Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Ah! 11 Meter band, eh? 10 and 11 are hard to counterpoise on a bike. You'd probably find GMRS to be much more functional for a radio on the bike. The antenna is much shorter and easier to provide a ground plane for. There's a lot more decent traffic on GMRS than 11M and there are repeater sites for GMRS, too. It's a pretty good service and a Baofeng radio will get the job done. 2M is better still but you'll need an amateur license; almost as easy to get these days as a GMRS license.
I carry a Baofeng on my tank. It gives me 2m, 440, FRS, GMRS, and I have some of the Forest Service and BLM frequencies programmed. Those would be illegal for me to key up but, in an emergency, nobody is going to give two shits.
Tom [email protected]
“I decided I could lose nothing by the soft approach. If that didn't produce for me—and I didn't think it would—nature could take its course and we could bust up the furniture.”
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