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    Looking for Car-Car Communications

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    A friend of mine and I regularly go out and cruise our local backroads. For some time now, we have been looking for a good way to communicate between cars that was better than the current GMRS Motorola radios that we are using now. Any ideas?

    Bad Ideas:
    - GMRS Radios - Poor Sound, Must Take Hands Off Wheel, Not A 2-Way Channel Like a Phone
    - Cell Phone - I'd Rather Not Have a 5-6 Hour Call Even with a Hands-Free Unit

    Prefer:
    - Hands-Free
    - 2-Way Communications
    - Something to Patch Into Car's Speaker System Via RCA jack
    - At Least 1 Mile Range
    - No External Car Antenna

    Any good ideas are welcome....

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    ventrilo is the way to go!!

    btw i think if u have wireless on ur comp u can get vent or aka ventrilo and host a server on ur, car puter then get him the client to join then, use mics hooked onto, the comp and u will have 2 way communication, btw u can also add more ppl, but u have to get ur friend to connect to it sum how.......not sure how this will work on lan but play with it (btw i think it should work on lan, i had a friend that said he did it once)
    i thought off this idea because, in cs clan matches we have to use vent, so we always have a server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BQuicksilver
    *Aopologies if I placed this in the wrong forum*
    A friend of mine and I regularly go out and cruise our local backroads. For some time now, we have been looking for a good way to communicate between cars that was better than the current GMRS Motorola radios that we are using now. Any ideas?

    Bad Ideas:
    - GMRS Radios - Poor Sound, Must Take Hands Off Wheel, Not A 2-Way Channel Like a Phone
    - Cell Phone - I'd Rather Not Have a 5-6 Hour Call Even with a Hands-Free Unit

    Prefer:
    - Hands-Free
    - 2-Way Communications
    - Something to Patch Into Car's Speaker System Via RCA jack
    - At Least 1 Mile Range
    - No External Car Antenna

    Any good ideas are welcome....
    There are some radios designed specialy for bikers that even if not two way, they are activated by voice so you can use them hands free. They use a headphone/mic set.
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    Could just setup an ad hoc network and run some voip app (ts, vent), if you both have wifi cards in your carpc's, but that assumes you both have carpc's...
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    Here's an idea. You youngins' probably don't remember Smokie and The Bandit, CB radios. Think they even make handhelds.

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    your going to get about the same results with CB as the GMRS radios, what about just getting some GMRS radios with VOX so then it's handsfree? like these
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    He said he wants at least a mile range you would never get that with wifi the best solution would be to just get a vox gmrs radio and get a headset with a boom mic and earphone making it handsfree and easy to use. If you wanted you could also connect the speaker jack on the radio to your stereo and use a seperate microphone.
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    Nextel has pretty good range. It reaches....uh.. from coast to coast. That's a little more then a mile.

    I use to have a CB radio when I was in high school. Used to get pretty good range with them... that is if I had the radio and antenna set up right. <wink>

    But you did say no antenna outside of the car, and remembering the days of big ol' K40 whips on the trunk lid just totally blows that idea away.
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