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

James Nylen jnylen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 14:04:56 UTC 2013


Would be awesome to take a setup like that to Burning Man.


On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com> wrote:

> 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.
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> Got a Wilson 12" GSM/GPRS antenna and amplifier coming for better cell
> coverage, and a high gain external USB Wifi adapter (Alfa AWUS036NHR -
> High-Gain 2000mw 2W 802.11 B/G/N) with an omni and a directional (works on
> Linux, Mac and Winders)
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> http://www.kurumirakuru.com/**2013/09/my-cellular-data-**setup.html<http://www.kurumirakuru.com/2013/09/my-cellular-data-setup.html>
> Is similar to what I just ordered, we'll see how it works.
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> I'm hoping to be far enough away from the house a HAM repeater would not
> work. And this solves my data connection needs.
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> Just wondering if there was still much use to a CB on the road. I remember
> chatter about gas stations, police, things to see and women with sexy
> voices asking for a 10-36 (what time is it) as well as some "help I'm
> stuck" calls. I didn't know if such things still happened on the road.
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> On the geeky side: Am setting up my Asus Tablet as my road server..
> with a "piratebox/librarybox" style wide open share for files, music, etc.
> with a wide open Wifi.. It'll be interesting to see if anyone else ever
> connects to it.
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