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Qwegly

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Qwegly
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2017
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Silver Sky
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Yes, I carry the in-reach, but figured the radio would give me more options than just calling in the cavalry. In-reach is great when you're backs against the wall. Being able to text on it is cumbersome and I want to be able to talk to folks in the area. Toco Loco, that's a great set up!
 

Hunter399

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You might find the in-reach mini all you need. I Carry that plus hand held cb,gmrs and ham. They all have their place.
I use Inreach all the time it’s been a great safety back up.
 

Hunter399

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I heard that midland was releasing a new 50 watt GMRS soon. That has me interested
 

Bird dog

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Yes, I carry the in-reach, but figured the radio would give me more options than just calling in the cavalry. In-reach is great when you're backs against the wall. Being able to text on it is cumbersome and I want to be able to talk to folks in the area. Toco Loco, that's a great set up!
That is exactly why I carry a hand held cb, gmrs and ham radio.
 

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Being able to text on it is cumbersome
Have you downloaded the Garmin Earthmate App? It allows you to use your smartphone to type your text messages on the Inreach, much faster.
 

bonifacio

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Are you guys familiar with the Boafeng radios?
Worth it for the price or do you recommend against them?
Was reading into it and it seems pretty easy to set up.
 

Taco Loco

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Are you guys familiar with the Boafeng radios?
Worth it for the price or do you recommend against them?
Was reading into it and it seems pretty easy to set up.
I have several Baofengs and highly recommend them, especially for the price and battery life. You just need to make sure not to use any licensed frequencies (unless you're licensed, of course) as the Baofengs are capable of some.
 

Hunter399

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I just ordered the new midland 50 watt GMRS. I was wanting to mount my Antenna on the side of my Prinsu rack. The stealth antenna. Would this be ok or do I need to do the hood mount for ground plan and reflection etc.?
 

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I just ordered the new midland 50 watt GMRS. I was wanting to mount my Antenna on the side of my Prinsu rack. The stealth antenna. Would this be ok or do I need to do the hood mount for ground plan and reflection etc.?
You should be good. The higher the antenna, the better. Since you're using a stealth style, this will probably be the best bet for you.
 

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I just ordered the new midland 50 watt GMRS. I was wanting to mount my Antenna on the side of my Prinsu rack. The stealth antenna. Would this be ok or do I need to do the hood mount for ground plan and reflection etc.?
on the side of the rack will work. I have mine there and it works well. just make sure when you get the midland that you make sure all the Chanels are set to wide band.
 

ElementRob86

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Are you guys familiar with the Boafeng radios?
Worth it for the price or do you recommend against them?
Was reading into it and it seems pretty easy to set up.
I just ordered a B-Tech (family of Baofeng) tri-band off of Amazon. $70.... Also ordered a programming cable and a large capacity battery. $110 all in. I'll be buying a magnet mount or similar for when I'm in the work van or truck. I'm looking at an Icon 2730A for a permanent mobile rig in the truck once I get fully involved in the ham world.