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  1. The gloves make switching channels difficult, I also keep my underthe chest plate. clipping to the belt would probably help.
  2. First troop went well. It took me a minute to get the neck seal and mic placed correctly to prevent from going off on it's own from time to time, but no more than a normal mic with VOX setup. I'm trooping DragonCon next weekend and will have a chance to really put it though its paces, and try out some more push-to-talk mode.
  3. http://amzn.com/B007B5ZR4G They have privacy channels, low power mode, rechargeable batteries, and a compatible throat mic.
  4. Its just standard system, a feature on these walkie talkies I'm using.
  5. Here's an audio sample, I recorded with my phone so I'm not sure how well you'll understand me. In person my partner has can hear and understand me fine though-------------- TKedt, that's a good point. The particular walkie talkie's I'm using (and linked to) have privacy codes to prevent someone else coming into your channel.
  6. Sure thing, I'll try to shoot some video on my phone tomorrow, I've got some e6000 drying on my kit at the moment.
  7. Do it! I went from being overweight my whole life then lost 60lbs using that most secret of techniques, eating well and exercising. Never felt better.
  8. Thanks, gaz and everyone else for your sharp eyes. After I get a few troops under my belt I'll make some upgrades and see if I can make centurion ^__^
  9. Also, if you can convince your squad mates to go this route, you can use them as proper walkie talkies when you don't need to speak to the public. I should add that I haven't trooped with this setup yet, and will report back if there were unforeseen problems.
  10. A few people have asked for some more details regarding my voice setup. I bought a set of LXT600VP3 Midland Walkie Talkies open box from Amazon, they were around $30. Midland makes a bunch of these at various price ranges, I went with the LXT600VP3 because it has a low power mode for short ranges (like 2 inches in my case), and it comes with rechargeable batteries. These are velcro'ed into my chest plate, with the speaker facing my body. With the ab plate on, it lifts the torso up high enough to prevent the walkie's speaker from being muffled by my chest. My ATA bucket is really cramped, but you could potentially shove the broadcasting walkie in there if you wanted the audio coming from your helmet. One of the walkies is plugged into a Midland Throat Mic, this is your broadcaster, keep the volume turned down/off. You could use a traditional mic, but a throat mic won't have any problems with feedback, or fan noise, and you're free to take your bucket on and off without wires getting in the way. The second walkie is your receiver, crank up the volume, and make sure both are set to the right channel. You can turn on VOX mode on the broadcasting walkie, or use push to talk (PTT) button that is built into the throat mic. The cord is a bit short but can reach your belt or anywhere on your torso or ab plate. PTT sounds a little better, as VOX can clip your first syllable, but being hands free is pretty damn convenient (just remember to switch off your walkie before complaining about the child you almost tripped over). My neck seal actually makes the mic sound better as it holds closer to my larynx, it's no more uncomfortable than normal.
  11. Moved out the belt clips, put in slotted black screws. Trimmed cover strips from calves.
  12. I've tried both directions, it sounds about the same. I settled with both facing my chest, it makes for easier velcro'ing
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