What's everyone running for communications around here?
That's highly dependent on where you are in the world. I always made sure I had any local repeaters in my radio before heading out. It's been awhile since I've been on the trail but I remember we used the 147.47 for group simplex conversations. Talking through a repeater for a trail ride constantly might upset the local Hams, but it's always wise to have a bit more reach through a repeater if the need should arise.Since the topic is being brought up, what vhf frequencies are people monitoring/using?
http://usecaarc.com/test/I need to get my Ham license. Anyone holding classes anytime soon?
Get a decent ANTENNA. Lots of people bitch about them but for communication within a half mile, they work fine. I hate hand helds because they fall on the floor, are hard to find when you need them the most and the batteries go dead.
Really, I've been meaning to check out one of their meetings, just never took the time.My club (Motor City Radio Club) does them, but they're in Wyandotte.
Yes. The most common problems are with the antenna and it's connections.Fixed it. outside of handheld CBs, they are all almost equal. But even with the handheld CBs they are all at the mercy of their antenna!
Come on down,Really, I've been meaning to check out one of their meetings, just never took the time.