All posts by ElijahW

In my opinion the easiest and most efficient way is to take online tests and online flashcards.  It took me about three weeks of doing flashcards and taking tests before I was ready  to get my license.  Here is a link to the website that I used to study!





I recently got this radio at a hamfest for fifty dollars.  It has been a very good radio, I really like the fact that it is a twin band instead of a dual band because it is very easy to convert to a cross band repeater and it has two coax cables run out the back.  It has two memory banks one for two meters and another for seventy centimeters.  It outputs fifty five watts  on high power and twenty on low power and has a fully adjustable squelch!  Here is a picture.





I made a post awhile back about the HamQuest, here is a follow up post!  I enjoyed the HamQuest very much and plan to set up there next year!  There were about six hundred people there and the ten dollar all you can eat breakfast was awesome!  It had great interstate access.  I hope to see you there next year!       IMG_3955



I just bought my hunting and fishing license.  I was surprised that as long  as you are under sixteen it only costs ten dollars for a license that will last you an entire year!  Which was surprising because if you by one after you are sixteen it is thirty dollars!  You can Get these licenses at wal/mart or any other bait shop.

In this post I will be showing you my Camillus knife.  I bought this knife at Wal/mart for ten dollars.  The reasons I bought this knife are it has a full tang, it has a slip resistant handle, and the blade is titanium.  There are more reasons but I can’t list them all.  Over all I would buy this knife again.  Here are pictures!

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In this post I will be showing you how to replace electrical outlets.  Surprisingly enough, this project doesn’t require a lot of tools and is fairly simple.  The first thing you need to do is to turn off the breaker. Then unscrew the outlet from the wall. is to pull the outlet out of the wall as far as possible. Preferably, the wires should be straight.  In my case, my outlets had holes that I plugged the wires into.  Simply put the wires in the same way they came out.  All you have to do now is to unscrew the green screw and twist your ground wire around it then tighten it.  Now put the outlet back in the wall and tighten the screws.




I have just found out that the Wilson County Amateur Radio Club and the Wilson County Radio League will be sponsoring a HamFest.  I can’t put all the details in this blog post, so I will insert a link to the HamQuest website.  I hope to see you there!


In this post I will be showing you my 70 cm yagi antenna.  This antenna was a project to make in an afternoon.  The parts I used in this antenna are a few coat hangers a piece of scrap wood one piece of coax.  This antenna is great for satellite contacts.  Here is a picture!


Today, I will be reviewing an Ontario Knife Company 3/11.  The Ontario 3/11 is a great knife. The reasons I like it are:

  • The knife blade is made with high carbon steel.
  • The handle is good quality leather.
  • It comes very sharp.
  • It has an awesome sheath.
  • It is made in the U.S.A.

Overall, I would give this knife a five star rating!

Here is a picture of my knife!






In this post I will tell you How to tell when your knife is sharp.  In the past I have been told that you should drag your thumb along the blade, that way is okay but you can cut your thumb very easily.  Other  people have suggested that I try to shave with the knife. That only works if your knife is razor sharp.The way I like is to get a hunk of wood and whittle on it if your knife is sharp the shavings should be long, thin, and curly.  Here is a pitchers of what it should look like.



In this post I will be telling you the difference between six shot and eight shot shotgun shells.  The main difference is the size of the pellets inside of the shell. The smaller the number, the bigger the pellets. The larger the number, the smaller the pellets.  Another difference is the amount of gunpowder inside the shell and since there is more gunpowder, it has more recoil.  One more difference that I can think of is that the smaller the shot the more pellets will fit inside the shell.



In this post I am going to show you how to clean a shotgun.  There are many ways you can clean a shotgun.  The way I like is with a snake, gun oil, and steel wool.  I am going to start from the inside out.  Start by oiling the snake.  Drop the weighted end down the barrel and pull it through a couple of times. Now you are done cleaning the barrel.  Now we rub the barrel with the steel wool and buff it with a rag with gun oil on it.  Here are some pictures!

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