Breaker Breaker, Good Buddy.
Proper communication with the team and loved ones is a must in today’s fast-paced environment. Not only is it good to let others know where you are going, but it's also great to communicate with your buddies with you on the trail. So how do you start the process? The answer is easy, you decide who you are talking to first and you chase that thread down the road.
LOVED ONES HERE I AM!
When sharing your location and position with others the easy way to do so is by the use of your cell phone. Well, except, when you go where no cell phone has gone before. Or in this case, where the cell phone coverage does not. Finding those alternate solutions is the best path to take.
- Satellite Position Reporting
- Two-Way Satellite Devices
- Satellite Internet
- Sharing on a Map, Yup Still Works
TWO WAY LONG RANGE RADIOS
We need to talk over some greater distances. What are the best choices for this path? Ham radios are an excellent and well-established choice. Some key elements in this method for success will rely heavily on power and your antenna.
- Hand Held Radios
- Vehicle-Powered Radios
- Vehicle Mounted Antennas
- Tripod-Based Omni Directional Antennas
- Yagi Directional Antennas
We are off and on the road for our trip. You’re thinking about how you haven’t stopped for gas in a while, and your gas light turns on. The quickest way to work that one out, without a cell, is to call up our caravan on the local frequency and ask for a fuel stop. So what might be some good choices for that?
- Hand Held Radios
- FRS and GMRS Radios
Get Off-Road Ready
Many folks will overland with others, which is an overall best practice. Not only does It provide assistance if your rig breaks down, but you can take turns preparing meals in the evening! Always remember there are Overlanding trails outside of the normal cell tower ranges. It’s nice to communicate with other cars in your caravan and with that comes the easiest mod of all, a radio. We recommend a radio that is in the car. The antenna setups are generally better performing and will allow your radio signal to carry much farther should you need that. Of course, with close-range car-to-car treks, the simplest of radio setups will provide great two-way communications. Learn more about getting off-road ready in our training courses!