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  • Helmet intercom

    Since putting the aeroscreen on, I've been wearing a helmet to drive the car and wanted an intercom system to not only be able to communicate with a passenger, but also car to car.
    Initially I looked into motorcycle communications but found a set up that works with FRS radios. The nice thing about this is that the other vehicle doesn't need to have the same brand of device (which seemed to be the case with some motorcycle coms) nor any blue tooth syncing. Also it will work with people in other cars without helmets or with the pit lane, etc.

    https://www.motocomm.com/products.ph...oductCatID=171

    I found it on Amazon for about $50

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    www.morgansegal.com

    The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

  • #2
    I have a pair of hand-held FRS/GMRS radios, the Motorola MR350R. They work well, and because they are walkie-talkies and not cellular phones, are actually legal to use while driving in California. Still not a good idea to do so; just putting it out there.

    | | Sean

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    • #3
      I have the same radios. I use them for work too, so it was even more incentive to go this route.

      I have found the talking while driving isn't really an issue because of the "Push to talk" you tend to just make short comments about things while sitting at stop lights rather than a full on conversation while driving.
      www.morgansegal.com

      The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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      • #4
        I assume these Motorola hand-helds will communicate with the helmet one you referenced above? Have you tried it?

        edit -- Oops! Nevermind. I get it now - this is an adapter to allow in-helmet use of the Motorola radios.
        Last edited by Sean; April 4, 2011, 09:24 PM. Reason: I was not adequately paying attention the first time
        | | Sean

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        • #5
          Yeah, the kit comes with the helmet headsets, mic and cords/adaptors to plug into the Motorola FRS radio (there is kits for other radio brands too)

          I've used it once so far with a passenger in the car and it works pretty well. I clip the radios on to the harness, you just have to remember to undo it before getting out of the car.

          A proper rally intercom would be better for driver to passenger communications, but this was an inexpensive solution that serves multi purpose for me as I also wanted to do car to car communication

          It might work good for communicating with the pits if you are out on a track day or something too.
          www.morgansegal.com

          The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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          • #6
            I have Motorola FRS radios and will try to have a setup for the enduro.

            If for no other reason than to to coordinate the driver change and fuel stop(s)

            I also want to try and have someone in scoring to keep track of our positions.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mopho View Post
              It might work good for communicating with the pits if you are out on a track day or something too.
              We use them in Lemons racing all the time and they work well enough once you have the push button mounted in a secure easy-to-find place. They do have some line of sight and range issues but we got around them by having fixed conversation points like the front straight.
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              • #8
                One of the key features of the Caterham is that it is nigh on impossible to have any verbal communication w/ the person in the passenger seat. Only the occasional completely ignored scream gets through the symphony. :D

                So when you all are ready to do the bulk buy put me down for zero please. :D
                Chris
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                A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                • #9
                  Motorola radio and motocom headset ordered.

                  /Magnus F.

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