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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Dec 11, 2023 at 1:37 PM
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    Great thread of info.
    I was wondering about the license, as well.
    Thanks.
     
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    CygnusX191 Gangster of Boats

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    So. Many. Stickers.
    Super easy to get
     
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    There was a late model GMC on the way to work today.
    Appeared to have upgraded his lights. As he was turning right all the lights, on the right side of his vehicle, were hyperflashing like no other. All of them.
    About gave me a stroke. :)
     
  4. Dec 11, 2023 at 3:11 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    As @wi_taco mentioned, we're all on GMRS now.

    As @CygnusX191 mentioned, the license is pretty easy to get. Heck, if I can do it... :oops:

    Probably some cheapo HID'S.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2023 at 3:14 PM
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    35.00 for 10 years covers everyone in the house, pretty sure on that
     
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    Any of you 4runner folks have a T10 (W5W) license plate light plug laying around?
     
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    Camerasandcoffee

    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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  8. Dec 11, 2023 at 4:18 PM
    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    I thought it was your whole immediate family. :notsure:
     
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    wi_taco

    wi_taco My skid plates give rocks taco flavored kisses

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    Copy/pasting from the interwebs:

    What are the requirements to obtain a GMRS license?
    • License applicant must be 18 years or older.
    • Applicants cannot be a representative of a foreign government.
    • No tests or exams are required.
    • Applicants pay a $35 license fee (good for 10 years).
    • The license can be used by the licensee and immediate family members which include the licensee's spouse, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, parents, grandparents, stepparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Family members do not need to live in the same household.
    • Licensee may may use a combination of portable, mobile, fixed and repeater stations consistent with the operational and technical rules in FCC service rules 47 C.F.R. Part 95 Subpart E.
     
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    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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    So. Many. Stickers.
    Good thing we're all part of one big family here :D

    From what I've gathered from a few contacts still with the feds, if one person in your immediate trail baba group has a license, they're cool with it as long as you're not breaking the rules like profanity or getting out targets for terrorist attacks or interfering with emergency operations, etc.

    That being said, everything under four watts does not need a license. So if you're used to doing line of sight on low power transmission, which most if not all, GMRs radios can switch between one four and sometimes eight watt output, you should be good to go.
     
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    That seems more generous than I remember it. Have they changed it?


    The little bit of trouble for the license is worth it. It’s got better range than CB, and theres hardly anybody using CB, which wont be of much help if you’re alone and need to depend on it. I only lost a few brain cells filling out the application. And you get your own federally recognized call number!!!
     
  13. Dec 11, 2023 at 4:44 PM
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    Camerasandcoffee 900hp short of 1000hp

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    As others have said most of us are using GMRS. Mainly handy talkies. They are worlds better than CB. Even at lower wattage the sound quality is much better. Plusno more listening to some jack wagon 3 states away pushing 1K watts and blowing everyone off the air.
    I do have a CB radio and antenna in the truck for group trips when someone only has CB.


    Like @wi_taco points out above its a $35 no test (pay to play) license unlike a ham radio license.
    Midland has a good guide to navigating the bureaucracy:
    https://midlandusa.com/blogs/blog/w...Ms2rGpkHcVuEQ0F0i4YqA6YkcRgHl3shoC3G8QAvD_BwE
     
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    Sounds like the way to go. Something for being out alone is what I'm looking for.
    I choose the 'no test' option please!
    and bookmarked that midland page.
     
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    rubbersidedown Well known voider of warranties

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    So my number finally came up. Somehow I've avoided the covid, despite working through lock down and being exposed probably on a daily basis ever since, but I tested positive Saturday. (It was probably that Black Keys show last week.) Hit me like a sledge hammer over the weekend, but I had some energy today and I've been watching some Star Trek and carving spoons. Got some new knives recently and I like 'em.

    PXL_20231212_010250173.jpg

    Watching the Pack now. Might even have a beer.
     
  16. Dec 11, 2023 at 5:33 PM
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    Very cool.
    The spoons not the covids
     
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    Pixeltim Misunderstood member

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    77 square miles surrounded by reality.
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    Very cool spoons! Bummer about the Fauci virus and the double whammy watching the Packers right now. Oooof!
     
  18. Dec 11, 2023 at 6:17 PM
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    Taco-Grinder It's all part of the adventure.

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    Spoons look nice.
    Do you sell any?
    A set made from hickory would match my new kitchen cabinets real nice.

    Good luck kicking covid.
     
  19. Dec 11, 2023 at 6:26 PM
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    Thatbassguy [OP] Sweet or sour?

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    Sorry about the Rona. Spoons look cool!
     
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    That spalted one is beautiful. Well done.
     

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