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  1. Chris Arnesen

    US Southwest Overland Bound at QuartzFest 2020

    QuartzFest is a week-long ham radio, camping, learning and living event. My wife and I will be attending QuartzFest 2020 and wanted to get the word out about the event so that others that are interested in ham radio. For 2019, they had a record attendance of over 1,000!
  2. C


    Was looking to pull a purchase of the FTM‑400XD, but then I see this: Thoughts?
  3. ok4runner

    Enid Amateur Radio Club, HAM FEST

    ALL THINGS HAM RADIO!! We will have a Meet & Greet, Class Testing, Swap meet, Vendors, and best of all a Rig Show!! www.enidarc.org @enidamateurradioclub (Facebook)
  4. ok4runner

    Enid Amateur Radio Club, HAM Fest

    ALL THINGS HAM RADIO!! We will have a Meet & Greet, Class Testing, Swap meet, Vendors, and best of all a Rig Show!! www.enidarc.org @enidamateurradioclub (Facebook)
  5. NineZero

    Hello from the Los Angeles area!

    So happy to be part of this great community, I'm a vintage Land Rover collector and overland enthusiast. My wife is an accomplished Overlander and Off-Road rally competitor and my daughter is happy to be along for the ride. I've been driving off-road for almost 20 years and have competed in a...
  6. Prerunner1982

    US Southwest Amateur Radio Technician (entry level) license class - Edmond, OK

    If you prefer a class based study instead of self study. Aug 27th - Oct 22, Tuesday evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm. Sign up: Edmond Amateur Radio Society (EARS) :|: Home Questions? contact cqN5ZY@gmail.com
  7. Jedi

    US Northwest Sudden Valley Amateur Radio Club 2019-1 Spring Technician License Course and FCC Testing

    This event is being posted on behalf of the Sudden Valley Amateur Radio Club of Bellingham, WA, who is holding their Spring Technician License Course.
  8. justintheegreat

    HAM for newbies

    planning on attending the HAM CRAM coming up. and ive been watching video and even downloaded an app to help me study and learn. what would you guys say a good starting point or good radio would be to start with. i dont mind if its hand held or installed in my truck.
  9. TerryD

    *Ham Radio Fest* Frostfest 2019 Richmond, VA

    Hello Virginians! We've got the Richmond Frost Fest coming up Feb 2nd. There will be test sessions there as well as plenty of vendors and used gear! I've already ordered my early bird tickets and will be headed in that morning. If you want to meet up there, just give me a shout! More Info...
  10. 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...
  11. Overland Commander

    Truick Mobile - Retevis RT-95

    What to install? That's the question. After culling through many sources, I decided to go with a ham radio as the installed mobile, backed up with GMRS and CB handhelds. I figure this is the best combination for interoperability with club runs, and functionality in remote areas. I settled on...
  12. 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...
  13. Vincent Keith

    HF Mobile?

    Some questions for those of you who have HF mobile. How often do you actually use HF while the vehicle is in motion? What advantage do you see to mobile HF vs portable HF like in my case, the Elecraft XK3? I ask because I have several wire antenna setups that are easy to deploy. My think is is...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Richard Derr

    Ham Radio Placement in 2017 T4R

    My ham radio is a Alnico DR-638T and the removable face plate is in the dash but I am having trouble finding a location for the main part of the radio, right now it is under the rear seat. Any ideas of other 5th gen 4 runners?
  17. nickburt

    International Amateur Radio ??

    Am I right in thinking that a license issued in any particular country is only valid in that country? For example, if I get a license in the UK, can I legally transmit while visiting another country?
  18. 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...
  19. HappyOurOverlanding

    2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Modifications

    WOW! The builds in these threads are great. I can see where I'll get some great ideas for possible future adds to my 4Runner so as a new member I am adding my thread to the forum. Being newbies to Overlanding, my wife and I were a bit perplexed at what vehicle to purchase that would meet two...
  20. 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...