Ham Radio Reviews and Information

Ham Radio For The Outdoor Off Road Adventurer – Reviews and Information

Ham radios (Amateur Radios) are little boxes that use voodoo magic to communicate very long distances. They are hands down, one of the best tools and insurance policies you can have while getting lost. Unfortunately, there is a lot of unknowns behind ham radios, and due to this, there has always been a facade of mystery and complexity surrounding them. Coupled with the fact that you need an FCC issued license to use them, people usually look elsewhere for backwoods communications. Our mission at M.O.R.R. is to get ham radios into the hands of as many people as possible! Because, it really isn’t that hard, and ham radios will work in the outdoors when nothing else does. Check out all of the info in the below posts and see if you find what you are looking for!

 

How To Use And Setup EchoLink Ham Radio

How To Use And Setup EchoLink Ham Radio For Off Roading Ok, so we already know how amazing ham radio is for off roaders. And if you don’t have your ham radio license yet, you need to go take our ...
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Hands On Off Road Ham Radio Class

NorCal Hands On Ham Radio Class - How to Use Your Ham Radios Off Road Our next Hands On Off Road Ham Radio Class is scheduled for November 11th, Noon to 4PM, at Forged Off Road in Loomis, CA. Below ...
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High Sierra 4×4 Podcast Episode 340: Off Road Communication Options

Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher Join Tyler and Jimmy as they discuss what Tyler nerds out over on this episode of the High Sierra 4×4 Podcast! Listener Feedback Send us your questions and comments!!! podcast@highsierra4x4.com Thanks for listening! ...
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In Person Ham Cram Ham Radio Class – Garden Valley, December 2nd

NorCal In Person Ham Cram for the Ham Radio Technician License Our next Hamageddon In Person Ham Cram Class is scheduled for December 2nd, 9am to 6pm PST, at Garden Valley Fire Station 51, Garden Valley, CA. Below are the ...
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Off Road Ham Cram Ham Radio Technician License Class

Northern California Ham Cram for the Ham Radio Technician License for Off Roaders Our next Hamageddon Ham Cram Class is scheduled for August 19th, 11am to 8pm PST, at Mountain Mikes Pizza in Gold River, CA. Below are the details ...
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Ham Radio Technician License Questions Reset!

Ham Radio Technician License Question Pool Resets July 1st! Yes! That is right! The FCC Ham Radio Technician License exam questions are being redone and reset as of July 1st this year, 2018! So make sure that, if you haven't ...
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Another 2 Minute Tuesday with Snail Trail 4×4 – Ham vs CB!

We Got Back Together With Snail Trail 4x4 To Discuss Ham vs CB! There are always a ton of questions about why to choose ham over CB as an off roader. So, naturally, Jimmy over at Snail Trail 4x4 also ...
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Echolink, IRLP, Digital vs Analog, Ham Radio!

One of the things I love about this business, is that I get to help make an impactful difference with others' off road trail communication options and decisions. Every once in a while, I get a great series of questions ...
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What Is A Ham Radio Repeater?

Ham Radio Repeaters for Off Roading As an off roader and avid 4x4 adventurer, repeaters are a massive part of why I got interested in ham radio to begin with. Repeaters are this magical machine that takes your radio transmissions, ...
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Ham Radio Off Road Trail Communications with SnailTrail 4×4

Talking About Off Road Ham Radio Trail Communications with SnailTrail 4x4 We got to sit down and have a fun chat with Jimmy Jet over at SnailTrail 4x4 about ham radio and other off road trail communication options. SnailTrail 4x4 ...
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What Are Race Radios?

What Are Race Radios? Are They As Good As Ham Radios? We have done a couple of articles now on the differences between VHF/UHF, MURS, GMRS, and ham radio vs CB, and why it is important for everyone to stick ...
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How To Get A Private Radio Channel For My Off Road Club

How Do I Get A Private Radio Channel For My Off Road Club? You may have come to this page because you are curious as to what the answer is for the above question. Or you may have come here ...
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Ham Radio vs CB

What's The Difference Between Ham Radio vs CB Radio? Being pretty involved with 4x4 communities across NorCal, I see a lot of the same questions and curiosities pop up regarding ham radio. One of my favorite ones to answer is ...
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The Off Road, Online Ham Radio Class

Online Ham Radio Classes for Off Roaders - Now with FCC Practice Tests! People ask me all the time why they should get a ham radio license. My answer is always the same... As an off roader, why wouldn't you ...
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Icom IC-2730A Review For The Ham Radio Off Roader

Before we get into this, I gotta lend a big thank you to Russ. Russ is a great guy who uses our Ham Radio Programming Services. He purchased an Icom IC-2730A and had it shipped to us to get it ...
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Ham Radio and Off Roader’s Christmas Gift Guide

Ham Radio Gifts, Off Road Gifts, 4x4 Gifts, Camping Gifts, and Even Jeep Gifts! We got the ideas covered for you! It's that time of year! Christmas shopping is going on all over the place, and if you are anything ...
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Ham Radio Off Road Antenna Installations

Things to Consider When Purchasing Ham Radio Antennas For Your Off Road 4x4 Vehicle One essential thing you need to operate a ham radio, or any radio for that fact, is an antenna. Ham radio antennas are just like any ...
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Ham Radio & GPS Map Apps

We Tried Out Some GPS Map Apps On The Trails! Combined With Our Ham Radios, They Were Pretty Awesome We have been a huge fan of map and gps apps that work without cell reception. This allows us to explore ...
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Ham Radio, UHF, VHF, Cell Phones, and Emergency Dispatch Frequencies

Ham Radio, UHF, VHF, Cell Phones, and Emergency Dispatch Frequencies. Why the FCC Allocates Frequencies and Why We Need To Stick To Them. This article is going to teach the basics of radio frequencies! Not just for off roaders, but ...
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4×4 Off Road Recovery Basics

Basic 4x4 Off Road Recovery Things That You Should Know If you read our post on our Ham Radio Worthy Recovery On The Rubicon, then you may already know that we have a thing for recovering vehicles. Anytime you are ...
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Ham Radios for a Rubicon Jeep Recovery

Along with the Online Ham Radio Class and Ham Radio Reviews that we do, we are also apart of a Volunteer Off Road Recovery Group on Facebook that covers Northern California. Last week, we went out on a snowy, icey, ...
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Ham Radios vs Race Radios

What's The Difference Between Ham Radios and Race Radios or UHF/VHF Radios??? An extremely common question that we get asked allllll the time is, “Whats the difference between “Race Radios” (UHF and VHF Radios) and Ham Radios?” Simply put… Ham ...
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In Person Ham Radio Classes!

In Person Ham Radio "Ham Cram" Classes in Northern California, NorCal! A major part of what we do is help get ham radios into the hands of adventurers. Hopefully, you have already read our post on What and Why Ham ...
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What Ham Radio Should I Get? Part 2!

What Ham Radio Should I Get? Part 2, the Final Step - The Radio! Welcome over to Part 2 answer to the million dollar question, “What ham radio should I get?”. If you missed part 1, go back and read ...
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What Ham Radio Should I Get? Part 1!

What Ham Radio Is Good For Me? How Do I Narrow Ham Radio Options Down And Find One?! One of the most common questions we get at M.O.R.R. is, “What is the best ham radio to get?”. Which is like ...
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Ham Radio, What and Why?

Ham Radio - What Is It and Why Should Every Outdoor, Off Road, Adventurer Have One? What is Ham Radio? Ham Radio is a form of voodoo magic that exists to help keep people in contact with each other over ...
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Using APRS and Ham Radio In Remote Locations

Using APRS In Remote Locations, While Competing In SOTA, All With Ham Radio! - Jordan, WC6J If you took our Online Ham Radio Class then you know a few things about APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) and SOTA (Summits on ...
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