Get your Ham radio license with just 1 day of training!
Our sister site, Way2Tread.com is hosting a no-charge Amateur Radio class, Ham Cram Style, on May 11th.
This course is a 1 day, high-intensity event that's designed to get you all the details you need to pass your Technician Class amateur radio exam. It's a great way to get into ham radio quickly & easily.
Learn more about this course at Way2Tread.com
Redline Land Cruisers from Colorado Springs has announced that they will begin production on custom 4-Door FJ-40 Land Cruiser bodies built on an 80 Series Land Cruiser chassis.
The all-new way of getting your entire family into a classic Land Cruiser will be a first for normal people. While the 4-Door model has been available from custom builder Icon in the past, Redline will be the first to offer this model for under $50k. Priced at $49,900 for their base model (which includes a donor 80 Series), the FJ-UTE offers passenger seating in the first, 2nd and optional 3rd row.
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It's spring in North America. and we're ready for the adventure season to begin!
Our April issue is out, and as usual it's jam packed with amazing Toyota Land Cruiser, Truck, and SUV coverage. Our editors have once again done an amazing job at bringing the best news, information, and reviews to our pages. So don't wait, download your copy now!
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This week we have a great shot from Jonathan Harris from the 2013 Cruise Moab Event, while running the Kokopelli Trail.
Join Jonthan on the Kokopelli this year! Registration is open for Cruise Moab 2014.
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The Toyota Land Cruiser has a vast history dating back to the 1950's. In the last 60+ years, it's morphed from a rugged utilitarian 'Jeep' like vehicle to a modern, sleek, luxury SUV. The entire time the LC has kept the ability to take us well off the beaten path. The Land Cruiser (and his many descendents) are some of the most dependable, rugged, and iconic vechicles in the world.
Instead of re-hashing some of the great stories that are already published on the LC, we've listed summaries of a few key resources we've found on the web. Explore the links below to learn more about this living legend, the Toyota Land Cruiser
It was time for graduate school, which meant a more reliable and efficient vehicle than my worn out Silverado was needed. After a brief search for a car, I realized I needed an SUV. Having some prior experience with 4Runners, I set my sights on one.
A 4th gen was chosen since they felt more robust than the older models and, after some interweb scouring, several were located nearby. However, few were within mileage and price constraints. About this time 5th gens were hitting the scene and my aunt, knowing that I was looking at 4Runners, devised a scheme in to get herself a new model and help me with a deal on her ‘03. After a little more searching around, the decision was a no brainer and I was to be the proud new owner of a mint Limited with a stack of maintenance docs as thick as my textbooks.
Since registration for FJ Summit #8 starts in 10 days, for Wallpaper Wednesday this week we found a great shot from the 2011 FJ Summit.
This trail is not an official trail and is not advertised on many sites, but Box Factory Park may be one of the most scenic spots in the country. It's definitely worth a side-trip :)
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This past summer I took the test to get my amateur radio (HAM) license. One thing that interested me about amateur radio was APRS, or Automatic Packet (Position) Reporting System. APRS basically uses radio waves to transmit data automatically at various intervals. The information transmitted can include many different items, but one bit of data often transmitted is GPS coordinates. This location data can be very useful to keep track of others in your group, or for someone at home to monitor your off-road location. http://aprs.fi/ is one online site that shows recent APRS user locations. Information of local APRS users can also be shown on your radio or on an attached GPS device.