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  1. Communications
    So.. I sold my old property 11 acres that was off grid and then removed the setup. I decided to bite the bullet and spend $139 on the Comet 712EFC 9+ dbi antenna for my GMRS repeater GM300 (RX) and SM50 (TX) @ 40w with IDOM 4 controller set at 20 second TOT and a CPU fan.. using 50w Duplexer...
  2. Communications
    Today I pulled the radios out of the safe and the get-home bags (GHB's) to test and charge them. The radio from one of the GHB's had a dead battery. I realized that the on/off button on the Baofeng radio had probably pressed against something, turned on the radio, and drained the battery. So...
  3. General Discussion
    I'll be getting my GMRS license soon FCC has in plan to drop the license but I say it would be a big mistake
  4. Communications
    Hey all. I am brand new to HAM and other forms of commo. I've used a walkie-talkie, and that's about it. I'm networking with some family members to have communication options for (fill in the blank) emergencies, in the event that cell services were to be unavailable. I have been researching two...
  5. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hey all. I am brand new to HAM and other forms of commo. I've used a walkie-talkie, and that's about it. I'm networking with some family members to have communication options for (fill in the blank) emergencies, in the event that cell services were to be unavailable. I have been researching...
  6. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hey all. I am brand new to HAM and other forms of commo. I've used a walkie-talkie, and that's about it. I'm networking with some family members to have communication options for (fill in the blank) emergencies, in the event that cell services were to be unavailable. I have been researching...
  7. Communications
    Hi All I just finished a long writeup on my entire Radio Communication plan. Its everything I have learned/thought of in the past year or so, condensed into a dream/to do list. I would copy it into this post, but none of the pictures are copying.... You can read it here...
  8. Communications
    I have installed Vertex vx-2100 (45 watt) radios programmed for GMRS in my vehicles, and sadly the best range I am getting is about 4 miles vehicle to vehicle. I expected this but expected more like 7 or 8 miles...but I digress. So now I am setting up a Vertex VXR-7000 repeater with a 9db...
  9. Communications
    Building my GMRS EmComm System Before I got my license I started acquiring parts for a nice portable GMRS based portable Comms setup. I wanted a rugged and simple setup with a portable repeater that my family and friends could use on our adventures. Also of course double as a reliable form of...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    It's a good read - well worth the time: http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_30144.php# First time I had ever read anything about GMRS and some of the other outlets available, but there are a lot of other options out there. It's something all of us should be aware of and be ready to...
  11. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Anyone have any suggestions. I've got some 10 year old and not so good walkies right now, and I'm browsing amazon.com looking at what else is out there...and there's alot. Ideally it'll be NOAA with a good range. Don't really want/need a billion channels. Preferably crank (and battery)...
  12. Urban Survival
    http://shopping.discovery.com/product-71622.html?jzid=40588004-66-0 This thing looks like it would be woth stuffing in a BOB. What yall think?
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