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Bugpac
03-06-2008, 08:10 PM
Im looking for a system that we can use car to car, I looked at the high dollar ones, not worth it to me, Im looking more for something simple like the motorcycle guys use, that will fit in a helmet etc... I would like it to be an onboard intercom as well...So my wife can hear and talk to the little ones...Any one using anything they would recomend...

Bugpac
03-06-2008, 08:47 PM
Think something along these lines would work ok, this is a 2 pack, I have seen a little nicer radios, and can buy this headset seperatley, the nicer radios are vox, i think that will be a must have with the little ones...

http://www.bikeintercom.com/products/mo ... l_face.htm (http://www.bikeintercom.com/products/motorcycle_headset_package_full_face.htm)

bdkw1
03-07-2008, 12:37 AM
[url=https://www.rflimited.com/Site.asp?CID=3:2ozkbfic]Motocomm[/url:2ozkbfic] Go to the "rider link ST-1" Then get a Kenwood or Icom handheld. You can also play music through these.

trojan
03-07-2008, 12:56 AM
I use a similar VOX handset and this headset:

http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.as ... BCATID=763 (http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=DC1013&CATID=47&keywords=&SPECIAL=&form=CAT&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=763)

the throat mic is excellent for blocking engine noise. Hands free (VOX) is a must, you just have to wait a sec between people talking.

Hoodlum
03-07-2008, 06:06 AM
I have the chatterbox multisport and frsx2 systems....Was using the pro pacs which consist of a hand held and a headset which work well also, and are relatively inexpensive....I recently sold 3 sets, and they brought $145...The multisports and frsx2 are more expensive, but they have the intercom as well as an audio jack that allows you to listen to music via an i-pod....
Engine noise can be a problem with the vox system on these...My pilot is around 180db,and in order to get it where it won't kick on under throttle,you have to pretty much yell in the mic....I mount the ptt button on the steering wheel....It is also better to use the open face helmet mics,even on a full face helmet...They have a flexible boom that will allow you to place the mic closer to your mouth than you can with the full face mic, which velcros to the inside of the helmet...
Hoodlum

greasemnky
03-07-2008, 08:57 PM
Do any of these work like a CB, where multiple people can be on one channel? It would be nice if all of us got a similar system.

Oh, and there may be another new buggy for the first baldwin ride *[smilie=mhihi.gif] I'll know more tomorrow.......

Bugpac
03-07-2008, 09:00 PM
The fmrs and gmrs can be used between different manufacturers...As they are mostly 900 mhz i believe, so you just tune in the channel, you can use most of them like nextel as well, were you can have a group, and talk directly to one radio...I am buying some, just gotta figure out what brand i decide to buy...

bdkw1
03-07-2008, 10:12 PM
You will be very sad with either the GMRS or FMRS handhelds. Get a real VHF 5 watt radio. The other 2 are line of site under good conditions. The Icom V8 handheld that I run on the bike is good for several miles in hilly terrain.



Do any of these work like a CB, where multiple people can be on one channel? It would be nice if all of us got a similar system.


Yes. This can also be a problem as there may be other people on the same band that you want to use. A good VHF handheld will give you several hundred channels to chose from.

greasemnky
03-07-2008, 10:18 PM
Silly question, how do the motorola small walkies do? We've got a bunch of those. Their supposed to have a 2 mile range.

Bugpac
03-07-2008, 10:27 PM
Something like this bdkw?

[url=http://cgi.ebay.com/MIDLAND-NT1-5W-HANDHELD-VHF-RADIO_W0QQitemZ270216859543QQihZ017QQcategoryZ4005 6QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem:3o0h8v25]ebay[/url:3o0h8v25]

greasemnky
03-07-2008, 10:31 PM
I've got a bunch of those, only motorolas

bdkw1
03-08-2008, 07:16 PM
Silly question, how do the motorola small walkies do? We've got a bunch of those. Their supposed to have a 2 mile range.

Depends on the model, some were only 2 watters. 5 watters are where it's at.

Something like this bdkw?

[url=http://cgi.ebay.com/MIDLAND-NT1-5W-HANDHELD-VHF-RADIO_W0QQitemZ270216859543QQihZ017QQcategoryZ4005 6QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem:22h8amk9]ebay[/url:22h8amk9]


Yep, the only thing to watch out for with those as you may need a programming cable and software to change the presets (I have never worked with the Midlands). The Icom's are programmable from the face panel.

bdkw1
04-03-2008, 02:50 PM
Found this on RDC, will solve all your com needs. [url=http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41636:1dihkikv]LINK[/url:1dihkikv]
It has a built in intercomm, AM-FM radio and an input for an I-pod. I think were a dealer, I'm looking into it.

Bugpac
04-03-2008, 03:06 PM
Sweet. just need some numbers now, Im guessing it is very costly...

Pacman
04-03-2008, 04:36 PM
$278.00 plus what ever options you want......still has to be one of the least expensive units out there....
[url=http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/fm_txvrs/0813.html:3l0osaze]RADIO[/url:3l0osaze]

Bugpac
04-03-2008, 04:54 PM
that is reasonably priced, how many channels of intercom can you have, im looking for one that will have 4 channel intercom, they all seem to be very very expensive...