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  • #198706

    Dan Cronin
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    Administrator

    Here is a new device i discovered on Google…

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    Just sayin’ 🙂

     

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    #198709

    Bryan Hoult
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    I’m wondering if eventually we could all adopt this system:

    https://www.beartooth.com/

    #198711

    Aaron Kravik
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Here is a new device i discovered on Google… . . . . . . . . . . . . Just sayin’ 🙂 Dan

    Looks like a communications multiplexer. High tech!

    #198712

    Keith Martin
    Participant
    Premium Member

    The problem with the Beartooth is it at 900mhz and at low power and it would not work to to tie a long line of trucks togather in NW terrain. And when I get in my truck I turn my phone off to getaway from normal life. See you soon, Keith

    #198715

    Aaron Kravik
    Moderator
    Moderator

    I’ve yet to see Beartooth disclose their power outputs but I’m guessing it’s not much

    #198719

    Bryan Hoult
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    Beartooth has published the tech specs as follows:

    iOS and Android Compatible

    LOS Range: 5 Miles for Voice, 10 Miles for Text

    NLOS Range: 2 Miles for Voice, 4 Miles for Text

    900 MHz Digital Transceiver (US Spec: 902MHz – 928MHz)

    1W Transmit Power (30dBm)

    Up to -148dBm Receiver Sensitivity, 178dB Link Budget

    Mesh Networking for Extended Range

    FSK and LoRa Modulation with Frequency Hopping

    AES 256-Bit Encryption

    Bluetooth 2.0 Connection to Smartphone

    4 Day Battery Life (5/5/90 Duty Cycle)

    3000mAh Battery (1.5x iPhone 7 Battery Capacity)

    USB Micro Port With Fast Bi-Directional Charging (2.1A)

    2.44″ x 4.0″ x 0.49″ and 4.5oz

    While it’s not yet the perfect alternative for mobile communication, the mesh networking and form factor is attractive.

    #198813

    Bryan Hoult
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    As the trip over North Cascades Hwy to Winthrop nears, the weather is getting colder.  Today its going to be 60; next week it looks like 30 and snowing.  Since we’ll be camped between 5000 and 7000 feet – expect 15 degrees at night.

    https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Winthrop+WA+98862:4:US

    Be prepared for cold weather camping and snow driving. Check out Guy’s excellent post here with great recommendations.

    http://northwestoverland.com/forums/topic/winter-camping-overlanding/

     

    #198821

    Guy Miner
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    Thanks Bryan! It’s that time of year…

    Guy

    #198824

    John Glover
    Participant
    Premium Member

    We’ll be at the Marblemount Chevron 11/4 by 8am.  I have a CB And dual band Ham…

     

    #198848

    Bryan Hoult
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    It looks like we will have a chance to “chain up”.  Thurs – Fri steady snow – Sat shifts to partly cloudy.

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=WAZ042

     

     

    #198851

    Aaron Kravik
    Moderator
    Moderator

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS

    #198861

    Wes Loveng
    Participant
    Basic Member

    Question, I’m new the back country roads of Winthrop. Looking for advice on my wheel and tire selection.

    – 33″ A/T on 16″ wheels. (M+S Rated).

    – 32″ Studded snow tires on 18″ wheels.

    Both sets have comparable wear.

    I am leaning to the Studs with the forecast, but I have less sidewall for air down, less blocky pattern for mud, and I loose a little ground clearance. I know I will be expecting Snow/Ice but what about the other aspects?

    I’m driving 2012 Tacoma TRD Sport with a leveling kit and no lockers.

    Thanks guys.

    #198863

    Bryan Hoult
    Participant
    Area Coordinator

    Hi Wes,

    The roads are improved forestry for the most part.  There are some steep sections and with snow there will be some deep rutting.   We’ve never had studded tires on the trip in the past.  I bring chains just in case.  Since the roads aren’t paved,  ice doesn’t pose much of an issue.

     

     

    #198864

    Aaron Kravik
    Moderator
    Moderator

    High of 36 Saturday in Winthrop and lows in the teens. I can’t wait for this weekend, it’s going to be epic!!

    #198891

    Dan Cronin
    Participant
    Administrator

    I unfortunately need to bow out due to work. I believe Aaron is taking over due to Bryan needing to stay back.

    That said, this is going to make things interesting, especially at higher elevations. Pack, dress and gear up accordingly.

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