scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Walkie-Talkies
Mon Aug 28 2000 - 15:29:20 CDT
We used FRS transceivers in cars on the way from the Los
Angeles area to Sequoia National Park. It removed the concern
about keeping together -- more-or-less together (within a mile or so)
was OK. This eliminated the temptation to "caravan", and was
helpful in agreeing when to get on and off the freeway. Not too
much other traffic on these bands -- yet! They're relatively cheap.
Lots of other people on CB -- and not all of them use language
you'd like to expose Scouts to.
Technically, the best option would be amateur radio transceivers,
but then you'd need a licensed operator in each car (not difficult),
and the equipment is a little more expensive. This would give you
a lot more range than either FRS or CB if you used local repeaters.
If your cars wwere within 20 miles of each other, you could
Bob Prager, Advancement Chair, Troop 67, Long Beach, CA
Chairman, District Eagle B-o-R
Honorary Brave, Tribe of Tahquitz
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