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

Bret McHone dbmchone at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 15:00:23 UTC 2013


<threadjack> any recommended material for the person looking to tinker with
ham radio? /<threadjack>
On Oct 14, 2013 10:21 AM, "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>>>
>>>
>>> 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)
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> I'm hoping to be far enough away from the house a HAM repeater would not
>>> work. And this solves my data connection needs.
>>>
>>> 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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