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Old 02 April 2017, 12:13   #1
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Helmets with Comms

Evening all .. was thinking about getting a couple of Gecko open face helmets with inbuilt comms .. I haven't got a budget as such but wouldnt like to break the bank if possible but, thought some of you guys might suggest what you prefer to use ? or what other options might be available .. TIA
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Firstly what is the advantage for you. The best to go is for cordless and in the U.K. Look up Neptune waterproofs . Their system is based on the ICOM WIFI system and I have tried it and is satisfactory . Neptune waterproof will be exhibiting at Seawork in June. It is not a cheap system and the price will also depend on how many helmets on board. If you already have the Gecko helmets then ok to retro fit.
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For the sort of money that Neptune charge I'd expect it to be a lot better than satisfactory!

I'd be looking at one of the comms sets designed for motorbike helmets. They're pretty cheap and waterproofish.
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I don't know if there are any legalities involved but one option could be a motorcycle rider to pillion or rider to rider set up. There seems to be a reasonable choice at various budgets.
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I'd be looking at one of the comms sets designed for motorbike helmets. They're pretty cheap and waterproofish.
That will let you hear the crew (which may or may not be a good thing). I'm guessing it might (?) also be possible to hear the VHF but probably not transmit...
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That will let you hear the crew (which may or may not be a good thing). I'm guessing it might (?) also be possible to hear the VHF but probably not transmit...
Yes. A lot of the bike kits have an AUX feed that can be run from the EXT on the VHF or Audio. I guess it's all about the Bluetooth now - just remember everyone onboard can hear you!!!
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Sorry fellas .. just meant crew to crew set up .. Ive been out of the loop that long I didnt know VHF was assumed or option
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Hi man. You ok? I just use the basic motorbike kit works ok.
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Not Bad fella cheers ! ... is it only Gecko that make a marine helmet with communication system built in ? (although I know its removeable) wouldnt a third party system not fit well inside the helmet ?
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