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What comms do socal tacos use?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by 2BigTaco, Jan 8, 2019.

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what communications do you use?

  1. CB

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  2. GMRS

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    4.5%
  3. HAM

    17 vote(s)
    77.3%
  1. Jan 8, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    2BigTaco

    2BigTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone!! I was wondering what kind of communications everyone uses. Looking at getting something but didn't know what majority run. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Jan 8, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    Norsemanvike

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    Ham. Baofeng hand held off Amazon.
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    phobs

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  4. Jan 8, 2019 at 9:35 PM
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    crazyjeys

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    I have a CB and a Baofeng just to be on the safe side.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:50 AM
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    n6vmo

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  6. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    Tango Bravo

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    Kinda sorta long travel
    Running an Icom ham.
    The Baofang handhelds are good starters, but so are the walmart walkie talkies.
    If you decide to use a ham, PLEASE look into getting your license. Then you can look into getting a big boy mobile rig and really be able to talk people.
     
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  7. Jan 9, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    2BigTaco

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    So looks like HAM is the better way to go. I want to start hitting some group runs but wanted to make sure I had proper comms. Definitely will get my license if I go HAM
     
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  8. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    HapaMatt

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    I've used a CB for the past couple of years, but I want to go HAM in the near future.
     
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  9. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:07 PM
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    eon_blue

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    Almost everyone I've wheeled with uses those little HAM handheld radios, some have better setups than others but 99% of the time it's HAM
     
  10. Jan 9, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    2BigTaco

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    Sweet I'll look into those. Thanks
     

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