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Sim Card Handies

Post by scanhermit » 08 Apr 2018, 16:30

A friend wants to do a long charity solo bike ride - I'd be driving a support car, sorting out accomdation etc. I'd like a means of communication where they can instantly contact me if in bother. I want PTT so they don't have to fumble with a mobile phone, especially if the trouble is human-shaped.

I'd be 5-20 miles from them most of the time and doubt hired VHF/UHF radios would do it. I see that there are PTT handies that run off the mobile networks. While still no guarantee of 100% communication, I think these may be a better bet.

Does anyone have experience of them?

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Post by thelad » 09 Apr 2018, 04:17

Use an App like Zello, so much easyer and cheaper. Headset and Vox.
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Re: Sim Card Handies

Post by scanhermit » 09 Apr 2018, 20:07

Ah, thanks - will investigate. Vox is voice activation?

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Post by thelad » 09 Apr 2018, 20:09

Correct.
Uniden UBC120XLT
Uniden USC230E
Uniden UBC3500XLT
Binatone PMR MR500 x2
Magiksun TM-490 (BF-888) x3
Baofeng BF-888
TTI TSC 100R
Baofeng UVB5
Zastone D900
Icom IC-R6

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Post by Admiral » 17 Apr 2018, 22:11

Bear in mind that using a PTT app on a GSM device will still get you 6 points and a £200 fine if not hands-free. Also, they are not real time, there is a delay depending on which one you use, and if you're out in the wilds away from a 3g mast (a signal doesn't always mean data) then they ain't gonna work at all.
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