I am looking to build a system of small, lightweight radios with headsets/earpieces.
We use them for soccer referees to communicate with each other while on and around the field.
These radios should be small and easily concealed under our required uniforms. They should not cause problems when we are trying to run and keep up with play.
I have a set of four Midland LXT490VP3 radios that we currently use, along with the AVPH3 headsets that Midland manufactures.
I have found that they secure well to an arm with an iPod armband.
Everything in this kit works well, except for the fact that the PTT button for the headset is right on the lapel where we have to position the microphone.
I’m looking for a earpiece that has a PTT button that we could position on the waistband of our shorts. I have found some companies that make such a thing (3-wire surveillance kits), yet do not make them with a connection for my radios.
Ideally, it’s only the headsets that I’d like to replace, but I am willing to consider other alternatives, such as all new radios and all new headsets.
Maybe someday, I’ll consider getting a set of bone-conduction earpieces. But for now, it’s time to be economical.
Does anyone have any ideas about where to start looking for a kit that will work for me?
What about a good, reliable, rugged lightweight radio?
Any headset options spring to mind?
Thanks in advance,