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The forums of the Road Legal 4WD Association, members, chapters and clubs.
I go to a high ground location with the Kenwood TH-D74 to try out a number of features for APRS that involve messaging as well as beaconing. SMS messaging Emailing Broadcast to messaging board I'm a licensed amateur radio operator from the U...
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Please click on the annotation to visit +SurvivalTech's video response on improving this design. I have received some criticism here in the comments on my design as it is a bit too simplistic to be used on the APRS network. ...
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Just a quick video where I show how to get started with APRS using a Baofeng HAM Radio and APRSDroid. ...
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APRS is a very useful aspect of the amateur radio hobby. If you haven't heard of APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) then check out this video, to see what you can do with it. There are other aspects of APRS I did not show, but the point is made...
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As some of you saw in a few other posts, I have a very hard time managing this site. For 2020, I'd like to drop much of this platform, along with the time and expense of keeping it all up to date on a weekly basis. I'd like to change the site and ...
Good evening Jeepers!! I wanted to out a word out about the interest in starting a club chapter under Ryan to cover the Southwest area. We have about 10 people interested it not current members. I am looking for ideas for names, any interest i...
So we can't do a free membership. Landowners don't want us to do that. Alright, no prob. But I want to make the public trail files and such available to the public because it encourages them to join us. This is also required for tourism partners and ...
Michael (from Wausau WI) does a good job explaining how to send and receive cell phone text messages from the Yaesu FTM400XDR that many of us have. ...
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I'd like to better define the types of riding people enjoy with RL4WD's. "Riding" and "Wheeling" are too broad and we end up with people riding out of their comfort levels. I'd like to define this on the site, so our events can fo...
https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-016770 The new FT3DR provides reliable 5W RF power output in a compact design and lightweight form factor – W2.44” x H3.94” x D1.28”/ 9.95oz (282g). Battery power-saving settings are available for each frequ...
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I use MyRadar as it shows many layers, wind, even earthquakes, floods, hurricane, wildfires and local high res dopler. What so you use? attachment]Screenshot_20190827-211639.png[/attachment] ...
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I love this guy and I don't know why. I really would like to get into high-frequency contact and competitions they seem like a lot of fun. unfortunately with my technicians license I can only access some of 10 m for this. But I've been diligently pra...
This is a great layman's terms video on how to talk on a repeater. Hopefully it helps you out. I know sometimes it's hard for me to break my CB lingo. ...
Many of us run Mac Tie Downs. Here is a nice video overview about types of straps and basics on hauling your rig. ...
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This video covers some of the important basics of tie-downs and trailering such as: Polyester Vs Nylon, which is better? How to haul a rig legally. When are chain extensions better? Then a little testament for William Thompson ...
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Mac's Tie-Downs founder and owner, Colin McLemore, provides a few tips on what to look for when inspecting your tie-down straps for obvious and not-so-obvious degradation as well as how to oil your ratchets. ...
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The Tie-Down Debate: Cross vs. Don't Cross - Mac's Tie-Downs Mac's founder and owner, Colin McLemore, explains why Mac's recommends that you do not cross your tie-down straps when securing your vehicle. ...
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Installed my new Rough Country Spot 36-watt Black-Series 2-inch Square Cree LED Lights that I won for being the top reviewer for the Winter Geo Crawl this year. These look like a quality set of lights. I purchased a set of A pilar brackets to complet...
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So back in 2016, before we were even a thing, the DNR did these SCORPs or Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plans, to try and better define a recreation and the users. If you read ours for 4x4s, it's a joke. While they had some very good ver...


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