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Stumpalama

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It's not kinky. It's a strap that wraps around my spare and holds a metal bracket that the rotopax mounts to.
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I have always been suspect of anything more than a trasharoo being attached to a spare tire. All is well until you have to change the tire or mount your stuff back to a mangled tire.
-Signed: Debbie Downer
 
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I have always been suspect of anything more than a trasharoo being attached to a spare tire. All is well until you have to change the tire or mount your stuff back to a mangled tire.
-Signed: Debbie Downer
I just want to look like the cool broverlanders. Worst case scenario, I can throw everything in the back or poorly strap it to the roof.
 

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I spent way too long with CHIRP last night. I did manage to get it installed on my macbook but I can't figure out what the USB ports are named and the only options it gave me were both "bluetooth", so it obviously wasn't gonna see the radio. Eventually got it installed on my PC laptop (what a nightmare for a mac guy) and it recognized the radio! However, I have 3 versions of UV-5R and it only recognizes 2 of them! Biggest problem is that I don't have Office on it (not worth explaining here) so I couldn't import the CLCC file. I figured it was better to learn to do it manually anyway. Certain items would erase themselves once I moved to the next field but I was able to successfully alter 2 radios to the majority of the club file specs and they did indeed TX/RX with each other! I'll pick Ed's and John's brains at FC because I'm certain the fault is all my own. Damn technology. I'm also hoping to use my newfound (somewhat-) understanding of radios to allow my Midland GMRS/FRS to communicate on the club freq's. Just because. Go ahead and let me know now if that's not gonna be possible, please!
 
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emorth

 
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I spent way too long with CHIRP last night.
I’Il pick Ed and John’s brains at FC
Midland GMRS/FRS to communicate on the club freq's.
You are welcome to pick my brain - what’s left of it.
Did you see this? CLCC radios <---> Midland GMRS radios
The midland radio did talk to the club radio. You just have to set the correct PL/CTCSS or DPL/DCS Squelch codes.
 

Devilmans Hand

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I spent way too long with CHIRP last night. I did manage to get it installed on my macbook but I can't figure out what the USB ports are named and the only options it gave me were both "bluetooth", so it obviously wasn't gonna see the radio. Eventually got it installed on my PC laptop (what a nightmare for a mac guy) and it recognized the radio! However, I have 3 versions of UV-5R and it only recognizes 2 of them! Biggest problem is that I don't have Office on it (not worth explaining here) so I couldn't import the CLCC file. I figured it was better to learn to do it manually anyway. Certain items would erase themselves once I moved to the next field but I was able to successfully alter 2 radios to the majority of the club file specs and they did indeed TX/RX with each other! I'll pick Ed's and John's brains at FC because I'm certain the fault is all my own. Damn technology. I'm also hoping to use my newfound (somewhat-) understanding of radios to allow my Midland GMRS/FRS to communicate on the club freq's. Just because. Go ahead and let me know now if that's not gonna be possible, please!

It was easier for me to just manually program each radio. Takes about one beer around a campfire per radio to load the club uses freqs.
 
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