- Feb 15, 2020
- Reaction score
- Southern maine
- Vehicle Year
- Make / Model
- Ford ranger
- Engine Type
- 2.3 (4 Cylinder)
- Engine Size
- 2WD / 4WD
- Tire Size
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Got a different antenna and did some further testing. The new antenna is a Rugged Radio Point5 antenna. I ran the same route for testing as before and could barely get 2 miles. Very supprised at how much worse it is considering how it is ~14" tall. I then tested with my tried and true CB and got similar results ~2 miles. Finally I put the stubby antenna that came with the Midland and once again it did ~4 miles. Now I'm more impressed with the stubby midland antenna. Would definitely recommend.Got some time this weekend and installed my Midland mxt115 radio. Ended up putting it on the dash and splicing power from the cb which is mounted to the left of the glovebox.. Get about 4 miles to a handheld FRS radio over farmland and woods. Signal drops off pretty good when going into a river valley. Overall I'm pretty impressed. I might play with a slightly bigger antenna and see if my results improve.View attachment 60435
I carry my Midland X-Talker portables in these:I haven’t found any universal ones yet. I have one for my Baofeng UV-5R made by Rugged Radio. It is very specific to the Baofeng. My TYT 980’s belt clip is too wide for the notch provided.
There is enough material that the slot can be widened and made to work. That might be a direction you want to go. They call it the MT-5R.
I love it and I’d be willing to pay for it and/or order extras.I’d like to announce this years commemorative item...
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The first 20 people who sign up and show up will receive a 2021 commemorative TRS / Badlands pint glass.
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I will be coming with my friend in the Nissan. We have to work half a day and about a 5 hr drive so it will be Friday evening before we get there. So if y'all could hold 2 tent spots that would be awesome.We stayed in the "privative" non generator area last year. Well except the glampers. There are no reservation for that area.
I think if there is an idea of who is coming... we can probably hold a few spots for people that are showing up later in the day.