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Colorado B.S. Thread

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

  1. May 15, 2019 at 1:46 PM
    Farcedude

    Farcedude Well-Known Member

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    I will say, from personal experience, being able to communicate two-way with SAR via the inReach is pretty darn useful.
     
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  2. May 15, 2019 at 1:48 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    True, but for someone that actually wants the best available a combo of HAM + PLB is likely to give you the best chances.

    I understand most people don't even know what HAM is and just want one more little electronic device that just appeals to fears and sells the thought of safety (to really generalize it. I know they work well for a lot of people and I think it's useful, but I'm just giving the far end of the spectrum of opinions).
     
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  3. May 15, 2019 at 3:04 PM
    Farcedude

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    Preface - I am not a radio guy . That said, in the incident in which I used the inreach to communicate to SAR, the first official responder (Pitkin County Sherriff's deputy) was unable to get a response from his hand-held radio in our location (Radio in his vehicle ~100 yards away was able to). Would be curious what frequencies they'd operate at vs HAM, and how those might perform differently, though.
     
  4. May 15, 2019 at 3:36 PM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    I think they likely used locked down bands in the VHF spectrum BUT if they aren't using a repeater and just relying on line of sight to their base station, that would explain why they didn't have connectivity.

    There is a pretty great radio repeater network setup for HAM frequencies and you don't need a crazy high powered radio in your truck and can get away with knowledge and a decent handheld radio.
     
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  5. May 15, 2019 at 4:15 PM
    CO MTN Steve

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    A few years ago, when a Jeep rolled on Black Bear (I know this happens all the time), it was the time the Sheriff threaten to close it for good. Someone with HAM had to do the rescue coordination because first responders couldn't broadcast out. I think they are all LSO and with Repeaters out there HAM has a better "reach" otherwise they are basically on similar frequencies.
     
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  6. May 15, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    When you realize you spent thirty minutes typing and deleting and staring and typing and researching and deleting and typing and staring and then just say fuck it, not worth it.

    :violent:
     
  7. May 15, 2019 at 8:38 PM
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  8. May 15, 2019 at 8:43 PM
    Wulf

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  9. May 16, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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  10. May 16, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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  11. May 16, 2019 at 9:58 AM
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    Came up with a no-weld solution for adding a cross member on my bed rack. Not sure if the O.D. tube clamp is heavy duty enough though. They're more meant for lights and small accessories.

    IMG_20190516_100113.jpg
     
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  12. May 16, 2019 at 10:40 AM
    Kappes03

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  13. May 16, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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  14. May 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    Ugh but then I can only carry one bike! I riding solo isn't as much fun :annoyed:
     
  15. May 16, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    I'd probably be comfortable carrying as many bikes as you could fit. Do bikes even weigh 10lbs any more?
     
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  16. May 16, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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  17. May 16, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    Just met @Tacoma816 and saw these top notch wheels.

    Anybody know where I can get a set?
     
  18. May 16, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    I have an InReach Explorer+ and have used it a ton. The two way communication is great and I use the interval pings when I’m out scrambling solo on sketch terrain. Makes my wife a lot more comfortable when she can check the map and see I’m stil moving.
     
  19. May 16, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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  20. May 16, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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