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Old 06-14-2018, 12:43 PM   #61
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

For anyone considering a Garmin InReach and wondering how you would use it to interact with the outside world, I thought a live example might be helpful. A friend of mine is using the InReach to track his bicycle ride from Dallas to Virginia. If you click on the link below, then click on the link in the header entitled, “Track Me As I Ride”, you will be taken to the Garmin page that shows his progress in real time (10 min update intervals). He is also sending custom messages to his support team at the start and finish of each day.

https://kraxmel.blogspot.com/


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Old 06-15-2018, 04:35 PM   #62
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Interface and operate with.......what? Each other? In Mexican airspace?
was wondering whether the sena 20s will interface
w/ the 2 way radios required for this trip, eg,
Baofeng UV5-R radios on Mextrek 2017, 4 watt / 1 watt: UV-5R V2, 8 watt high power: BF-F9 V2, etc...
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:31 PM   #63
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

The best way to interface a radio with any Sena is to use a Sena SR10
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:45 AM   #64
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was wondering whether the sena 20s will interface
w/ the 2 way radios required for this trip, eg,
Baofeng UV5-R radios on Mextrek 2017, 4 watt / 1 watt: UV-5R V2, 8 watt high power: BF-F9 V2, etc...
Jeff is correct. You can use a Sena SR10 Bluetooth Adapter (which I use) but I would strongly recommend you get it in advance and play with it and not try to learn it sitting in a hotel in Mexico.
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was wondering whether the sena 20s will interface
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Baofeng UV5-R radios on Mextrek 2017, 4 watt / 1 watt: UV-5R V2, 8 watt high power: BF-F9 V2, etc...
You need to be aware that you'll also need a specific cable that goes between the radio and the SR10. Without it your SR10 is useless. My 2 friends didn't realize this until the day before our last trip and it was too late to source them. It's not expensive but takes a few days to get. Order it with the radio.

And for convenience you may want to add the push-to-talk button. You can use the unit itself to press talk if it's mounted in a convenient location but with the optional cable it puts the button right at your thumb at the grip.
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The SR10 comes with a remote PTT cable.
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The SR10 comes with a remote PTT cable.
You're right. I stand correct.
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I am so ready for this one. I have 2 tracks ready with some new stuff and want to revisit a few old tracks. Jeff, you in? Have you done the backside of Mt. Potosi yet?
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Plan on it!
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Following!! LMK if you do this, and how!
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I am so ready for this one. I have 2 tracks ready with some new stuff and want to revisit a few old tracks. Jeff, you in? Have you done the backside of Mt. Potosi yet?
I did it last October, it’s a lot of fun!
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:45 PM   #72
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Following!! LMK if you do this, and how!
There are a few Bluetooth modules available that claim to be able to interface from the Baofeng radio to any device with Bluetooth input such as the Sena headsets. The only documented device to do this is the Sena SR10. It aint cheap. About $160 plus another $20 for the cable. The good news is it works very well. I have had one now for about 2 years and have had very good service from it. The SR10 comes with a remote PTT switch you can put on the left handlebar and push the button without taking your hand off the grip. The SR10 also has a PTT button on it's body. I clip the SR10 and the radio to my jacket and run a cable for the remote PTT through my sleeve. When on the bike, I plug the cable to the remote PTT. If I want to step off the bike, I just unplug the remote cable and use the PTT on the body of the SR10. This way I can get off the bike and still use the radio.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:07 AM   #73
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Re: 2018 MexTrek #8, Oct 20th - 23rd 2018

Does this require a Passport or just the Visa Info listed earlier in the thread?
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I did it last October, it’s a lot of fun!
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I am so ready for this one. I have 2 tracks ready with some new stuff and want to revisit a few old tracks. Jeff, you in? Have you done the backside of Mt. Potosi yet?
I retraced the exploration route you and I did last October and made my way to the water tank with fence across the road, mainly to show some new guys the trailhead so we can try the whole route next time.

At the town about 5 km from the main highway to Iturbide we met 20 yr old Hector, and his 3 little cousins, who loved US $1 bills. 28 kids live in this tiny rancho and go to the nice hillside school. All 28 kids are first or second cousins. Every person in the town is a family member of the town's 7 grandfathers. As Hector said in a nice and sweet way, "We must import our Women!"

All 7 grandfathers also own the land and the underutilized lead mine located 2 miles up very very steep old road. A mine you can climb into as far as your fears of claustrophobia allow you to venture. We were staying ahead of a rainstorm and the impending thunder in the mineshaft was enough to get our spidey senses tingling and we turned tail. We'll be back. I hope to make the 60 foot climb down the main shaft to venture into the km's of tunnels someday. I'm stupid like this.

Hector promised if we brought a crew of 15 or 20, and beer for some of his clan, we'd have a Nuevo Leon style Cabrito bbq this October.

JT, if you ever take that track again, make a left in town at the Y. Up the little hill and on the right is one blue house with 2 old trucks closest to the power lines. This is Hector's house. It is on the track to Cuevas we rode last year. Knock and say hello. He is extremely welcoming, friendly, and speaks zero english, lol.
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Mextrek #7 ride report is now ongoing...

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117666

I'll make a Mextrek #7 whatsapp group shortly and we'll start this thing rocking and rolling.
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Here is my latest postcard from Mexico...

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[quote=Shadman;1561260]Here is my latest postcard from Mexico...


What's the name of that El __________ Mountain?
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