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  1. IceBear505

    Added GMRS to '18 Trek

    Spent part of my time since the holidays researching which direction to head on COMS. Decided to venture into GMRS as it feels similar to CB and without the testing required for HAM. (May eventually venture into HAM as that seems well supported by OB community). Finding a spot to route back to...
  2. trail_runn4r

    GMRS Antenna Location

    Hi all, I got a new Midland MXT275 radio to pair to my handled one. The antenna that came with it is not great so I got myself a 3db gain low profile antenna to go with it. I saw that midland offer multiple mounting solutions: hood lip mount ditch lights mount (hood) roof rack mount magnetic...
  3. AZ_4Runner

    5th Gen 4Runner Setup

    This thread I will be showing gear choice, how I pack it, radios, navigation, recovery gear and whatever else. I have a '18 4Runner without a lift and have done some great trips and camping. New gear that I picked up is a Midland 40w GMRS radio and solar generator and panel. I will update with...
  4. Flagtop

    CB and GMRS radios sharing mounts & mics (not antennas)

    New to overlanding and offroading, and now tackling comms. I bought both types of radios. Now figuring out what goes where. I'm thinking if I'd only need one type of radio at a time (true? false?) then I could: Mount both radios side by side They could share an antenna mount They could...
  5. 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...
  6. TheGreyhound

    Realistic range for FRS and GMRS handhelds?

    So before going full radio command station with my rig, I grabbed some 2watt FRS/GMRS handhelds. They’re fcc certified so all good there. I’m a former general ham but not in many years. took the dog on a walk around the neighborhood to give them a test. 6 blocks away...about 1/4 mile they...
  7. Oranger

    GMRS Antenna Upgrade and First Amateur Radio Questions.

    Hello, I am looking to upgrade my antenna from the Midland MXT275 included one and am going to be buying my first amateur radio system. I am looking at the Yaesu FTM-400XDR for the radio due to APRS and having a decent system for sending text messages over APRS. Antennas, cabling, and mounting...
  8. M Rose

    Cancelled Ham Questions Answered by GRRA at Denny’s in La Grande

    Have questions on what ham is all about, what’s up with all the different licenses, or just not sure exactly how to get started? Then this meeting is for you.View Rally Point
  9. brien

    OB Approved Overland Bound Comms Frequency Guide

    The Overland Bound community has settled on some common "calling" frequencies for the most common radio types. These are meant to be a starting point for making contact with a Overland Bound members. If your local region already has other generally accepted practices, you may want stick with...
  10. Charlie W2YBX

    Ham, CB, GMRS: Handheld vs. Mobile transceivers. Get one, get the other, or get them all?

    Hello! I bought a new vehicle recently for my overlanding shenanigans and am in the process of deciding what I should have as far as group comms go. My travels will take me from the center of the busiest cities, to the middle of nowhere (hopefully =) ). As of now, I have/am getting the...
  11. 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...
  12. Kent R

    Why you need to buy a quality Handheld (Portable) radio.

    There seems to be a constant dialogue on the forum about radio communications and what type of radio to purchase and what platform to get such as CB, FRS, GMRS & Ham. I am a huge proponent of Ham (and secondly GMRS), but that being said, more important to me is the quality of the radio you use...
  13. A

    New Midland MXT275 (GMRS Mobile)

    https://midlandusa.com/product/mxt275-micromobile-two-way-radio/?goal=0_534087e663-af68a105eb-114076357&mc_cid=af68a105eb&mc_eid=572f752e94 What a cool form factor, I've been considering adding a dedicated GMRS radio to my truck but hate to dedicate the dash space for mounting the transceiver...
  14. Big110

    SOLD *NIB* Two (2) Midland MXT400 GMRS Complete Package

    My loss, your gain.. I have two of these packages I put together, everything is new and sealed in the boxes/packages. The most incredible and powerful (40 Watt!!) GMRS radio out there. Includes repeated channels too, just a really great radio in a small package. I know Michael just tested this...
  15. A

    OB Approved Baofeng radio configuration and methods

    Hi guys, I know a lot of you may have (or be interested in picking up) a Baofeng handheld radio such as the UV-5R for cheap effective/quality FM voice communications, but may not totally understand what they're capable of, the radio services they can support, or how to properly configure them...