October 19, 2017 at 1:47 pm #198706
Dan CroninParticipantAdministratorOctober 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm #198709
I’m wondering if eventually we could all adopt this system:October 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm #198711
Looks like a communications multiplexer. High tech!October 19, 2017 at 3:26 pm #198712
Keith MartinParticipantPremium 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, KeithOctober 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm #198715
I’ve yet to see Beartooth disclose their power outputs but I’m guessing it’s not muchOctober 19, 2017 at 8:24 pm #198719
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.October 28, 2017 at 7:45 am #198813
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.
Be prepared for cold weather camping and snow driving. Check out Guy’s excellent post here with great recommendations.October 28, 2017 at 8:58 pm #198821
Guy MinerParticipantArea Coordinator
Thanks Bryan! It’s that time of year…
GuyOctober 29, 2017 at 1:31 pm #198824
John GloverParticipantPremium Member
We’ll be at the Marblemount Chevron 11/4 by 8am. I have a CB And dual band Ham…October 30, 2017 at 2:36 pm #198848
It looks like we will have a chance to “chain up”. Thurs – Fri steady snow – Sat shifts to partly cloudy.October 30, 2017 at 3:07 pm #198851
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSOctober 31, 2017 at 6:23 am #198861
Wes LovengParticipantBasic 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.October 31, 2017 at 8:02 am #198863
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.October 31, 2017 at 10:17 am #198864
High of 36 Saturday in Winthrop and lows in the teens. I can’t wait for this weekend, it’s going to be epic!!November 2, 2017 at 1:32 pm #198891
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