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  1. NJRadioGuy

    US East CQ FIELD DAY! Where ham radio meets overlanding

    QST QST QST Calling all overlanding ham radio operators who would like to consider combining a Field Day entry and a weekend of camping and adventuring over the June 25-26 weekend in northern Virginia, in the George Washington Nat'l Forest. The radio event runs from 2pm Saturday until 2pm...
  2. redquatquat

    What is a good external ham antenna for BaoFeng handeld?

    During my last trip I got way too much static while in the car, have have a BaoFeng BF-F8HP handled. What would be a good external antenna to mount on the roof rack? And does the coax cable length will impact negatively the quality of transmission? Thanks
  3. paramatt

    UK amateur radio foundation test online

    Hi all looking around I see that the discussion of the best communication types for the UK has been had best UK comms, I see most are using PMR, Zello or CB with some interest in HAM but the UK not having an OLB Comms frequency is there not enough interest/licensed members to have one? But if...
  4. 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...
  5. El-Dracho

    How to hold a handheld HAM securely in the rig

    Hi! Beside the permanently installed coms I use also a handheld. Have a charging cradle for it with a cable which plugs into 12V. Currently I am thinking about how to hold it securely in the rig. My favourite would be if it sits in the charging cradle. But how to mount this. Maybe someone has...
  6. 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...

    New Yaesu FTM-300DR vs FTM-400XDR?

    The 400 has been around a few years now. The touch screen is a nice option, but for offroad, not sure it is best due to the potential for it become scratched due to dust. The , not yet released, 300 is not a touch screen, but is manipulated with 10 buttons. Also the mic controls look bigger...
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  9. 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
  10. 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)
  11. 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)
  12. Kent R

    US West Ham Cram and Test in Modesto CA. February 15, 2020

    Ham Cram and Test in Modesto CA. Put on by the Stanislaus County Amateur Radio Emergency Service. RSVP BY USING THIS LINK ONLY!!!! https://www.stanares.org/ham-cram/ February 15, 2020 3705 Oakdale Road, Modesto CAView Rally Point
  13. Charlie W2YBX

    Digital Ham: D-Star or Fusion (or other) when travelling.

    Hello! I'm looking to get a digital dual band 2m/70cm radio for my vehicle (D-Star or Fusion) and I'm wondering if anyone here would like to share their opinions/stories/rants! on which one, if any, they use or prefer. I mostly travel East of the Mississippi, and the radios I'm looking at are...
  14. 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...
  15. whiskey7backroads

    Reoccurring - Ham Radio Weekly NET - 02/15/2019

    Weekly NET for licensed HAM radio operators. Must have current license to attend and listen View Rally Point Details
  16. whiskey7backroads

    US West Ham Radio Weekly NET

    There will be a weekly NET for all Overland Bound members who have a valid Ham license. This will be on Echolink conference node 357087 (Starlink) every Friday Night at 5:30pm PST. You can also connect thru Allstar HUB Node 41120 DMR TG-3148905 IRLP Reflector 9256View Rally Point
  17. Chadlyb

    Multiple comms. for a Toyota Tacoma. Where did you put yours and how?

    So I've got a 2011 Toyota Tacoma quad cab and have 2 communications systems that need a home. Where oh where did you put yours and how did you secure them in?
  18. 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...
  19. Charlie W2YBX

    Anyone using APRS?

    Hello! I'm curious if any Ham operators here use APRS during their travels (for tracking/locating/emergency recovery/other reasons). I'm researching new mobile radios for my new ride and would appreciate any feedback! Thanks =)
  20. Boort

    Any Colorado Front Range HAM Operators Spare Some Time for a Cub Scout Pack?

    Hello all, A friend of mine at work has a pack of Cub Scouts who were looking to do a Jamboree over the Air along with their Jamboree-on-the-Internet coming up this fall. Unfortunately none of the parents know any HAM Operators. My buddy mentioned it to me and I offered to post here to see if...