I have a Baofeng with all the FRS and GMRS freqs in it. Also a separate FRS/gmrs radio. CB, VHF/UHF and when I fix my ICOM, HF.When I am on the road I am usually traveling with a couple FRS Motorola talkabouts. I also like to bring my CB handpack in the cab, and I also have a multiband Baofeng that I am looking to get dialed in for GRMS band. I would love to go radio crazy in the cab but don't want to tear up my interior too badly.
I have all the frs, grms, murs freqs, need to talk to my freind with a programming cable to get it in. I also have it set up to monitor local police/fire freqs.I have a Baofeng with all the FRS and GMRS freqs in it. Also a separate FRS/gmrs radio. CB, VHF/UHF and when I fix my ICOM, HF.
I've been reading about HAM radios on this forum and, in particular, your posts ... I read in one of your posts where you wrote about the BaoFeng BF-F8HP ... Would you please elaborate on the pros and cons of this radio? I am a complete novice and am wanting something entry level while I learn about HAM and prepare to take the exam.What Band(s) do you have available to you in your Overland rig? What thought process lead you to picking this/these band(s)?
Sorry. Kind of catching up.I intend to run the Yaesu 857 when I get around to it. The thought of running two different antennas annoys me.
What mount are you running on the drivers side? I have a similar mount to your passenger side one on my Xterra but have been looking for something to hold hamsticks or even a 102" CB antenna.Sorry. Kind of catching up.
I run an 857 and love it. Once I start doing HF I really don't spend a lot of time on repeaters any more unless I am doing a service event.
I use a typical dual band antenna. For UHF/VHF. One of the Diamond ones. For HF I take a quiver of Ham Sticks for the band's I want to work. They work great and are cheap enough that I don't get to upset if I bang one on a tree. When I am just out wheeling I run a cheap'o truck stop CB antenna. I can use this to listen in on the bands to see if anything is happening. If I do hear something I put up the better antenna and off we go.
I also keep an NVIS wire antenna on hand that can double as a close to matching vertical if needed.
It is not as sexy as some riggs but is dam durable and I have talked around the world with this set up.
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I took some pictures of the mounts for you.What mount are you running on the drivers side? I have a similar mount to your passenger side one on my Xterra but have been looking for something to hold hamsticks or even a 102" CB antenna.