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post #1 of 11 Old 09-12-2006, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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2 way chatter on the cheap?

I am looking for a cheap way to talk to my passenger or another bike. I was thinking of buying a 19.99 set of 2 way radios. Range isnt an issue. I saw some of those throat microphones, the ones that sit on your adams apple and they also have a descret ear peice. Supposably there are no exterior noise problems with then, according to the box . Anyone ever done this? Does it work? I looked through the forum and found lots of info on communication deviced but nothing on the cheap. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-12-2006, 11:14 PM
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My wife and I tried a hands free type kit in the FRS two way radios we bought at Wal-Mart. All we got was wind noise. These hands free devices were voice activated and the box said that wind noise would not affect them--guess that's not at 50-70 MPH.
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Re: 2 way chatter on the cheap?

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I saw some of those throat microphones, the ones that sit on your adams apple and they also have a descret ear peice. Supposably there are no exterior noise problems with then, according to the box . Anyone ever done this? Does it work
One of my buddies used this type of a mike with his FRS radio. We heard nothing but gurgled sounds whenever he tried to say anything. They DONT WORK!

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Well thats what I was afraid of....I guess you get what you pay for.
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Well thats what I was afraid of....I guess you get what you pay for.
Exactly! You can go cheap or you can go good but not both. MY personal experience with FRS is not great. I switched to a CB and will never switch to FRS again. Not cheap, but well worth the money in my book.

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Talking to others? Forget cheap....just one word to remember:

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-15-2006, 07:59 AM
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I'm thinking of this for just pillion to rider:

http://www.backchat-vixen.com/

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No need to go with a radio. You should be looking at intercoms. Keep in mind that cheap set ups with cheap mics never work at speed. You have to have some kind of noise canceling mic.

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post #10 of 11 Old 09-15-2006, 12:57 PM
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I don't have any sort of communications on my bike.

I have wondered, though, how bad the "Motocomm" units that hook up to FRS are when used for Bike to Bike Communication.

The units are available locally near me and are farily inexpensive. Have any of you used them? Are they total crap or are the half way decent? The price certainly is cheap enough. Do people on bikes use FRS for communicating? Is there a common frequency or channel that is used?

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