Whilst moving some stuff around today with a few to getting rid of junk I cam across some old wire I had purchased for a project several decades ago. This wire was from a ToW weapons system and according to the reel there is 5 miles of wire on it. I’ve tried but I can’t even remember what I bought it for. Even then I had some strange ideas.
It is really thin stuff and you would not notice it if it was laid out on the ground. How it would respond to walking I don’t know although it seems quite tough for how thin it is. I was trying to think of uses I could put it to now. It isn’t designed to carry current it is just for low power control signals.
As my own Ground to Air or Ground to Ground missile is extremely unlikely, without additional funding by a state anyway. Although I hear North Korea may be looking for some missile expertise 🙂 I am reduced to looking at some comms project for it. It seems a bit of a waste just to wire up some watchtowers although that is probably the best thing to do with it. Using some old WWII wind up phones will make a secure and reliable system for your guards to use.
I then spent a little time thinking how I could use it to deploy claymores and mines. Only I don’t have any of them. Then I moved on to surveillance and looked at putting a small video camera on and creating a almost undetectable system, not transmitting means only the camera and wire can give it away, but then where would I deploy such a system?
So back to the comms but where I am I can put in simple two core and cover my bases. I’ve 100M of that in the garage but only one wind up phone and I don’t even know if that works. Not that it will make much difference as I’ve just Googled ‘field telephones’ and although they are wind up that just rings the other end and they need batteries to work. Perhaps a small exchange would be better where the exchange can power the phones. No good ou in the field but for my home situation and its shorter distances it’ll be fine whilst we have battery power.
So it looks like I have 5 miles of garrotte wire. I’m not expecting that many visitors so I’ll keep it for one of those just in case projects. Any suggestions?