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  1. 28skater

    28skater Well-Known Member

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    What are most people using at the river CB or VHF?

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  2. STV_Keith

    STV_Keith Well-Known Member

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    I don't know a lot of people using stuff other than cell honestly. I had VHF in my Scarab, but almost never used it and it was never on unless I wanted to listen in to something specific.

    In the off-road game, it seems most are using commercial band UHF stuff, in the 460MHz-470MHz range.
     
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    VHF all days long as everyone in your group has it
     
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    We have been using 5W, VHF/UHF handheld radios the last year. Works a lot better than the CB and we can listen in to some of the KOH race channels. I also take one on the boat with Chanel 16 (156.800) as a last resort if we get into trouble w/o cell service. I was going to purchase the "Rugged Radios" 5w radios, until I started doing some research and fond that all they do is take someone else's radio and simply adds some preset channels to make it more user friendly. I was able to program my radios with the same channels. My radios cost $30 and are the same as the $80 rugged radios, but Camouflage instead of blue:D.
     
  5. RiverDave

    RiverDave Heart Broken

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    how do you know? i have car to car in the ranger but haven't used it yet.. honestly i don't know shit about it? it's all PCI stuff
     
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    The radio itself is likely a Yaesu or Kenwood. Look on the back for a model number. Then you can look it up and see what its intended use and freq range is.
     
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    It's not like I can pull this thing out of the dash and look at the back of it.. Point in fact there is something weird going on with mine. When we talk it sounds all echo like in the other cars, and my range is extremely short to broadcast.. Although I can hear everyone else miles away. The other problem is when it comes through the headsets it is crazy freakin loud, and I can't figure out how to turn the thing down?

    RD
     
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    Call PCI. Their support is pretty good.
     
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    RiverDave Heart Broken

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    When we take the dash off to redo some stuff (mounting for GPS etc..) That's probably what I'm going to do.

    RD
     
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    I had PCI in my cyclone. I didn't have many issues but can agree that there customer support was great.
     
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    Do you have a link?
     
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    Baofeng UV5R check out eBay
     
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    28skater Well-Known Member

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    Ended up buying a 60 watt from Rugged radio with antenna black Friday sale 300 bucks need to find someone local to see if if works?
     

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