1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Official Colorado HAM and cheese thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Stig, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. May 23, 2016 at 7:35 PM
    #381
    Lars

    Lars Radio Active

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2014
    Member:
    #141032
    Messages:
    1,285
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lars
    Cedar Creek, TX
    Vehicle:
    '10 Tundra TRD RockWarrior
    Yes.
    anyone on the air tonight?
     
  2. May 24, 2016 at 4:09 PM
    #382
    Lars

    Lars Radio Active

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2014
    Member:
    #141032
    Messages:
    1,285
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lars
    Cedar Creek, TX
    Vehicle:
    '10 Tundra TRD RockWarrior
    Yes.
    Anyone up for dinner this evening? Independent of whatever happens on Thursday night?
     
  3. May 24, 2016 at 4:17 PM
    #383
    Lars

    Lars Radio Active

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2014
    Member:
    #141032
    Messages:
    1,285
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lars
    Cedar Creek, TX
    Vehicle:
    '10 Tundra TRD RockWarrior
    Yes.
  4. May 24, 2016 at 4:34 PM
    #384
    chenbro

    chenbro ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Member:
    #17697
    Messages:
    3,176
    Gender:
    Male
    Broomfield, CO
    Vehicle:
    2009 Silver DCSB TRD OR
    What haven’t I changed?
    I would love to, but I live 2 hours away from Denver in a region that's under a tornado watch :(
     
    ebbs15 likes this.
  5. May 24, 2016 at 4:37 PM
    #385
    teamhypoxia

    teamhypoxia MichelinMan

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Member:
    #85247
    Messages:
    8,955
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '12 DCSB TRD OR
    I live an hour north of where you're at and this weekend is pretty crazy. I'll be at RT though :D

    Also sitting in the truck at the boys baseball practice if you want to try radio contact.
     
  6. May 24, 2016 at 5:28 PM
    #386
    ebbs15

    ebbs15 Lord Winchester

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Member:
    #112452
    Messages:
    3,452
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Spokane Washington
    Vehicle:
    09 Lexus GX470
    Sorry just saw this, just got home from work. I can't tonight... we'll have to connect in Moab as my plate if pretty full with the new section I'm working and getting the last few loose ends tied up before Moab.
     
  7. May 24, 2016 at 6:37 PM
    #387
    odomandr

    odomandr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Member:
    #56643
    Messages:
    4,830
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Fort Collins, CO
    Vehicle:
    2010 DCSBTRDOR silver streak mica
    Icon, AllPro, Total Chaos, ARB, BAMF, Relentless, SCS, Cooper, Leer,
    My new job has not been conducive to checking here sorry @Lars. Thursday for sure as I work late again tomorrow
     
    Lars likes this.
  8. Jun 14, 2016 at 1:08 PM
    #388
    CO MTN Steve

    CO MTN Steve Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2014
    Member:
    #131742
    Messages:
    7,084
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    RaMbLiN' CoLoRaDo
    Vehicle:
    2015 Taco DCSB Blue
    Lifted, Armored, needs more lights.
    Hey @Lars or @odomandr, Looking to run wire for CB and future dual channel radio into cab. Can I go with just "one" run from battery for both? Also should I use 6awg or 10awg (snooping around I have seen both used).
     
  9. Jun 14, 2016 at 1:30 PM
    #389
    mountainmonkey

    mountainmonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2014
    Member:
    #126570
    Messages:
    3,986
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '13 Double Cab TRDOR DCSB
    Never enough
    Wire size would depend on the amperage requirements of the radios.
     
    CO MTN Steve likes this.
  10. Jun 15, 2016 at 5:09 AM
    #390
    odomandr

    odomandr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Member:
    #56643
    Messages:
    4,830
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Fort Collins, CO
    Vehicle:
    2010 DCSBTRDOR silver streak mica
    Icon, AllPro, Total Chaos, ARB, BAMF, Relentless, SCS, Cooper, Leer,
    10 should be fine but I'd run individually
     
    CO MTN Steve likes this.
  11. Jun 15, 2016 at 6:20 AM
    #391
    CO MTN Steve

    CO MTN Steve Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2014
    Member:
    #131742
    Messages:
    7,084
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    RaMbLiN' CoLoRaDo
    Vehicle:
    2015 Taco DCSB Blue
    Lifted, Armored, needs more lights.
    Yep, but I don't even own the Ham radio, I was going to go ahead and run power for. That's why I was asking those who do have those radio's.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2016 at 8:26 AM
    #392
    mountainmonkey

    mountainmonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2014
    Member:
    #126570
    Messages:
    3,986
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '13 Double Cab TRDOR DCSB
    Never enough
    The current carrying capacity of a certain sized conductor is affected by a number of factors including ambient temperature, type of insulation on the conductor, and number of conductors in a single conduit. With that said, a #10 can carry 30-40A at an ambient temperature of 85F and 3 or less conductors in a conduit depending on the insulation type. A #6 is capable of 55-75A in the same conditions. Ampacity decreases with higher temperatures or more conductors in a conduit. If you know the power requirements of the radio you should be able to choose the appropriate wire size. Hope that helps!
     
    CO MTN Steve likes this.
  13. Jun 16, 2016 at 7:48 AM
    #393
    Lars

    Lars Radio Active

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2014
    Member:
    #141032
    Messages:
    1,285
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lars
    Cedar Creek, TX
    Vehicle:
    '10 Tundra TRD RockWarrior
    Yes.
    This is how I power the 4 radios in my truck. The 4AWG from the battery into the cab is overkill, but I had it on hand. Dual Distro Block (Power and Ground) is under the center console next to the shifter.

    Master 4awg is fused under the hood 4" or so from the battery. Then each individual output is also fused.


    [​IMG]
     
    bluewaters182 and CO MTN Steve like this.
  14. Jun 16, 2016 at 10:09 AM
    #394
    bluewaters182

    bluewaters182 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Member:
    #78794
    Messages:
    1,730
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2019 4runner TRD premium
    Weathertech Mats, Leer 180 Cap, Icon 2.5 coilovers w/700lb springs, Icon UCA, fox 2.0 remote resi 10" travel rear shocks, nitro 4.56 gears, carrier bearing drop, Level 8 guardian rims 16 x 8.5, 315/75/16 Cooper ST Maxx, satoshi grill, shorty antenna, BHLM, color matched eyelids, rear diff breather relocated, exhaust chop, mudflap delete, debadged, All Pro front bumper powder coated white, smittybilt x2o 8 comp winch, SOS sliders, illumination supply 30" single row led bar, uniden 880 CB w/2' firestick on relentless fab hood mount, full AllPro skids, AllPro expo leaf springs, AllPro U bolt flip, Ultraguage, interior LEDs , trimmed fenders and flares 2", AP ext brake lines, CMC, fire wall massage, pelfreybilt battery box, diehard group 31 battery, Kragen 7" HID, homemade HiLift mount, Yaesu ft-8900, Ellis precision AT shifter, EBC yellowstuff & sport rotors, PIAA 510 fogs, Safari snorkel
    :redxfall:
     
  15. Jun 16, 2016 at 10:30 AM
    #395
    mountainmonkey

    mountainmonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2014
    Member:
    #126570
    Messages:
    3,986
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    '13 Double Cab TRDOR DCSB
    Never enough
    The picture worked for me. I can see it just fine.
     
  16. Jun 16, 2016 at 10:31 AM
    #396
    bluewaters182

    bluewaters182 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Member:
    #78794
    Messages:
    1,730
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2019 4runner TRD premium
    Weathertech Mats, Leer 180 Cap, Icon 2.5 coilovers w/700lb springs, Icon UCA, fox 2.0 remote resi 10" travel rear shocks, nitro 4.56 gears, carrier bearing drop, Level 8 guardian rims 16 x 8.5, 315/75/16 Cooper ST Maxx, satoshi grill, shorty antenna, BHLM, color matched eyelids, rear diff breather relocated, exhaust chop, mudflap delete, debadged, All Pro front bumper powder coated white, smittybilt x2o 8 comp winch, SOS sliders, illumination supply 30" single row led bar, uniden 880 CB w/2' firestick on relentless fab hood mount, full AllPro skids, AllPro expo leaf springs, AllPro U bolt flip, Ultraguage, interior LEDs , trimmed fenders and flares 2", AP ext brake lines, CMC, fire wall massage, pelfreybilt battery box, diehard group 31 battery, Kragen 7" HID, homemade HiLift mount, Yaesu ft-8900, Ellis precision AT shifter, EBC yellowstuff & sport rotors, PIAA 510 fogs, Safari snorkel
  17. Jun 17, 2016 at 8:28 PM
    #397
    chenbro

    chenbro ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Member:
    #17697
    Messages:
    3,176
    Gender:
    Male
    Broomfield, CO
    Vehicle:
    2009 Silver DCSB TRD OR
    What haven’t I changed?
    It's been a while since I've read a circuit diagram but I was able to build a phone-to-uv5r cable and send/receive APRS packets today.

    image.jpg
     
    CO MTN Steve and teamhypoxia like this.
  18. Jun 17, 2016 at 9:11 PM
    #398
    NotRed

    NotRed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2014
    Member:
    #139429
    Messages:
    2,284
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jimbow
    SoCal, IE
    Think I spent about $20-25 on one from Baofengtech.com when I bought my BF-F8HP, also got the remote speaker mike and battery eliminator all for good price. Works lots better than just the rubber duckie it comes with (that's not all that bad though). Been pretty happy with my radio so far for the price especially.
     
  19. Jun 17, 2016 at 11:51 PM
    #399
    Stig

    Stig [OP] Resident smartass

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2015
    Member:
    #149340
    Messages:
    13,185
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brandon
    Vehicle:
    Ta no mo
    I ended up going with this 12v adapter:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0170ZZUA2

    This speaker/mic:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Z4X3MM6

    And this antenna:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045EQUBK
    With one of these adapters
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L11D7AM

    Would like to mount it up off the roof of the truck, maybe on the roof rack and run the wire down the back of the cab, up through the floor and to the radio.
     
    NotRed likes this.
  20. Jun 18, 2016 at 12:19 PM
    #400
    chenbro

    chenbro ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Member:
    #17697
    Messages:
    3,176
    Gender:
    Male
    Broomfield, CO
    Vehicle:
    2009 Silver DCSB TRD OR
    What haven’t I changed?
    How is the 12V adapter? The reviews seemed to be all over the place on it so I've held off on getting it.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top