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Looking into communication system so my hubby and I can communicate with each other on rides. Both have bubs, so I'm sure that could be a factor. Anyone tried and willing to share info, critiques?
 

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I have not used anything but the AUTOCOM, but from all the reviews I have read, they are the best.....I have Big Shots on my bike and once you get the gain level set correctly, it works great.
 
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I'd say go with Autocom.

We are a family of licensed Hams - so we use gear related in that direction.

Autocom I believe works on FRS ( Family Radio Service ).

For 'bike to bike' where the bikes are relatively close to each other I like FRS because it is FM as opposed to CB which is AM .

I used to use an Autcom system that we jacked our radios in to, but now we got some really cool new Ham gear that allows bike2bike, rider2passenger, and too much other stuff. :lol:
 

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I’ve got the Chatterbox. Cycle to Cycle and/or Rider to Passenger. It’s also FM and has 3 different power settings. Low power always works well for me when riding in small groups. VOX or PTT button on headset or handlebar. Mic and earphones placed in Helmet. Also may attach FM Radio/Tape/DVD/MP3/Etc
 

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I’ve got the Chatterbox. Cycle to Cycle and/or Rider to Passenger. It’s also FM and has 3 different power settings. Low power always works well for me when riding in small groups. VOX or PPT button on headset or handlebar. Mic and earphones placed in Helmet. Also may attach FM Radio/Tape/DVD/MP3/Etc
My wife and I use the chatter box as well, we both like it very much. Can talk about two miles away from each other on good conditions.
 

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Me and the wife use Motorola radios with an earpiece and boom mike. I've got Bubs and can hear her over them. We mainly use them incase one of us has a problem.

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I have the J&M Integratr lV with a midland cb. Works great bike to bike and has a rider to rider communication. You can also run a GPS, IPod, radar detector and has a great FM radio. It's pricey but you won't be dissappointed.
http://www.jmcorp.com/SeeProducts.asp?PF=29
 

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Can anyone state the features or advantages of one system over the other?
 

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exabrial said:
I've been doing some research on this.

I was thinking about these throat mikes for driver/passenger: http://www.clearercom.com/NT2.htm

Which with the neckband should work well in the wind... theoreticaly. They've had good reviews.

And this audio controller plus some cheap FRS radios for outbound audio:

http://www.ixradio.com/intercom_system.htm
Exabrial,

I tried out the firefox throat mic system last year

http://firefoxtechnologies.zoovy.com/product/FT-RW

The throat mics worked great, just like they were suppossed to, but the "audio tubes" for the ears weren't to hot, at speeds over 45 mph, you just couldn't hear over the wind noise, because they weren't loud enough (this was with a fairing, full face helmet and quite exhaust). the link you posted above seems to use the same type of ear piece.

Firefox has a new throat mic that you can plug any speakers into. I think using their throat mic with some nice "in-ear" ear buds, like shure or even something cheaper would give really nice results, but I haven't tried it yet, but I'd be really leary of the "audio-tubes".
 
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