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Re: Helmet communication devices.
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2022, 11:49:05 AM »
When I got my dual pack recently Dennis Kirk had the best pricing, and they are pretty local so delivery was fast.

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Re: Helmet communication devices.
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2022, 08:23:01 PM »
Well here's my 2 cents....

I too have the 50s unit.  Zippy bought a pair and we split the cost between us.  The update of firmware was way beyond me, but I have a good buddy (Pauly) that simply talked to himself and the unit while talking with me and 45 minutes later we were done.  Haven't had any problems since, except Dan talking too much!!

Music;  I've had good custom ear buds for years, this is better.  Although I don't know how to turn it on or use it, it even has FM radio.  (I put that in there for Gerry)  In fact, I think these things would be awesome for skiing groups.

Taking breaks on the trail;  I often feel guilty because Mike, Gerry, and Grubbie don't know what everybody is talking about when we stop.  It's an extension of the discussion we were having while riding.  One more thing.  SandhillRider and I were leading a group last year, I think it was just the two of us with Sena's.  We actually talked in a normal voice about the ride and scenery like we were in a car together.

I would not go back.  If I get tired of the chatter, and that really depends on the day, I can just change to music while still listening to everybody I'm with.
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Re: Helmet communication devices.
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2022, 05:17:22 PM »
I just got a dualpack of Kenwood KCA-HX5M.
Mesh and Bluetooth. Rebranded Sena 30 units as I understand.

Of course I got a really good deal on it even with current price rises.
Shipped to home for $200.
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Re: Helmet communication devices.
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2022, 08:11:53 AM »
I suppose I should get with the times...
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locopny

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Re: Helmet communication devices.
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2022, 02:43:37 PM »
I suppose I should get with the times...

Or stay blissfully unaware and less frustrated getting this to work.

Might take a day to learn...
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Re: Helmet communication devices.
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2022, 03:26:07 PM »
Good point.  Not to mention Iím not sure if I can talk and ride at the same time?
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Re: Helmet communication devices.
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2022, 06:13:34 PM »
Haha...
That didn't stop me.

Might just be determined enough to figure it out...I did get the FM radio to work via voice command. Can't change stations yet .  surely still gonna miss what's being said at first.
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Re: Helmet communication devices.
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2022, 08:36:47 AM »
Ive used a Sena quite a bit. Firmware updates and relearning the connection process and adding new ppl is a little hit and miss but they work ok. Ive started using baofeng radios now. the range is amazing. The Sena will drop out once you loose sight of the other person even if its 50 yrds over a rocky hill. A friend and I used the Baofengs in Idaho and were able to stay in contact with each other 5 miles apart, very handy. There is a learning curve but it's totally worth it. The radio is $20 and the helmet kit is $15.

https://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-UV-5R-136-174-400-480Mhz-1800mAh/dp/B074XPB313/ref=asc_df_B074XPB313/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=242015686760&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=903571376851806402&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9020363&hvtargid=pla-570582273961&th=1

Rugged radios will sell you one for $250
https://www.ruggedradios.com/products/enduro-moto-kit-with-v3-handheld-radio?variant=39410088444000
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