Originally Posted by Red_Chili
Wow. Guess it may have been a waste of time to get the radio installed for the Kokopelli Trail ride this weekend.
I don't think so. You can listen (and you should listen to repeaters and hams a lot at first to get the lingo and technique) and if it's an emergency, you have it there. I certainly would not be the one to encourage you to key up illegally or anything, but it's the middle of the desert and there's no one around.