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Hey all,
question: CMCC requires you to have HAM or CB. I have neither. Should I just get a handheld CB (like Midland 75-822) for CMCC?
  • I read the page later in this club house that CLCC uses GMRS or HAM. I have dome MOTO GMRS/FRS radios. Do you actually use them, or is it all HAM nowadays?
  • Will do HAM sooner than later since it seems much better, but not sure that I can swing getting the exam done by 7/11 CMCC (out of town this wkend).
If I do CB, any experience about the handhelds without an external antenna? looks like there are mag mounts cheapest, but would rather not toss $50 or so if the handhelds work o.k. on group trail runs.
 

John Smith

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You could always come up Friday night.
Unfortunately, my father in law is in ailing health, so every Saturday, and some Sundays, Laura and I have to attend to his needs. I'll make it back to wheeling one day. I hope you all have a great trip!
 

emorth

 
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Hey all,
question: CMCC requires you to have HAM or CB. I have neither. Should I just get a handheld CB (like Midland 75-822) for CMCC?
  • I read the page later in this club house that CLCC uses GMRS or HAM. I have dome MOTO GMRS/FRS radios. Do you actually use them, or is it all HAM nowadays?
  • Will do HAM sooner than later since it seems much better, but not sure that I can swing getting the exam done by 7/11 CMCC (out of town this wkend).
If I do CB, any experience about the handhelds without an external antenna? looks like there are mag mounts cheapest, but would rather not toss $50 or so if the handhelds work o.k. on group trail runs.
I have some loaner CB Radios you can use for CMCC. No need to buy one.

The club has 6 loaner GMRS radios just for this reason. You are welcome to use one. Most/all of the club members use the GMRS radios on the trail and during convoys to & from events.

We are having a Ham class & test on Saturday in Springfield if you can make it.
 
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I have some loaner CB Radios you can use for CMCC. No need to buy one.

The club has 6 loaner GMRS radios just for this reason. You are welcome to use one. Most/all of the club members use the GMRS radios on the trail and during convoys to & from events.

We are having a Ham class & test on Saturday in Springfield if you can make it.
Thanks. I'll take you up on that offer to borrow a CB. More funds to put towards HAM (-:

I am in Charlottesville this weekend. Found the ARRL site. May try to squeeze in the test 7/8 in Gaithersburg.
 

woytovich

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Tomorrow, Sunday June 10th, is the deadline to register for CMCC and still get a shirt, sticker and BBQ dinner. After tomorrow you'll have until June 30th to register with no shirt, sticker or dinner included (for the same price)... so get a move on folks! After June 30th you are out of luck - there will be no registrations accepted after that and there will be no walk-ins accepted at the event.
 

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I'm seriously considering signing up. Need to find a campground with 30A service to keep the baby cool and hopefully some MT bike trails nearby to keep the wife happy.
 

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I imagine all the RV sites at Twin Grove Campground are filled up?
 
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@emorth: Is there a way I could pick up one of the CBs tonight, since it looks like you (and missy of the others) aren't going up for Wednesday's drive? I should have thought about this earlier, but planning ahead is not my strong suit! If it's too big of a hassle, I may just try to get one from Amazon next day ship.
I have some loaner CB Radios you can use for CMCC. No need to buy one.

The club has 6 loaner GMRS radios just for this reason. You are welcome to use one. Most/all of the club members use the GMRS radios on the trail and during convoys to & from events.

We are having a Ham class & test on Saturday in Springfield if you can make it.
 

emorth

 
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I don't have them. They went to the Carolina Relic Run with @iptman and I think @Stumpalama brought them back and may still have them. Not sure. There was no rush to return them to me since I don't need them.

Paging Mr. Stump.
 
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Thanks. Don't worry about it, I don't want anyone to jump through any hoops. I just ordered one, should arrive tomorrow. I figure having a CB isn't a bad thing.
 

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I have club radios and the CBs I am in manassas. I'll be home tomorrow evening.
 
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