Go Back   FORD RAPTOR FORUM - Ford SVT Raptor Forums - Ford Raptor > GEN 1 (2010-2014) Ford SVT Raptor Forums > Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1]
Become a Supporting Member         Become a Supporting Vendor

Register to remove these ads.


Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1]

Seeking Radio Advice


This is a discussion on Seeking Radio Advice within the Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1] forums, part of the GEN 1 (2010-2014) Ford SVT Raptor Forums category!
Just a heads up: The F5021 is a Chase/race radio which means if you show up at an "event" and ...


User Tag List

Like Tree4Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
Kanakry's Avatar
FRF Addict

 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Great Lakes Region
Posts: 3,259
Mentioned: 114 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)

Default
Just a heads up:

The F5021 is a Chase/race radio which means if you show up at an "event" and they are using a freq other than what you have programmed you are SOL unless someone has their laptop and programming cable. You cannot choose the exact frequency you want to talk on unless its programmed.



The radio that I sell is an Amateur radio and a lot more of a radio than the Icom 5021. You have the ability to choose any frequency that you need to talk on. Assuming that you have the correct license to do so. Also it is 10 watts more power.

Also my all inclusive kit is less money than just the radio at 99% of other retailers.

Almost all of the GLRE support trucks run the TYT and they work flawlessly with tremendous range.






__________________
www.RunRaptorRun.com
Kanakry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 06:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
Dan06's Avatar
FRF Addict

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: The Dark Side of The Moon
Posts: 1,734
Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

(Thread Starter)
Default
Originally Posted by Kanakry View Post
Just a heads up:

The F5021 is a Chase/race radio which means if you show up at an "event" and they are using a freq other than what you have programmed you are SOL unless someone has their laptop and programming cable. You cannot choose the exact frequency you want to talk on unless its programmed.



The radio that I sell is an Amateur radio and a lot more of a radio than the Icom 5021. You have the ability to choose any frequency that you need to talk on. Assuming that you have the correct license to do so. Also it is 10 watts more power.

Also my all inclusive kit is less money than just the radio at 99% of other retailers.

Almost all of the GLRE support trucks run the TYT and they work flawlessly with tremendous range.
Do we need any more channels other than the list provided by All The Way in the Programming Channels Into Your 2 Way Radio
thread? The intercom deal sounds nice. No more shouting at my passengers so they can hear me and it's something I could use when not at a "Raptor Specific" event.

Originally Posted by All The Way View Post
Code:
Channel 	Frequency 	Name 	 	   
1 	153.380 	M7MAIN 	Mag 7 Primary	   
2 	150.830 	M7SEC 	Mag 7 Secondary 	   
3 	158.655 	PROPTS 	Pro Pits 	   
4 	151.775 	LOCOSM 	Locos Mocos 	   
5 	150.860 	FAIR 	Fair checker	   
6 	154.980 	BAJAPT 	Baja Pits 	   
7 	151.925 	CORE    Core CHECKER	   
8 	151.625 	W-MAN 	Weatherman 	   
9 	154.515 	PCI 	PCI 	   
10 	151.715 	BFGRLY 	BFG Relay 	   
11 	153.395 	BFGPIT 	BFG Main 	   
12 	155.160 	SAR 	Search & Rescue 	   
13 	151.490 	BITD 	Best in the Desert 	   
14 	151.955 	HONDA 	Honda 	   
15 	153.140 	PROTRK 	Pro Truck Main 	   
16 	152.570 	WIDEOB 	Wide Open Baja 	   
17 	152.915 	MCMIL 	McMillian 	   
18 	152.960 	LSCAMP 	Los Campeones 	
19	151.820		SNOW1	
20	151.88		SNOW2 
21	151.940		SNOW3	   
22	152.000		TRR1	   
23	152.750		TRR2	   	   	   	   	   
24	153.035		TACTCL	   
25	151.00		GORDON
Guess if I was made of money and wanted to go balls out on the radio setup the Kenwood TK-790H Remote Head would be the way to go with my initial wants according to PCI. Just don't wanna drop that much dough.



Last edited by Dan06; 10-25-2013 at 08:16 PM.
Dan06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
Icecobra's Avatar
FRF Addict

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Gilroy Garlic capital of the world
Posts: 3,277
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
I myself have installed a few Raptors radios, VHF and UHF given the choices my choice was FT7900 simple easy and reasonable on price. Dual channel means you get more to talk to than just VHF and so far that came in handy once in a year... The cost of the radio being around 300 and then about 75 for antenna and mount. This gives you the biggest benefit of removable face plate and remote mounting of head unit.. It works well, Icom is probably one of the best so you cant go wrong with that either.. Radio adjustments on the QT just pm me for more questions in that regard...


__________________
Lord, make my hand fast and accurate.
Grant me victory over my foes and those who wish to do harm to me and mine.Let not my last thought be 'If I only had my gun."And Lord, if today is truly the day you call me home, let me die in an empty pile of brass. My biggest fear running out of ammo
Icecobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 08:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
Biggest's Avatar
FRF Supporting Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 877
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
I bought the builder 4 package from PCI. Not being radio savvy, I ended up at HAVOC not being able to listen or modulate as the specific TRR frequencies were not programmed in my 5021. Truth is, it's not a radio that you can program on the fly. That being said, if you tell PCI the frequencies that you want added to the 5021 they will add them at no cost prior to shipping.
I did end up buying the programming cable and software that gives me the ability to add various frequencies, however, it takes time and a laptop to upload the added frequencies to the radio.
Not too convenient IMO.
In short if I had to do it over again I would take Kanakrys advice and buy a radio that is programmable on the fly.
Hindsight is 20/20
IRONMAN likes this.
Biggest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 08:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
Icecobra's Avatar
FRF Addict

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Gilroy Garlic capital of the world
Posts: 3,277
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
I have the programming software etc, its actually pretty easy once you write the program it takes about 1 minute to upload the list... I do it so often its just second nature to bring my laptop and cable on every run for both yeasu and Icom radios. Anyone needing changes let me know I can do it on the runs I go to and if you ship it to me I can load it for you and send it back..


__________________
Lord, make my hand fast and accurate.
Grant me victory over my foes and those who wish to do harm to me and mine.Let not my last thought be 'If I only had my gun."And Lord, if today is truly the day you call me home, let me die in an empty pile of brass. My biggest fear running out of ammo
Icecobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 08:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
Biggest's Avatar
FRF Supporting Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 877
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
You should have been at Havoc. FML
Biggest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 11:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
All The Way's Avatar
FRF Addict

 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lockport, NY
Age: 36
Posts: 1,871
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
Ham based radios are designed to be programmable on the fly


All The Way is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 12:11 AM   #18 (permalink)
 
1ntheoc's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Orange County, CA
Age: 45
Posts: 235
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
Originally Posted by Kanakry View Post
Just a heads up:

The F5021 is a Chase/race radio which means if you show up at an "event" and they are using a freq other than what you have programmed you are SOL unless someone has their laptop and programming cable. You cannot choose the exact frequency you want to talk on unless its programmed.



The radio that I sell is an Amateur radio and a lot more of a radio than the Icom 5021. You have the ability to choose any frequency that you need to talk on. Assuming that you have the correct license to do so. Also it is 10 watts more power.

Also my all inclusive kit is less money than just the radio at 99% of other retailers.

Almost all of the GLRE support trucks run the TYT and they work flawlessly with tremendous range.
What radio do you sell?
1ntheoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #19 (permalink)
 
Icecobra's Avatar
FRF Addict

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Gilroy Garlic capital of the world
Posts: 3,277
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
I have the ICF file for the Icom radios if you need the file PM me and I will send it to you it has the following...

Channel Frequency Name
1 153.380 M7MAIN Mag 7 Primary
2 150.830 M7SEC Mag 7 Secondary
3 158.655 PROPTS Pro Pits
4 151.775 LOCOSM Locos Mocos
5 150.860 FAIR Fair checker
6 154.980 BAJAPT Baja Pits
7 151.925 CORE Core CHECKER
8 151.625 W-MAN Weatherman
9 154.515 PCI PCI
10 151.715 BFGRLY BFG Relay
11 153.395 BFGPIT BFG Main
12 155.160 SAR Search & Rescue
13 151.490 BITD Best in the Desert
14 151.955 HONDA Honda
15 153.140 PROTRK Pro Truck Main
16 152.570 WIDEOB Wide Open Baja
17 152.915 MCMIL McMillian
18 152.960 LSCAMP Los Campeones
19 151.820 SNOW1
20 151.88 SNOW2
21 151.940 SNOW3
22 152.000 TRR1
23 152.750 TRR2
24 153.035 TACTCL
25 151.00 GORDON

plus

4 weather channels

plus

10 Marine channels

If you want your name to appear on Radio boot up tell me what name you want to appear before I send you the file...


__________________
Lord, make my hand fast and accurate.
Grant me victory over my foes and those who wish to do harm to me and mine.Let not my last thought be 'If I only had my gun."And Lord, if today is truly the day you call me home, let me die in an empty pile of brass. My biggest fear running out of ammo
Icecobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 10:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
 
Dan06's Avatar
FRF Addict

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: The Dark Side of The Moon
Posts: 1,734
Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

(Thread Starter)
Default
Which antenna? PCI recommended the No Ground Plane Antenna 2.4 db Base Loaded with Spring 134-174mHz. It's been ordered, but I may be able to catch them tomorrow morning before it ships if this isn't correct.

No Ground Plane Antenna 2.4 db Base Loaded with Spring 134-174mHz Detail Page

Or do I need the 3db Antenna Kit VHF Racing Antenna?

3db Antenna Kit VHF Racing Antenna Detail Page

It's being mounted on the roof.


Dan06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Tags
icom, mobile, radio, uhf, vhf

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Two Way Radio do I get and why Icecobra Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1] 17 06-09-2014 08:06 PM
Cb radio Danactive Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1] 31 03-27-2013 08:18 PM
frs/vhf radio Al Bastaki Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1] 4 10-03-2012 10:27 AM
VHF radio help Dkyacht Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1] 22 09-06-2012 05:00 PM
Ham Radio Communication - Ham Radio MagicMtnDan Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1] 10 10-13-2010 12:19 PM



GM Truck Forum
Chevy Tahoe Forum
Dodge Ram Forum
Chevy Cobalt Forum
Chevy Tahoe Forum
FJ Cruiser Forum
Ford Truck Forum
88-98 GM Truck Forum
73-87 Gm Truck Forum
Ford Expedition Forum
Chevy Equinox Forum
Chevy Cruze Forum
Jeep Liberty Forum
Jeep Forum
Dodge Ram SRT10 Forum
Chrysler 200 Forum
Scion xD Forum
Scion xB Forum
Dodge Challenger Forum
SRT Forum
Nissan Titan Forum
Buick Enclave Forum
Land Rover Forum
Scion FR-S Forum
TRD Forum
Central US Mopars
Southeast Mopars
Cadillac CTS Forum
Oklahoma Dodge Ram Club
Softball Forum