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  1. I think @theksmith is correct......if you want to improve antenna performance you'll need some height. I've had great luck with this Browning BR-180 antenna. The performance is comparable to the Midland Antenna theksmith mentioned (both have approximately twice the dB gain of that stubby ghost antenna). I don't even see the dB gain spec listed for that Rugged Radio antenna on their web page....not a huge fan of Rugged Radio tbh. Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Join us for a night wheeling adventure just south of Lake Pleasant, AZ Friday May 5, 2023! SIGN UP HERE
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    Join us as embark on a short hike to explore the historic Redfield Canyon Cliff House. We will dry camp overnight in the rugged and remote Galiuro Mountains near Mammoth AZ. SIGN UP HERE
  4. Nice! I'm going to try a dual combo of DEET and bug bands. Fingers crossed we don't encounter bugs this weekend like we did at Buckhorn Cabin. ๐ŸฆŸ
  5. Didn't take any pics, but still laughing about that USFS sign that said 'If you find yourself locked behind this gate, please call this number for help'. :)
  6. Looks like you need to allow extra time if you planned on using I-17 NB between Thunderbird and 101 Saturday morning (like myself, lol): WeekendFreewayTravelAdvisoryMap.pdf (azdot.gov)
  7. Join us for a night wheeling adventure just south of Lake Pleasant, AZ Friday May 5, 2023! SIGN UP HERE
  8. Hi @shellback91 do you mind posting the gpx track file please? Thanks!
  9. Noticed lots of travel trailers in the area around Dugas last weekend. Used to be nobody out there. Getting more and more difficult to get away from people, even in the 'wide open spaces'.
  10. @SonoranWanderer @Michael Trapschuh @Gonzo-Ralph and myself made the trek from Carefee to Dugas via the Verde Rim. We were rewarded with magnificent views of stunning scenery accentuated by color from the wildflower bloom. The run went off without a hitch. The only hiccup was that access to the Verde River was blocked for whatever reason. I guess the government is afraid we would have drowned ourselves in the swollen river. Thanks again to everyone who made it out today! Here are some of my attempts at photos (I hate taking pictures by the way) lol!
  11. Join us for a full day of exploration on the Verde River, Verde Rim, and Dugas AZ.... SIGN UP HERE!
  12. Thanks Marty! I didn't take any pictures as usual, lol!
  13. I get that privacy codes are the elegant and sexy solution, but do I want to mess with them? Not really..... I think just switching channels or frequencies if there is a lot of 'chatter' is easy and works almost as well.
  14. Great point. It seemed like Ham was the standard for a while. I remember buying a single band VHF mobile HAM and thinking 'yes! last radio I will ever have to buy!' lol. Not having to take a test for GMRS may be a factor?
  15. Awesome! Run is full! See you at 4:45 PM @Scott and Kim Miller @Trail_Trekker @K2man56 ๐Ÿ™‚
  16. Huh......who else wants to run Charouleau Gap next spring? ๐Ÿ™‚
  17. Join us November 26, 2022 as we run the challenging and scenic Sunflower Mine Loop Trail and visit Desert4x4's memorial. Sign up HERE. Note this is an Offroad Passport Club members-only event. View membership options โ†’
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