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Old 18 April 2004, 07:25   #1
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My GECKO helmets have arrived!!

I was in Greece when I ordered them. The guys in Gecko have been excellent and when we got back last night here they were two brand new GECKO helments for my rescue RIB.
The fit realy well and the are very light!! Nothing like anything else I ever had on my head (even my brian ).
I like this blw up thing they've got where you make the helmet fit your head what ever its size
Now it remains to test them in the sea and see how they do.
However, I'm trying desperately to find a two way communication system that I can connect the helmets with and also connect them to the VHF. So far no luck. A compnay it was recommended by GECKO to me charge over 1,000 for the ste I think. Which is too expenssive for me.
Any one has come accross anybody that makes woterproof two way helmet communication systems and they do not charge the earth for them?
Any info much appreciated. - Many Thanks

PS Realy look like I could do with losing some weight. I'm going on Atkins as of tomorrow. Have got some great suits from Greece that need to finish today and dying for a Chinese too
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Old 18 April 2004, 08:02   #2
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Try DS Developments they make the best waterproof comms system. I have purchased a number of units from them and my clients have never complained. I am talking of the commercial market not leisure

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Old 18 April 2004, 08:09   #3
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Andre many thanks will give it a shot although I think these are the same people that quoted me 1,000/helmet, have left the details in Greece and don't have anything with me right now.
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Andre many thanks will give it a shot although I think these are the same people that quoted me 1,000/helmet, have left the details in Greece and don't have anything with me right now.
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what were you being offered for pounds 1000.00 something does not stack up


the cheapest system is to get a Gecko helmet with a single ear piece, with mic/bom all waterproof and connect this to the VHF either fixed or handheld . Your hands are then free to control the rib. Of course an intercom system is a totally different animal and have purchased in the last 2 years two such systems from DS Developments, each for a crew of 4 where all can speak to each other but only one person can speak to the mother ship/shore

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Old 18 April 2004, 09:11   #5
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I'm 100% sure that it was over 1,000 what I was offered. I think though that will give these guys a ring tomorrow and see. As I said have left all the info in Greece. So can't remember which firm it was.
Andre can you tell me please how much (approx) is a price for a single ear piece with a mic/boom for connection to the VHF? Just to have an idea.
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will check when I am in the office but best call DS Dev and speak to Derek.
You can have a system which you can plug directly into your say IC503/601 or IC EURO V handheld, even though this handheld is waterproof it is still best to have a drycase also of DS Dev supply. And since you already have the helmets the earpiece just screws into the hole provided. Best tell Derek that you already have the helmet (MK10 I guess- good choice)

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Old 18 April 2004, 12:07   #7
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Manos is right here, DS are extremely expensive.

I was quoted 2,300 for a 3-way system to use with my exsisting geko's and a VHF interface - for receive only by all parties.

That's was off anyones leisure budget, but to be fair that's not their market is it!
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Graytronics do an excellent system, interfaces with a vhf.

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Thanks Mr D,

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Will phone 'em later
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