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The Lazy L

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Custom map. Centered on our home. Sized for walking distance from and returning to our home in one day.

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12 DC power distribution. On-Off-On switch. Top "ON" power is supplied by 120 AC though a 12 DC UPS. Bottom "ON" (future) power is by 12 DC automotive type lead acid batteries. 120 AC Power generator fueled by LP for backup.

Our first mobile communications were the Midland HT on the GRMS or lower power FRS channels. We recently supplemented the Midlands with the Baofeng UV-5R. Baofengs can communicate with the Midland plus.
 
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bkt

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Nice setup! I just rediscovered a Midland 75-822 CB radio that I thought my son had lost. It's back and working and among my other radios now. What kind of CB antenna are you using? If you're using a mobile, what do you use for a groundplane?

In case you or others haven't seen this, Radio Mobile Online is a site that lets you create radio propagation maps based on frequency, antenna height, etc. It takes topography into account which is pretty slick. And it's free.
 

Sentry18

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Very nice. I have that same Uniden scanner in my office at work and in my man cave.
 

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