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Navigator
24-02-08, 22:24
If I have done this right. Those going on the Italia trip who are interested in Bike to Bike Comms please let me know your make and model of system and radio if you have one. IE autocom 7 pro and motorola k910. If you want to be really helpful you could look up the frequency range that it broadcasts on and let me know. Then I will put all the info together and see if we can all have a lovely chat.
One bit of information. Everybody using bike comms must use push to talk and not voice activated systems.
OK any questions?:nenau

Paulbde
25-02-08, 10:45
Details as follows

System - Starcom 1
radio - Midland G5 PMR 446
Frequency - 446.00625 - 446.09375 (MHZ)
Comms method - PTT

Navigator
02-03-08, 19:26
Nobody else interested in talking to anybody on the trip?

Chuck
02-03-08, 20:18
Thanks for the nudge !

Details as follows

System - Autocom Avi Pro
radio - Kenwood TK-3201
Frequency - 446.00625 - 446.08125 (MHZ)
Comms method - PTT

Navigator
02-03-08, 23:57
I have just been on the autocom website looking at the radios. Man that is a pants website to try to figure out how to spend your money. I got bored in the end. Think it will be easier to call them and get them to figure out what I need than give myself a headache

Chuck
03-03-08, 15:18
I have to agree with you Navigator, you should have to put the thing together ! :eek Its a good system, but all the leads and connections 1 year on from BMW fitting it, I finally have, all the additional (nickle and dimed £££) leads and its all working ! Then managed to induce noise from the cable routing :blast.

Navigator
04-03-08, 22:32
No pressure but is anybody actually interested in bike to bike comms? If people have a comms but are interested in bike to bike but don't know what to choose then I will do some digging to help you choose what is needed. If people are not interested then I will close this thread and continue taking the mick out of everybody.

pablo666
04-03-08, 22:45
Nav, I'm interested! Just bought Autocom Kit 300. My order of preference for spending will be: Zumo, Music (I-pod?), phone connection (dongle or what?) and lastly a Coms radio. Hope to get all wired up for June.:)

Chuck
05-03-08, 07:31
I have an additional Kenwood TK3201 radio if someone needs to borrow one to complete there set up ?

pablo666
05-03-08, 11:56
What price DV8???:)

Chuck
05-03-08, 17:46
No cost, just bought a couple for work ;) and more then happy to lend a unit for someone on the trip if you have all the other bits to make it B2B.

Deleted Member I
05-03-08, 19:37
No cost, just bought a couple for work ;) and more then happy to lend a unit for someone on the trip if you have all the other bits to make it B2B.


I'd be interested in borrowing one if that is ok with you. I will get the relevant power and comm cable for it. :thumb2

stolzy
05-03-08, 20:12
Starcom 1
BTB - Midland G5 PMR 446
Freq - 446.00625 - 446.09375 (MHZ)
PTT

Chuck
06-03-08, 18:16
No problem,

Think I owe you one for the family getting into Excel show for a £ound :thumb

If you need to know what parts you will need let me know as I have just set mine up.


I'd be interested in borrowing one if that is ok with you. I will get the relevant power and comm cable for it. :thumb2

flash of the gap
06-03-08, 22:04
have starcom 1 advance and kenwood tk3201 will try an have it ready for trip
:thumb

Deleted Member I
06-03-08, 22:07
No problem,

Think I owe you one for the family getting into Excel show for a £ound :thumb

If you need to know what parts you will need let me know as I have just set mine up.


Thanks! :thumb2 :bounce1 :bounce1

Autocom and Kenwood 3201 it is :D


Can we have call signs for everyone :bounce1

Navigator
07-03-08, 13:00
Thanks! :thumb2 :bounce1 :bounce1

Autocom and Kenwood 3201 it is :D


Can we have call signs for everyone :bounce1

You can be Mr Pink:D I will be Mr Green:cool: anybody for anything????:aidan

Deleted Member I
18-03-08, 14:03
You can be Mr Pink:D I will be Mr Green:cool: anybody for anything????:aidan

I was thinking more on the lines of ...

Victor Bravo Sierra Oscar Zero One :D

pablo666
18-03-08, 14:32
Right, Ive got Autocom all set up, all I need now is a PMR radio:) The thing is though, I won't need it for any other time except the Italy trip, so if anyone is going who has two sets, would you care to loan me your second set for the duration? Rent paid in beer or wine?:D

Pablo:beerjug:

Navigator
27-03-08, 23:54
Okay I got the lowdown from GSRich on Autocom systems. Here is what he said;
Our older systems form around 5 or so years ago run 5 pin headsets and our
later systems run 7 pins increase the headset volume levels by around 300% due
to running independent earths on the speakers. Although the headsets have
changed the bike to bike connections all still run via 5 pin connections. So
PTT will be our Parts 1457 is they are our older Pro M1's or Eurocom's etc.

In-ear speakers will run via our Parts 1187 or 1188 on our 7 pin systems or a
Part 27 £25 on the older 5 pin systems all depending on the models.

The GPS's all run different connections so for this I will need to know models
of the GPS and the full correct name of the intercoms being used.

Kenwood wise we have not sold the Part 100's etc for the last 5 or so years
they have been replaced with the Part 102's for the older Kenwood TK3101's,
they are NOT suitable for the TK3201 though. The leads are quite short so our
Part 1512's would be needed per bike to extend the transceivers out, but if you
are running the Kenwoods up to the front of the bikes two leads might be needed
per bike.

On the radios, the Alan can run via part 1434 £17, the Wintec via a special
build interface lead costing £35.
Different brand comms can talk to each other as they would run via the
transceivers, so once all the channels have been set away you go. The only real
thing you will find is how clear the radios are due to the different brands of
headsets and transceivers.!!!

Me again;
So a few pointers. Things like the Kenwood are about #120 quid each. because these are better systems then you should get better preformance. The thing is how ofter will you actually use the system? Can you justify the expense? Something like the alan may be good enough. I am going to try to get some info on them from people and will come back and post.

Speakers. Personally I have never been able to get on with the autocom speakers at all. I have now got some shuer E220s I think they are. These are in ear speakers that act as earplugs and the sound goes straight to your ear because they fit so deep into your ear. I have used them with my mp3 player and they are freaking fantistic. But horses for courses or curses depending on if it works or not.

Navigator
24-04-08, 12:00
If somebody can bring their radio kit with them so we can see how it all attaches that would be great specially if they have PTT. Ane we might even say something nice about your bike.....but that is unlikely.:guitarist

Navigator
02-05-08, 16:49
Looks like I have bought a pair of Kenwoods. I may have a spare to rent. Payment in alcohol/your daughter/wife if not too ugly/neighbours cat (please provide plasters)/Food or anything that you feel would interest me.

flash of the gap
02-05-08, 17:04
got me starcom ptt the other day, have a kenwood radio but dont know if its any good :augie

pablo666
02-05-08, 17:11
Navigator, I'd love to rent the Kenwood for the trip. If ok perhaps we can do a test run one day?

stolzy
05-05-08, 08:58
I have a pair of no-brand radios which I can rent (on the usual terms - 1 beer for a weeks rental :-) to anyone who can make use of them. They seem to have the same switchery as my Midland. If they are of use to anyone let me know and I'll bring them along.

Navigator
11-05-08, 00:34
OK so they weren't Kenwoods. I have got Icoms, Pablo, got one for you if you want. I will PM you my number and we can discuss what where how and etc etc if your still interested. They look very pretty. I spent today farting about with my bike sorting things out for the trip. Then I went to the pub.
As an aside for all the people who are doing the radio thingie, if you have your instruction manual then I would suggest you bring it just in case we need to play with freauencies. I will try to have a look into what frequency we should all be on and let people know in advance but to be fair it will probably end up with us playing with the radions on the ferry or sumfing to sort it out. :blast I am now going to bed just in case anybody is interested? And if you are then I am worried:o

Navigator
18-05-08, 19:47
Well I got my intercom working and tested. Hurrah for me.

GIMLET
20-05-08, 20:00
Have now rigged up the PTT on the bike tested on the wife in the garden.
Worked ok, tea arrived pretty quick.
Will test it to make sure no interferance when mobile if possible before ferry time.
I have a Kenwood lead going if anyone needs one, brand new never used?

PM me.:cool:

pablo666
20-05-08, 22:50
Navman, I'm still interested but have ordered ear monitors at the BMF and so can't test anything until I get them:blast

Navigator
21-05-08, 08:46
Navman, I'm still interested but have ordered ear monitors at the BMF and so can't test anything until I get them:blast

Well you got my number, give me a shout when ready.

Navigator
31-05-08, 21:57
For anybody with Icom I have a 12v charger on order.
Pablo, did you get your earplugs?

pablo666
01-06-08, 06:49
Navman, I'm still waiting on postie for the ear monitors. Do I need a PTT and where's a good place to get one?:):)

Navigator
01-06-08, 22:07
Pablo,
There is 2 bits of kit you will need. The PTT and an adapter from Autocom for the spealers. Forget what the part numbers are. Give autocom or bykebitz a call. They will be able to sort you out no problem.

Chuck
07-06-08, 15:37
Just a note, if anyone wishes to borrow for the trip a Kenwood Radio give me a shout.

Radio - Kenwood TK-3201
Frequency - 446.00625 - 446.08125 (MHZ)

Cheers


Richard