Driver to Driver Communication Devices

Driver to Driver Communication Devices

Post by Curtis Bergero » Thu, 29 Aug 2002 10:47:28


Hello everybody,

I am thinking about getting a set of Chatterboxes or the eqivalent for rider
to rider communications.

What are peoples thoughts on these things?  Do they work correctly?

Thanks.

Curtis

 
 
 

Driver to Driver Communication Devices

Post by Rob Lyon » Thu, 29 Aug 2002 19:53:01

Collett communicators are the best.  And right now they are on sale.

Rob in Vermont
www.***sledder.com

On Tue, 27 Aug 2002 20:47:28 -0500, "Curtis Bergeron"

Quote:

>Hello everybody,

>I am thinking about getting a set of Chatterboxes or the eqivalent for rider
>to rider communications.

>What are peoples thoughts on these things?  Do they work correctly?

>Thanks.

>Curtis


 
 
 

Driver to Driver Communication Devices

Post by JGD » Fri, 30 Aug 2002 00:48:13

Comments from a post I made in 2000, based on our experience with these
units:
---------
We bought a couple of the 900 Collett's 2 years ago.  Our experience was
mixed.  The voice activated mike, when set to not activate at the sound of
the sled or the "huffing and puffing" of an aggressive rider pounding
through the moguls, would be very difficult to voice activate.  The range
was no
where near the advertised 1+ miles.  In the woods, the range was 1/4 to 1/2
mile.....I suppose you could see close to a mile on a flat railroad grade or
open field.  The "rechargeable battery pack"  would last us 5-8 hours,
depending on how much yakking, or false "ons" that would otherwise deplete
the battery....buy two!  In summary, we found these units irritating as we
rapidly grew tired of hearing each other's sleds or not being able to hear
each other at all.  I'd try a unit with a remote actuated mike next time.
And yes, we read the instructions and understand how to operate them very
well! PS, only use resistor plugs!
-----------------
Now maybe they've been improved since then?  Regardless, I still believe a
manually activated mike is the way to go.

Good luck!
jgd


Quote:
> Hello everybody,

> I am thinking about getting a set of Chatterboxes or the eqivalent for
rider
> to rider communications.

> What are peoples thoughts on these things?  Do they work correctly?

> Thanks.

> Curtis


 
 
 

Driver to Driver Communication Devices

Post by Riceburn » Fri, 30 Aug 2002 04:52:12

Quote:



> > Hello everybody,

> > I am thinking about getting a set of Chatterboxes or the eqivalent for
>  rider
> > to rider communications.

> > What are peoples thoughts on these things?  Do they work correctly?

> > Thanks.

> > Curtis

Curtis,

My sister in law bought Chatterboxes and took them back due to poor performance.

Not recommended

Dave

 
 
 

Driver to Driver Communication Devices

Post by Rick Bennet » Fri, 30 Aug 2002 05:33:06

50 miles an hour and under,excellent
50 miles an hour and over,no good
I have 4 or 5 of the second model made in a bag,they only take non
rechargeable batteries,his new one does.
We bought them in 1993 and used them for a few years.There is better two way
radios available,lots more money though.
Rick

Quote:
> Comments from a post I made in 2000, based on our experience with these
> units:
> ---------
> We bought a couple of the 900 Collett's 2 years ago.  Our experience was
> mixed.  The voice activated mike, when set to not activate at the sound of
> the sled or the "huffing and puffing" of an aggressive rider pounding
> through the moguls, would be very difficult to voice activate.  The range
> was no
> where near the advertised 1+ miles.  In the woods, the range was 1/4 to
1/2
> mile.....I suppose you could see close to a mile on a flat railroad grade
or
> open field.  The "rechargeable battery pack"  would last us 5-8 hours,
> depending on how much yakking, or false "ons" that would otherwise deplete
> the battery....buy two!  In summary, we found these units irritating as we
> rapidly grew tired of hearing each other's sleds or not being able to hear
> each other at all.  I'd try a unit with a remote actuated mike next time.
> And yes, we read the instructions and understand how to operate them very
> well! PS, only use resistor plugs!
> -----------------
> Now maybe they've been improved since then?  Regardless, I still believe a
> manually activated mike is the way to go.

> Good luck!
> jgd



> > Hello everybody,

> > I am thinking about getting a set of Chatterboxes or the eqivalent for
> rider
> > to rider communications.

> > What are peoples thoughts on these things?  Do they work correctly?

> > Thanks.

> > Curtis