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I currently have a Motorola Saber 2 radio with a 6 pin plug. I want to purchase a MSA Sordin style or Peltor Comtac style headset. I have no idea if this will work or not, what connectors am I going to need to get or if this is even possible.

 

Here is my connector for my radio

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I know I posted something similar to this earlier but I am selling that headset.

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You will most likely have to have a custom PTT made; just about every PTT I have seen for these headsets are for the MBITR. http://www.tacticalcommand.com/indexa.html Be warned, these do not come cheap, at all. Expect to shell out over $250. Another source that might be able accommodate you is http://www.talkingheadsets.co.uk/; they quoted me about 75 quid for a PTT for my Icom.

 

I ended up buying a Cavalvy headset for use in games; $150-300 is a very steep price for being able to hear everything out of the ear you get comms in.

 

Edit: Looks like you're in luck; the 6-pin plug is the one they are commonly wired for. I've seen the PTTs go for ~100-150 and they're usually easy to find.

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you can also try botach.com, they have the cable you need to connect to a saber radio if your using peltor comtacs, but for some reason this cable costs more than the others and only for this radio. the tacticalcommands website is a good website and like said b4 they can help you very well. basically you'll need your headset, a boom mic, a ptt assembly, and a y cable if your using peltor and if your doing it from scratch. best thing to do is buy a headset that is already hardwired and comes with a mic, ebay is the best place to look, and then just get a seperate ptt and your good to go. hope this all helps.

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is a ptt required to hear out of comtacs/sordins? I plan on buying a pair but not getting a PTT for a while because I can't afford it and comms aren't used much at my field, will I still be able to hear out them clearly?

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no...you can hear perfectly well w/o the ptt. a good pair online can cost you anything from 100-225 depending on what you get and if its a buy it now or bid item. also of course second hand used ones are just as good if they've been maintained, but absolutely you'll be able to hear out of them if you just have the headset itself. right now i have a pair of comtac I's that i was gonna sell but am thinking about it only cuz i use them when i go shooting and wanted to get the comtac II's but have to wait for now. :(

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A friend of min has Peltors, They caused no end of problems for him at GZ. We were using motorola GP300s on private frequencies as our comms, which worked really well, apart from Crimson, who's Peltors kept breaking down or doing funny things.

 

Buy Sordins if you are going for super high end comms!

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sordins are the way to go, i've got the comtac I's and so far haven't had any problems and have had the comtac II's. the only thing i really like bout the comtac II's is the batteries are placed on both sides and are water tight, with the I's the battery compartment door seems like it would come off over time or with stress. haven't used the sordins but im definately gonna get a pair...hey, anyone interested in a pair of comtac II's??? ;)

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sordins are the way to go, i've got the comtac I's and so far haven't had any problems and have had the comtac II's. the only thing i really like bout the comtac II's is the batteries are placed on both sides and are water tight, with the I's the battery compartment door seems like it would come off over time or with stress. haven't used the sordins but im definately gonna get a pair...hey, anyone interested in a pair of comtac II's??? ;)

 

How much...

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I have decided to go with the MSA Sordin's does anyone know of a good site, maybe good price too?

 

 

botach.com has them for about a good 228 w/shipping and tax.

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botach shady??...really? :huh: ...never had any problems, but then again only been about twice and i'm just one person. other than that place i'd say either ebay or any good retailer like talkingheadsets would be a good place to get em.

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dam..hey anyone know if there's a thread strictly dedicated to comms??

 

 

Lets use this one.

 

Guys, I got some questions:

 

1. I kinda like the idea of hearing more than normal, but can you still recognise(spelling?) where the noise comes from?.

2. I would like to buy this peltorklick me, but is the boom mic included?

3. I know that I need a ptt adapter, but I dont know which one. I ve got a devgru swimmer headset with multi connector, if it helps?

 

Hope somebody can help me

 

Cheers

Daniel

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hey daniel, i agree this should be the official comms thread, i'll see if we can get the title changed. and as to your questions, i'll see what i can look up for you unless someone beats me to it first =)

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Lets use this one.

 

Guys, I got some questions:

 

1. I kinda like the idea of hearing more than normal, but can you still recognise(spelling?) where the noise comes from?.

2. I would like to buy this peltorklick me, but is the boom mic included?

3. I know that I need a ptt adapter, but I dont know which one. I ve got a devgru swimmer headset with multi connector, if it helps?

 

Hope somebody can help me

 

Cheers

Daniel

 

 

 

1) The sound amplification is directional. You pick up noises best in the direction you are looking. I have stopped using mine for outside play due to this fact. I could not hear my battle buddy moving behind me which in and of itself is not bad... but then I would not be able to hear anyone take him out either.

 

2) I believe the mic is included but nothing else.

 

3) Your best bet is to purchase one that is made for the radio you intend to use. Peltor offers ptt's for most of the popular radios out there. Keep in mind any that use the Saber connector will run you more. I guess they have a little bit of unobtanium in them.

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in regards to #1 like wrench bender said, all depends on which direction your looking towards. some people who have peltors i've seen them wear them backwards, which i would assume of course helps in hearing more behind them (obviously).

 

and with #3, there are many manufacturers out there that will be willing to help you out configuring your setup and can tell you what you need to go with what radio and what not.

 

 

 

and with #2 the boom mic is not included, its just show for reference. you have to buy it seperately which is $100

 

 

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