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  1. Ryan Harden
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  3. Tuesday, 28 August 2018
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Who uses Ham on the trails? I'm thinking that this would be the best communication radio for groups over a large area (which most trails are).

When we went to South Dakota, it was a real eye-opener that many rigs don't even have a CB, but rather Ham is the main tool used where there isn't much cell signal.
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Ham radio is definitely the best communication choice. CB radio is great for short distance communication when you are in a flat non obstructed area. Also, from my experience, most people that are new to wheeling, purchase a CB from their local truck stop, set it up and they are done. They do not tune it or measure its SWR, which makes the CB even less effective. With Ham you can not only use UHF and VHF channels, if something terrible were to happen to you in an area where cell service is not available, you have much higher chances of calling out for help. To use a ham radio, you are required to be licensed for use, but the test is simple and about 40 questions long.
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I have a CB radio and a VHF / UHF Ham radio in my Jeep. I have used both while out on the trails.

Ham radio offers the best range and clarity over FRS and CB radios. Yes you need to take a test to get a license, but there are many websites and apps that can assist you with this. You don't need to be a rocket scientist - there are 10 year old children who have passed the test!
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Maybe Link, Jess and I can take it together haha. Seriously though, I would like to get licensed and get a radio.
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I know this is short notice but if anyone has been studying to become an Amateur Radio (ham) operator there is a testing session in Appleton on November 4th. This is in conjunction with the Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club swapfest.
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