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116 pages

New Scientist

1988-12-03

Price says that devices of this kind are proliferating: especially popular in the US are garage-door openers that ... in orbit above the Earth have spoilt observations of natural gamma- rays by the Solar Maximum Mission satellite run by NASA.

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.



320 pages

Survival Retreats, A Practical Guide to Creating a Sustainable, Defendable Refuge

Creator: David Black | 2011-11-15

When going on vacation or when the marauding hordes attack, turn off the electronic opener system. As with other electronic security systems (lights, alarms , etc.), garage openers should have a backup battery and either a solar charger of its ...

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

About this book
Survival retreats are built by those who want to truly hide from it all should the worst conspire. David Black explores these places and gets to go where most people will never go-through the chain link fence, past the guard dog, and into the rarely seen survival retreat. In Survival Retreats you'll learn how to protect and defend your retreat, building locations, and tips for living in your retreat. Black goes into detail to teach you everything you ever needed to know about survival retreats. There's a lot to know and with this book you'll be prepared for the apocalypse.



188 pages

Popular Science

1978-02

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


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  • USAutomatic

    USAutomatic Sentry 300D Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener for Dual Solar Swing Gates

    Home Improvement (USAutomatic)

    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    USAutomatic

    Great Opener

    0 5/5 BMcN - See all my reviews This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300D Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener for Dual Solar Swing Gates (Tools & Home Improvement) Works very well. The control panel is well organized. Note that the battery is not included. The wire for the A/C power adaptor is too short be be of any use and I ended up buying the solar panel. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 16, 2012

    Worth the extra cost over the imported openers

    I worked 10yr as a garage door installer. Installing door and gate openers frequently. I have installed 4 of the imported gate opener systems for friends etc. This was the second install of this brand. This time for a dual gate system and by my recommendation. This brand is nearly double the cost of the imports. It's worth 4x literally. The housings are sealed, all metal, pre-wired. The control box is simple to adjust and understand, gate limits are adjusted inside the control box. This is important because the magnetic limits on the others can fool the opener into running the wrong direction. If a gust hits the gate while the motor is running assisting it. It can run a bit too far. If it goes just far enough that the limit reopens when you actuate the gate again it try's to keep running the same direction jamming the motor. A condition not easily diagnosed by a homeowner. Rain seaps into them. These US made openers are strong, leak free (so far). With the limits adjust by pots inside... 5/5 Junster (Washington St. USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300D Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener for Dual Solar Swing Gates (Tools & Home Improvement) I worked 10yr as a garage door installer. Installing door and gate openers frequently. I have installed 4 of the imported gate opener systems for friends etc. This was the second install of this brand. This time for a dual gate system and by my recommendation. This brand is nearly double the cost of the imports. It's worth 4x literally. The housings are sealed, all metal, pre-wired. The control box is simple to adjust and understand, gate limits are adjusted inside the control box. This is important because the magnetic limits on the others can fool the opener into running the wrong direction. If a gust hits the gate while the motor is running assisting it. It can run a bit too far. If it goes just far enough that the limit reopens when you actuate the gate again it try's to keep running the same direction jamming the motor. A condition not easily diagnosed by a homeowner. Rain seaps into them. These US made openers are strong, leak free (so far). With the limits adjust by pots inside... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 11, 2013

    Saves time

    0 5/5 Johnson - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300D Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener for Dual Solar Swing Gates (Tools & Home Improvement) It is well made and easy to install. There are plenty of options in the use of this gate opener. The quality in material and design is outstanding. The only part I would change is where the actuator attaches to the gate post, I would use a pin like the one used on the gate attachment point. I did not like the bolt and nut method in that I had to use Lock Tight to make sure the nut would not back off. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 23, 2013
    List Price: $533.59
    Price: $425.00
    You Save: $108.59 (20%)
    Made in the USA
    Includes all mounting hardware
    Commercial grade swing gate opener
    Includes water tight junction box and wire nuts
    Includes 50' cable


  • GTO / Mighty Mule

    GTO / Mighty Mule RB741 Gate Opener Remote Transmitter

    Home Improvement (GTO / Mighty Mule)

    Rating (30 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    GTO / Mighty Mule

    GTO Mighty Mule RB741 Remotes work great...

    0 5/5 Torigirl75 - See all my reviews This review is from: GTO / Mighty Mule RB741 Gate Opener Remote Transmitter (Misc.) We needed more gate openers for our service yard and decided it would just be easier to buy them then try to get more from the yard owner. We took the back off our old one & found there were 9 pins that could be adjusted to the code needed. I did a web search & found the GTO Mighty Mule RB741. We orders 5 and they came with in a week or so. I took them home and opened up the back of each & changed the code to match our old remote. Super easy to do. Gave them to the guys and they work great. They have a seal inside to keep out water & seem to be pretty tough since our guys carry them around and they always work. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 19, 2011

    Finally!!!

    0 5/5 RegdorDeer - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: GTO / Mighty Mule RB741 Gate Opener Remote Transmitter (Misc.) The remotes actually work as described. We were frustrated at having to drive right up to the gate to get the original remotes to work. These work from a considerable distance and they work every time. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 28, 2011

    Good Product

    0 5/5 Roger Messersmith - See all my reviews, November 7, 2011
    GTO / PRO Remote Control
    GTO / PRO Transmitter
    Mighty Mule FM135 Compatible
    318 Mhz, 9 Dip Switch
    Single Button Transmitter


  • USAutomatic

    USAutomatic Sentry Wireless Keypad for Sentry Gate Openers

    Home Improvement (USAutomatic)

    Rating (5 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    USAutomatic

    Glad to go with US Automatic

    0 5/5 Evan Austin (Grants Pass, Oregon) - See all my reviews, September 19, 2012

    Failed after 6m...

    0 1/5 G37x "G37x" - See all my reviews This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry Wireless Keypad for Sentry Gate Openers (Tools & Home Improvement) 6m after we purchased the system this thing failed. It will not operate the gate anymore, instead it will start opening and then quick after that it will stop.US automatic wants me to pay for return shipping to have it inspected, not something I normally do with everybody else. Now trying to decide if I should do that or just buy a new one.It's a pity the quality is going down so fast here... 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 28, 2013

    No fail so far

    0 5/5 J. Koch "avantij" (Bakersfield, CA) - See all my reviews, February 26, 2013
    List Price: $79.18
    Price: $55.47
    You Save: $23.71 (30%)
    Compatible with sentry garage door receiver
    Lithium battery and installation hardware included
    Up to 24 unique 2 to 5 digit access codes are possible
    Designed for outdoor installation
    Security allows visitors to enter the property with access code


  • Mighty Mule

    Mighty Mule FM200 Gate Opener For Single Gates Up to 12-Feet Long and 300-Pounds

    Home Improvement (Mighty Mule)

    Rating (44 reviews):
    (3.4/5)
    Mighty Mule

    Seems to be alright.

    This is the cheap low end model, doesn't get much worse then this for gate openers... and it works fine! This model is good for the light weight ranch tube gates. Make certain your gate is in perfect shape, do NOT buy any opener unless you have a well installed functioning gate.I gave four stars because I couldn't program the "Stop Limit" function (this is how the gate knows to stop when it's perfectly closed). Customer Service told me that this is a common problem and you need to make sure you have a good distance between the control box and power arm. I stretched it out as much as I could, and it still didn't work. So I re-mounted the hardware to close perfectly with the factory settings (since I couldn't change them) and it worked great. Maybe try this the first time if you buy one in case you have the same problem as me (they say it's common).With that said, it's been four months of absolutely perfect operating and this includes the keypad entry and... 4/5 Justin Rainey "Buck Rainey" (Nevada City, California) - See all my reviews, July 2, 2009

    Follow up Review - Needs Improvement and Customer Service of GTO is terrible!

    This is our second opener from GTO. The first (model FM350) we purchased 8 years ago. It did not work out of the box and after a week of constantly calling GTO, without reaching anything but an answering machine on their non-toll free tech line, I finally managed to speak with somebody and get a replacement unit sent out. This unit worked well with little trouble until last year. I looked for a replacement and found this model at a much lower price than the FM350. I was surprised to find that it was not a direct replacement for the FM350 and its installation was entirely different from the FM350. It also seemed to be the FM350's very tiny cousin.It worked for 60 days and gave up the ghost. Based on my previous problems reaching GTO on the telephone 8 years ago, I was hoping things had changed. I called the toll free number on the opener and, as 8 years ago, was told to call a non-toll free number for tech support. Once again a call was made and a message left. The... 1/5 Edstein (Seattle, WA USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mighty Mule FM200 Gate Opener For Single Gates Up to 12-Feet Long and 300-Pounds (Tools & Home Improvement) This is our second opener from GTO. The first (model FM350) we purchased 8 years ago. It did not work out of the box and after a week of constantly calling GTO, without reaching anything but an answering machine on their non-toll free tech line, I finally managed to speak with somebody and get a replacement unit sent out. This unit worked well with little trouble until last year. I looked for a replacement and found this model at a much lower price than the FM350. I was surprised to find that it was not a direct replacement for the FM350 and its installation was entirely different from the FM350. It also seemed to be the FM350's very tiny cousin.It worked for 60 days and gave up the ghost. Based on my previous problems reaching GTO on the telephone 8 years ago, I was hoping things had changed. I called the toll free number on the opener and, as 8 years ago, was told to call a non-toll free number for tech support. Once again a call was made and a message left. The... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 13, 2009

    Mighty Mule FM200 Electric Gate Opener

    0 3/5 LT - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mighty Mule FM200 Gate Opener For Single Gates Up to 12-Feet Long and 300-Pounds (Tools & Home Improvement) Instructions are poorly written and hard to follow.Getting the mechanical hardware installed with the correct dimensions and geometry is moderately difficult even with the instructions provided.The wiring diagram for the FM200 model is NOT included in the multi-model installation manual provided with it.Telephone support - Several times required waiting up to half an hour on hold. This telephone support is available only during extended business hours Monday thru Friday.Tech Support representatives were helpful, patient and effective when contacted.The wiring and cables and control box are lightweight and easily subject to vandalism and weathering. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 19, 2010
    List Price: $275.00
    Backed by the 12-month Mighty Mule warranty
    Designed for gates up to 12-feet long and 300-pounds
    Designed for optimum solar performance with 5-watt solar panel
    Works with an automotive or marine battery which optimizes performance in cold weather (battery not included)
    Easy to install, includes all necessary mounting hardware and detailed installation manual, designed for the "Do-It-Yourself-er"


  • USAutomatic

    USAutomatic Sentry 300 S Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener

    Home Improvement (USAutomatic)

    Rating (38 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    USAutomatic

    USAutomatic Sentry 300 S Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener

    I researched automatic gate operators quiet extensively. The only one I knew I did not want for sure was a GTO. (more on that later) I still could not decide. So I called a local dealer who sold and installed gate operators. He recommended USAutomatic . Why, "made in the US, better warranty, excellent support, commercial grade, low power usage, and a satisfied customer list". I trusted his professional opinion and bought the USAutomatic Sentry 300 S. After installing the operator and using it for a couple of weeks I am very satisfied. It works smooth, was easy to install, easy to setup, I get a 30% tax credit on the cost, and a decent warranty. I am very impressed with this Operator. My first gate operator was a GTO Mighty Mule 500. Mainly because it was the only brand and best model available in retail stores in my area. It was about $450.00 plus another battery $30.00 (because the power drain was so high) and another remote $30.00. Over $500.00. I got it installed and it... 5/5 Vic - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300 S Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener (Tools & Home Improvement) I researched automatic gate operators quiet extensively. The only one I knew I did not want for sure was a GTO. (more on that later) I still could not decide. So I called a local dealer who sold and installed gate operators. He recommended USAutomatic . Why, "made in the US, better warranty, excellent support, commercial grade, low power usage, and a satisfied customer list". I trusted his professional opinion and bought the USAutomatic Sentry 300 S. After installing the operator and using it for a couple of weeks I am very satisfied. It works smooth, was easy to install, easy to setup, I get a 30% tax credit on the cost, and a decent warranty. I am very impressed with this Operator. My first gate operator was a GTO Mighty Mule 500. Mainly because it was the only brand and best model available in retail stores in my area. It was about $450.00 plus another battery $30.00 (because the power drain was so high) and another remote $30.00. Over $500.00. I got it installed and it... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 18, 2010

    US Automatic Sentry 300S

    I purchased this gate opener when my GTO "Mighty Mule" opener failed following ten years of service. The GTO opening mechanism had failed once during this period. When it was returned from an authorized repair center, it had not been reassembled correctly and I ended up using epoxy to secure the shaft seal in the opening mechanism. When the GTO unit again failed, I decided not to "throw good money against bad", did some on-line research, and decided to try the Sentry 300S.I feel I made a wise purchase. At age 65, I want to minimize the possibility of more gate opener failures. The US Sentry opener is of considerably better quality than the GTO unit it replaced. Unlike the one it replaced, the opener mechanism does not make metal-against-metal sounds as it operates in cold weather, nor does the motor sound like it strains while operating. The US Sentry opener unit appears to have the shaft seal securely attached to the opening mechanism which is all metal (unlike the GTO... 5/5 Horse Farmer - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300 S Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener (Tools & Home Improvement) I purchased this gate opener when my GTO "Mighty Mule" opener failed following ten years of service. The GTO opening mechanism had failed once during this period. When it was returned from an authorized repair center, it had not been reassembled correctly and I ended up using epoxy to secure the shaft seal in the opening mechanism. When the GTO unit again failed, I decided not to "throw good money against bad", did some on-line research, and decided to try the Sentry 300S.I feel I made a wise purchase. At age 65, I want to minimize the possibility of more gate opener failures. The US Sentry opener is of considerably better quality than the GTO unit it replaced. Unlike the one it replaced, the opener mechanism does not make metal-against-metal sounds as it operates in cold weather, nor does the motor sound like it strains while operating. The US Sentry opener unit appears to have the shaft seal securely attached to the opening mechanism which is all metal (unlike the GTO... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 28, 2012

    This was the worst purchasing decision.

    Prior to this operator I had a GTO Mighty Mule, one of the old 500 series. It made it 15 years, I had rebushed the ends of the actuator, taken the gear box apart and cleaned & re-lubed it numerous times, the plastic shell was rotting from the sun. The motor finally burned up, if I could have gotten a replacement motor or actuator it would still be going to this day.I went with the US Automatic 300S aka Patriot because it was US made and it had positive reviews. Thank goodness it has a 10 year warranty, I've had to send the main controller card back three times in the first year at my cost of course, now it's died again. It's always several days to get a reply & RMA and another couple of weeks to get the repaired card back, not the best looking repair either. The relays are the weak component though now there is a problem with the open/close limit setting. Beware, when it dies tech support will tell you to move the operator connector to the Gate 2 position which they... 1/5 Chuck - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: USAutomatic Sentry 300 S Commercial Grade Automatic Gate Opener (Tools & Home Improvement) Prior to this operator I had a GTO Mighty Mule, one of the old 500 series. It made it 15 years, I had rebushed the ends of the actuator, taken the gear box apart and cleaned & re-lubed it numerous times, the plastic shell was rotting from the sun. The motor finally burned up, if I could have gotten a replacement motor or actuator it would still be going to this day.I went with the US Automatic 300S aka Patriot because it was US made and it had positive reviews. Thank goodness it has a 10 year warranty, I've had to send the main controller card back three times in the first year at my cost of course, now it's died again. It's always several days to get a reply & RMA and another couple of weeks to get the repaired card back, not the best looking repair either. The relays are the weak component though now there is a problem with the open/close limit setting. Beware, when it dies tech support will tell you to move the operator connector to the Gate 2 position which they... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 16, 2013
    List Price: $954.79
    2 remote transmitters included
    No complicated wiring
    10 Year limited warranty
    Operates gates up to 20 feet in length


  • Max Life Battery

    6V 4.5AH Wild Game Innovations eDRENALINE Battery with SOLAR CHARGER

    CE (Max Life Battery)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Max Life Battery

    wildgame innovations solar charger with battery

    0 5/5 nick timmons - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: 6V 4.5AH Wild Game Innovations eDRENALINE Battery with SOLAR CHARGER (Electronics) Bought this kit for my wildgame tripod feeder. Easy to install, good quality for the price. I would buy another one. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 29, 2014
    6V 4.5AH SLA BATTERY
    HUNTING BATTERY
    DEER GAME FEEDER BATTERY
    6 VOLT SOLAR PANEL CHARGER


  • Siskiyou

    Colorado Sturdy Wall Mounted Bottle Opener Great Addition For Your Deck Garage/Bar

    Home (Siskiyou)

    Manufactured to the Highest Quality Available.
    Team: Colorado.
    Great Gift Idea.
    Satisfaction Ensured.


  • Flash2Pass

    Flash2Pass 103300 Receiver for Garage Door Opener

    Automotive Parts and Accessories (Flash2Pass)
    List Price: $64.95
    Price: $58.46
    You Save: $6.49 (10%)

    Works with solar powered gate operators
    Operates with either AC or DC openers up to 24 volts
    Works with virtually any garage door or gate opener including some 'smart panel' units
    Easy two wire installation in most situations
    Accepts up to 24 Flash2Pass transmitters


  • Mighty Mule

    Mighty Mule FM137 Digital Keypad

    Home Improvement (Mighty Mule)

    Rating (75 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Mighty Mule

    Better than expected

    0 4/5 S. Dalal (Saratoga, CA USA) - See all my reviews, August 24, 2008

    Works as advertised

    0 4/5 Mark L. Weber (Long Beach, CA) - See all my reviews, August 17, 2008

    Painful For Guests To Use

    0 2/5 Kirk S. "Sans Dieu Rien" (Bay Area, CA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Mighty Mule FM137 Digital Keypad (Tools & Home Improvement) I constantly have to tell friends and relatives that they must press the buttons with, "Fortitude and purpose." It's a never-ending battle of guests not being able to enter. Eventually, they yank on the gate, causing the gate opener to be out of alignment.I feel like I'm babysitting. I have to watch the tiny blinking light to figure out if the code was enter in correctly. HINT: If you see a doubling blink at the end of your entry, then it worked! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 1, 2010
    List Price: $64.00
    The FM100 Mounting Post is recommended for mounting the digital keypad
    This keypad provides convenience and security, and is compatible with all GTO/Mighty Mule automatic gate openers
    Easy to program new and remove old access codes, and can handle up to 25 unique access codes
    Restricts gate access to only residents and invited guests
    Ideal for residential and commercial use


  • Mighty Mule EZ Gate Openers

    Solar Panel

    CE (Mighty Mule EZ Gate Openers)