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Old 08-29-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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GMRS hand helds and trail rides

I have some gmrs handhelds that I use for outdoor stuff. I know a 35 mile range is not what you really get. In the wooded areas that I have used them, I have gotten as much as a mile. I was curious if anyone uses these for trail rides

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I have some gmrs handhelds that I use for outdoor stuff. I know a 35 mile range is not what you really get. In the wooded areas that I have used them, I have gotten as much as a mile. I was curious if anyone uses these for trail rides
FRS, GMRS, and CB work fine for a group that is close together. CB radio is commonly used by jeep clubs and some off road parks. All of these suffer from terrain effects. If there is a hill or mountain between you and your party you will not be able to talk to them.

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FRS, GMRS, and CB work fine for a group that is close together. CB radio is commonly used by jeep clubs and some off road parks. All of these suffer from terrain effects. If there is a hill or mountain between you and your party you will not be able to talk to them.

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I have a CB and had the same problem with a hill or mountain between. Just don't have to worry about changing swr condition. ( removing hardtop etc.)
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For offroading in a group of Jeeps, CBs are the 2-way radio of choice. Most 4x4 clubs and organized 4x4 runs either require or strongly recommend a CB be installed. Not many Jeep owners use FRS or GMRS.
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