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[*] posted on 8-29-2018 at 07:32 PM


Hey Ken. What radio frequency we running?
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[*] posted on 9-1-2018 at 06:52 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ehall  
Hey Ken. What radio frequency we running?


I don't know yet. I have a handheld Baofeng from Saturnino, but I haven't studied about HAM frequencies, nor do I have a license yet. This will be a short-term goal between now and the new year. Maybe you can help out, and I can delegate this role to you? I have a learning curve to deal with on this subject.




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[*] posted on 9-3-2018 at 05:44 PM


There should be more Ham radio license tests coming into the end of 2018

https://www.eham.net/exams/




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[*] posted on 9-3-2018 at 06:16 PM


Whatever frequency Paul uses works for me.
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[*] posted on 9-3-2018 at 06:22 PM


What’s the frequency, Kenneth?





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[*] posted on 9-3-2018 at 06:24 PM


Not all frequencies require a license . We can stay in the frs range if you are concerned
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[*] posted on 9-3-2018 at 06:25 PM


There are a lot of frequencies you can use. One of the more common one's is the Weatherman's channel 151.625mhz. If a SCORE race is going on they don't want you on it. What you use in Mexico is not much of a problem unless it is used by the government or cops etc. Actually in the US it isn't much of a problem either in the desert areas.
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[*] posted on 9-19-2018 at 10:46 PM


Counting down the days until we can do this again!

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[*] posted on 9-20-2018 at 08:35 AM


A good radio is the Yaesu FT-2980R or the Yaesu FT-2900R, they have alot of legal frequencies and can be used in the U.S. and Mexico, we have ours programed for some frequencies that are not legal in the U.S. but are not a problem in Baja. Paul and I can dial in any of the frequencies that come standard in the radio, they are far superior to the handheld radios which have about the same range as a CB radio.
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[*] posted on 9-20-2018 at 12:05 PM


Quote: Originally posted by rich t  
A good radio is the Yaesu FT-2980R or the Yaesu FT-2900R, they have alot of legal frequencies and can be used in the U.S. and Mexico, we have ours programed for some frequencies that are not legal in the U.S. but are not a problem in Baja. Paul and I can dial in any of the frequencies that come standard in the radio, they are far superior to the handheld radios which have about the same range as a CB radio.


Just finished installing and tuning my ft2980r. Field testing it this weekend.
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[*] posted on 9-20-2018 at 01:43 PM


Good choice, I have the 2900r and an ICOM 8000, the Yaesu runs much cooler.
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[*] posted on 9-20-2018 at 03:49 PM


The main problem with CB radios is that they are AM which has more noise and other interference issues. Because they are at a lower frequency (26mhz) they will go further and for hwy comms especially in the midwest they work very good.

The FM radios listed above are much cleaner.

I have a friend who talks from Rocky point to San Felipe using a 5 watt handheld radio. Over salt water the transmission is greatly increased.
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