2018 Calico Mogfest Oct 12-14

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2018 Calico Mogfest Oct 12-14

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Just around the corner -- Calico Mogfest Oct 12-14.

If interested, you can sign up here: http://mogfest.ddns.net/events.asp
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Going to try to make it. Wont be the same though...

Was there ever a consensus on what radio freq/channel people tuned into? I know they still list CB 4 but who has one anymore? (I do) But I can tune into FRS/GMRS/MURS 2meter/70cm these days. 8)
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I can do all the above bands and channels as well -- and more :wink:, heck it's a Radio truck after all.

IMHO it's pretty essential to have a reliable means of comm's when your wheeling.

Recently I have been wheeling with the "Madhatters4x4" club, located in Pleasanton CA.,
predominantly tricked out Jeeps and Bronco's -- I'm the odd duck.

They are VERY religious about comm's, and push and mentor members to at least get a HAM
Technicians License. They use the 2M band exclusively. Being on the trail with these guys a
number of times, comm's pays off! The key thing is to Standardize, pick a band, a freq and
STICK to it. For CB Ch-4 is pretty much a 4x4 club default. For 2M the Madhatters use
147.555 MhZ as their Simplex frequency as that freq is pretty clear of any known repeaters.
For GMRS it's channelized like CB, I use what is referred to as channel "550" as there are
not too many repeaters on that channel I have collided with, in fact there are not too many
GMRS repeaters in general. Channel "550" = 462.550 MhZ

So I would recommend the following:
CB, CH 4.
2M, 147.555 MhZ
GMRS, CH "550"

Incidentally, GMRS is a commercial band, typically used by "fleets", one can acquire a 5yr
license from the FCC $65 -- there is NO test. Then you can crank out 40W of power. This
band is close to the 70cm HAM band, at that freq it's pretty much line-of-sight comm's, but
I have never had a reach problem even up in the Sierra's with a lot of trees and valleys.
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I’m coming out for it(and some work).
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I didn't really do pics this time but here's one of Ron's K I caught.
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Great looking Pinz and photo!
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Ha! Well the gig is up, the cover is off, so now she's out of her wraps and exposed :wink:

It was a fun trek, Dan you should do it once, Ya one heck of a very LONG haul from CA.

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When Jim L was working on my truck years ago in Cali I tried to go but insurance and licensing got in the way!
Not sure I would survive a drive from Canada to Calico but its so tempting as its some of the best off-roading available and would be cool to put faces to Internet names :)
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