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  1. North40overland

    HAM vs. GMRS - The Great Debate

    My dad and I are split on this. He is an old ham K0AJ and I am a big GMRS guy WRME413 / ATL-699. He says ham is better and that I am just being lazy for not taking the test. I tell him that GMRS is more accessible and all the overlanders I know use it. He says HAM has way more repeaters. I...
  2. El-Dracho

    Overlanding Comms (EUROPE)

    Since there was apparently confusion: Intended goal of this survey is to find out what our members use in EUROPE to understand this better and to develop the topic comms here. That's the reason why I wrote it in "Mid Europe" instead of "Communications" sub-forum. But of course, all experiences...
  3. SaltyYogurtSnek

    Communications Questions....

    Hey All, I am relatively new to communication equipment. I used to have CB in my last vehicle but never really used it much because most of my buddies use handheld radios for trail comms. I am looking at adding permanent comms to my new rig and was curious if there was something that would be...
  4. Chadlyb

    New Garmin Overlander....What are your thoughts

    The new Garmin Overlander is set to release soon. What are your thoughts on this new tech gadget.
  5. Reid Adventures

    Which Mobile HAM for APRS

    Hello All. My wife and I are planning our first trip in January to Death Valley and Yosemite. We are going it alone so we will remain mild mannered and not TOO far off of beaten paths. I am a licensed HAM but haven't done anything with my license as of yet. I am looking to purchase and install...
  6. Gryf

    Overland communications: My current solution

    TLDR: Wife and I wanted a way to talk to groups without use needing to become radio operators. I programmed the Rugged Radio defaults & GMRS channels 17-22 on my hand held radios. If you want to know the logic please read on. I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and influence. I haven't...
  7. SDRover

    Handheld Ham Radio Adivce

    After spending all day yesterday I've finally passed my Ham Radio Technician License. Does anyone have recommendations for a quality handheld radio? I want to avoid the cheaper radios but want to find one that is fairly easy to use - mostly interested in communication with 4x4 clubs and...
  8. ovrlndr

    OB Approved Personal Satellite Communicators

    Everyone participating in outdoor recreation of any kind in remote areas, especially those where cell reception is spotty or non-existent, contact with other people is infrequent, and the elements and/or terrain can lead to accidents, injury, or death should consider some type of personal...
  9. nickburt

    inReach Communicator - how do you use yours?

    There's lots of discussion about different types of navigators and communication devices and which ones are "best" or suit individual preferences, but I want this to focus on inReach. I ask this because I'm already sold on the advantages of inReach and it's capabilities, what I'm now looking at...
  10. Niko Caignie

    Kicking in an open door: what com's to use.

    Building your rig is a combination of choices, preferences, budget, ... but whatever works for you is fine. Now when it comes to linking your rig to the outside world, we get a whole different ball game: I started with a HAM course, because that's what you need in order to operate a HAM radio...
  11. JacobFeuerman

    Trail Communication

    Hello, When your on the trail how do you communicate with each other? Do you use radios (I.e. CB, HAM, Other) or hand signals, vehicle signals, or another form? Do different groups have different methods?