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Winterfest 2016 March 4th - 5th, 2016 at Badlands ORP, Attica, IN Event sponsored by IRON ROCK OFFROAD

 
 
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Old January 6th, 2016, 16:09
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Which FRS?

There are only 432 results when searching for BaoFeng radios on Amazon lol.. which model is the one everyone was having success with last year? Or does it even matter?
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Old January 6th, 2016, 18:59
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Re: Which FRS?

doesn't really matter...just as long as you can program frs channels
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Old January 6th, 2016, 22:05
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Re: Which FRS?

click here

saved in my amazon wish list just for this question

I will get with my nerdy friend nate james and try to have something set up for anyone that wants theirs programmed at the event.

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Old January 7th, 2016, 04:45
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Re: Which FRS?

since we are on the radio topic...anyone have a battery recommendation? I want to get a bigger battery for mine.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 07:24
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Which FRS?

The battery on mine lasts for like 3 days. Spare batteries are probably cheaper and easier than a bigger battery.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 09:14
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Which FRS?

^this

Many were still good from an initial charge at winterfest last year for a day on the trail at Redbird in November...

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Old January 7th, 2016, 10:01
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Re: Which FRS?

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click here

saved in my amazon wish list just for this question

I will get with my nerdy friend nate james and try to have something set up for anyone that wants theirs programmed at the event.

mac 'will give more info closer to the event for programming' gyvr
I will have a laptop with a programming cable and CHIRP.

takes 5 minutes a radio, plus however it takes for the mouth hug.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 11:13
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Re: Which FRS?

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The battery on mine lasts for like 3 days. Spare batteries are probably cheaper and easier than a bigger battery.
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^this

Many were still good from an initial charge at winterfest last year for a day on the trail at Redbird in November...

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I used mine for 2 days at the crawl and a full day at Redbird and it still showed 2 out of 3 bars of battery. The charger is quick too.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 11:31
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Re: Which FRS?

Shoot, I forgot I used mine in Harlan too.

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Old January 7th, 2016, 13:37
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Re: Which FRS?

Nice. Guess this one it is.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 19:13
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Re: Which FRS?

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I will have a laptop with a programming cable and CHIRP.

takes 5 minutes a radio, plus however it takes for the mouth hug.
I'll pay you to program mine.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 20:09
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Which FRS?

Nate will be programming radios in my RV after Robbie's on Thursday night and prolly Friday after the potluck for later arrivals.

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Old January 8th, 2016, 05:43
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Re: Which FRS?

I may have to get me one of these. The freebies from last year work ok but I'm sure these work much better at farther distances?

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Nate will be programming radios in my RV after Robbie's on Thursday night and prolly Friday after the potluck for later arrivals.

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Are you going supervise all the mouth hugs? Make sure nobody cuts their time short
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Old January 8th, 2016, 07:07
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Re: Which FRS?

are FRS's a mandatory item for WF?
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Old January 8th, 2016, 07:09
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Which FRS?

Strongly recommend and that's what we are using on the trails like last year.

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