Tour Official TCG Tour 2021 Thread (August 20th-22nd)

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We have never had an issue with frs (so we are all on the same channel) radios and group me so I wouldn't worry too much.
 

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That's gonna be too complicated for some 😂. My vote remains groupme or WhatsApp.
 

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It's looking more like I'll be able to make it. Will know for sure by next Tuesday, yeah, it's cutting it close, but it's a family thing.

Also, have two FRS radios I can bring, which seem to have not such great range but they're basically new and have excellent battery life. If I can get my GMRS license before the start I'll bring some GMRS radios (much more power), but someone else would need a GMRS license as well.

Question in regards to radio/communication talk. Anyone going old school and bringing a CB? Was considering digging out and dusting off one of my old rigs (President HR-2510, Gray 60/120 walking shoes, and Wilson 1000 mag mount).
I will bring two GMRS radios as well.
 

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We have never had an issue with frs (so we are all on the same channel) radios and group me so I wouldn't worry too much.
gmrs radios can operate on FRS bands too. FRS just cant transmit on the GMRS bands, but they both fall in the same 1-22 channels.

so if you have a GMRS radio, it will work with FRS for transmit and receive.

If you have a FRS radio, you can listen on GMRS channels, but can only transmit on FRS.
 

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oh forgot the difference,

FRS - no license, 2 watt limit, FIXED antenna
GMRS - license required, wattage limit based on channel, up to 50 watts on GMRS channels. Antenna replaceable.
 

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We will be using FRS... almost everyone has those and we have never had issues.
FRS should be just fine. I just picked these up for the kids.... in the neighborhood, trees/houses, zero line of sight with tester in the house... it gets 1/4 mile with zero issues. Hoping to run longer tests this weekend.

$35 for 4 radios. On the open highway I bet you get 1/2 mile to 1 miles easily. Basically throw away at these prices.

 

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