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Thread: ENH Anniversary Run - June 1st 2019 - Registration and Details

  1. #106
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    Question Radio decisions

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueberryHill View Post
    Radios, while not required, are so cheap and easy to acquire as to be a must have. FRS works great, most likely that's what we'll be using. Please make sure your radio works, and you know how to use it, ahead of time. Don't be "that guy" breaking open the bubble pack at 9:00 AM on June 1st.
    Any chance of deciding that before the day of? ENH Mandatory Equipment list recommends CB and you seem to be leaning FRS. I can go either way, but I'd rather not have to bring both and mess around swaping out in the parking lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecgreen View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivoryring View Post
    Sure do!
    I'm in...let the CB banter begin
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken1 View Post
    Any chance of deciding that before the day of? ENH Mandatory Equipment list recommends CB and you seem to be leaning FRS. I can go either way, but I'd rather not have to bring both and mess around swaping out in the parking lot.
    I'm glad you brought this up. I prefer CB and plan that to be primary. I will monitor FRS, and try to get out important information with both. Someone often volunteers to be the CB-FRS relay.

    FRS is a good option for beginners as there's no installation or performance headaches from a weak installation. A good CB installation just works best in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken1 View Post
    Any chance of deciding that before the day of? ENH Mandatory Equipment list recommends CB and you seem to be leaning FRS. I can go either way, but I'd rather not have to bring both and mess around swaping out in the parking lot.
    The MEL was created years ago. alot of folks still hold onto CB due to installed user base.

    This question is often debated and often falls to what everyone has. I always carry both and often swap out. Yes its a pain, and why I'm trying to get the truck set up to run all 3 all the time.

    I'll post a thread to feel out who has what and so we can nail down the 2 stock groups

    For anyone interested in FRS (let the debate continue!)

    handheld "bubble pack" radios below 2W ERP don't require a 'license'. This page https://www.buytwowayradios.com/blog...ense_free.html shows what radios do require license. The handheld FRS are great for spotting.
    There are plenty of great mag-mount antenna for CB and 3M velcro works well as a temp mounting solution for the radio.

    but I don't recommend the compact CBs (Cobra 75, Midland 75...) and the Uniden 760 has had increasing reports of failure... I've used both hte Cobra and Midland. Midland had a overheat failure and a poor contact with its adapter base, causing it to cut out. The Cobra suffers from weak TX (but good RX).
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    For me I'm going with a CB. For me it's much easier to use and much easier to hear.
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    Went out today and did final planning for the anniversary event. All the roads are set up to flow very smoothly.


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    FRS is more common in handhelds than CBs today. One of the nice things about having a handheld is one can be given to the driver and the other to the spotter. Allows for clean directions from one person without yelling. makes for better videos to.
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    For what it's worth, I have both in my rig and I'll figure out with my group beforehand what we're using. I'm fine with either.
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    personnel been using a CB for over 40 years ,seem to always work just fine.
    Scott / teamjeepcrawl / Xoverland

    1997 Jeep wrangler TJ ,4 inch rough county x- series lift. sitting on 33 inch BFG KM 2s ,tom woods drive shafts with SYE ,chrome molly axles ,smittybilt bumpers,rock-rails ,winch,skid plates ,ARB snorkel,CB radio , full roll cage built by Stinkys off road , along with a few outer moderate up grades and add ons. with a bunch of gear and tools just in case ..M101 Trailer with a roof top tent for those overland adventures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueberryHill View Post
    Someone often volunteers to be the CB-FRS relay.
    I volunteer as tribute! Since I'll be looking to hitchhike with someone anyway. Maybe I can add ham radio to the mix, too, but I only have two hands and my brain may explode.

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    I have a CB, haven't really used it but heard the truckers now and then on the trip to FL. So I assume working.

    Off the full list of required equipment, I won't have all the stuff for the winch, got one coming in, so hopefully it'll at least be installed. Only things else would be HiIft jack and chainsaw. I'm stock hight, so I figure a good piece of a 4x4 or 6x6 and I should be good. I've used the stock jack before without issue. I'll be getting a battery powered chainsaw later this summer but for now a handsaw and hatchet should work.

    For a rear row point I've got the stock hook on the JK and a reciever shackle. Will that work?

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