Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rideau Ferry, Ontario, Canada
Converting radios to full vox with headset
In a word - no . I have some electronics background but the case is so crammed full of miniature components that I wouldn't chance it since I use the radios in pure handheld mode for other things.
On my BC bike trip I got to try out a set of Midland handheld GRS units with full or e-Vox capabilities. In short - too much wind noise is generated at speed to allow intelligent speech - even playing with the Vox settings didn't help as it was extremely hard to hear at legal speeds, even with the non-headset ear plugged with an ear plug. Others may have had different results but for me, wouldnt work well enough to justify cost (around $100 plus headsets.) Space inside a helmet not designed for such is also a comfort consideration.
In the end we planned the next stages of our itinerary at every Tim Hortons we stopped at!
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but desperation is it's father........... (Bell)