Went wheeling with my GMRS for first time and my buddy has a Rugged Radio, couldn’t figure out how to make it work. Anyone know how to get on same channel as a rugged?
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Probably using common GMRS 'channels'. You would just type in the frequency if his radio is showing a channel.
You want a picture of his radio? Let me know what I need and I’ll try to get it
Rugged had many versions of their radios. Even got in trouble for one of them. Later models could not be programmed via the front panel but could be programmed via a computer. Then there was V2 and V3, so ya, knowing what you have helps. Or, just send them to me and I'll program them any way you want. Or better still, go to RT Systems, spend $45.00 and buy your own programming cable and software and be able to program your radios every day if you want. I'll even send you a file that has all the GMRS, FRS, race radio, a couple of ham repeaters in Moab, all the weather channels and even the marine channels if there is room. Import that into the RT Systems software and you can be a hero too.
Dino is a good man. Just don’t let him spot you up to a 1000’ ledge…
How’ve you been Dino? Missed seeing you in Moab this year.
I'm pretty new to this whole scene, but those frequencies are all scattered throughout the normal GMRS & MURS channel range, but it doesn't look like any of them match exactly with those frequencies. Like they exists between the GMRS channels. I would expect interference if somebody were using one of these and a GMRS user was nearby (both physically and frequency-wise). No transmission happens PURELY *on* the frequency; there is always "bleed" into surrounding frequencies (or put another way each transmission has a bandwidth), and the channel spacing is in part because that well-defined bandwidth. If you are operating in between 2 GMRS channels, there's a decent chance that you're inside the bandwidth of another channel.
Or so I would think. Maybe the spacing is wide enough and the bandwidth narrow enough that it's not a thing. Or maybe privacy codes resolve it.
Looks like a good reminder to never buy one of their radios. Also spread the word so others stop buying them.