Thread: Radios @ PWC's
07-14-2000, 10:58 AM #1Jeff DaigleFirehouse.com Guest
Radios @ PWC's
I am looking for any information/product that will allow the rescuer to hear and talk on a walkie. We have tried several different options and none of them worked well. The chief hates it when we soak a $2000. walkie.
07-14-2000, 04:03 PM #2SBFire333Firehouse.com Guest
Take a look at a Galls mag., they have water proof cases and they also float.... They also have a website...
07-14-2000, 05:55 PM #3NCRSQ751Firehouse.com Guest
I agree with the waterproof cases, we have several - but on hover crafts - or any loud craft you still have a problem with hearing. We have gotten earphones w/mikes that can be worn with helmets. There are several on the market and they are great for things like this!
Captain - Forsyth Rescue
North Carolina Strike Force 1
07-15-2000, 01:25 AM #4Jeff DaigleFirehouse.com Guest
We have the waterproof bags. We tried some aftermarket ear pieces but they don't hold up. I'm trying to get the protech helmets and the ear and mic adapters. I don,t know how well that will work.
07-15-2000, 02:59 AM #5M GFirehouse.com Guest
Signatronics (avail from CMC) makes water rescue headsets. If memory serves correct they are compatible with pro-tec brand helmets. Haven't tried 'em but they look nice.
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07-05-2008, 05:17 PM #6
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- Jul 2008
- atlantic beach ny
We have a pretty active water team and have 2 kawasaki jet skis.
Our protocol dictate each PWC has a handheld VHF locked on 17# ( desingated SAR channel) our team commander is at the Command post with the same.
ICOM, standard horizon and all major marine electronics manufacturers make submersible vhf, Ours are Standard Horizon HX500 with a water proof speaker mic and this seems to work for us.
While I am posting we have had a difficult time getting standardized material and research to develop our SOGs for PWC, We operate in surf and calm bays in the cooler water of the NorthEast. if any one has info to share would be appreciated.
12-16-2008, 02:05 PM #7
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- May 2007
- Beaumont, Texas, USA
Take a look at the "Ocassional Swimmer" Kit that Swat Headsets has : http://swatheadsets.com/submerssible...older/OSK.html
The systems is made to get wet.
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