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    Angeles National Forest - Radioing for help?

    Hello! I was recently speaking with a fellow enthusiast and they said if you are hiking at ANF and you get stuck or need emergency help, you can tune to one of the main input "net" frequencies (admin, law, forest, service) and you can broadcast to them for help. Naturally, I am extremely...
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    New to Radios - How to Begin

    Hello all, First let me say I am currently studying for my Technician's test. I hope to have passed the test by the end of the year. Having said that, I do have a question about getting started once I have my license. I currently have 2 BaoFeng UV-5R radios and want to use those specifically...
  3. Danny37

    VHF or UHF for simplex communication?

    I've always heard UHF is better for urban and congested areas as it penetrates buildings better but vhf is better for open terrain and hilly areas as its longer wavelength always it to travel further in range. so my question is if your camping or hiking, what would be ideal in an environment...