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Glad to find this on DMR! Looking forward to chatting with you all! I have a Jeep Wrangler JKU Rubicon.
Newly Revised List May 27 2020
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TAC310, TG 310, 8 PM EDT
Hotspots and Hamradio Net 8:00pm PST (11:00pm EST), TG 31772 (net control can be absent at times)
DMR Track TG31489, 9pm EST
Iowa Statewide Net 19:30 CST, TG3119
Southeast Florida Net 20:00 EST, TG31124
Connecticut Statewide 20:30 EST, TG3109
Hawaii Newsline Net 17:00 HST, TG3115 (status unknown)
Canada DMR 21:00 EST, TG302
Midnight Net 21:00 PST , TG310
New England Wide, TG3181, DMR-MARC Mondays at 8 PM EDT (or TG4641 via DMR+)
PAPA Roundtable, TG 3106 at 20:00 PST
Crossroads Indiana 18:00 CST, TG31189
Texas Tech Net BM , TG3148 Tuesdays 7pm EST
(EX Chestnut Ridge Digital Net ) Now –North Star Digital Net TG 31630 Tuesdays 9:00 PM EST.
East Coast Reflector Tech Net, TG31281 every Tuesday night at 8:00 EST and runs until 10:00 PM (odd check-in format)
Idaho Statewide 19:00 MST TG3116
Pennsylvania Statewide 20:00 EST, TG3142
Ventura County Digital Radio Club Net 19:30 PST, TG31070
SNARS DMR Net 20:00 PST, TG31328
Indiana Statewide 20:00 EST, TG3118
NorthAmerica, NA, TG93 BM Wednesdays 8pm EST
DMR Astronomy, TG31175, Wednesdays @ 9pm EST/6pm PST
Ohio Statewide Net 19:30 CST Ohio TG3139
Texas Statewide Net 17:30 CST, TG3148
After HamNation Net 19:00 PST, TAC-311
Pacific NW 19:00 PST, TG31771
Caribbean DMR Net, TG969 at 8 Pm local (00:00 UTC)
Kentucky Net 20:00 EST, TG3121
West Virginia DMR and Service net 20:00 EST, TG3154
Arkansas Skywarn 20:00 EST, TG3105
PAPA Technical Round Table (cross-mode) 20:00 PST XLX013 TG31078
NorCal 19:00 PST, TG31068
Ventura County Digital Radio Club 19:00 PST TG310652
Hytera USA 19:30 PST, TG31089
DMR+ USA, TG133, REF 4639,TG31665 Fridays at 8:30 PM EST, (aka TGIF Net)
Tennessee Statewide 21:00 CST, TG3147
World Wide, TG#91, BM Saturdays at 12 noon EST
Outdoor Adventure Group, TG31172 Saturdays @10am PST (1pm EST) (net control can be absent at times)
BM Worldwide Net 14:00 UTC TG 91
Outdoor 4×4 Net 12:30 PST (3:30pm EST), TG31772 (net control can be absent at times)
TAC311, 11:11pm EST daily
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Just got back from a great weekend with Travis W0MUD, Tim WB7TIM, and Troy KI7HML. Travis planned the trip to activate the area for Parks On The Air. Travis and Tim both had Yaesu QRP rigs (FT-817 and FT-818) with wire antennas, battery packs, solar panels, etc. Tim was operating CW and while we heard a lot of signals, were struggling to get out of the canyon. Both Travis and Troy are Jeep guys with some nice rides so it was fun to check out the mods and radio gear installs.
I didn’t arrive until Saturday as I was tied up with a previous commitment but the guys said it was cold and rained pretty hard. Felt sorry for Tim who toughed the night out in the bicycling tent. When I got there, his sleeping bag was hanging to dry. You can see it hanging in the picture lower left.
We all did our own thing for dinner Saturday night and as night fell, the ground was lit up bright by the moon and the sky clear with stars. Turned in a bit early as the fire died down and the temp plummeted. No complaints from the group… got the feeling the first night was pretty brutal and they were ready to catch up on some sleep. I spent the night in my tent for the first time in years. My camper was removed awaiting my new canopy that hasn’t come in yet. Decided to not put the camper back on in case they guys wanted to do a bit of overland exploring. The tent was fun for a change and I slept pretty good. I did run my buddy heater until it ran out of fuel at some point. When I woke up, I switched the bottle and fired it up again to warm things up before I rolled out of the sleeping bag. I think Tim took some notes from this seasoned camper for next time 🙂
I had recently picked up a Yaesu FTM-400XDR and lucked out that these guys were all Fusion Experts. They got my radio set up with all the APRS functions and we experimented with Yaesu Group Mode that allowed us to see each others direction and distance apart as we traveled home.
Had a great time! Thanks to Travis for inviting me. I hope to have more adventures with these guys.
Time to get this started…. While not the most ‘overland’ by what’s become today’s standards… This is my adventure/off road/camping/fishing/get to and from work rig. It’s a 2006 Ram TRX4. Camper is a 1990 Sunlite Eagle pop-up. She’s on her second 5.7l engine at 209k miles but still has a lot of life left in her.
The pop-up gives you a bunch of headroom, and a low center of gravity. The extra weight really helps with rear traction and poor fuel mileage 🙂
In the last two seasons, the front suspension was rebuilt with new leveled coil-overs, new rear shocks, air-bags, and exhaust system.
Tires are Toyo all-terrains. My son works for Les Schwab Tire Centers that brought Toyo into this country. I know there are better choices but these hold up well (good discounts) and aren’t too crazy since I’m a daily freeway commuter with this truck.
Radios are always being switched out. Usually just have a 2m rig in here. This was last year when I thought I might like DMR repeaters… Don’t so CS-800 is for sale. I have a cellular based WIFI hotspot for my PiStar device now so handhelds like my Yaesu FT2D and my Anytone 868 are passengers. Will likely go for a fusion dual bander like the FTM-400 to add APRS.
Anyway, This is my get-out-of-town rig for now. Will likely add a front bumper and put my Warn M8000 back on at some point. Have put that off because I’d rather have a receiver/tray mount set-up front and rear. Been a couple of times that I have nosed into trouble and needed a pull from the rear.