I appreciate your detailed explanation on HAM, but maybe I didn't explain this part too well. I have been employed as a FFII/EMT-I for a larger fire department for going on 14 years now. We have over 300 employees and run about 25,000 calls a year. I also worked part time in Dahlonega and still stop in to see all my buddies there. North of Dahlonega I have a knack for running up on bad wrecks while out exploring. I mean, the day I broke down we passed a serious motorcycle wreck and had no cell service...and only one other person was there. This is where I would like to contact them. These times with an extended response time from my buddies the HAM would come in handy. I mentioned it to Chief about contacting units on the radio for a call and he was fine with it...I know what to say and what they need to know. If I *were* to use it for a personal need in the area, I would *possibly* contact my off roading friend that is an LT. there on the training channel. This channel is used even to tell another unit to bring you lunch...its more a convienence channel for them. Again, using those channels to help me out of a personal jam would be slim to mosy likely none....but I just thought it was cool to have the option.
Originally Posted by DreamingOfExpeditions
I believe this is going to be the route I take.
Originally Posted by agavelvr
Thanks for those! I only saw where you had to e-mail them for a quote....and I honestly didn't really feel like doing that yet.
Originally Posted by h2005
And thanks for all the responses so far. I am pretty much sold on getting one as my trail riding friends are very interested if I jump in first. This should bring me much better communications while out exploring, and maybe help summon the right resources for that next bad wreck I come upon.
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2007 4.7 4X4 WK Rocky Mountain Edition
2009 Starcraft 1701 Off-Road
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