Cb Radio, Qsl Invites And Mail How many times have you heard this line? Unfortunately there are hundreds of people selling the "best" ways to make a ton of money on eBay. The truth is you can make a lot of money on eBay. There is not some secret formula or one way to do it. The use of duplex radio repeaters and interconnects to the telephone network are prohibited under FRS rules, unlike GMRS which allows repeaters, and unlike the IC-4088SR Service. FRS radios must use only permanently-attached antennas. This limitation intentionally restricts the range of communications, allowing greatest use of the available channels.
You can listen in on mayday calls -- a chilling mayday of an east coast United States (Long Island Sound, New York) scuba mayday, where the caller's understandable panic garbles communications. You can listen in as the captains of sinking boats do their best to provide broad local descriptors of their location. 2) Check the weather conditions. Usually the most up to date weather predictions can be found on government forecasting sites found on the internet. Keep updated and try to stay out of rough weather. Certain icom marine radio frequencies often broadcast boating weather so if the weather looks like it is going to change remember to keep updated. If you must go out when the weather is bad, ensure everyone wears a lifejacket for the entire journey as in an emergency you will often not have enough time to put one on. At first I thought this division of labor ridiculous. Blue and pink? How sexist! Over time, though, as I thought about that conversation, I saw method in the surface madness. Thinking about my own experience, I realized that my cruising partner and I had implicitly divided our jobs along similar lines. I was responsible for basic homemaking stuff - like cooking, cleaning, laundry, keeping water tanks filled - as well as being the primary radio operator, family communicator, and business manager. He took care of the engine, the sailing systems, the outboard, the electrical system, and he made sure all of our electronics stayed in working order. We just hadn't acknowledged our division of labor like Tom and Elaine had. All group equipment needed to reach base camp and climb the mountain: cooking gear, fuel, stoves, ropes, all forms of rock and ice protection, icom communications, oxygen, medical supplies, etc. In 1980, it cost roughly $2700.00 dollars to get your papers in order; pay for some Sherpa guides and off you went. A few years - when the Nepalese government realized they had a viable tourist attraction on their hands - the price to summit Everest jumped to $10,000.00 dollars, shortly later the price was hiked to $20,000.00. Your Elmer should be able to help you get involved in public service. You can learn more at most ham radio club meetings and by monitoring the repeater nets. Have fun!