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  1. Bert

    Atis help me

    As DAA said, it should already be sorted out.  However, if you have the choice, I'd recommend bypassing if you can with the intention your QL3s will come sooner.  I'm not sure what technical experience you may have acquired in the last four years, but a one year college certificate gives you a...
  2. Bert

    Radar Operators on Ground

    On the Air Force side, check out 8ACCS http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/8-wing/8-air-com-and-control-squadron.page, and 42 Rdr Sqn http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/4-wing/42-squadron.page, and 12 Rdr http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/3-wing/12-squadron.page.  ATIS techs maintain but air...
  3. Bert

    No More Easy Wars

    Quote from article "What we should not do is delude ourselves. Strike-based theories are attractive because they offer deceptively easy solutions".  I read the article and felt the author's discussion of tactics, stradegy, political follow through, and intended/unintended consequences were...
  4. Bert

    The Anglosphere

    Culture does evolve.  I see the anglosphere as a contemporary summation of the remnants of the British Empire.  Without the Empire, no angloshere would exist.  Arguably, modern Britain was influenced and evolved from the retreat of the Roman Empire.  Factions and tribes in Britain were resistant...
  5. Bert

    Where will my education place me in training (if I am selected)...

    Definitely sort out your PLAR with the recruiting centre and to what equivalency they will grant your diploma.  The job offer will state the conditions.  Semi-skilled entry generally leads to an appointment to Cpl after BMQ, but you may have to to take QL3 and QL5A qualifications before being...
  6. Bert

    Recipes

    Two Hot Sauces Hot Soya Sauce Good for any dish you'd add soya sauce; meats, pastas, rice, potato Ingredients/Utencils -Whole raw jalapeno peppers -Whole raw chili peppers -Garlic -Ginger -Good quality low sodium soya sauce -Glass jar Method -Finely dice the jalapeno peppers and the...
  7. Bert

    Wrist Watch Recommendations - Merged Thread

    I got a Casio Forrester watch about 10 years ago http://www.walmart.com/ip/Casio-Forester-Electro-Watch/10745988  http://www.ebay.com/bhp/mens-watches-casio-forester.  The benefits are its cheap, reliable, non-metallic case in situations where you forget to take it off while working with high...
  8. Bert

    Russia in the 21st Century [Superthread]

    The article puts a comparative microscope on some aspects of US and Russian foreign policy and leadership styles of Obama and Putin.  Pushing aside critiques of Obama's application of foreign policy, any US President would be hard pressed dealing with unpayable levels of national debt and the...
  9. Bert

    Recruits of the last half decade: Fatter, dumber and less motivated than before.

    I think this is one of the stupidest National Post articles I've ever read.  Depending on point of view, if the "fatter, dumber, less motivated recruit" before BMQ is still that way after their QL5A when they start being useful (and not a recruit anymore), then the problem is systemic and not...
  10. Bert

    "America does not need the Air Force" - does Canada?

    American application of force, the need to protect the country and the desire to project power globally, so differs from the Canadian perspective and force structure.  The article in the first post doesn't seem to recognize the contribution and AOR of the air national guard of each US state and...
  11. Bert

    MTR2000 Programming Cable

    Good find Rheo.  Its true, Invensys/Safe Tran have dropped their service bulletin PIB5-02 MTR2000 Code Plug Configuration document (01-16-03) as the Motorola MTR2000 has been discontinued for some time. I have a copy of the PIB5-02 document but the useful info was: RSS PROGRAMMING CABLE RADIO...
  12. Bert

    Starting a Career as an ATIS Tech

    Sig Joeschmo The ATIS trade as well as other trades are in transition challenged by the "black hole" in demographics and technology evolution.  If considering an OT, ask alot of questions before the big jump. If to over-generalize, the LCIS trade is/was about 85% the same the ATIS.  We both...
  13. Bert

    Starting a Career as an ATIS Tech

    The ATIS trade has many posting opportunities coast to coast.  Not sure how easy it may be to get your posting of choice.  Greenwood is a nice spot in the Annapolis Valley dotted with little towns.  Close to coast and Fundy, lots of yard sales, New Minas is 25 mins away for shopping, and...
  14. Bert

    The Defence Budget [superthread]

    The original article talks about SAR response time without definition and compares the response process of other countries with equal ambiguity.  <Sigh>.  Perhaps a defense white paper may help Canadians to understand the challenges of maintaining a viable military capable of domestic...
  15. Bert

    Field Expedient Antennas

    I believe you're referring to this http://www.arrl.org/shop/The-ARRL-Antenna-Book/
  16. Bert

    Wanted: Someone to Replace ATC Radar at 7 Sites

    MAATS was replaced in favour of RPDS2.  RPDS2 was expanded and became REDDS and REDDS is now in use at the TRACS sites. http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/Commun/ml-fe/article-eng.asp?id=4227 From my understanding, the Sensis Corp won a contract to replace the aging airport surveillance radars, but...
  17. Bert

    MTR2000 Programming Cable

    I've found myself in austere places and for some reason always need to build an MTR2000 programming cable (computer to radio). Locating tech documentation can be a challenge.  For you deployable comms guys, this document provides the basic information.  See Figure 1...
  18. Bert

    MSS - The Future of the Air Force

    The point of the MSS, in association of squadrons and other units, is to setup, maintain, and continue a deployed "airfield".  In concept, that's what we do on-base anyway. As CDN Aviator states, that's how Canada can project air power without massive reliance on other militaries.  The...
  19. Bert

    TRACS/ASR-3 Upgrade News

    Oooo. Good news for the airfields.  Interesting; "proven commercial off-the-shelf hardware, including a modern Signal Processing System and a highly reliable Solid State Transmitter." http://www.sensis.com/docs/625/
  20. Bert

    Arctic Oil

    A couple articles describing a US Geological Survey stating theres alot of "undiscovered technically recoverable oil" in the arctic.  Perhaps not big news in itself, but the survey maps suggest massive areas of resource and implied international interest.  Interesting data...
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