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Old 11 May 2013, 07:10   #1
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Just saw an ad for this .
Its not clear to me how the mobile phone can be used with the radio . Does it mean you can use the mobile phone in places where you do not normally have a signal ,
Could be a good feature if it works in cove's below cliffs etc where you can't get any signal.


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Old 11 May 2013, 07:24   #2
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I suspect it just means you can answer your phone on it rather than get your phone wet.

I wouldn't bother. I bought one of their 'bluetooth' kits recently and the quality is abysmal. So poor I didn't fit it. See here:-

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Just saw an ad for this .
Its not clear to me how the mobile phone can be used with the radio . Does it mean you can use the mobile phone in places where you do not normally have a signal ,
Could be a good feature if it works in cove's below cliffs etc where you can't get any signal.
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No - just bought one of these myself - it merely means that you can use the VHF as an extension to your phone - essentially utilising the speaker & mic of the VHF while the phone remains safely out of harms (waters) way in a locker or pocket. You can answer your mobile via the VHF and additionally if your phone supports voice dialling initiate calls as well. But the ability to make & receive calls depends entirely on the mobile itself getting a suitable signal.
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remember bluetooth is just a connection mechanism, not specific to a phone.
EG My Mcycle helmet has bluetooth , it can connect to a phone, but also to another helmet, a radio, GPS or any other bluetooth bit of kit. so in theory, you could have a helmet with blue tooth and then not need to pick up the radio but have a PPT button on the wheel/throttle/dash to use the radio, and be able to hear the sound inside the helmet.
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Old 11 May 2013, 14:01   #5
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Thought so , Im hoped somehow the radio enhanced the phone reception .

Nos get yourself a samsung waterproof tough phone . I have had one for 3 years now , Its not high tech but it lives in my bouyancy aid pocket , even kayaking and has had many soakings drops and dust etc. They are anly about 60 now .
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