I can tell you a little about the Collets 900 MHZ. They all come with one standard frequency so anyone who has one will be able to communicate. If you order more then either 6 or 8 at a time they will assign you a club frequency and then that will be private to your group or club. If someone at a later time wants to buy one with your club frequency then they have to get permission from the club. But even yours with the club frequency will still also have the standard frequency. I used them last season at Gaylord and I only have the standard frequency in mine and a couple of times I heard some other peoples radios when we got close but it is not that much of an issue. The only problems we had with ours was getting the sensitivity set perfect so your voice activation works but it doesn't kick on when you are running 70+ mph. Also I know the Colletts have a groomer warning and I am not sure about the others. If you ride groomed trails this is awesome. Many times in MI while on the trails once you get within a mile or so of a groomer it starts beeping so you know to watch out. Anyone who has flown around a corner to be eye to eye with a groomer will appreciate this feature. It is one of those things now that I have them and I ride without or with someone who doesn't have one I feel like I am missing something. Think about how many times you've been behind or ahead of someone and wanted to tell them to stop or slow down or watch out or anything. It was a little frustrating at first dialing them in but I give mine an A+.Will all systems work with each other? In other words, if I buy a set for my wife and I will I be able to use them to communicate with ANYONE in my group with another set made by a different manufacturer?
I am going to buy a communicator for next season. What brand name do you suggest? Where do I get it?
I've tried both the Collette and ChatterBox, can't believe Collette is still using 900mhz....that's a cordless telephone frequency. We can send people to the moon but we're still using cordless telephone frequencies to communicate....that's old technology. ChatterBox is the way to go, they have the GMRS X1 model w?up to 5 mile range.[/b]
Ditto that! :dazed:Also I know the Colletts have a groomer warning and I am not sure about the others. If you ride groomed trails this is awesome. Many times in MI while on the trails once you get within a mile or so of a groomer it starts beeping so you know to watch out. Anyone who has flown around a corner to be eye to eye with a groomer will appreciate this feature.[/b]