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Old 09-01-2013, 01:39 AM   #1
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Trail Radio ???

I found a classified ad for a Jeep, and where it listed all of the add-ons, it said that it had a TRAIL RADIO?

I searched GOOGLE, but have found nothing about trail radios.

What exactly is a Trail Radio?

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Old 09-01-2013, 01:59 AM   #2
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I assume CB

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Old 09-01-2013, 02:04 AM   #3
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That would make sense.
I didn't think about that.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:01 AM   #4
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Yep either CB or ham, I would assume CB.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
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Maybe a marine radio.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #6
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FRS (family radio service) are also becoming popular I've heard.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #7
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Marine radios would be illegal for that usage, and FRS radios aren't common or popular at all in organized 4x4 events. In fact, most clubs & offroad events require a CB radio so most offroaders just run a CB. And even though my TJ also has a 2m ham radio in it, my CB is still the radio of choice for offroading. 9 out of 10 trail rides I don't even turn my ham radio on.
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Marine radios would be illegal for that usage, and FRS radios aren't common or popular at all in organized 4x4 events. In fact, most clubs & offroad events require a CB radio so most offroaders just run a CB. And even though my TJ also has a 2m ham radio in it, my CB is still the radio of choice for offroading. 9 out of 10 trail rides I don't even turn my ham radio on.
Thanks for the information. I digress. I didn't mean to offend or challenge your off-road knowledge. I appreciate learning about the off-road because I have a Jeep. Yeah, baby.

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Old 09-02-2013, 12:54 PM   #9
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And even though my TJ also has a 2m ham radio in it, my CB is still the radio of choice for offroading. 9 out of 10 trail rides I don't even turn my ham radio on.
I just got my Technician license a month and a half ago, but have yet to purchase a radio. I am stuck debating between a simple 2m unit or a dual band. I was just about to pull the trigger on a Yaesu 2m, but then I discovered I actually have more local repeaters on 70cm than I do on 2m! So now I'm thinking the dual band might be worth the (considerable) price hike, though it would really hurt as I'll have to buy two units--one for the Jeep and another one for the Suburban.

On my Rubicon Trail run 2 months ago, a ham radio would have come in handy many times. That was the primary reason I decided to get my license... though the long range capability is something else I have considered for some time now.

What to do?
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Congrats on passing the ham test & getting your license, very cool! I had a dual band radio & soon found I never used the 440MHz band at all. When I needed a new radio after my previous TJ was stolen, I went with a 2m only Yaesu FT-2900R & saved some considerable coin. That particular radio (75 watts!) doesn't need a fan either due to its big heat sinks so it is a lot quieter than my previous ICOM that needed a fan.

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I went with a 2m only Yaesu FT-2900R & saved some considerable coin.
That is the exact Yaesu model I was eyeballing, as it is only ~ $10 more than the (55w) FT-1900R.

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Classic, where did you dig that 70's era radio up?
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Make sure you get one that is "mil spec"...shock, vibration and moisture proof
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eBay. 25 bucks. New in box.

Thinking that's going in mine eventually.

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