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  1. SmoothLC

    Hiking and Camping in Goblin Valley with our FJ62 Land Cruiser

    Nice video @Bhill_teq! Plus, I enjoyed your choice of music. There's always a bunch of places to explore in and around there but never enough time.
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    Solar generator

    Thanks for the question OP. I'm in the same boat. So far I've looked at Renogy, Goal Zero, and Jackery. Heard good things about Rockpals too. Recently, a friend of mine bought a Lion Energy kit from Costco w/ the battery and 3 panels. Even though it was on sale it was still pretty pricey $$. At...
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    Kenwood TM-D710G Install - Advice?

    Make sure you are plugging it into the PC port on this page.
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    Kenwood TM-D710G Install - Advice?

    I checked with RT Systems and it looks like their cable will work but have to connect it to the faceplate.
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    Kenwood TM-D710G Install - Advice?

    Anyone know if you can update the firmware in the Kenwood TM-D710G using the RT Systems USB cable plugged into the main body (same cable used to program the radio)? Thanks!
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    Hard storage box for front runner slimline?

    Here's one I put on my Front Runner rack running along the PS of the rack.
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    Tower Arch, Arches National Park

    Enjoy your videos @99Discovery - keep 'em coming. I keep meaning to do this trail but am always too busy somewhere else.
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    Dual band HAM radio options, narrowing the choices

    Nice choice w/ the 710. One of the reasons I went with it too is lack of touchscreen. A few years ago we went snowmobiling in Island Park, ID. One night it got down to -20 or so. The aftermarket head unit in my Land Cruiser was essentially worthless until it warmed up and the touchscreen worked...
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    The Road Chose Me: Driving a Jeep Wrangler 80,000 miles around Africa for 2 years

    Congratulations. . . . and baksheesh is your friend.
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    Kenwood TM-D710G Install - Advice?

    @pagero - What cable do you use to plug into the back of the head unit? An RT Systems cable or one of the Kenwood cables?
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    Kenwood TM-D710G Install - Advice?

    Ok, got a question for those of you that run a radio with a separate operation panel and a TX/RX unit. In checking the cable situation out it appears that RT Systems requires the cable be plugged into the TX/RX unit to program the radio. Since the TX/RX unit is inside the rear PS cargo panel...
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    Rotopax - Is there something better I should be using?

    Bought the mounting plate and attached it to the Front Runner rack a few years ago. Add a couple extensions and it holds 8 gallons. I've never had a problem with the locks but usually don't leave them up there unless it's a long trip. But maybe that's because we live in a desert. Anyway...
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    Kenwood TM-D710G Install - Advice?

    Thanks for the feedback @DaveInDenver, I ordered the cable and will give the Kenwood software a try.
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    Kenwood TM-D710G Install - Advice?

    Thanks Dave - how do you like the Kenwood software? Either way I have to purchase one or the other since the Kenwood cable (PG-5G or PG-5H) costs about $35 plus an adapter cable for the RS-232 end.
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    Kenwood TM-D710G Install - Advice?

    Finally got it installed - now the question is, what's the best/easiest way to program it? RT Systems for Kenwood TM-D710G or Kenwood's Memory Control Program for TM-D710G? Any feedback and/or recommendations?
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    Frontrunner antenna mount

    Nice! I was wondering when they would come out with a mount. What antenna are you using?
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    SW Idaho Adventures

    Great video - really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.