Re: Ham Radio for Trail Use Primer & Radio Buyers Guide
HAM radio on the trails is very worth having, even with simplex transmissions (radio-to-radio). The range is just so much better than 11 meter AM (CB frequencies).
Case in point: Back in January, Lee and I were able to talk from one side of the offroad park to the other at Barnwell Mountain in Gilmer, TX (during the Toyota Texas Jamboree). For those of you that know anything about Barnwell, it's a huge offroad park, with lots of trees and ravines.
Plus, I didn't realize it at the time, but I was broadcasting on low power, and the the transmissions weren't really affected by the terrain...
Dennis' Titanium 'Bird of Prey':
'08 Titanium 4X4; AT; LD; A-Trac; Cobra CB radio & Bandi-mount mini whip; Yaesu FT-7800R HAM radio & Comet SBB7 hatch-mounted 5/8 wave antenna Call Sign: KE5WTX; Toyota extra horn mod; BajaRack Exp roof rack; 295/70/16 Hankook Dynapro MT tires; Factory off-road 16" alloys; OME 884 front coils & N140S shocks, ToyTec Medium rear coils, OME N71E rear shocks; SCUBA breather mod; Steel sway bar collars; Digger upper and lower rear links; Rasta4x4 skids; Metal Tech step sliders & front tube bumper; Hella 500's Future Mods: Cloaking Device, Disruptors