Cup & String?
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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?
- 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
- 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....
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.
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.Originally Posted by BQuicksilver
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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.
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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