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For the sharing and discussion of communications systems such as radio transceivers, and related topics.

Diggs™
(id: 226543553625587712)

28 Apr 2020 20:51

Still should register if you live in a high density area or feel like being honest, you're not risking anything by licensing a radio.

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

28 Apr 2020 20:55

I'd argue that gives the government just a little more money to enforce stuff. It's your decision to weigh risk, whether or not to get your permit.

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

28 Apr 2020 20:57

The UV 82 is more expensive then the one I posted. I like that one because it was dust and drop resistant. The UV 82 is not much more but what makes it better? If it just has a better antenna I see pretty good ones on Amazon for $10-$20

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 01:24

https://youtu.be/0AqpylH_o8Y

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 01:25

The GT-3TP it is with the data cable its $63 now to work on getting my license

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 01:34

What are these frequencies any links?

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the scared guy
(id: 704852141247954945)

29 Apr 2020 01:35

^^^ this

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yeetasaurus
(id: 704673859412164668)

29 Apr 2020 01:37

Total fucking noob here, don't know shit about comms. Will $100 get me anything decent in terms of a radio? Just something to learn on?

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

29 Apr 2020 01:39

A Yaesu or Wouxun probably

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Deleted User
(id: 456226577798135808)

29 Apr 2020 01:40

What model yaesu?

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

29 Apr 2020 01:41

FT-4XR

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 01:53

Thanks man we can talk on them without issue from the law?

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the scared guy
(id: 704852141247954945)

29 Apr 2020 01:53

@Reno can I turn down the transmission power of a radio? All of mine are 8 watt

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yeetasaurus
(id: 704673859412164668)

29 Apr 2020 01:54

Sorry for making you dumb this down for me, shortwave?

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the scared guy
(id: 704852141247954945)

29 Apr 2020 01:54

@Reno do I need to learn up on the programming computer stuff to do that?

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the scared guy
(id: 704852141247954945)

29 Apr 2020 01:55

@Reno copy that. Thank you. I will look into it.

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the scared guy
(id: 704852141247954945)

29 Apr 2020 01:56

Outstanding!

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yeetasaurus
(id: 704673859412164668)

29 Apr 2020 01:56

What about the Yaesu that was mentioned earlier? Any comparison to what you're speaking of?

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yeetasaurus
(id: 704673859412164668)

29 Apr 2020 01:56

But is it worth having overall?

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yeetasaurus
(id: 704673859412164668)

29 Apr 2020 01:58

What is the listening range? I know that's not the only selling point to a radio but it's the easiest to comprehend to me

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

29 Apr 2020 01:59

I'd probably say if you're looking for something to have for occasional use or emergencies, the baofeng will be fine. If you're looking to really get into radios, stuff like yaesu, motorola, and kenwood is good, and expensive.

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

29 Apr 2020 02:00

though people who are really into radio and ham stuff look at baofengs like we look at poverty pony

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yeetasaurus
(id: 704673859412164668)

29 Apr 2020 02:01

Well the way I'm seeing it currently, I may wind up being more cut out for comms and support rather than frontlines. I will do what it is necessary at the end of the day regardless, but I want to be where I am most useful for efficiency's sake. So if I have the capability to learn and do more I will. I don't mind spending a little more if it means I can learn and do a little more

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 02:01

I read this and it answered alot of questions

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 02:01

https://theprepared.com/survival-skills/guides/beginners-guide-amateur-ham-radio-preppers/

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

29 Apr 2020 02:01

might say pick up a few books and a cheap baofeng, then move up to a nicer radio. The baofeng is a couple bucks

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

29 Apr 2020 02:02

then if you need, you can pass off the cheap one to a teammate or something

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[MS] Foxtrot795
(id: 703635117901611090)

29 Apr 2020 02:02

I’m gonna be up front. I’m clueless when it comes to comms for the most part

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 02:03

The GT3TP is dust, drop and water resistant. The antenna it comes with is stronger than the na77116

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:03

I have many expensive radios... the baofengs are workhorses.

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 02:03

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014J5RJ7I/ref=crt_ewc_img_srh_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1IGF4J2EDI4OA

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:03

Some people are elitists

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 02:03

just get the data cable and you are set

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

29 Apr 2020 02:03

EDD sounds like the person to ask then

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

29 Apr 2020 02:04

I've got a cheap uv82 and a nagoya antenna. I'm not into radios, I just have it for emergencies and tactical larping

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[MS] Foxtrot795
(id: 703635117901611090)

29 Apr 2020 02:04

I’m definitely down to learn, but I feel like the intel server is gonna be more my speed. I can’t stand sitting around and I’m always out and about. Trying to give them all a decent run

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

29 Apr 2020 02:06

> Thanks man we can talk on them without issue from the law? @[TX]YimYam Keep you piwer low on MURS/FRS/GMRS and don't be a dick (no foul language, be respectful) and you'll you unnoticed.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:11

Don't need to worry about power on the FRS/GMRS channels either... theres no "radio pokice" really... the FCC doesn't have time to mess with that shit, nor do they care.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:12

You can also buy channels from the FCC for "itinerant" business use.. I own 25 of them myself.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:13

That's doesn't mean nobody else will ever be on them, but they are in the UHF or VHF business bands and don't require a license

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:14

Really just stay off of the HAM channels and don't pisss off the boomer hams and you won't have issues.

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

29 Apr 2020 02:16

I've read that the boomer hams are like fudds on steroids

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yeetasaurus
(id: 704673859412164668)

29 Apr 2020 02:17

@[TX]YimYam ordered. Hyped to learn comms not gonna lie

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:20

@Confused they are turbo autists

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

29 Apr 2020 02:20

The emilitia podcast had an episode about ham radio, and they talked a bit about the fudd hams

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:21

Reality is they are mostly pretty cool, just spurgy

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:22

It is pretty cool to be able to talk to people around the world depending on what frequencies you use

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:22

And the HF guys are nuts, some of those antennas take up a whole yard and signal depends on space weather and shit

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

29 Apr 2020 02:24

It was pretty cool learning about the history of it though. Basically a bunch of nerds slapping shit together in their sheds and seeing what worked. Supposedly ham was a slur used by professional radio and telegraph operators

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:24

Yep, the original tech rebels

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Confused
(id: 205492937423978496)

29 Apr 2020 02:25

ironic considering they're all about rules now

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:25

Kinda....

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:25

It's really only more about keeping the idiots away

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:26

Honestly you could make up a callsign and nobody would really know if you pretended right

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:27

Yeah, that was a lie

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:28

Ham frequencies and police frequencies aren't the same and especially these days the police don't use standard UHF

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Sam SimpChester
(id: 500405064817573898)

29 Apr 2020 02:28

It’s fun being a volunteer firefighter til you gotta get up like 18 times cause some meth head wants to call and then refuse treatment when you get there

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:28

Police started moving to trunked systems in the 90's, and by 2001 were mostly all moved over.

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:29

@Sam SimpChester oof, right

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Sam SimpChester
(id: 500405064817573898)

29 Apr 2020 02:29

Our chief basically said fuck em no point in going if they’re gonna keep refusing treatment

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:30

We have mostly dope heads around here, give them narc an and they just wanna act like they are fine

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Sam SimpChester
(id: 500405064817573898)

29 Apr 2020 02:31

So far we haven’t had to use narcan

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:31

I'm on the east coast in the hotbed of it

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The Director
(id: 468575001633751040)

29 Apr 2020 02:32

In rural America dopeheads everywhere.

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Sam SimpChester
(id: 500405064817573898)

29 Apr 2020 02:33

Louisiana here

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:33

These commie idiots give them places to shoot up around here

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Sam SimpChester
(id: 500405064817573898)

29 Apr 2020 02:34

Yeah I saw that. I was like the hell is going on over there.

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Catman
(id: 439587607220060161)

29 Apr 2020 02:34

They get to have fun. I'm jealous I respect myself too much to join in

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Sam SimpChester
(id: 500405064817573898)

29 Apr 2020 02:35

Commiefornia is the first place we’re gonna have to take back honestly

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The Director
(id: 468575001633751040)

29 Apr 2020 02:36

Break legs and shit just to get morphine and oxys prescribed here

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The Director
(id: 468575001633751040)

29 Apr 2020 02:36

It’s ridiculous

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EDDSkitz
(id: 470383814544326666)

29 Apr 2020 02:36

Just load the fault lines with tactical nukes and send them on their way

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Sam SimpChester
(id: 500405064817573898)

29 Apr 2020 02:39

Well that’s another question but how are we gonna get tac nukes and it’s almost time to go frogging 🤤

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Diggs™
(id: 226543553625587712)

29 Apr 2020 04:05

Anyone know anything about using CHIRP or other alternatives to conventional localized internet data networks? Does it have a limited range, do I need a license? I currently still use flashdrives as part of a sneaker network, but it's a hassle. I don't trust VPNs or TOR, it's all shady and never 100% secure

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 04:22

I thought TOR was pretty solid as long as you don’t log into stuff or have it full screen. Apparently that’s how they got DPR

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Deleted User
(id: 456226577798135808)

29 Apr 2020 04:22

Im running Surfshark VPN, would also like to know

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 04:35

But the vpn owner can track you

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[TX]YimYam
(id: 652657530786545755)

29 Apr 2020 04:35

From my understanding I’m no expert

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Kyle Chan
(id: 448587588291264512)

29 Apr 2020 04:42

Safest computer is one buried in 12ft of concrete T. Comsec guy

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Kyle Chan
(id: 448587588291264512)

29 Apr 2020 04:45

Someone will have your data unless you have your own end to end encryption. End of the day it's all about who you trust to have it, and anything with a signal or on a public net can be intercepted.

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yeetasaurus
(id: 704673859412164668)

29 Apr 2020 11:42

Been reading the beginner guide to radio and holy fuck is it a lot of shit

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

29 Apr 2020 13:23

@yeetasaurus - Comms is pretty tech heavy stuff. Think OG Nerds.

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yeetasaurus
(id: 704673859412164668)

29 Apr 2020 13:52

I can see that. But I'm interested so far so I'm gonna keep reading when I get off of work

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Diggs™
(id: 226543553625587712)

29 Apr 2020 13:58

Tacomas with 300W power inverters MilSurp brick satcomms with hand radios 1990s ideapads running CHIRP Etrex Garmins on wrist straps

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Diggs™
(id: 226543553625587712)

29 Apr 2020 13:58

Byah

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KaiBran
(id: 571487267038691331)

29 Apr 2020 14:38

I may have to look into getting the amature license now i was interested in it before but you all sold me on it now. I know this one is a two-way comm but does anyone use Luiton walkies for communication or practice with them or is it just better to use HAM

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KaiBran
(id: 571487267038691331)

29 Apr 2020 14:42

I got them for bug-out bags because I was expecting March and most of April to be much worse than it actually was

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BugsyBaldwin
(id: 704929763176874004)

29 Apr 2020 14:43

All I have is the beofang 5

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KaiBran
(id: 571487267038691331)

29 Apr 2020 14:44

i want the UV-5R really badly I have seen nothing but great reviews on it

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KaiBran
(id: 571487267038691331)

29 Apr 2020 14:46

but I also want a dual band radio too ( i know those boxes will typically be more expensive but I feel like I'd enjoy learning with that a bit more)

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[VA] JediComms
(id: 704476636753559632)

29 Apr 2020 14:47

@KaiBran - definitely look into a dual band radio. The more spectrum you can carry in one rig the less you have to carry (one radio instead of two, or three).

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KaiBran
(id: 571487267038691331)

29 Apr 2020 14:49

I mean just looking online Im also thinking about them being portable and it doesnt look like it matters either way as long as you have a power source for the dual band on the go or at your F.O.B

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agro312
(id: 505911971460153364)

29 Apr 2020 17:36

Anyone know a less expensive alternative to the peltor comtac hearing pro? Don't wanna drop a grand on ear muffs

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Killgore
(id: 136633050648936449)

29 Apr 2020 17:36

Safariland headphone adapters under your normal ear pro

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agro312
(id: 505911971460153364)

29 Apr 2020 17:37

Ty

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boo radley
(id: 572562251622383639)

29 Apr 2020 18:13

Got the invite from the comms group. Sup y'all?

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Gang gang
(id: 501877829693341696)

29 Apr 2020 18:21

Nice to meet you

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SimpleRiver
(id: 457625174234103829)

29 Apr 2020 18:21

Same to you, glad to be here

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Gang gang
(id: 501877829693341696)

29 Apr 2020 18:23

Awesome. Make sure you head over to #deleted-channel to get situated with your states

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Gang gang
(id: 501877829693341696)

29 Apr 2020 18:23

@SimpleRiver @boo radley ^

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