To be honest, I think a Garmin InReach is a better investment for emergency coms. Ham is good if you are exploring an area with a group of people you KNOW are going to be on a frequency, and are ready to come help. If you explore alone a lot (like lots of us do) then I think an InReach is a game changer.Nifty! Really need to get my HAM license so I can go and do a bit more exploring and have a way to get myself out in emergencies. Alita has a rear locker but I have yet to use it or really try LOW at all. Just hate not knowing where I am going. Need to grab some GPS tracks for stuff and just get out to explore I guess, gonna break down at some point!
Nice! I lost my little square magnetic camera up there when we were backing out. I wanna go up there and see if I can find it. LOL.Returned to the trail north of Jumbo that turned us around in the spring. No ice, no problem. It is steep, I used the rear locker through the point we turned around last time, to the top. And took another branch off that tree.View attachment 2308501View attachment 2308502View attachment 2308508View attachment 2308509
Yup... Already have a subscription to Gaia... Had it on my old android headunit, so once I get a new one in Alita from the same company I will download and install on there.To be honest, I think a Garmin InReach is a better investment for emergency coms. Ham is good if you are exploring an area with a group of people you KNOW are going to be on a frequency, and are ready to come help. If you explore alone a lot (like lots of us do) then I think an InReach is a game changer.
Buy yourself an older tablet. Like 1 or 2 gens behind current and setup GaiaGPS on it. I think it is the best solution for adventuring and finding trails. If you like Apple, then a cellular iPad mini is great. That's what I have, but make sure it is a cellular capable device. Apple slaves GPS to the WiFi radio on WiFi only units and they're useless if it cannot triangulate using towers. The cell enabled devices have a dedicate GPS radio that will work with no connection at all. You just need to download the tiles you plan to adventure through onto the device before you lose signal and you'll be good to go for tracking, recording, and referencing.
You can get yourself a milspec case from SupCase for $25 and you'll have a rugged overland tablet ready for the trail.