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

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 14:21:10 UTC 2013


With the right power, antenna, and welavelength, you can talk to home base
anywhere.
On Oct 14, 2013 10:18 AM, "James Nylen" <jnylen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Would be awesome to take a setup like that to Burning Man.
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> On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com>wrote:
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>> 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.
>>
>> 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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