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Cherokee Crawl 2015 July 3rd - 4th, 2015 - Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area - Harlan KY Event sponsored by H.D. OFFROAD ENGINEERING

 
 
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Old July 10th, 2015, 07:06
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Yes, my broken one is a.Midland
These are totally different. Those are cheap $6 radios. They're supposed to break.

Did you get to use one of the ones we supplied? We supplied the same ones that Josh has in his post. ^
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Old July 10th, 2015, 07:10
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Re: Handheld radio question.

Yes, I used one in the hard group we just used cbs. They worked well this trip. I can't hear anything that has to be stored on my pocket and can't clip it on a belt comfortable with my seats and harnesses. Josh solution looks interesting. My clip actually broke when it was clipped to my Sun visor.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 07:21
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Yes, I used one in the hard group we just used cbs. They worked well this trip. I can't hear anything that has to be stored on my pocket and can't clip it on a belt comfortable with my seats and harnesses. Josh solution looks interesting. My clip actually broke when it was clipped to my Sun visor.
I'm not following. You broke a belt clip on a UV-5RA?

I had mine clipped in a hole where my visor used to be all weekend and it never budged. Heard it loud and clear.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 07:34
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That bracket is made by a gentleman on Expediton Portal. It mounts with a ram mount anywhere you have a piece of tube. The vehicle stuff for the UV-5R will cost you 10 bucks (mic and power adapter). A vehicle antenna installation like mine will run you another 40, but you could get away with the factory or 16" whip inside the vehicle.

No worries about breaking belt clips at that point because it stays in the bracket all the time.
Josh,

What is the knob on the back of the bracket do?

I like the fact that you can add an external antenna and a hand mic to the Baofeng radio. It's nice to be able to tailor it your application/needs.

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Old July 10th, 2015, 07:42
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What is the knob on the back of the bracket do?
The ball is part of the universal "RAM Mount". The company offers tons of mounting kits that all use the 1" ball as a pivot point.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 07:47
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I'm not following. You broke a belt clip on a UV-5RA?

I had mine clipped in a hole where my visor used to be all weekend and it never budged. Heard it loud and clear.
No he is saying he broke the Midlands clip I believe. I'll have to look at that mount. IDK why everyone is so gung ho over these things. Granted I have had issues in the past with my cb but that was related to that craptastic antennae I was using that ever tree branch would take out!
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The ball is part of the universal "RAM Mount". The company offers tons of mounting kits that all use the 1" ball as a pivot point.
Does it just support the back of the bracket?

What actually holds the radio in place in the bracket?
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Does it just support the back of the bracket?

What actually holds the radio in place in the bracket?
The belt clip fits over the back and the part on the bottom that sticks out goes in the little slot that's cut out. I added the foam because it rattled around in the bracket.

If you don't want to mount it to a permanent antenna, you just leave the battery in it and grab it out of the bracket when you want to take it with you. Honestly, as inexpensive as they are, I'm going to just leave that one in there and have another if I need to roam.

RAM mounts are pretty universal once you buy the ball. The dude that does those brackets welds a 1/4-20 nut on them and the ball (or whatever else you want) screws in. You could even spot weld the bracket to something or use a regular 1/4-20 bolt.

The other tube mount in that picture is a RAM mount tube adapter. It's for the iPad.

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IDK why everyone is so gung ho over these things. Granted I have had issues in the past with my cb but that was related to that craptastic antennae I was using that ever tree branch would take out!
They proved their worth to me when Tim and I could hear Ed talking on the other side of the mountain from the campground. I can't seem to get my CB to be clear 100' away on flat ground, and I have more than $50 invested in my CB...
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Old July 10th, 2015, 08:25
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They proved their worth to me when Tim and I could hear Ed talking on the other side of the mountain from the campground. I can't seem to get my CB to be clear 100' away on flat ground, and I have more than $50 invested in my CB...
Didn't hear about that. We didn't even try to contact anyone in any other group though. Didn't have their channel or the know how to change it.
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Didn't hear about that. We didn't even try to contact anyone in any other group though. Didn't have their channel or the know how to change it.
When I was at the back of the group on Saturday, I couldn't hear the people in the front of the group. I have an expensive cb and antenna tuned with a meter.

I didn't have any issues talking to anyone on Friday and we were strung out 12 jeeps long. It's clear and for the most part it's not cluttered with people with 1000 watt stations being annoying on cb channels.
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It's clear and for the most part it's not cluttered with people with 1000 watt stations being annoying on cb channels.
That is the only argument I can see for going this route. I had people on the channel all week. However a quick twist of a knob and they are gone.
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IDK why everyone is so gung ho over these things.
Because for less than $50 you can have something portable that works far better than 90% of the CB's out there.
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Because for less than $50 you can have something portable that works far better than 90% of the CB's out there.
This. My CB is the most unreliable thing in my jeep.... Including the jeep.
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