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does anyone know if I can make or buy a radio like the referees use? Answered

I am a referee, and I'm looking to make or buy something like the pros are using.

it needs to be light weight.

up to 4 users.

short range, about the size of a soccer field.

possibly hands free.

maybe 2 hours battery.

use a headset.

and I need to be able to run at full speed with out it coming loose or slowing me down.


these are just a few of the things needed, 

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frollard (author)2010-07-07

I would recommend an FRS radio with headset. They are cheap -- so long as you don't mind people being able to snoop. Some even operate on VOX (voice activated transmit) so you don't need to reach for the button.

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tox1cchicken (author)2010-07-06

I am talking about soccer. and it would be for me, and up to 3 other people.

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orksecurity (author)2010-07-06

Lots of wireless microphone systems exist. Most of them are designed for indoor use, but obviously the ones the pros are using work just fine outdoors. Basically it's just a one-way walkie-talkie with a headset microphone, a belt clip and a push-to-transmit switch, with a receiver to match it that has a line-level output which can be coupled into the PA system. if you're on a tight budget you could probably kluge something out of any of the consumer walkie-talkie toys which has provision for (or can be modified for) external mike and earphone (using the earphone jack as poor man's line-level output). Keeping it from falling off is an exercise for the reader. Clips and clamps and (ouch) duct tape ought to work....

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lemonie (author)2010-07-06


Who are you wanting to communicate with and how many of them?

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