Query: The use of CB radio communications on dirt bikes
Posted May 16, 2002 - 11:59 PM
Can anyone relate their experiences with the following:
1.) The use of CB radio communication between dirt bikes
- General usability
- noise minimalisation
2.) The use of throat microphones with CB (these are microphones with two pickups that press against the windpipe, with the aim of reducing the background noise)
Posted May 17, 2002 - 02:33 AM
some guys out on the dunes were using the chatter box brand communicators and were real happy with them.
We tried to use CB in Sandrails and they are only good for a simple shout to get your attention. Worked best to have your passenger do the talking so you could use your hands on the controls in the heat of battle.
Seemed like we were constantly repeating ourselves. Finaly just gave up and stuck with hand signals and stoping every now and then to chat.
Would be great on the forrest trails so that when you space out for the dust you would know if someone had a problem to go back and laugh (help).
Posted May 17, 2002 - 03:05 AM
If you need more information or the part# let me know and I will get it for you.
Posted May 17, 2002 - 07:21 AM
I have a setup on my wr400 and bmw gs1150. I only bought extra helmet mic/speaker and I have it wired to my vertex 2meter ham radio. They have adaptors for any FRS radio and communication is as easy as pressing the push to talk swich on your handlebar. everything is waterproof and replacement parts are available. setup cost around 60 with shipping plus your radio. Very reliable communications when I am down in Baja and need emergency repeater access throughout the peninnsula. You do not have to be a ham radio operator. You can have your group and chase truck or base setup with the "motorola" frs radios and everyone has safe communications.
Posted May 17, 2002 - 10:23 AM
Does the radio clip to your chest protector or did you have to make a special holder. Also, does this create a problem with binding or pulling the wire that runs from the radio to the helmet? I'm basically just wondering if you had to do any customization.
If it wasn't for cost would you prefer the single piece unit that hangs on the helmet?
Sorry for all the questions but my wife is pushing me to get a system.