, you can’t make this stuff up, but it is good for a laugh after the event is over.
https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-is-la...k-on-the-moon/
I guess you are just funny around.. but if you are really worried about the lack of phone service the solution is https://satellitephonestore.com/. But at $40 or more for only ten minutes of air time, its not for causal conversations, at least not for most of us.
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