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?
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...
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...
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...
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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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...
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...
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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...
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!
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...
What are the advantages of having a ham radio and a cb radio or instead of cb??
I already have a cb in my suburban.
It's a Uniden 787 with a .....hhmmm...I forget if it's a k30 or k40 antenna . It worked well back home in Michigan, but here in the mountains of north Idaho. ....not so much.
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...