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Rcad

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No problem. I just thought I'd check.
I only have a cheap handheld CB and the last few times I've been out with people, they all seem to use GMRS so I had no communication with the group. It was kind of a bummer but certainly wasn't a big deal. I've been looking into getting a GMRS radio soon... more money I shouldn't spend though!
 
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Roaming Bear

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Is this a hard trail or an easy one. I am brand new to this overlanding thing and can you tell me what to bring
 

Roaming Bear

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th/ks for the info. Do you have any idea where we will be camping. I see that you are Navy. Are you still active or retired. I am a retired HM rom 1989 and then became a state cop
 
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SDrnd2

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th/ks for the info. Do you have any idea where we will be camping. I see that you are Navy. Are you still active or retired. I am a retired HM rom 1989 and then became a state cop
I’m still an FC still active. We’ll probably be taking a dispersed site somewhere midway through the trail based on how many folks show up.
 

lnye26

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SDrnd2, what comms do you run? CB, GMRS, HAM or nada?
GMRS is a good comm to use for these adventures, Ham is a little more complicated.
GMRS handhelds can be bought on Amazon for under $70.
You should have a license ($35.00 for ten years I believe) but.... who is going to track.
Oftentimes there is always someone that has an extra radio or two.
 

Rcad

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Wildomar, CA, USA
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GMRS is a good comm to use for these adventures, Ham is a little more complicated.
GMRS handhelds can be bought on Amazon for under $70.
You should have a license ($35.00 for ten years I believe) but.... who is going to track.
Oftentimes there is always someone that has an extra radio or two.
Thanks for the info! I just bought a GMRS radio and the license. Unfortunately the radio I bought is back ordered so I may not have it for this trip. FYI, the GMRS license is still $70... hasn't been reduced to $35 yet.
 

lnye26

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Yucca Valley, CA, USA
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GMRS is a good comm to use for these adventures, Ham is a little more complicated.
GMRS handhelds can be bought on Amazon for under $70.
You should have a license ($35.00 for ten years I believe) but.... who is going to track.
Oftentimes there is always someone that has an extra radio or two.
Thanks for the info! I just bought a GMRS radio and the license. Unfortunately the radio I bought is back ordered so I may not have it for this trip. FYI, the GMRS license is still $70... hasn\'t been reduced to $35 yet.
Thought maybe it had finally been reduced, guess not!
Paid $70. for mine also.
 

DrewKD

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I'm interested. I run GMRS and HAM. I will RSVP when I know for sure that I am going.
 
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Roaming Bear

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˜Now I fully understand why people boondock and overland. I just took my brother in law to Joshua Tree National Park camping and to take picture of the sky at night. We had a younger group of kids camping near us that would talk and laugh until 1 in the morning and walk through our camp site. I am done with this kind of camping. Get me away from the crowds and back where I can enjoy the beauty of nature without stupid people lol
 

SDrnd2

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Good morning all, I’m excited for this coming trip and hopefully it turns out to be loads of fun for everyone. I will say for my first setup of a rally point, the turnout so far is fantastic. Thank you for joining and I look forward to meeting you all this weekend!!