[aprssig] Re: Road Trip - Lessons Learned

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Mar 18 18:34:12 EDT 2007

scott at opentrac.org wrote:
> FRS has always disappointed me for vehicle to vehicle communications.  It
> can't compete even with a 5-watt 2-meter HT with a cheap 1/4 wave magmount.

Why would you expect one radio with an antenna inside the vehicle to be 
remotely competitive with a second one with 10 time the power output 
with an external antenna inside the car?    Of course, you could always 
try one of those the FRS radios where the radio and antenna are in a 
magmount box on the roof with an external mic inside the car.

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