forum for kitesurfers
- Rare Poster
- Posts: 36
- Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:48 pm
- Gear: 15.5m Switch Helium2, 11m Switch Element5, 10m Switch Nitro4, 9m Slingshot '17 Rally, 7m Switch Element4, 6m Slingshot Z
Slingshot: Alien Air/Hoverslide H5, 5'4" Convert, 159 Glide; Switch 135 MJ Comp1
- Brand Affiliation: None directly, but I do have friends in the industry and I'm guilty of having strong opinions.
I currently use a pair of FRS handsets in drybags to teach with. A small one on the helmet and a larger unit for the instructor. This solution is cheap, but a bit bulky [for the unit attached to the helmet] and there's always the chance that the drybag doesn't live up to its name. The student can't respond, but at least the student can hear the instructor.
Other than the BbTALKIN, anyone know of any other waterproof Bluetooth radios? I keep waiting for something inexpensive and waterproof to come out of the motorcycle touring market...
- Very Frequent Poster
- Posts: 766
- Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:40 pm
- Kiting since: 0
- Brand Affiliation: None
Maybe try hacking the radio, maybe crack open the case and taking out the electronics and consider the best arrangements on or in the helmet and then figure out how to secure them an waterproof them. I’ve had good luck using silicon sealer from the hardware store to as a glue and waterproof material that might work. A GoPro case with some hacking might work, also heatshrink wire wrap tubing, or maybe go to the hardware store and ask them what might work for what you want to do since they have a lot of new products, I would think the antenna will need to stick up to get decent reception which I think is limited to line of sight.
I was in an REI store recently and I think they had some push to talk buttons that could be attached to radios which might work for the student to transmit.
Search for FRS hacking to get ideas, Google: hacking frs radio
Return to “Kitesurfing”
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests