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10-19-02, 09:29 AM
well, since my whole family is into amateur radio, i decided to mount a very small, dual-band (VHF/UHF) transceiver to my bike. i found an old plastic mount in my junk drawer (dont even remember what its for), and attached the radio to it. a few wraps of tape around the bar tightened up the mount perfectly, and the speaker mic is very handy to grab while on the road. or better yet, off to the side if i need a pick up. this particular radio can also get AM/FM, so lo-fi tunes are possible. nice on a long ride on back roads.
anyway, just thought i'd share the idea. i'm sure one of those FRS rigs would work too, assuming a drilled and tapped hole on the back, but i dont know if you can get a speaker mic for those.
10-19-02, 01:43 PM
If I wasn't a gram geek I would be ALL over that!!
10-19-02, 02:31 PM
well, i'll take that as an attaboy! i figured that counting grams is a waste of time on a trek 1000 anyway. besides, the bike/rider system will be 25 pounds lighter if i can keep riding.
10-19-02, 02:54 PM
This site should be of interest, if you haven't found it already:
Bicycle Mobile Hams of America (http://www.lafetra.com/bmha/)
Originally posted by Ecco-Bike
......I'm sure one of those FRS rigs would work too, assuming a drilled and tapped hole on the back, but i dont know if you can get a speaker mic for those.
ecco. You can get a headset mic setup @ Radio Shack
10-19-02, 05:21 PM
grendel: good to know. i will check them out when i get a chance.
raiyn: also good to know. glad to see the FRS side of things is keeping up. dont have much use for that type of rig, since the family is already "radio-active".
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