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What’s everyone up to?  Use this form to introduce yourself, post a story, a question, pictures of your latest (or past) camping trip, overland, or trekking trip.

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P25 is bridged to venture overland (dmr)

I have set up a P25 server for anyone that has a P25 radio and wants to play. My server is bridged here (Brandmeister DMR TG:31655) so you can play without annoying anyone as we enjoy and welcome the traffic 🙂 I’m working on getting the server added to Pi-Star’s P25Hosts list so it’s likely it will show up on your hotspot after an update very soon. Currently, it is private so you will have to add it manually to the P25Hosts list.

Here is the server and the format for entering it. 31655 <tab> <TAB> 41000

It’s also possible to cross-mode your Yaesu System Fusion radio from Pi-Star (YSFtoP25). Remember that if you connect directly as P25 with your Yaesu digital radio (also possible) to the server from Pi-Star, you need to run wide-mode from the radio to match the wider bandwidth for P25 (VW mode).



New to the group looking forward meeting folks and exchange ideas

AllStar Link Bridge to DMR TG 31655

If you have AllStar but not DMR… you are in luck. Mike AA1PR has an AllStar to DMR bridge that is running and we’ve been having a blast with it. Analog audio is actually pretty good over the DMR network and vise versa. Connect to AllStar 42282 to try it out. If you only have an FM analog radio and live in the Vancouver, Washington or Portland, Oregon area, I have a wider coverage node set up at 432.225 tone:100.0/100.0. It’s open to play with and will get you on the system using your analog radio and possibly an HT. Node is running at 25watts and antenna is about 25′ located in the west Hazel Dell area.

Hello everyone

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Hi, found this site looking for talk groups on Brandmeister.
99 1500 4×4 sport. This was my fishing/camping truck. But a car accident totaled my Altima. Now its my daily. Going to start redoing almost everything. Removed the factory fiberglass toneau, and went with a snugtop camper shell

So far, limo tinted camper shell for privacy under the camper shell, the bed has been insulated, carpeted and wired with led lights and fan ran off a deep cell battery. 30″ cot and 6″ memory foam mattress. Shell has a waterproof plug for shore power if needed. Mostly done in the bed. LED pods in the grille and in the rear bumper. Flowmaster exhuast. Pulled the ham equipment out of my Altima, TYT9800 quadband mobile w/ remote head unit on a diamond CR8900A antenna. If I’m planning on being away from the truck I carry an Anytone AT-D878UVII Plus.

As of today, upgraded to Toyo RT 33s

Plans for the upcoming year will be a gen 4 bumper, viper alarm upgrade, dual battery in the engine compartment, all led lighting, headlight swap, all new steering components, soundproofing the entire cab, double din stereo, ham radio, possibly a seat swap and definitely paint. Hopefully someday we will be able to get either a mission overland trailer or build something similar



I am a Overlander from Sparks, Nevada. My call sign is KJ7ZMK. I usually do day trips on the weekends. There is a lot to explore in the Nevada high desert. My equipment is basic but it works for me.

There is still some great stuff on the SW bands


Came across this show while scanning the SW bands on a camping trip. They were playing music, running MFJ and Chameleon Antenna adds, talking about operating portable, etc. It was a fun show.

Have a great Memorial Day!

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Hope you all are having a great Memorial Day weekend! If you are or where a veteran…. I thank you for your service and the freedoms it brought. Spending The Weekend playing radio from my old trailer at Lake Merwin in Washington state. Cheers!

Central Oregon fishing 2021

Having a great weekend in La Pine, Oregon trout fishing. Weather breezy and cool with occasional rain but fishing and camping are always good. Played a bit of radio too.

IC-7100 install in 87 HJ75 Landcruiser

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Installed IC-7100 in my vintage LC. Will be adding a coax switch for a 3rd antenna for 10-11M

New guy on the site and first post Wuhan Flu long ride.

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Greetings everyone, I’m Dave from NE Florida. Been an overland venture guy since before I knew there was a real term for packing a few days of stuff in the truck and heading out to get away from people for a bit.
Now days, it’s a 2-door Jeep or my ’18 BMW GSA, depending on my mood and the price of gas. I usually have my Yaesu FT-8900, FT-991A, CS580 and a hotspot, or an E.F. Johnson 51SL ES that is a combined Ham and GMRS UHF radio.
Got to take the first post Wuhan Flu long ride on my ’18 BMW GSA in mid-March ’21. NE Florida to Oklahoma City, OK and back in 6 days. Four travel days at 600 miles per and a couple days in OKC during the typical Mid-West Spring weather. Nothing like riding against a 30 knot crosswind, with gusts that had me leaning 45 in to them at times. At least I missed the snow and twisters that storm system dropped in it path.
Got to meet some great people and surprise the heck out of a co-worker who thought I was flying in. The look on his face when I rolled up on the GSA was priceless. His first comment was “How did you manage to rent THAT?”
My response was simple, “What do you mean rent, this is mine. I rode 1200 miles to be at this party.”
In case you don’t know, the big aircraft in the picture is the FIRST Air Force One