Apparatus Radios and Speakers
Wrapping things up for our engine spec, and have a question on radios/speakers.
Our apparatus have 800mhz and UHF mobile radios. We have had issues with cheap dash mounted speakers all over the cab and poor installation/wiring practices from our aftermarket vendors, so we would like to have everything installed at the factory. Since our specification includes an AM/FM Weatherband radio with a speaker in the headliner over each riding position, we would like to use the AM/FM speakers with our 800 and UHF radios, and have them set up to preempt the AM/FM when they have traffic. We want this to improve our ability to hear the radios clearly and cut down on all the extra boxes and wires in the cab.
For example, if we're returning to quarters, we can listen to the game on the radio and Dispatch calling us for another run will cut in over the speakers. Once dispatch clears the air, the game comes back on (until we turn it off).
Has anyone tried this before? Is it too expensive? If you have and it works, can you share the language? If you tried it and it didn't work, please share that too.
We tried the David Clark/Firecomm headsets, did not work for us.
Thanks in advance for any help.