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  1. What's new in this club
  2. Version 1.0.0

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    Title says it all
  3. Cowboy Denny

    GAIA GPS

    One of the most popular Trail making systems on the planet is GAIA GPS and I believe once you start diving into it you’ll see why so many adventurers utilize this powerful system. Some great features is GAIA GPS supports multiple operating systems (IOS, Android, etc) and what I love is you can plan your entire route via a web browser and save the GPX file to share with your friends or club etc.. Here are some high level screenshots of the web version BASICS At the bottom left you can see I’m on Search which means I can search for a trail or a city or something or just browse Now I would suggest clicking on Filter and select Offroading and unselect Hiking so you get better results. Obviously you can filter on more if you want. Now if you click on Saved these are either routes you saved or you imported from someone else. HOW DO YOU IMPORT A FILE (.gpx or other)?? On the bottom left I click on Saved then you see the + button at the top, I click on that. You get presented a menu like the one below Click on Import File and browse to your .gpx or kml or whatever file and it will show up on the left which you can organize into folders to keep it cleaner. To move your imported files you click to the left of the imported file (the three …) and select Choose Parent Folder. CAN YOU SHARE YOUR FILES FROM GAIA? Yes you can and its pretty easy to do. You can share an entire folder with all your files OR you can share just a file. When you are on a file (example below is I’m on the UP Michigan trip.gpx) you can click on Share (right next to the Edit button) and you can add Collaborators, you can share the link or you can Export the File (GPX is the most common and widely used). VIDEO TUTORIAL
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    4xGiven is hosting the Winter Run 2023 which will include a fun day of wheeling, fellowship and of course food! Friday night run on the 17th (Friday) Meeting at the Meijer Parking lot by 6:30pm (please be gassed up and ready to go) Saturday run on the 18th (Saturday) Meeting at the Meijer Parking lot by 9:30am (please be gassed up and ready to go) Lunch is Pot Luck in the woods Dinner is at G's at 6pm If you need to make hotel reservations, now is a good time before it books up. You obviously don't need to do both days but you can if you want or just go out on one of the runs (Friday or Saturday or both) Meijer in West Branch that we are meeting both days 3691 M-55, West Branch, MI 48661
  5. The tin cup springs ORV loop is a lot of fun and offers something for everyone, whether it's your first time out in a stock struck or a seasoned wheeler. Should take about 2 hours to complete, depending on group size and stops to try the different obstacles (if you choose to do so). tin_cup_spring_motorcycle_trail_and_route.pdf
  6. Cowboy Denny

    The Mounds

    Here are some photos and videos of activity at The Mounds
  7. Cowboy Denny

    Drummond Island

    Images, Videos, Photos captured from Drummond Island
  8. What makes Drummond Island the ORV paradise of Michigan? Is it the miles of routes and trails resting beneath the tree canopy? Is it the scenic view of wildlife? The variety of trails and routes suitable for experts and novices alike? The easily accessed food, lodging, entertainment, service, or emergency aid? The clear signage indicating location, destination, and points of interest? It’s a riding adventure and the trails are fun. The off road vehicle (ORV) trails on Drummond are some of the most scenic and rugged in Michigan. Drummond’s DNR sponsored trail system is the largest closed loop ORV system in the state. With over 60 miles of ATV trails and 40 miles of ORV routes there’s a lot to explore! 2020-difficultymap-updated6-22-20.pdf
  9. Fun Park worth checking out. The Mounds is open 365 days a year; however, from March 15 through May 15, all trail areas of the Mounds are closed except for the 8-acre scramble area which is located to the North West of the ticket booth. Trucks are not permitted. ATVs, UTVs and dirt bikes are allowed. All areas of the Mounds will reopen to all vehicles the morning of May 16 Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:00 am – Sunset Sunday: 10:00 am – Sunset 2020-Mounds-map-and-rules.pdf
  10. wildweaselmi

    Communication

    My Wouxun KG-1000G is setup real nice As a GMRS radio, the KG-1000G is only allowed to transmit on the frequencies that are part of the GMRS. However, that does not limit the frequencies that can be received or monitored. The KG-1000G can receive on any frequency in the following ranges: 50-53.995, 108-179.995, 320-349.995, 400-479.995 and 700-985 MHz. Included in that range are airband frequencies where AM is often used, and the KG-1000G can even auto-detect and demodulate AM! Look for an antenna that covers 50 MHz - 985 MHz Channels 8-14 Transmitting is limited to a half watt of output power. The KG-1000G is not capable of transmitting at this low of power and does not allow transmitting on these channels (although you can listen) so in the below chart you will see Channels 8-14 marked as RX Only (receive only). Channels 15-22 Transmitting is limited to 50 watts of output power. Channels 23-30 receive on the same frequencies as channels 15-22, but transmit on a special offset frequency set aside for repeaters. Default GMRS Channels and Frequencies Simplex Channels (Ch1 - Ch22) Ch. Frequency Max Power Ch. Frequency Max Power 1 462.5625 5 Watts 12 467.6625 RX Only 2 462.5875 5 Watts 13 467.6875 RX Only 3 462.6125 5 Watts 14 467.7125 RX Only 4 462.6375 5 Watts 15 462.5500 50 Watts 5 462.6625 5 Watts 16 462.5750 50 Watts 6 462.6875 5 Watts 17 462.6000 50 Watts 7 462.7125 5 Watts 18 462.6250 50 Watts 8 467.5625 RX Only 19 462.6500 50 Watts 9 467.5875 RX Only 20 462.6750 50 Watts 10 467.6125 RX Only 21 462.7000 50 Watts 11 467.6375 RX Only 22 462.7250 50 Watts Repeater Channels (Ch23 - Ch30) Ch. Name Receive Frequency Transmit Frequency Max Power 23 RPT-15 462.5500 467.5500 50 Watts 24 RPT-16 462.5750 467.5750 50 Watts 25 RPT-17 462.6000 467.6000 50 Watts 26 RPT-18 462.6250 467.6250 50 Watts 27 RPT-19 462.6500 467.6500 50 Watts 28 RPT-20 462.6750 467.6750 50 Watts 29 RPT-21 462.7000 467.7000 50 Watts 30 RPT-22 462.7250 467.7250 50 Watts NOAA Weather Channels Ch. Frequency Ch. Frequency 1 162.4000 5 162.5000 2 162.4250 6 162.5250 3 162.4500 7 162.5500 4 162.4750
  11. Let;s first define the different ways to attach your trailer to your vehicle Now what to do to prevent sway sadf
  12. wildweaselmi

    Share Trails

    https://www.sharetrails.org/
  13. wildweaselmi

    U.S. Dept of Transportation

    https://highways.dot.gov/
  14. wildweaselmi

    AZ Game & Fish

    https://www.azgfd.com/
  15. wildweaselmi

    Bureau of Land Management

    https://www.blm.gov/
  16. wildweaselmi

    U.S. Forest Service

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/
  17. wildweaselmi

    Wyoming Trail Parks Program

    https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/ Wyoming has over 640 miles of ORV trails and 2,585 snowmobile trails managed by a variety of agencies. Trail opportunities in Wyoming are many and diverse. Wyoming’s trails are located in areas ranging from deep river canyons to high desert plains, to high mountain crags and alpine meadows, to community greenways. Hikers, bicyclists, equestrians, skiers, snowmobilers, historians, ORV (off-road vehicle) riders and community pathway users all use Wyoming’s statewide system of trails. Outdoor recreation has been an important part of the State’s way of life for many years.
  18. wildweaselmi

    Tread Lightly

    Images, Videos of the impact Tread Lightly is doing for the Offroad Community
  19. This died real quick.... I love the cummins diesel and asin trans combination which was only available on 3500 trucks and heavier duty like 4500 etc. What I disliked MAJORILY with my 2013 RAM Big Horn was the front suspension. I had the worst death wobble when I was driving around a bend in the expressway and hit a bump in the road, would start the death wobble so much that I had to slow down alot to get it to stop so I can continue driving. It's been brought to dealerships several times and no matter what they do they could not stop this from happening which sucks because I loved my 2013 RAM very much. With the suspension problems and now it starting to rust around the front fender, I sold my 2013 RAM. So I "thought" the suspension would be fixed in the 2018 model so I ended up purchasing a new 2018 2500 with the Cummins but RAM trans and man what a mistake. The suspension problems still exist so apparently you can only have RAMs in states with roads with no bumps on corners so probably more southern states. Definitely not northern states like Michigan where we have to redo our roads every year. We only have two seasons: winter and construction I ended up selling the 2018 RAM fairly quickly. It had some electronic issues and no one in the family liked it as much as the 2013.
  20. We have a small bit of land in Davison, MI with a beginner offroad trail that at times requires some technique to get through some tight spots. I had my wife drive our 97 Chevy 1500 pickup through the trail to see how these new blacklion tires do. Not too bad but if the mud is thick they cake pretty bad and won't clear out. So she got stuck So obviously I had to walk up to the house and get the K5 and pull her out which obviously the most difficult part was walking from the back of the property to the front. Here is a quick video of driving through our small piece of land Now at the point of pulling my wife out of the hole she put our son's truck in So now that I got the K5 out I can’t just drive it back and let her sit for the rest of the winter without a little fun. Not only that but a regular tradition for the past few years is going to the Mounds Thanksgiving morning for some fun while the Turkey is on the Big Green Egg smoking. So long story short, wanted to make sure the K5 is running ok. As my wife takes the bypass, I go through the more fun course and to be honest, no way was that 97 going to to make it through even though from the video it probably doesn’t look that bad but it was pretty slick and that mud that just sticks like a slimy booger.
  21. A great resource on the what to do and not to do to include individual state rules and handbooks.
  22. Tons of information about trails in Michigan, rules, requirements, etc.
  23. guru

    Communication

    You won't be able to use your Baofeng BF-F8HP for CB since the radio is designed (and only has the antenna) for VHF / UHF (not HF which is where you'll find citizen band) Regards to your attachment, you have several frequencies that are considered illegal to TX over. I would stay clear of them. Check our the attached “legal to use channels”. Remember if you get caught using an illegal channel, the FCC will fine you $10,000 per day so not sure it’s worth it. Open Use MURS and FRS.csv
  24. wildweaselmi

    Communication

    I just got my Baofeng BF-F8HP radios. Pretty impressed with the quality. In hind site I didn't think about charging them even though it does come with a desktop charger, but I don't plan on leaving it on my desk. So I ordered an expansion battery (estimated to be good for 2 days on one charge) with a USB charger. Whats cool about this setup (expansion battery and USB charge cord) is now you can charge the radio directly where before you had to use a cradle since there is no ports on the radio itself to charge withhout cradle. Now with the expansion battery you can charge direct. So now I have to learn how to program the radios. I have 128 channels so I'm hoping to program the first 40 channels with CB channels, then starting at 50 I would program the rugged radio frequencies since you can't reprogram rugged radios last I checked. With just this setup I would have all CB channels and all rugged radio GMRS channels. Pretty good deal with maybe some high end channels being emergency like NOAA, etc. Still trying to get a complete list (the optimum list) to program into my Baofeng BF-F8HP. Do you have a great list to import of frequencies you recommend having? I'm using the freeware CHIRP software package to program the radios. Do you recommend anything different? I use a Mac 98% of the time and the 2% I use a windows VM. check out the programming reference guide for the Baofeng radios here Here's our short description of each field: Frequency (eg 151.625MHz) Channel Name (Weatherman!) Tone Mode (leave blank for no tone) (options TX Tone, TSQL (tx&rx), DTCS Analog Tone Code (ignored if mode left blank) eg 171.3Hz Tone Squelch (TX and RX Tone, also ignored unless Mode set to TSQL) Cross Mode if using Tone or DCS in tx or rx differently DTCS Code is transmit DCS tone RX DTCS Code is for the receive DCS tone DTCS Polarity eg D023Normal and D023Inverted (Normal or Reverse) Duplex (leave blank for normal, + or - for offset frequencies, off for RX only like NOAA WX stations) Offset in MHz for TX and RX (normally 0 for desert stuff with no repeaters) Mode (FM is Wide, NFM is Narrow) Always use Narrow! Power!!!!!! (TX power level) Skip channel in Scan List (S to skip, blank to include) BCL Busy Channel Lockout disallows transmit if channel is busy! PTT ID is for announcement of radio's specific ID and not used in desert PTT ID Code is a DTMF string transmitted when PTT ID is enabled baofeng-freqs.csv
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