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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:00 pm 
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What style of radio are you guys using these days, as opposed to CB's? Pro's/Cons?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:16 pm 
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Most club guys and associates are running VHF radios on our dedicated business band(s).
I run the Yaesu FT7900R in my Jeep, and carry the Baofeng GT-3TP as a backup.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:07 am 
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My son and I are using the handheld Baofeng (UV-5RA) VHF with headsets.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:43 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:13 am 
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I have the Icom Wang posted as my primary radio, a baofeng GT3 to loan out to people or be portable and a cobra 75 wx so I can talk to those who don't have race radios

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:55 pm 
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Is the VHF Band public knowledge that I can program it into my radio? Or is that something I have to ask nicely for?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:02 pm 
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WHO is DANE wrote:
Is the VHF Band public knowledge that I can program it into my radio? Or is that something I have to ask nicely for?


Ask nicely. And bring cookies. I've seen you cook. :p

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:12 pm 
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Avanteone wrote:
WHO is DANE wrote:
Is the VHF Band public knowledge that I can program it into my radio? Or is that something I have to ask nicely for?


Ask nicely. And bring cookies. I've seen you cook. :p


Well, I'll be seeing you shortly so I'll bring you all sorts of delicious food if that counts as payment towards install :p.

Who am I kidding, I'll bring you food regardless.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:40 pm 
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Bump. Is VHF the final answer? Are 2-way radios even worth having? Is CB old news?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:53 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:36 pm 
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Nice. Most guys I know have CBs that don't work. Lol


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:02 pm 
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Yup, I've never had mine working for more than an hour. I'd much rather run VHF and a radio that let's me program everything.

Everyone still happy with their BaoFANG? I've been thinking of running just a couple handheld radios with a good charger.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:13 am 
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Quite a few folks around here are using the Baofeng handhelds. Add the antenna adapter, a mag mount antenna, and a speaker microphone with the extended battery and you have a decent set up. Find a spot to clip it to and done.
Program it free with Chirp, or go to RT Systems programming for $49. Note: The program for the older UV5R and the newer UV8 are not interchangeable.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:01 am 
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WHO is DANE wrote:
Is CB old news?


Within this group, yes, but I find that all people I run into on the trail either have no radio, CB, or Ham (and that is somewhat rare, only had that happen once or twice - if people have a radio, it's almost always CB). Therefore, I carry CB and Ham (and you don't really need this one, I just carry it because I have one and am licensed, only once have I been in a group where Ham was useful). Outside PNWJeep I have never run into a group who said they are using VHF on a special license band.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Midland has a new batch of higher wattage GMRS mobile units that are relatively small and not expensive. The communicate well with the walkie talkies that so many people have. It's a step up from FRS but is a simple system and the mobiles deliver pretty solid range.

https://midlandusa.com/micromobile/

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:39 am 
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John90XJ wrote:
Midland has a new batch of higher wattage GMRS mobile units that are relatively small and not expensive. The communicate well with the walkie talkies that so many people have.


Hmm, I'll be taking note of this, for future reference.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:21 am 
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Hi again haven't posted for awhile.

I personally hate CB radios. I never can talk to the other person either mine isn't working right or theirs.

I switched to the GMRS Midland Micro Mobile 15 watt radio. Its night and day better then CB radios. Now I know its not as good as a Ham radio but for people upgrading from a CB it looks way less intimidating. Plus you can pick up the Midland radio at Cabelas.

I don't want to start a debate between uhf and vhf. I just want to share what works well for my group of wheelers.

GMRS requires a license to operate 5years for $80. With that being said hardly anyone buys a license.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:20 am 
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I have a BaoFeng UV-5R5 and have no complaints so far.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:10 pm 
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I chose an ICOM IC-2730A dual band, dual channel fixed mount radio because I wanted the broadest frequency coverage with the ability to monitor two channels simultaneously. For handhelds I use Baofeng UV-82s for the same reasons (dual band/dual channel)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:44 am 
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https://www.amazon.com/TYT-TH-9000D-136 ... yt+th9000d

I own Icoms in my wheeling rigs but for my tow rig I found this to save a couple bucks...

This is the radio that Rugged sells minus all of the programming pre installed, this can all be entered manually on the unit or with the cord but for the tow rig I just added 8 or so channels that we all use and it works just fine for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:46 am 
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greyghost wrote:
https://www.amazon.com/TYT-TH-9000D-136-174MHz-Scrambler-Mobile/dp/B006QMM9XM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1541704547&sr=8-1&keywords=tyt+th9000d

I own Icoms in my wheeling rigs but for my tow rig I found this to save a couple bucks...

This is the radio that Rugged sells minus all of the programming pre installed, this can all be entered manually on the unit or with the cord but for the tow rig I just added 8 or so channels that we all use and it works just fine for me.


Damn! Thats a 65 watt too

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