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

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Mon Oct 14 22:20:55 UTC 2013


define tinker.

On Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:00:23 -0400, Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> <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
>>>> 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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