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Old 02-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #29
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Communication Battles

[QUOTE=gruelens;1916068]We lived aboard a boat 5 years and learned of the "marriage saver" headsets. Work very well and affordable.

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Headsets or not (and contrary to Womanship Sailing that says "There's no yelling in Sailing") the boat has been drydocked for 5 years and I am hoping these issues are not revisited with the Anthem!

We are looking at: [URL="http://www.cardosystems.com/cardo-bk"] as we are also cyclists and are considering cross purpose uses.

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Old 02-10-2014, 01:19 PM   #30
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If you each have a cell phone you can talk to each other while backing and the driver can be on bluetooth for hands free driving.
What if you are in the land of "NO SIGNAL"? (NO Service is what My phone says under those conditions).
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:24 PM   #31
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I would not waste your money on the cheaper FRS/GMRS radios. We have had miserable service from the lower priced lines.

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I would not waste your money on the cheaper FRS/GMRS radios. We have had miserable service from the lower priced lines. Ken
What happened to them? Just plain stop working?
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Has anyone tried the My Team Talks Bluetooth headsets? Here's a URL for them: https://cruisingsolutions.com/produc...ooth-headsets/

Looks like they are about the same price as the Cardo-BK, but with a more traditional design.
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Has anyone tried the My Team Talks Bluetooth headsets? Here's a URL for them: https://cruisingsolutions.com/produc...ooth-headsets/ Looks like they are about the same price as the Cardo-BK, but with a more traditional design.
Seems like the "marriage saver" headsets from the same company are a much better buy at $100 cheaper !
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All great suggestions and since I am in the telecommunications field I could go on for pages.

However: IF you CANNOT see your spotter. STOP. Move at sub turtle speed. You do not need to impress anyone, especially the insurance company.

Have your spotter stand at your target place. Stop and get out. Look around. Be patient. DO NOT rely on any good Samaritans that try to help.

Start over when necessary.
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We tried walkie talkies and such but they are half-duplex systems only one person can talk at a time.

We found that a cordless telephone and base station used in intercom mode worked great (base powered off the inverter). Full duplex and had an old set we weren't using so cheap.
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Hello all,
I'm enjoying following this thread about two way radio recomendations. Myself and my group are interseted in campground communications. What works and what doesn't. I walk the site and place small cones out and back into position, as a truck driver (rolloff) I know to look up down and all around including what the ground surface looks like.

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Seems like the "marriage saver" headsets from the same company are a much better buy at $100 cheaper !
Problem is that these sound like AM sets, which tend to be susceptible to interference and crosstalk. Bluetooth units shouldn't have those problems.

I also have a spare cordless home phone system, but then we have two components - headset and handset - if we want both hands free for signalling and driving.
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Problem is that these sound like AM sets, which tend to be susceptible to interference and crosstalk.
How many sources of interference have you seen out in the woods - lol :-)

Also my experience with Bluetooth headsets for my phone has been terrible ( tried multiple units with different phones over the years)...I never heard so many buzzes, squawks, screeches, and echoes in my life !
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There is no better system other than if you cant see your spotter you stop until you do.....
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We have used these for years Purchase the Midland GMRS Radio, LXT118 for less at Walmart.com. Save money. Live better. and they work great.
Her job is to watch 360 deg and alert me of any dangers that I can't see, Most all the time I have got out and inspected the area and know just where I am going and dealing with. She is just a backup with communication. I do not need to see her, that is why she has a radio and she stays in constant communication with me till stopped.
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Agreed, cell phones here as well.
Ditto.
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