RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

Reliable communications are a necessity when planning, leading, or participating in cruises, rallies, and weekend runs. Whether it be communicating directions to fellow drivers, alerting to road hazards, directing drivers through traffic, or giving the heads up about police along the route. It is this reason that we would like to offer to our car community a selection of premium long range ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio options and accessories for this very purpose. We have exclusively tested these radios on other rallies, such as Ace Spade Rally, as well as through extensive highway and backroad runs for Cars & Coffee Cleveland to great success.

 

We currently run our radios on a private frequency/channel called "OH-CHAN"

The "OH-CHAN" programming data can be found HERE

For PASSWORD access please email organizer@carsandcoffeecleveland.com with "Password Request" in the subject line.

 

For questions regarding radio communications in general, please contact organizer@carsandcoffeecleveland.com with "Radios" in the subject line.

 

See "How To Manually Program Radio" video link to program the radios without a PC or order a programming cable and download the software at the links provided.

 

You can also have Cars & Coffee Cleveland staff program your radio at one of our meets/shows/events.

($10 Fee For Staff Programming)

For any guidance in setting up your in-car communications, please see one of our Cars & Coffee Cleveland Staff.

 

ZELLO COMMUNICATIONS

For expanded radio communication over long distances or for those that may not have purchased a radio for use during cruises, rallies, and weekend runs. The Push-To-Talk mobile app "ZELLO" is a great tool that we use in conjunction with radio communications. Much like our private frequency/channel for radios, we also have a private Zello channel of the same name, "OH-CHAN"

The "OH-CHAN" programming data can be found HERE

For PASSWORD access please email organizer@carsandcoffeecleveland.com with "Password Request" in the subject line.

 

For any issues or help connecting to the OH-CHAN Zello Channel, please email us organizer@carsandcoffeecleveland.com with "Zello" in the subject line or see one of our Cars & Cleveland Staff at one of our meets/shows/events.

OTHER APPLICATIONS

GOOGLE MAPS - For all turn-by-turn navigation and directions we utilize Google Maps. This is a critical app for those partaking in any of our cruises, rallies, and weekend runs. Please become aquainted with the app, especially "Pre-Downloaded Map Areas." Seek out "how to" videos via YouTube to learn these functions or see one of our Cars & Coffee Cleveland Staff during one of our meets/shows/events.

JOINR - This app is not required but comes in great use during driving events. It allows you to be able to see where all other participants are in real time. The app allows staff to track progress of driving groups (such as if people get stuck at traffic lights through routes) and is useful for participants you stray from the route by accident. They can utilize this to find their way back to the group. Joinr is a free app and requires free registration when setting up. If you have any trouble setting up or joining event Joir groups, please see Cars & Coffee Cleveland Staff during one of our meets/shows/events.

WAZE - This app is not required, but you should be running it every time you get out and drive. Waze allows users to mark and see road hazards, accidents, traffic delays, and the big one, police and speed traps. We encourage all participants to run Waze to protect themselves and the group they are driving in. Waze is free to download and use.