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(Brian) Frost

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Any Cheaper solutions for wireless clearcoms
« on: July 14, 2006, 03:13:48 am »

Im open to using motorola radios and some sort of headset... anyone have any ideas that are cheaper than using actual wireless clear coms?
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Re: Any Cheaper solutions for wireless clearcoms
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 08:00:47 am »

Check out R-Columbia. Just about the cheapest I've seen that works. (I've used it) and ya don't mind looking geeky with antennas on yer melon. HTH,Rex
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Re: Any Cheaper solutions for wireless clearcoms
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 10:04:06 am »

In addition to R-Columbia, (which have both wireless stand alone systems, and a wireless to wired system that will interface with a clear com  rig), EARTEC has some nice wireless units, as well as an interface system that allows one of their wireless units to be connected to a wired com system.  Look at the TDx901   system on their page, or for way more money they have a digital system, the DPx1000.

http://www.rcolumbia.com/

http://www.eartec.com/

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Re: Any Cheaper solutions for wireless clearcoms
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006, 10:29:53 am »

Something like a Motorola 'walkie talkie' works in a pinch.  They can be had for cheap and they offer a plethora of accessories.
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Re: Any Cheaper solutions for wireless clearcoms
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006, 04:46:16 pm »

In a pinch we wired up an adaptor to use a normal 900mhz phone on a telex system at a theatre. Razz

But i deffinetly wouldn't want to be seen on the road with a bunch of cordless phones with headsets Razz

I'd reccomend the R-Columbia
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Re: Any Cheaper solutions for wireless clearcoms
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006, 04:50:59 pm »

For down-n-dirty short-range comm, I have found it's hard to beat the lil' ol' Moto Talkabouts with the matching headsets:

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Re: Any Cheaper solutions for wireless clearcoms
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2006, 09:15:52 pm »

These are going into chicago public schools, read: might walk away at times.  Ill let faculty decide whether to use walk abouts or the higher end motorolas.  Either option looks like it will work well.  Thanks.
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