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Old 03-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm looking for a headset type thing to use in the motorhome to communicate with my wife. Something like you see motorcycle riders using to talk to their riding companion. Walkie talkie's would work but I want hands free. Sometimes the noise is to much and we have to yell at each other.

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OP wants something that's hands free. If those operate anything like mine then you have to press a button to talk.

He's looking for RVheadsets
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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RV Headsets And full duplex (no button to push) as well.

There are other brands out there as well...
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We use a chatterbox on the bike. Unfortunately, we need to wear a helmet to use them. They are VOX operated and battery powered. Bluetooth. Work fine for us.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:57 PM   #6
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Years ago I got a Radio Shack FRS radio, it has a pair of jacks mounted next to each other, one was a Mini-headphone jack the other was a Micro mic jack (Both what are called Phone plugs cause the quarter inch size,,,, used to be used on switchboards)

The jacks take an Icom, Or Yesau headset or hand mic.

Radio shack also sold a headset, with a module that could be used for PTT or VOX operation .. (That is it would key the transmitter when you spoke up)

Personally. I do not like VOX and do not use it on any of my radios. Epically the ones in the cockpit. But .. Well.. That's a long story.

(I have heard a radio operator who got cut off (Vehicle wise) in the middle of a transmission when he had his MIC open.. Thankfully, for him, I do NOT work for the FCC)
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Full Duplex is "always on" (like a telephone) all the time and hence is very different from PTT (push to talk) or VOX activated.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #8
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We use the cell phones on speaker...volume to the max.
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We use the cell phones on speaker...volume to the max.
or buy a $5.49 ear bud at your local discount store!
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The RV headsets work great, and are limited range so don't transmit more than 50 yards or so ...they are perfect for RV parking or communication in the RV. I have also used mine to broadcast the tone when among my portable sat antenna. We have FRS radios, but they were more cumbersome to use for parking, etc.

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