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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:46 AM
    RockyMtnTRD

    RockyMtnTRD Wanderlust.

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    Maybe I'm just jelly I don't have a HAM? Hahaha
     
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  2. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:47 AM
    3378jakesr5

    3378jakesr5 AOF, trucks, guns, repeat....

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    So whats the big difference as to why you can get one for 35$ and the one that you can get for 590$??? I would assume the range is the same?
     
  3. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:49 AM
    ebbs15

    ebbs15 Lord Winchester

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    well you're pretty lucky then, I don't think I've gone on a trail run where someone's CB wasn't cutting out or they'd be out of range (trees and hills KILL your range)

    but as @odomandr said, he's made contact 30-40 miles away. in an emergency situation, that can make all the difference. especially if you're in the mountains or Utah on infrequently traveled trails it could literally mean life/death (course you shouldn't be wheeling alone anyways!)
     
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  4. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:51 AM
    chenbro

    chenbro ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    What haven’t I changed?
    This is the main motivation for me wanting to make the jump. I'm not #EAF, hell I'm not even really #E, but for the few times that I'm out in the middle of nowhere with a buddy, it's good to know that I can call for help if I need it, and APRS with GPS would make finding me a lot easier.
     
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  5. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:51 AM
    ebbs15

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    and we have reached the end of my knowledge! lol... @odomandr and @teamhypoxia can take it from here LOL
     
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  6. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:52 AM
    odomandr

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    I have a uv5r and a diamond mag mount. Someone might have used it on frs to contact our base camp in needles about 15 miles away a few weeks back. They had bubble walkies and no cb as they were on dual sports. Saved gas from being used in remote area
     
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  7. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:55 AM
    kashtyaatsi

    kashtyaatsi Owns a Dodge Now

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    I ended up getting the Wilson 4' flex whip you guys recommended. What do you guys have it mounted to? Mount and location?
     
  8. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:56 AM
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  9. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    The ability to bump up from 5 watts to 65 watts and reach further is why my Kenwood is 125 rather than a 35 dollar baofeng that is stuck at 8 watts
     
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  10. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:59 AM
    3378jakesr5

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    So in general the $$$ ones can throw out more watts and has a few more bells and whistles?
     
  11. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:59 AM
    odomandr

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    The Kenwood 710g also has a GPS unit and is dual band with options that make it almost complete.
     
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  12. Apr 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    odomandr

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    It's like a cricket phone vs a smart phone
     
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  13. Apr 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM
    3378jakesr5

    3378jakesr5 AOF, trucks, guns, repeat....

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    Ok whats dual band?
     
  14. Apr 18, 2016 at 10:04 AM
    odomandr

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    Dual band, it operates on 2m and 70cm frequencies. Each license level has an increase in avalable frequencies or bands. Hf, uhf and vhf. Uhf and vhf are the less restricted most popular bands that we get access to with the basic amateur operator license. Some others are reserved for commercial TV and radio others for emergency services or businesses. All this will make more sense as you begin studying
     
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  15. Apr 18, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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    That's where I got mine, and it was only $20. Of course, this was now 16 years ago. :anonymous: And theirs on Amazon is coming in at $80 (though some much more reasonable used offers on fleabay). Or maybe that's the step up from the one I have; I haven't seen it in a while. But there are several on Amazon in that price range. Seems like the step up from that level jumps to $100ish. Which I guess if you're whacking your antenna a lot or changing things and constantly needing to re-tune, sure. But I don't think I've even used this thing once a year, and that's counting doing other people's. I wasn't about to spend more on the meter than I did on the radio either. For that much I'd look for a radio with SWR built in.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/colorado-b-s-thread.131441/page-4130#post-11727429

    Chatty in here this morning. Or was that yesterday and today... I was sick all last week and still recovering, so time has so little meaning.

    Maybe we should have a 'communications' sticky for CB/Ham info/discussion. Seems to come up on a regular basis.
     
  16. Apr 18, 2016 at 10:09 AM
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    Mine is mounted on the bamf bed mount.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2016 at 10:10 AM
    3378jakesr5

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    Does ham use the same antenna as the cb antennas
     
  18. Apr 18, 2016 at 10:13 AM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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  19. Apr 18, 2016 at 10:13 AM
    3378jakesr5

    3378jakesr5 AOF, trucks, guns, repeat....

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    Better to ask what I have not done.
    :pout:
     
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  20. Apr 18, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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    Some antennas will work for multiple bands ie the one I have is for both 70cm and 2m so 1 antenna for the 710g and another for cb
     
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