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Offline JDM

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Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:25:12 AM »
I'd like to upgrade from the stock earpiece and am searching for Kenwood compatible a in-ear boom headset w/PTT. Any suggestions? I stumbled across a Kenwood KHS-17 but it doesn't have PTT and is discontinued, as well. I do like the design, though. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 12:12:20 PM »
I sent you an email.  We got some fantastic ones this year and we are very happy with them.  From Planet Headset.  I'll see if I can find a link.

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 12:15:59 PM »
Scroll down to Featherweight single sided headset.  These are by far the best I've used before.  They are expensive, but worth every penny.

http://www.planetheadset.com/kenwood-radio-accessories.php


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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 01:07:07 PM »
Got your email Doc, thanks.

Pulled the trigger for 7 of these puppies. Expensive indeed, but hopefully our O2O communication will be much more effective!

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 03:25:10 PM »
Will these fit the Baofeng UV 5 series?

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 04:30:31 PM »
Anyone listening know if the big round belt button that is part of the Vokkero (NFL and power 5 FBS) systems are independent and usable with other systems?  That's the one thing I don't see with other systems that I know I would love.  Sooooo much easier to activate than the small mic/PTT switches of other systems.  But, as I look at the Vokkero belt PTT switch on their web site, it looks to be hard wired to the boom mic.  Any of y'all know about those?

Robert 

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 08:18:22 AM »
Will these fit the Baofeng UV 5 series?

Yes, thatís what we use. 

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 08:19:19 AM »
Anyone listening know if the big round belt button that is part of the Vokkero (NFL and power 5 FBS) systems are independent and usable with other systems?  That's the one thing I don't see with other systems that I know I would love.  Sooooo much easier to activate than the small mic/PTT switches of other systems.  But, as I look at the Vokkero belt PTT switch on their web site, it looks to be hard wired to the boom mic.  Any of y'all know about those?

Robert

No, not compatible with any other system.  They have made their connections proprietary. 

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 08:28:21 AM »
No, not compatible with any other system.  They have made their connections proprietary.

As I suspected, and as I would do if I was in their shoes. At least until a competitor matches their quality with non-proprietary connectors, and a much lower price tag.  Hmmmm...

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 12:42:33 PM »
As I suspected, and as I would do if I was in their shoes. At least until a competitor matches their quality with non-proprietary connectors, and a much lower price tag.  Hmmmm...


When you buy that system, you're paying for expensive technology.  They utilize spread spectrum and full duplex.  The full duplex is what really adds to the price.  Nice, but certainly too much for high school officiating, in my opinion. 

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 03:02:17 PM »
Scroll down to Featherweight single sided headset.  These are by far the best I've used before.  They are expensive, but worth every penny.

http://www.planetheadset.com/kenwood-radio-accessories.php



Your advice for my radios has always been spot on. Thinking of purchasing at least one of these for me next season. Letting my crew know about them. I personally can't afford 5 of them, but they look amazing.

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2018, 08:35:36 AM »
Your advice for my radios has always been spot on. Thinking of purchasing at least one of these for me next season. Letting my crew know about them. I personally can't afford 5 of them, but they look amazing.


Which radios are you using? 

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 11:06:32 AM »


Which radios are you using?
888s

You gave me programming tips last year preseason. Been awesome ever since. Even bought the belt pouches....White Hatted for another crew last friday (I had a thursday game) they used different radios. Made me miss my setup.

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2018, 09:26:15 AM »
these mics will certainly fit the 888 radios.  You have to ask for a Kenwood type two prong connector.  Ask for Richard.  They are very helpful. 

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2018, 12:04:03 PM »
Got your email Doc, thanks.

Pulled the trigger for 7 of these puppies. Expensive indeed, but hopefully our O2O communication will be much more effective!

Put these through its paces last night and the crew is very pleased! Unfortunately we may not get to perform back to back tests tonight unless the rain dissapates.

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2018, 01:06:31 PM »
Put these through its paces last night and the crew is very pleased! Unfortunately we may not get to perform back to back tests tonight unless the rain dissapates.

You can hear everyone a lot better, i'm sure.

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2018, 01:45:00 PM »
I will try mine out tonight, feel very comfortable when I tried it on.

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2018, 12:45:00 PM »
 Scroll down to Featherweight single sided headset.  These are by far the best I've used before.  They are expensive, but worth every penny.

http://www.planetheadset.com/kenwood-radio-accessories.php

Doc, or anyone i guess. Where is the PTT button on this headset? I much prefer it be on my belt.

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Re: Baoefeng 888s/Kenwood Compatable Headset w/Mic Boom
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2018, 01:16:13 PM »
Scroll down to Featherweight single sided headset.  These are by far the best I've used before.  They are expensive, but worth every penny.

http://www.planetheadset.com/kenwood-radio-accessories.php

Doc, or anyone i guess. Where is the PTT button on this headset? I much prefer it be on my belt.

That is one drawback, it is in-line.  The belt option is great, but I'm willing to overlook this with this headset since it is so much better.  I attach the button to my undershirt close to my zipper on my outer shirt and press the button through the outer shirt.  I'm used to it already.  But, the button on the belt is really best.