Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

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Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by khshareef » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:56 am

Our Motorola Hand sets are available in the below shop and they will set the below frequency of our group..

Model : GP 338+ Motorola
Aed.200/-
Shop no. BAI -05-13
Electronics section, Dragon Mart..
Shop Name: DUBISHENGPA
Phone No. 3687184


Channel ----- Frequency (MHz)

1---------------- 462.5625
2---------------- 462.5875
3---------------- 462.6125
4---------------- 462.6375
5---------------- 462.6625
6---------------- 462.6875
7---------------- 462.7125
8---------------- 467.5625
9---------------- 467.5875
10--------------- 467.6125
11--------------- 467.6375
12--------------- 467.6625
13--------------- 467.6875
14--------------- 467.7125

Saj

Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by Saj » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:21 am

Hi

I am looking to purchase a radio. The above thread is almost a year old. Are there any upgrades available or do I go to the same store and purchase the above listed model? Will they also set-up the frequencies for me if I tell them I am with DO?

I do have Navigon in my iPhone? Do you advise me to still invest in another car GPS like Garmin or I can use the Navigon I have?

Please advise.

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Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by zarir » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:34 am

The mentioned shop in the thread is still the best place to purchase your radio. You can look at the same model mentioned (Motorolla 338+) or also look at the Icom. Would also depend on what is available in the shop. I had left a printed list of frequencies at the shop a few months ago but it is safer if you carry the same with you in case you would like them to program the same for you.

Regarding the GPS, the best bet is always Garmin. The model number would depend on your budget and seriousness. GPS on mobiles are decent so long as you are within network coverage.

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Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by Saj » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:22 pm

Hi Zarir

Thanks a lot for your input. I will visit the shop with the frequencies list.

With reference to the Garmin, I am looking at something basic to help me get started. There's a Garmin nuvi 1310 and 1600 series available on Dubizzle. Do you reckon they are good enough to start off with?

Regards

Sajid

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Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by Ganesh » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:44 pm

Saj,

If you see in the classifieds section of our group, I have posted one for the sale of my Garmin GPS...have a look and let me know if you are interested...its only used for one drive.

buysell/single_ad.php?ad_id=13


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Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by Saj » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:00 pm

Hi Ganesh

Thanks for sharing this with me. I will have to pass this as I'm looking at minimum investment for the GPS. As mentioned in this post, I already have Navigon in my phone which has served me well over the last year. The Garmin will purely be for off-road adventures.

Sorry.

Regards

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Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by brianj » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:08 pm

Hi Saj , the lady in the Drago Mart shop still has the list that Zarir left with her.

Price of the Motorola is 200 AED, it comes with a charger nominally AC but the same charger can be used with a 12v input 20 AED for the plug from same shop. The programming of the frequency's takes about 15mins, you can do it yourself of course, but she does know how to do it.

I second the GPS opinions from other members, Garmin is the best, I have a Nuvi too and waypoint input is not a problem however you can't navigate to the waypoint easily plus they don't have the track record feature that the Montana has I think the Oregon too, ask Ganesh. This is a really useful feature for building up you knowledge base of drives as you could literally follow your previous track turn for turn with an accuracy of +- 3mts.

Navigone and Garmin are the same company and both use the same map base, but the hassle with the iphone blackberry apps (I have Motion X) it that it needs connexion time too to function properly is a bit of a crowded display and it's not as intuitive as the fixed GPS, whereas the fixed unit GPS just needs 12v, of course having both are also good too. I've got the Nuvi and the Montana 650 mounts side by side on the dash to facilitate quick reference i.e I always look towards the same point for relevant navigation info.

The great advantage of the off road GPS is that you can use the same machine; off road- bike -car -pedal bike -foot, at sea; dinghy, power craft windsurfer (it's very water resistant) as there is a complete range of map bases to suit the different environments.

I think Kumar has posted the tel contacts of the UAE dealer and it may be possible to get a small discount as a Do member, please check that info with senior members. I got mine via an adventure shop in Times Square so probably paid over the odds, whatever, I paid around 2700AED for the unit the UAE/Oman map SD card and the car mount, they were out of stock so I took the display model.

Good luck with your research

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Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by brianj » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:21 pm

Hi again Saj, in my last post I said you could follow a track turn for turn, but that doesn't work in the dunes of course.

You should have a chat with Ganesh or Kumar or Amjed or any of the Marshalls lead drivers, they really do know their onions when it comes to waypoint navigation.
Good luck

Saj

Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by Saj » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:04 pm

Thanks Brian for the detailed report. It is indeed very useful information. I was quite amazed when you mentioned "you could literally follow your previous track turn for turn with an accuracy of +- 3mts." It would be awesome for any GPS to do that in the dunes.

I will chat with the Marshals and seek their advise as well.

Regards

Sajid

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Re: Offroad Walkie Talkie FAQ

Post by Amjed » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:09 pm

Saj wrote:Thanks Brian for the detailed report. It is indeed very useful information. I was quite amazed when you mentioned "you could literally follow your previous track turn for turn with an accuracy of +- 3mts." It would be awesome for any GPS to do that in the dunes.

I will chat with the Marshals and seek their advise as well.

Regards

Sajid
Yes Saj as Brian mentioned Garmin is one of the best GPS for on & offroad, most of the offroaders in UAE prefere Garmin's latest GPS i.e Montano650 which you can save tracks, waypoints of all your drives and even you can import other tracks & waypoints from the basemap.
Initially I too dint had any gps with me but at later stages you would require GPS as one of the basic requirement of offroading, however the tracks saved can be followed but as its desert & dunes keep changing you can always have an alternative option to navigate to the recorded tracks.
Kumar will put more of light on this topic as he is more experinced than me & also is a Lead Marshal.
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