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Old 01-18-2017, 06:26 AM
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Family band? whats that exactly?
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:21 AM
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Unless your wheeling companions have no HAM. Then you must endure the poor quality of comms that a CB provides

But to the OP, go get a CB, quality antenna, tune it and you'll be all set up for CM. Then start studying for the HAM test.
CB has left the building. The HAM test requires minimal studying. All the questions are online in the free practice tests. Do those a few times and you are ready. For our basic mobile use you don't need to become an expert like the guy in tighty-whities in the basement talking to some pacific Island.

Its time for CM to lead the way: make HAM mandatory and CB optional.
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:44 AM
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CB has left the building. The HAM test requires minimal studying. All the questions are online in the free practice tests. Do those a few times and you are ready. For our basic mobile use you don't need to become an expert like the guy in tighty-whities in the basement talking to some pacific Island.

Its time for CM to lead the way: make HAM mandatory and CB optional.
I'd love to see that happen but it's not realistic IMHO yet. That's a conversation for and committee members.
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Old 01-18-2017, 11:04 AM
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For Cruise Moab, all radios are fun but a good working
CB is a REQUIREMENT.


Family band = FRS -basically the cheapo walkie talkies you can get anywhere that offer; too few channels, too much use, no physical (or legal) ability to use external antennas, 1/2Watt max, etc. They are FM and great for the kiddos around camp but good for little else at the event..

HAM -amateur radio for 4x4 operation is great and we encourage and use it (primarily the 2-meter band) but it's not a requirement for Cruise Moab.
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I think he is talking about the cheap walkie talkies people from Texas use when skiing
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:28 PM
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Once you go HAM you'll never look back.
YES! ^^^ This!!
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Old 01-18-2017, 06:21 PM
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Family band = FRS -basically the cheapo walkie talkies you can get anywhere that offer; too few channels, too much use, no physical (or legal) ability to use external antennas, 1/2Watt max, etc. They are FM and great for the kiddos around camp but good for little else at the event..
I have a set of Cobra family walky talkies that actually have a dozen or so 2 meter channels and you're supposed to be licensed to use them (they work up to 20 miles or so), in addition to the regular FM channels
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FWIW, I was that guy who refused to have anything but CB in my truck for trail comms because , "everyone else has one". Here in the east, the trails are short and the groups are usually in close proximity.

My first Cruise Moab in 2011 proved to me how incredibly useless CB radio is in an area as vast as Moab when I was unable to reach my trail leader to let him know that folks behind me had stopped. I suddenly became the trail leader until we caught up.

Then in 2012 on BTR one of our group got injured on the trail and we called for a medivac chopper relaying through the CM base station. Try doing that with a CB radio.

The most expensive CB is like Dixie cups and string compared to a $29 hand held ham radio. In my white truck I had both but I never turned on my CB once I went ham. In my Lexus I didn't even bother to install a CB because they're garbage.

However, if the CM BOD requires a CB radio to attend the event, I will have a CB radio in my truck. If the CM BOD requires vehicles to have ribbons and flowers on the outside to attend the event, I will have ribbons and flowers.
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:28 AM
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So I might suggest to CM BOD that adding a check box on the CM web signup for having HAM could help in seeing what % of participants have moved forward (at least I don't remember seeing such a thing). If nothing else it would enable data points for multiple years to show the growth.
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Old 02-19-2017, 08:46 AM
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Then in 2012 on BTR one of our group got injured on the trail and we called for a medivac chopper relaying through the CM base station.
We haven't had a base station in quite a few years. That was me and Daniel Markofsky in Fins n Things on a high spot. We were on the phone with 911 dispatch relaying your status with the air ambulance team so they knew what to expect and what your exact coordinates.
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