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    Jeep Comms

    What are you guys using for comms in your rigs? I live in western WA, very mountainous, and am looking for something that will work in the mountains for both in-vehicle and out-of-vehicle. Thinking of HAM but not sure if practical.

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    A lot depends on who you are running with and what they have.

    I run a standard 5 watt CB because most everyone has those, but they are short distance comms.

    I also run a 40 watt GMRS and a couple of my friends run those. It is much much more affective. I’m talking miles and it’s as simple as plug and play. No tuning, classes etc. you can also carry a couple 15 watt handhelds if you want have mobility. They are repeater capable, so you can extend your range with that. But the only drawback is not many people run them. But I love them.


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    CB installed for now but I do have a HAM license. I use a handheld Baofang HAM radio until I have a mobile one installed.

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    Most guys use CB, like me, but I wish everyone would switch to race radios instead.

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    So if I wanted a gmrs, what should I look for? I know nothing about them


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    No tuning, classes etc

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    Do you need a license to run GMRS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaner View Post
    Do you need a license to run GMRS?
    Technically but it's a no test, 10 year license.

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    What GMRS unit are most people using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaner View Post
    What GMRS unit are most people using?
    I run the 40 Watt Midland unit IMG_0293.JPG


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    Good info, i’m gona look into this, thanks


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