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Old 26 January 2010, 10:18   #11
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Thanks for the help, the Standard Horizon kit looks very good.

However as the RIB already has a good radio and I also need a stereo, I would like to pursue the original idea if poss.

Therefore does anyone know the guys who operate the Blue & Yellow Ribcraft ribs in Cardiff Bay, as they have exactly what I am looking to do. They may be willing to have a look inside the console and tell me how its been achieved.

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Old 26 January 2010, 11:14   #12
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re mic problem

I havent done it myself but it should be real easy to set up,

as said previously on this thread use a microphone preamp such as this one from Maplin

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=29908

and a waterproof microphone

or if you are feeling adventurous and the route i would probably try you could use an old VHF microphone ( ebay? ) and re wire it with the switch in series with the microphone to activiate the Mic when you want to speak.

Or if you are really flash this unit looks interesting

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-09-PYLE-BO...item5d27b5a3d8

Enjoy
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Your a star, thanks very much. Just got to work how adventurous i feel.

Spoke to the owner of the Cardiff Ribcraft and apparently the system uses a PA Crossover box so that the radio hand mic can also be used for the PA through stereo. Very helpful gentleman, who is very impressedwith his Ribcrafts

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Your a star, thanks very much. Just got to work how adventurous i feel.

Spoke to the owner of the Cardiff Ribcraft and apparently the system uses a PA Crossover box so that the radio hand mic can also be used for the PA through stereo. Very helpful gentleman, who is very impressedwith his Ribcrafts

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One other place to try is talking headsets

http://www.talkingheadsets.co.uk/index.php

A friend of mine had some bespoke PTT switcher box's made up for VHF radios and apparently they were really helpfull in coming up with a solution.

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SeaSafari 1 if fitted out with the Icom 505 VHF radio. This unit has the hailer facility so no problem to connect the radio to a speaker and use this for talking to the passengers via radio's handheld microphone. No need to fit any other unit say Standard Horizon 3000. Either one or the other.
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Thanks to all the advice and comments the technical issues have been resolved.

However, the only suitable location for the stereo in the console, is in/on the top flat surface. Ideally I would like the mount it at a 45degree angle.

Does anyone know of an off the self monting unit, that would allow this??

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