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    Originally Posted by lexfd5
    Has your deapartment (I assume FDNY) looked into Stone Mountain for the lapel mics? www.stonemountainltd.com We (LexFD, KY) started to use them after the oem mics would die after getting wet. They work rather well and come in different styles and colors. To clean them out you run them under tap water.

    As to the inside/ outside coat debate.... After 2 days of rapid intervention training inside worked the best for me. Between the SCBA straps, Vulcan light strap and dragging the RIT bag around I was hanging on everything. In the "Cuss-O-Matic" (the tunnel with the wires hanging in it) I managed to cut into the radio strap while going through the tunnel. The next day I kept it inside and did not get tangled once. The down side is if another district car takes the run from the dispatched car, means we have to switch channels.....



    While not trying to rattle an old thread to bad...........anyone else dealt with stonemtn >? I found this here a couple of weeks ago and have gotten the info and prices and am debating about making the move. They recommend the Juno ...........and they no longer make them in red darn it. So onto my second question for the radio junkies out there, we are on VHF hi simplex system, I have a MT2000 with the public safety mic set up. Our local "shop" says these items "take away" from the effectiveness of the portable. Whats your take ?
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
    LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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    The public safety mics will help. Your body and clothing provide and incredible amount of loss to the radio signal. Putting the antenna on your shoulder up in the air makes a big difference.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    • #3
      so I says to the guy ................know anything aobut the stonemoutian outfit?
      IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
      Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
      ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
      RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
      LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
      I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
      "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
      http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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      • #4
        We use them Josh. They work pretty well, although they do get waterlogged from time to time. Overall pretty rugged equipment.

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        • #5
          The thing that bothers me about wearing the radio inside my turnout jacket is that it becomes very difficult, if not impossible, to change to a different frequency.

          I was looking at these Stone Mtn mics from the link provided above, and I didn't see a frequency selection switch on the end of the lapel microphone. I think this would be pretty handy to have.

          I do like that they added the volume controls and emergency switch at top.
          What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?

          Apparatus Operator
          Salem Fire Department
          IAFF Local 314

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          • #6
            I find it interesting that they named their product lines after the Normandy landing beaches.....
            Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
            Paincourtville Volunteer Fire Department
            Paincourtville, LA

            "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
            — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dmleblanc
              I find it interesting that they named their product lines after the Normandy landing beaches.....

              :: snickers uncontrollably::
              I am a highly trained professional and can find my :: expletive deleted:: with either hand in various light conditions.

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              • #8
                Say It With Me..........do A Search

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Frank183
                  Say It With Me..........do A Search
                  Excuse me? Lets try this. Say it with me.... Newbie doesn't know what he's talking about.

                  This topic has been brought up rarely if ever. And secondly, it was from two months ago and you just brought it back from the dead.
                  Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Frank183
                    Say It With Me..........do A Search
                    Nice to see you're on top of things, Frankie
                    The comments made by me are my opinions only. They DO NOT reflect the opinions of my employer(s). If you have an issue with something I may say, take it up with me, either by posting in the forums, emailing me through my profile, or PMing me through my profile.
                    We are all adults so there is no need to act like a child........
                    IACOJ

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                    • #11
                      We dont use them at work in NYC. Motorola would probably freak if we did.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by nmfire
                        The public safety mics will help. Your body and clothing provide and incredible amount of loss to the radio signal. Putting the antenna on your shoulder up in the air makes a big difference.
                        Especially since you're using VHF. UHF loses less signal strength when going through man-made materials, and, well, man. *LOL*
                        I remember there was an article in Public Safety Communications some time ago comparing the various frequency ranges and their signal loss through various media (building, car, clipped to belt, etc). VHF, hi- and lo-band came out the loser in just about every comparison, though it does better through "open air".
                        The "mic-mount" antenna should alleviate some of the problem of signal loss from close body proximity.

                        I haven't heard of that company previously, but will give them a look and see what they've got.
                        My opinions might coincide with someone of importance's POV... I wouldn't know, since I never bothered to ask. My policy is: "Don't ask, don't care."

                        IACOJ--West Coast PITA

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                        • #13
                          These only come in 800mhz versions with the Antenna on the Mic. Motorola has them in the 450-512 range.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by firenresq77
                            Nice to see you're on top of things, Frankie

                            LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!
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