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Title: Radio comms options between boats
Post by: tibblewa on September 28, 2020, 22:21:53 PM
Hi
Any advice/thoughts/experience on good options for communication between several boats i.e. uhf headsets or similar
Cheers
Wayne
Title: Re: Radio comms options between boats
Post by: Tony777 on September 30, 2020, 13:35:40 PM
On our recent trip some of the boats had  VHF radios mounted in there boats, the rest of us used hand held ones.

Pros and cons, Mounted ones are higher Watts so have a longer distance, hand held ones can be taken with you if you are wandering off to find a stuck/lost boat, etc
Title: Re: Radio comms options between boats
Post by: Jeff B on September 30, 2020, 14:35:38 PM
The vhf radios have mixed range, good in wide open areas but struggle with where we boat most places. Still handy though.
Some guys are using the motorcycle intercom headsets mounted in ear muffs. Seem to work well. I have ordered some to try, shortish range, about 1km I think?