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Old 01-05-2018, 11:04 AM
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Texing was used some at mccall lastyear. What radio would be the best to install for this year? Gmrs??
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:27 AM
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No one runs radios anymore?
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Default Re: what radio do you use?

jim VT, I still have a operating radio in the Tucker.

I pretty much think, the only ones still using radios are government types, and the search and rescue groups.

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Old 01-06-2018, 11:23 AM
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Default Re: what radio do you use?

For group outings I think radios could be a good thing. GMRS is probably the best for price, availability and function.
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:38 PM
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Default Re: what radio do you use?

GMRS, FRS, CB or MURS are all consumer type radios that anyone can use. There is ham but you need a license. FRS are those little bubble pack radios. GMRS is similiar but can be had in higher power versions. Technically you need a license but the FCC is probably not going to hunt you down and fine you. MURS is in the VHF band and less common. And of course we all know about CB. IMHO the little FRS/GMRS radios would be the cheapest and easiest. Texting is great IF, you have a cell phone and are in an area with service. Jim and I run in areas where there is no cell service and we use our radios.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: what radio do you use?

Besides the coverage issue, the nice things about radios:

Trying to get the message to everyone is a whole lot easier.

You can hear the laughter / panic in their voice.

useful if convoying on road enroute to event.
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Default Re: what radio do you use?

We have the Baofeng handhelds. That are programmable scanner radios with 5 watt capability. I have also programmed in a few GMRS channels so I can talk to folks with the bubble pack radios too. The Baofengs are great and are pretty inexpensive comparably.
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These would be perfect. And cost less than a nice dinner.

https://www.lightinthebox.com/baofen...iABEgJ07fD_BwE
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These would be perfect. And cost less than a nice dinner.

https://www.lightinthebox.com/baofen...iABEgJ07fD_BwE
They are a great radio and they now offer an 8 watt version. There is a small learning curve to get them all programmed, but YOUTUBE has some excellent guide videos. Very happy with Baofeng.
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we have cell service at Vail . Zuma is a dead zone tho .....
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Default Re: what radio do you use?

expect the baofeng etc to dry up. The FCC will be cracking down on them. While they may say FCC accepted, they are not and the enforcement bureau will be ramping up interdiction efforts.

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It's my understanding that "Rugged Radios" are Baofengs that are preprogrammed with proprietary titled channels/ frequencies.
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