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Old 02-06-2014, 08:40 AM   #1
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Walkie/Talkie and/or 2-way radio recommendations

Good morning,

My bride and I have quickly come to the conclusion that we need something to supplement our hand signals when maneuvering our coach in campgrounds. We need something that allows for open, continuous communication without the need for push to talk and something that will accommodate a headset, i.e. that is hands free so we can still use our hand signals. Range is not critical, but an open mike with headset is. Any suggestions?

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Smart couple . Here's a link to a few previous threads that may be helpful.

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Phones with bluetooth ear piece will do nicely.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:47 AM   #4
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RV Headsets

These do a good job for us:

RV Headsets - RV Headsets for Mobile Vehicle Safety
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:48 AM   #5
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Phones with bluetooth ear piece will do nicely.
Agreed, cell phones here as well.
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Good morning, My bride and I have quickly come to the conclusion that we need something to supplement our hand signals when maneuvering our coach in campgrounds. We need something that allows for open, continuous communication without the need for push to talk and something that will accommodate a headset, i.e. that is hands free so we can still use our hand signals. Range is not critical, but an open mike with headset is. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Regards, OWV, Our Wandering View Entegra Anthem, 44B
I have a similar device to this....purchased years ago. It's a toy, but then don't need range, so why pay for one that can transmit 5 miles ?

One comment, if these work well for you, buy several extras.....you can give them away or sell for profit at your next campground when you see another couple struggling - lol
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Search for VOX microphone headset. VOX = voice operated, that is, it switches the transmitter on/off based upon someone speaking into the microphone. Uniden, Audiovox and Motorola offers them, as do many other manufacturers. Hope that helps.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:18 AM   #8
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Cell phones also here. I put the drivers on speaker and set it on the console.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:41 AM   #9
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My rearview camera has a built in microphone. When we are ready to maneuver I turn the volume on, she talks, I listen, easy peasy.
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I have a headset with vox that works well. Called techlink.
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My rearview camera has a built in microphone. When we are ready to maneuver I turn the volume on, she talks, I listen, easy peasy.
Well i thought the same, for about one attempt. Works well untill you need to communicate and then your hosed. It seems everytime we back in i have some issue with her signals, voice commands or something i don't like. Cell phones all the way for us too.
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Everyone has cell phones, don't they :?)

Not a MH, but have bluetooth hands free radio that the wife calls me on and we go !!!

I think bluetooth can be added to your radio cheaply,
if not look here for a new radio for $100 or so and it opens up a whole set of possibilities...
we use ours for audibooks from the ipad while driving down the road, music when parked, and of course, yelling at each other on the cellphones when trying to back in
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My wife and I also use cell phones . I am lucky my wife directs so well I can almost back in blindfolded
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We prefer the dual-duplex Tech-link headsets we bought almost 10 years ago. No buttons to push, both can transmit and receive at the same time so no delays, and as long as we have spare batteries we always have a signal! The best part is that we can quietly and calmly carry on a normal conversation and easily get the job done while politely ignoring any "helpful" campground host.
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