I have a handheld "walkie talkie" with an earpiece and it worked on the Matewan ride but seems to be pretty down on power. I'm interested in a built in radio but don't know much about them. I have heard the guys out west like the VHF type, east-coast prefer GMRS. TTB uses GMRS channel 16.
I am interested in a upgrade replacement for the walkie talkie.
The GMR25 Waterproof GMRS Band Mobile Radio is what I have in my SxSs. I also have the bluetooth module so I can listen to music and take calls on my phone.
Below are the Rugged Radio part numbers I have ordered in the past.
SS-WM1 Single Seat Bluetooth Module $211.65 PTT-HM-CCXL Hole Mount w/ coiled Cord (Intercom) $42.50 < or you may get the velcro version for the steering wheel. CS-OFF-12 (CS-OFF) 12' Off-Road (Intercom) Cable $50.00 < if you get the Bluetooth Module AUDIO-FILTER-WP Audio Filter for RM25R-WP Radio & Intercom $40.00 < if you get the Bluetooth Module HK-OFSP-AA Alpha Audio Off-road Helmet kit $105.00
I have my electronics above me underneath the roof near the rear view mirror.
GMRS radio on the right Bluetooth module in the middle Fuse block on the left Audio filter next to fuse block
I also have a dome light and microphone clip in case something happens to my helmet mic/headphone/push-to-talk.
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2021 16:37:08 GMT -5 by Larry M
Paul, don't know if you've pulled the trigger yet, but I bought this radio (same one Tyler bought and installed), and it works great. It's the same TYT radio that Rugged Radios sell (and less $), but not sure what you're looking for in accessories and if SxS Radios sells everything. Just another option. In Idaho, we transmitted a long distance (many miles). I use the mic plus a remote speaker that I mounted near my head on the underside of the roof, but headphones (like Ken's) or a helmet headset (like Larry and Tom) might be more audible when running fast.
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Jul 8, 2018 19:22:57 GMT -5
kevinb: franciscoc, Good choice on a machine, we have several Wolvies in our group. The next meeting should be on July 17th. Stay tuned and Lonnie (our president) will post up info on the meeting.
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Lonnie W: Yep, the next meeting is July 17. See ya there.
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