National GMRS Net: June 21, 2020

The National GMRS Net saw a total of 43 round-table participants and a cumulative total of 108 check-ins this evening for all nets system-wide. Net control for the evening was David, WQVS960 with the Tucson GMRS Association.

The topic of the evening: Mobile Setups – what are you doing and tips for installing them

For more information on the net; please visit https://mygmrs.com/nets

The audio recording can be listened to here:

Note that silences between transmissions have been removed so it is not a time-accurate recording, but more efficient to listen to.

Attendees:

CallNameLocationTraffic
WRBQ341LarryAL
WQVS960DavidAZ
WRCU527DarrenAZWelcome back 960 and happy father’s day. Install Yaesu FTM300 – take the time to run the wire right. Get a good antenna
WRCZ558AaronAZ
WREZ948BrianAZ
WRFS866/1RonAZ
WRFU591RussellAZNo traffic
WRFS906EmilCA
WREY904EduardoCT
WRDW791SteveFL
WRCM330BobIL
WRDU235RobIL
WRFL449DougILHave Kenwood TK880 for mobile radio, mobile right now! Put on high gain antenna.
WRFQ535FerdiILHappy father’s day to all! Kenwood TMD710G Commet SSV10 antenna in car. Mobile right now, just got done wiring it up today. Getting the wires in is the hard part!
WRFR912JustinILHappy father’s day. Don’t have a whole lot – don’t have a lot of experience, only done one mobile radio. Icom 6061D thanks to WREY478 – otherwise I’d have nothing. Mobile mag mount. Works well, haven’t changed much yet. Make sure you don’t pinch coax in door. Don’t coil up coax to form a choke, zig zag it out.
WQVG601MikeIN
WQYW692KevinINGMRS50X1, usually using mag mount, trying field antenna tonight.
WRDE566TimIN
WRFC721StephenINTwo midland, MXT400 40 watts w/ 5db gain midland antenna. Also have MXT275 15 watts w/ mag mount on 5 db gain antenna
WRHT390GeorgeMN
WREB947BobNC
WRFI390ChrisNC
WRFI390ChrisNCCheck callsign, not using mobile, using handheld baofeng DM1701 DMR and analog radio. 3000 channels. Nagoya NA-771 dual band antenna
WREM430NickNJMidland MXT400 as base at home. Have portable Kenwood HT.
WQJI810RussellNMUsing Icom FT21, 128 channel commercial radio at decent price. Like them, but gain hurts in high topography differences
WQUR407SteveNMThomas, OK – introducing kids to GMRS. Mobile rig is a FTM350 Yaesu, working on booster for handheld in BMW. Thinking about doing something with the radio in the RV.
WRAN487MikeNM6-7 different radio in mobile, like Kenwood. TK840, Three TK880H for commercial and GMRS, and TK705D for VHF ham, and FT90r Yaesu dual bander. Ran two strips – one ground and hot, where to hang all the mics! Is there a way to switch mics?
WRBM861RobNM
WREE380BrettNMBring plenty of DC power, pick one with enough juice
WRFN434DominicNMRunning midland, MXT275 in pickup – all-in-mic w/ 3db gain antenna and works well. Other radio is MXT115 – 15 watts radio with 6db gain antenna, splurged a bit in a Hardened Power Systems Operator 115 ammo can setup.
WRCS984AndrewOK
WRCW870LeeOKAnytone AT578 dual band radio into Comet 2X4SR NMO antenna, using LMR240 cable
WRCW870LeeOK
WRDH378KurtOKRun two midland MXT400 in Dodge Durango and base station, added solar panel and solar battery and charger for radios run off grid
WRCV263JonathanOR
WREZ914MarkTXStill planning mobile setup, BTECH GMRS50X1 with mag mount
WRFW268MatthewTXNo traffic
WRFW268MatthewTX
WREN713RodWI
WRFM694RobertWI
WRFQ737TomWI
WRFT779MikeWI
WRFT779MikeWI