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 Post subject: Good walkie-talkie
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:26 am 
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Me and my son have an AI each, and we would like to talk to each other when we are sailing. Preferrably with a headset. Any ideas, suggestions, experiences?

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 Post subject: Re: Good walkie-talkie
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Kjell

Just buy a good cheap FMRS radio set and purchase a suitable waterproof drybag for them. Wear them around your neck, or tucked just inside your PFD.

On the water, they will work great at close range or extended line of sight.

I would buy a spare set for your friends/family on land.

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 Post subject: Re: Good walkie-talkie
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:10 am 
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Go to http://www.rei.com and search for "walkie talkie". Even if the manufacturer says they're waterproof, you'll still want to keep 'em in a soft-shell waterproof case clipped to your PFD. A lot of people simply wear 'em around their neck... it's a matter of personal choice, but that feels like a ball & chain to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Good walkie-talkie
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:08 am 
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I use the ICOM VHF radio,its very good it floats, and if it gets wet its still good on sound quality. I like to use a marine VHF just in case you get into trouble you can call on help from coast guard or near by boats.

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 Post subject: Re: Good walkie-talkie
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:54 pm 
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I recommend you look in Teknikmagasinet in Täby Centre; they have a selection of Cobra walkie-talkies. Page 238 in thier catalog.

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 Post subject: Re: Good walkie-talkie
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:40 am 
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Yes... I figured we were talking about radios other than marine VHF (which isn't much good on inland lakes).

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 Post subject: Re: Good walkie-talkie
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:08 pm 
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I don't know if they are still made but I use Talkabout P14S with headsets. I was able to get two OD green ones over a decade ago and they still work.

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 Post subject: Re: Good walkie-talkie
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:36 pm 
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Thanks for the advice!

@Boka: Teknikmagasinets radios were not waterproof. Kjell&Co had a good one, but it was sold out.

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