User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-30-2019, 03:21 PM #16
WhiteBoomer04's Avatar
WhiteBoomer04 WhiteBoomer04 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 270
WhiteBoomer04 will become famous soon enough
WhiteBoomer04 WhiteBoomer04 is offline
Member
WhiteBoomer04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: SoCal
Posts: 270
WhiteBoomer04 will become famous soon enough
Personally I would not see the value in spending that amount of money on single band HAM radio, and not buying at least DUAL band. (2m/70cm Dual Band). I'd also encourage the adventure off-roader to get APRS.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Battle Born Offroad View Post
This is the exact system 95% off offroad race teams use for their chase trucks and base camps. It uses a Japanese made ICON radio, which is much higher quality then the Rugged stuff. Magnetic antenna and cigar power wire mean this is easy to throw in the rig for a weekend trip, and easily removed for storage.



Whether you’re part of a race team or out playing with friends the PCI Chase Package is a great way to stay in contact. Great for base camp set ups or chase vehicles. Programmed with Weatherman’s Stock frequency list, or we can add your personal frequencies.

Icom F5021 VHF Mobile Radio. 50 Watts of power, 128 Channels, alphanumeric display. Complete with bracket, Hand Mic and Power cable.
No Ground Plane Antenna
Magnetic Mount coax package includes cigar power cable.

Radio Type: Mobile VHF Radio
Frequency Range: 136–174 MHz
Number of channels: 128 channels / 8 Zones
Current Drain: TX 50w vhf 10.0A
RX Max Audio 1.2A
Stand-by 300 mA
Power Supply Voltage: 13.6v DC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5-29/32 × 1-9/16 × 6-19/32 inches.
Weight: 2.4lb
Output Power: 50w @ 13.6v DC
Supplied Accessories: Hand microphone (HM-152), DC power cable, Mounting bracket kit, Microphone hanger , Key assign sticker

PCI is not a frequency coordinator. We recommend using Forest Industries Telecommunications and they have set up a portal to obtain a license here
__________________
Mark
04 V8 SE, RST Twin stick conversion. 4x4 Labs rear bumper, SW Sliders & Bullbar, ARB Locked F&R, 5.39’s, Smittybilt 10,000lb winch, 1.5 4Crawler BL, Flowmaster, CB and 2m/70cm Ham, Sat. Radio, CO2 system, Lightforce, African Outback Rack, Budbuilt, Front Runner RTT. Rock Solid Toys Solid axles, Atlas Crawl Case, 40" Cooper STT Pro's on Fuel Anza D116 beadlocks, 5:38 gear set, ADS Coilovers.
WhiteBoomer04 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-30-2019, 03:26 PM #17
DavidR1's Avatar
DavidR1 DavidR1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 296
DavidR1 will become famous soon enough
DavidR1 DavidR1 is offline
Member
DavidR1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 296
DavidR1 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coyotegray View Post

There are a few older land mobile radios that are FCC type certified for GMRS and work great you can get on Ebay, etc. but if you don't want to go through the details of that then the Midland MXT400 is a good off the shelf solution.
So any handhelds that would work OK? I don't get out as often as I would like and don't really need something hardwired if I can get away with it. Mostly it will just be me and a few friends, most of the offroad groups around here use GMRS as well.
DavidR1 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-30-2019, 03:45 PM #18
Bumbo's Avatar
Bumbo Bumbo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 3,239
Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold
Bumbo Bumbo is offline
Senior Member
Bumbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 3,239
Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold
I never really did the GMRS thing, from what I understand you still need a licence to operate those bands.

Here is a type accepted MURS VHF radio. Inexpensive and legal way is doing it right. No licence required.

I know many that off-road and use MURS bands. For car-to-car coms, you really don't need much and its a huge improvement over CB.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...RC7F9EI2&psc=1
Bumbo is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-04-2019, 06:08 PM #19
Coyotegray's Avatar
Coyotegray Coyotegray is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 83
Coyotegray is on a distinguished road
Coyotegray Coyotegray is offline
Member
Coyotegray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 83
Coyotegray is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
So any handhelds that would work OK? I don't get out as often as I would like and don't really need something hardwired if I can get away with it. Mostly it will just be me and a few friends, most of the offroad groups around here use GMRS as well.
If thats the limit of what you want to do then any GMRS radio should work...
__________________
2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium, Dual Battery with Blue Sea Switch, 2" Lift with Bilstein 6112\5100 & ICON 2" Rear Springs, GOBI Stealth Cargo Rack, BFgoodrick KO2 Tires, weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR 470210 Cell Phone Signal Booster, Goose Gear Rear Plate, ARB CKMTA12 On-Board Twin Air Compressor, ARB Differential Breather Kit, Yaesu FT-857D Amateur Radio Transceiver with LDG Electronics YT-100 Automatic Antenna Tuner for HF, Big Sky Locking Gun Rack, Victory 4X4 Blitz Bumper and HF APEX 12,000 lb Winch.
Coyotegray is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-06-2019, 11:46 AM #20
DavidR1's Avatar
DavidR1 DavidR1 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 296
DavidR1 will become famous soon enough
DavidR1 DavidR1 is offline
Member
DavidR1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 296
DavidR1 will become famous soon enough
Any recommendations for a handheld GMRS radio?

I go out with a group 4-5 times a year and would only use it for these trips. Unsure I want to hard wire something to the vehicle at this point, but also don't want to end up with something worthless.
DavidR1 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-18-2020, 01:10 AM #21
BlackCloud's Avatar
BlackCloud BlackCloud is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Kensington, MD
Posts: 264
BlackCloud will become famous soon enough
BlackCloud BlackCloud is offline
Member
BlackCloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Kensington, MD
Posts: 264
BlackCloud will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coyotegray View Post
I mounted it on the back of the GOBI rack with a Diamond K540 mount.
I used the washer and nut they provided with the booster kit...
You mounted it to the Gobi rack, but does the kit include a bracket that would work on the standard T4R roof rack crossbars?
BlackCloud is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-18-2020, 01:13 AM #22
Coyotegray's Avatar
Coyotegray Coyotegray is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 83
Coyotegray is on a distinguished road
Coyotegray Coyotegray is offline
Member
Coyotegray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 83
Coyotegray is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackCloud View Post
You mounted it to the Gobi rack, but does the kit include a bracket that would work on the standard T4R roof rack crossbars?
The Diamond K515S might work...
__________________
2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium, Dual Battery with Blue Sea Switch, 2" Lift with Bilstein 6112\5100 & ICON 2" Rear Springs, GOBI Stealth Cargo Rack, BFgoodrick KO2 Tires, weBoost Drive 4G-X OTR 470210 Cell Phone Signal Booster, Goose Gear Rear Plate, ARB CKMTA12 On-Board Twin Air Compressor, ARB Differential Breather Kit, Yaesu FT-857D Amateur Radio Transceiver with LDG Electronics YT-100 Automatic Antenna Tuner for HF, Big Sky Locking Gun Rack, Victory 4X4 Blitz Bumper and HF APEX 12,000 lb Winch.
Coyotegray is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 01:36 PM #23
klamerit klamerit is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Chicago
Posts: 12
klamerit is on a distinguished road
klamerit klamerit is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Chicago
Posts: 12
klamerit is on a distinguished road
I wouldn't want to be left out of touch. Thank you for the theme. I've been thinking about it.
klamerit is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 04-20-2020, 02:02 PM #24
5VZ-FE's Avatar
5VZ-FE 5VZ-FE is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Norcal
Posts: 34
5VZ-FE is on a distinguished road
5VZ-FE 5VZ-FE is offline
Member
5VZ-FE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Norcal
Posts: 34
5VZ-FE is on a distinguished road
Thanks for all of this info!
__________________
‘98 T100 SR5 4X4 5spd (sold)
‘99 4Runner SR5 4x4 5spd E-Locker
5VZ-FE is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-21-2020, 02:19 PM #25
el_kab0ng el_kab0ng is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 503
el_kab0ng is on a distinguished road
el_kab0ng el_kab0ng is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 503
el_kab0ng is on a distinguished road
Things to note:

GMRS/FRS is locked to specific channels which could get crowded (although the FCC has recently expanded the band).

HAM is not legally allowed to TX over GMRS/FRS, but CAN RX.

HAM generally has more power output (30+ watts) than GMRS and can reach out better when you have clear LoS.

Repeater advantages have already been discussed, but there's also IRLP for licensed operators to use.

I personally run a Yaesu Ft-8800R rig in my 4Skinner and carry two Yaesu VX-5R HTs for in the field work between operators.

You don't need a massively complicated set up to get the benefits of HAM. For several years, I ran one of the HTs with a Diamond antenna and a hand mic. Granted, I was maxed out at 5 watts, but with the larger antenna, I could reach out beyond the 5-7 mile range.
el_kab0ng is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-21-2020, 02:53 PM #26
Bumbo's Avatar
Bumbo Bumbo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 3,239
Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold
Bumbo Bumbo is offline
Senior Member
Bumbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: CA
Posts: 3,239
Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold Bumbo is a splendid one to behold
Glad you mentioned that... The IRLP / Echolink or similar functions that link radio repeater to internet IP is pretty dang useful and only expand coverage...

My wife went snowboarding few states away and there was no cellular coverage for her... no reliable repeaters between us either. Only her small VX-2R Yaesu.

Plus I had to work and couldn't not be parked near a radio.

She used a handheld into a repeater that was Echolinked, and I just used the Echolink an app on my iPhone. I could monitor and talk to that repeater in case there was an incident.
Bumbo is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
4g-x , drive , otr , road , work

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pics of my Comms Setup Ryan1975 Engines / Suspension / Wheels / Tires / Audio / Accessories 14 05-17-2017 01:33 AM
Delorme inReach - GPS Comms agjake01 5th gen T4Rs 4 08-03-2016 08:45 AM
Colorado Backcountry Comms Class April 9 KeithMaine 5th gen T4Rs 2 03-19-2016 11:35 AM
Project Comms for Black TNT. Wepps 5th gen T4Rs 1 04-27-2012 02:12 AM
**SOLD** FJ Cruiser Off-Road Pkg Wheels/Tires & Off-Road Pkg (Bilstein) Suspension FJ This Classifieds - buy & sell (no commercial ads please) 17 12-09-2009 08:08 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2020