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    my experience with GMRS so far

    Finished installing the MXT115 in my 5th wheel over the weekend. Mounted the Midland 6db gain antenna on the ladder. Haven't really tested it much, but as expected it blew away the handhelds when operated side by side. Going to buy a bunch of the MXT275's next and install them in the Jeeps...
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    SPOT X vs garmin inreach mini?

    The lack of a dedicated number has always been my #1 complaint about my inReach. I had one of the original Spot devices and loved the simplicity of it, but the 2-way capability that only the inReach offered at the time made me switch over. I still do find that my inReach is generally more...
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    CB radio, cell phone, iPod

    https://audiointerrupt.com/Content/CBMU4.html
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    my experience with GMRS so far

    The local repeater would be sweet, and really my dad and I would be the ones who would want that functionality, but there's no way I'm getting him to take a Ham test lol. At 66 I don't want him too far away from help when he's out hiking/hunting. But I think he'll be close enough where the...
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    my experience with GMRS so far

    I have definitely considered a mast, and will likely install one at some point. Our land sits at a pretty high point as it is (we can see from Spinney Mtn Reservoir to Kenosha Pass for those familiar with the area) but a little extra height will certainly help, especially when using the...
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    my experience with GMRS so far

    I've used CBs for 20 years or so and have always been a bit disappointed. I've tuned antennas and all that, but never bothered with doing anything further than that. They work great on trail rides, everybody has one, no license, low cost of admission. I had looked for a while into getting a...
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    My wranglers steering is too sensitive, help!

    This is a spammer, notice the "link" at the end of his post.
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    New GMRS Handheld Two-Way Radios Now Available

    For completion's sake, I got an email overnight saying my license was granted. Less than 48 hours from application to receiving the license.
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    New GMRS Handheld Two-Way Radios Now Available

    What's the usual turnaround time on the GMRS license? Have a couple of the Midland radios at home and waiting for my license to go through so I can test them out a bit.
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    2019 Grand Cherokee SLOW Build

    Personally, I'd spend time in Ouray/Silverton/Lake City before Telluride. The town as a whole generally looks down their noses at the 4x4 community. A buddy of mine took his WK2 with us to Moab a few years ago. I think there you will spend more time on "dirt roads" and less on trails. It...
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    2019 Grand Cherokee SLOW Build

    The WK2 is a surprisingly capable vehicle. Ground clearance and articulation aren't the best, but we took ours all over Ouray and Silverton. Only trail we didn't do was Poughkeepsie. But if your wife won't do Hell's Revenge, I'm guessing she won't be up for Black Bear! Great highway manners...
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    wind power

    We're somewhat protected from the wind where we're at, had planned on a decently tall pole. And it's windy enough down there where the max wind speed that the turbine is rated to is certainly a concern. The area sees wind over 40mph somewhat regularly. We don't need a ton of output from since...
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    wind power

    Looking at using wind to supplement my solar setup. It's not really an expedition rig, but I have the HF 100w solar panel kit for 5th wheel and am thinking about adding a small wind setup. The area we primarily camp in can get windy and I figured that would be a good way to bring in a little...
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    Tactical Notebook Covers Binders

    I'd rather have one of these.
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