Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I have a pair of Cobra GMRS/FRS that seem to work quite well. I must admit that I haven't actually had occasion to use them on a ride but will soon. I looked for a brand that had a "hands free" in-line mic setup like my cell phone. I checked with all the major brands - Motorola, Cobra, Kenwood, Midland, and a couple of others. None had a hands free inline mic, not even Kenwood which advertises that pro teams use their radios. Boom mic headsets are available that are hands free, but that's too clunky under a helmet. I thought surely the pros had hands free, but apparently they don't. I notice they all have to reach up and push the tiny button on the in-line mic to talk, even Lance. If anyone comes across a brand that offers a hands free inline setup, please let me know. They have them for cell phones, why not for radios?
FWIW, the license for GMRS is just a matter of filling out a form and sending 25 buck to the FCC. And you can use the FRS channels until you get the license and for other short range needs.
Anybody know where you can get one of the undershirts with the little pocket just for the radio? They are probably too expensive anyway. Some (amateur) teams apparently just cut a tiny hole down in the middle jersey pocket to run the mic up inside the jersey.
If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!
Last edited by RainmanP; 09-12-02 at 07:48 AM.