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[*] posted on 5-17-2021 at 09:12 AM

Yeah, I mentioned the FT-2900R, but I think the latest version of that is the 2980. 75 watts. 2 meter.

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[*] posted on 5-17-2021 at 09:36 AM

We now have switched from Jeeps to RZRs. In Jepps we generally kept using CBs with amplifiers. However, in the RZRs we are all using Rugged Radios transceivers. They are good for about 20+ miles. The antenna placement, ground plane (for the antenna) and type of antenna are all very important.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm guessing in most situations a 5 to 10 mile range would cover most all of our needs when looking to talk to someone that may have made a wrong turn and end up going the wrong way and gotten away from the group. Most of our riding is in the hills and the marine radios, and especially the handheld radios suffer for range in the hills. Most of us are using the Tram 6db whip antennas. Maybe there is a better choice for antennas also. If just 2 or 3 of us had the better radios we could probably keep the group under control in most cases.


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