Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Windham, Maine, USA
That's right Ham Radio is cheaper. Yes, you need a license and yes you need to take a written test. No, you don't need to understand Morse code. The test questions are published and you can take practice tests on-line. And the license is free for life.
A two meter band handheld radio can be bought for $100 new and with the FRS kit from Kennedy technologies can be hooked to your GL intercom. You can even use the exisiting CB controls. Mount the radio in the trunk, even with the rubber duck antenna at 5 watts, you'll get several miles of coverage. Rack mounted antenna even better.
For a little more you can get a 50 watt radio that will amaze you. Add your GPS connection and have position reporting posted on the web for free. Call up a repeater with a phone patch and call home for free.
Here's a pic of my Kenwood 50 watt tri-band on my GL1500
2015 Goldwing - basic black
Previously: GL1200 Standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500, Valkyrie, Valkyrie Interstate many other Hondas
Ham Extra Class AC1R
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