Don Gallauher (Street Articles Author)
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Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile. I am a struggling writer, just learning the ropes, as I plow through each step to become successful in the world of online marketing. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and work part time as a computer repair technician, troubleshooting networks and desktop repair, for a local DSL provider.

Are Police Scanners Illegal
Are police scanners legal for me to use and listen to Many first time scanner enthusiasts are often worried that listening to a police scanner may be illegal to operate. Some states do prohibit the use of a scanner in a motor vehicle at this time, but it is not…
By:  in  Communications  >  Radio   Sep 06, 2014  
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Fun With the FRS Radios
Fun with FRS radio: Extending the range LEGALLY ! As an avid police scanner enthusiast I have spent many hours enjoying listening to the local Police and Fire Departments as they handle emergencies. It is especially lively on the weekends from Friday night into Sunday evening. As I was listening…
By:  in  Communications  >  Radio   Sep 06, 2014  
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What Do I Do Now
You know the feeling. You studied the test material for months with the anxiety building up inside you as you poured over page after page of technical data. When the day arrived you went down to the local ham radio club and sat among others taking the test, trying your…
By:  in  Communications  >  Radio   Sep 06, 2014  
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The Uniden Pro505xl Size Doesnt Matter
What type of CB should I buy When searching for a way for you and your group to communicate, the Citizens Band (CB) can be a great starting point offering decent ranges from 5 to 20 miles. Depending on what mode you use, this range can be increased up to…
By:  in  Communications  >  Radio   Jul 26, 2014  
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Solar Panels for Home Use
Why solar panel for home use will not work for me. Living in the Pacific Northwest I've been looking around at all the different options that are available for emergency power use during a storm or extended blackout solar power for home use is constantly popping up. Although this is…
By:  in  Communications  >  Radio   Jul 17, 2014  
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CB And Export 10m Amateur Radios
CB can be a fun and rewarding hobby. When you finally decide that you need a way to communicate with friends and family while away, the first thought that comes to mind is CB radio. The CB radio can not only provide short range communications but also provide weather reports,…
By:  in  Communications  >  Radio   May 20, 2014  
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Why I Love Ham Radio But Hate the Direction it is Going
Ham radio is a fun and rewarding hobby that can provide years of service and learning. Unfortunately we have gotten to a place where ham radio is regarded as and old mans hobby. We do have a younger generation of people coming into the hobby, but we have dumbed down…
By:  in  Communications  >  Radio   May 19, 2014  
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Ham Radio And the Chinese Market
Cheap ham radio equipment As I pull the small BaoFeng UV-5RE dual band out of my shirt pocket i cant help but feel a sense of amazement at how tiny the radio is, and yet so capable. I give the ON/OFF switch a quick twist to turn the radio on…
By:  in  Communications  >  Radio   Dec 01, 2013  
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Your First Police Scanner
What you need to know about your first police scanner Police scanners have been popular for many years here in the US, coming and going in popularity. As the CB (Citizens Band) craze peaked in popularity, more and more homes included not only a CB radio but a police scanner…
By:  in  Communications  >  Radio   Nov 26, 2013  
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Know How to Communicate In An Emergency
Know how to use your equipment in an emergency. As you prepare for the zombie apocalypse or some other natural disaster most people cover all the basic needs and yet still neglect one important aspect of prepping, mainly communications. Sure, they may have a pile of ham radio gear all…
By:  in  Communications  >  Radio   Nov 26, 2013  
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