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Old 20-09-2006, 08:34 PM   #1
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intercoms??

where can i get some decent intercoms?

has anyone got or used the "backchat-vixen" marine intercoms
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Old 20-09-2006, 09:00 PM   #2
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Graytronics 01724 721080
they are fantastic systems but over £500
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they are fantastic systems but over £500
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Old 20-09-2006, 09:07 PM   #4
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i used back chat intercoms and i personally think there horrible and they stop working after a while because the ear peices come out of your ears when it gets bumpy or they become disconnected.

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i used back chat intercoms and i personally think there horrible and they stop working after a while because the ear peices come out of your ears when it gets bumpy or they become disconnected.

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Old 20-09-2006, 09:16 PM   #6
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When my Communic intercoms stopped comminicating.... I searched for a replacement. I got a set of rally intercoms - the whole kit cost £159 including the headsets. They fit the helmets with VELCRO and are quite good.

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When my Communic intercoms stopped comminicating.... I searched for a replacement. I got a set of rally intercoms - the whole kit cost £159 including the headsets. They fit the helmets with VELCRO and are quite good.

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ah! ........cheers,, do they fit full face helmets though?
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Old 20-09-2006, 09:21 PM   #8
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Marc, you are behind a canopy though so waterproofing isn't as important
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Old 20-09-2006, 09:35 PM   #9
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.........and you don't get any wind noise.
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The headsets can be ordered as fullface or as open face.

Replacement headsets are £21 if you stuff them.

The full face uses a flat mic.

Geoff says they are Peltor compatable, and his peltor helmet works with my setup.

They are noise cancelling.

They are annoyingly biased towards the navigessor.

They have a lead to take a source of sound and pipe it into the helmets ( VHF?, 1812 overture? )
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Used Starcom for the past 3 Seasons with no probs.
Flush helmet ear speakers and bud or boom mike. Good volume, interface ptp and vox

http://www.starcom1.com/

Paid under 200 and great back up from Tony Starling at tech end.
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Old 21-09-2006, 08:25 AM   #12
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I've tried all sorts of intercoms and broken them all at some stage or another - hence why we do not stock / sell any electronic systems.

I use the Backchat sytems as whilst they are not perfect they generally work and do not need repairing. They are also reasonably priced and in the evnt of someone being thrown out of a boat pull apart very easily.

So we keep a number of these in stock if of interest. Also can supply with extension pipes for tandem boats.
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a few people have used starcom in OCR
for the past couple of years great sound
and you can stash it out the way as they
do bulkhead fittings and replacement headsets
are very cheap compared to others also they
have the option of using there own battery
supply (pp9) so you dont have to wire it in
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Just shout & use hand signals, spend the money on throat sweets
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I've got a set you can purchase if you like, I paid a tenner for it. it works really well until you start then engine
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Just shout & use hand signals, spend the money on throat sweets
remember the days when it was just a big stick!

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