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Old 12-13-2017, 10:07 PM   #41
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:30 PM   #43
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:20 PM   #44
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

F1 conflict:

I realize that F1 is in Austin the same weekend as the first weekend of this Mextrek. It seems very highly likely we will have a ride guide taking a group that will stay Sunday in Mission and ride to Galeana on Monday the 22nd. Anyone thinking about this should stay for a few days of the After Party 2.0!
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Old 12-16-2017, 07:57 AM   #45
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

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F1 conflict:

I realize that F1 is in Austin the same weekend as the first weekend of this Mextrek. It seems very highly likely we will have a ride guide taking a group that will stay Sunday in Mission and ride to Galeana on Monday the 22nd. Anyone thinking about this should stay for a few days of the After Party 2.0!
Hmmm......I need to think this one through. It's nice to be half way to Mission already after the race is over.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:35 AM   #46
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

Registered but will be for 2.0 only.

Just a heads up. Will probably get to Mission too late on Sunday night to get my visa and TVIP that night. Will need to go as soon as they open on Monday.
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Old 12-17-2017, 02:09 PM   #47
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

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Peter, do you have to register for both V1 & V2 @ $50 or can you register for V2 only @ $25? I understand there will be further charges for the V2 events to follow.
B8, V2.0 $25 is all that is needed if you are heading down after F1.
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Old 12-18-2017, 11:10 PM   #48
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33 riders, 1/3rd of the way to capacity! Yee ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:23 PM   #49
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

I'm trying to make this trip work schedule wise. Won't know for a few months.

But when I amazon the required radio, I get a Ham radio "walkie talkie" that requires a license to transmit in the US. Is a license required in Mexico? Is it a license that requires skill to get or are we just paying money to use the radio? Did I get the wrong radio in my Amazon search?
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #7, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

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Communications: If you plan to come to Mextrek we expect you to come with a radio, a charger, and some type of speaker or ear piece in your helmet. Amazon is your friend on this one:

Basic radio: 4 watt / 1 watt: UV-5R V2 About $25, includes charger and earpiece. Programming cable not required....
If anyone is interested I have four (4) Baofeng UV-B5 radios programmed and available for loan. Both standard/stubby antennas, charging cradles and I even have two battery eliminator packs so you can plug directly into 12V acc/cig plug. No headsets though, I would just clip to my Camelback strap. The model number doesn't exactly match so Peter will need to chime in if compatiable.

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Old 01-07-2018, 01:27 PM   #51
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

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I'm trying to make this trip work schedule wise. Won't know for a few months.

But when I amazon the required radio, I get a Ham radio "walkie talkie" that requires a license to transmit in the US. Is a license required in Mexico? Is it a license that requires skill to get or are we just paying money to use the radio? Did I get the wrong radio in my Amazon search?
You are looking at the right radio. It does require an operator's license in the United States which might cost 5 or $10 and requires short written test. in Mexico my understanding is it is illegal for a Mexican to own and use a similar radio, ( due to gang activity) but in all of our encounters with police, border patrol, and people on the street it has been relayed that it is okay for us to have them because we aren't Mexican citizens. If you have concerns I would recommend installing the radio out of sight and using push to talk.
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

First timer IN! Hoping to get confirmation and likely to join half the afterparty!
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Shawn, I got your registration. Are you du Metier coaching on Paypal?
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #7, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

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If anyone is interested I have four (4) Baofeng UV-B5 radios programmed and available for loan. Both standard/stubby antennas, charging cradles and I even have two battery eliminator packs so you can plug directly into 12V acc/cig plug. No headsets though, I would just clip to my Camelback strap. The model number doesn't exactly match so Peter will need to chime in if compatiable.

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Anything that runs UHF 400-520 and VHF 136-174 will have exact matches to the Baofeng UV-5R. This is most radios out there. But we mainly stick to the channels broadcast on the FRS spectrum, family radio service (FRS/GMRS) which even the cheap little handhelds broadcast on. These work on UHF 462 thru 467 UHF. The list of channels is:

1 FRS/GMRS 462.5625 2W / 12.5kHz 5W / 25kHz*
2 FRS/GMRS 462.5875 2W / 12.5kHz 5W / 25kHz*
3 FRS/GMRS 462.6125 2W / 12.5kHz 5W / 25kHz*
4 FRS/GMRS 462.6375 2W / 12.5kHz 5W / 25kHz*
5 FRS/GMRS 462.6625 2W / 12.5kHz 5W / 25kHz*
6 FRS/GMRS 462.6875 2W / 12.5kHz 5W / 25kHz*
7 FRS/GMRS 462.7125 2W / 12.5kHz 5W / 25kHz*
8 FRS/GMRS 467.5625 0.5W / 12.5kHz 0.5W / 12.5kHz
9 FRS/GMRS 467.5875 0.5W / 12.5kHz 0.5W / 12.5kHz
10 FRS/GMRS 467.6125 0.5W / 12.5kHz 0.5W / 12.5kHz
11 FRS/GMRS 467.6375 0.5W / 12.5kHz 0.5W / 12.5kHz
12 FRS/GMRS 467.6625 0.5W / 12.5kHz 0.5W / 12.5kHz
13 FRS/GMRS 467.6875 0.5W / 12.5kHz 0.5W / 12.5kHz
14 FRS/GMRS 467.7125 0.5W / 12.5kHz 0.5W / 12.5kHz
15 FRS/GMRS 462.5500 2W / 12.5kHz 50W / 25kHz*
16 FRS/GMRS 462.5750 2W / 12.5kHz 50W / 25kHz*
17 FRS/GMRS 462.6000 2W / 12.5kHz 50W / 25kHz*
18 FRS/GMRS 462.6250 2W / 12.5kHz 50W / 25kHz*
19 FRS/GMRS 462.6500 2W / 12.5kHz 50W / 25kHz*
20 FRS/GMRS 462.6750 2W / 12.5kHz 50W / 25kHz*
21 FRS/GMRS 462.7000 2W / 12.5kHz 50W / 25kHz*
22 FRS/GMRS 462.7250 2W / 12.5kHz 50W / 25kHz*

We just grab one randomly, not 1 or 2 or 3 due to regular use, and stick to it the whole ride. We announce before the ride starts.

On any programmable radio you just have to type in the frequency on the keypad, aka 4 6 2 6 3 7 (no need to put in the last digit...5...the radio rounds) and you are working on FRS channel 4. Press and hold the lock button so the only button the radio can use is push to talk, and you are ready to ride. Takes all of 10 seconds in practice.

I could yell, VHF...173500 and everyone in a group could switch in a matter of seconds assuming they took 2 minutes to learn the basics of radio operation from a user.

as far as using UHF vs VHF (ultra high versus very high frequency): FROM THE NET:

Iit's a trade off. But the general rule-of-thumb is if you are using the radio primarily outdoors where you will have clear line-of-sight then VHF is a better choice because it's signal will travel farther. BUT, if you will beusing your radio in or around buildings, in urban areas, or heavily wooded areas, then UHF is a better choicebecause it's signal will navigate around structures better, not being blocked as easily as VHF. The trade-off you are making is longer distance (VHF), vs avoiding possible "dead spots" in and around structures (UHF).
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Old 04-09-2018, 03:04 AM   #56
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Adding a few new guys to the list. Up to 39 paid attendees!!!
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

We are having a little meet and greet at Lima Criolla (family style Peruvian, excellent, N Austin, 35 at 183 i the Linc center) this Tuesday, June 5th, for anyone who is interested in talking Mexico riding. Drinks at 6:30, dinner at 7:30.
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

Wish i could make it!
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

Anyone know if 1st gen Sena 20S comms will interface and operate AOK for this shindig?
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Anyone know if 1st gen Sena 20S comms will interface and operate AOK for this shindig?
Interface and operate with.......what? Each other? In Mexican airspace?
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