[Chugalug] OT: CB/FRS/HAM for road-tripping

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 14:38:49 UTC 2013


Depends. You can setup an HF repeater at your house and run data over HF
giving you immense range, not a fast uplink but it works. HF/HAM still has
its advantages over Cellular.

I'd say throw a medium power ham inyo it.
On Oct 10, 2013 10:01 AM, "Mike Harrison" <cluon at geeklabs.com> wrote:

>
> Nancy and I are having fun prepping the "Shooting Star" (the RV's name...)
> for some serious road tripping, and I know that man of the list members
> are HAM's, so I'm asking:
>
> What is currently useful for popping in the RV for general radio use
> in this modern day? I grew up on CB radio's in my Dad's cars.. and back in
> the 1970's it was a useful thing to have on the road. What fills that gap
> now? Is a CB worth popping into the command center? Or would an FRS
> walky-talkie tossed in mix work just as well? Or should we bit the bullet
> and becomes HAM's?  Or have smart phones replaced it all?
>
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