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Offline allen

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« on: April 06, 2006, 07:13:22 AM »
Anybody using the DRE-244E? Looking to buy it and give it a try. Anybody have an intercom that they are real proud of and would like to share a review? Iím looking to get something that has cell phone capability, music that mutes when tower keys up, and can handle a mono and stereo headset plugged in at the same time.

http://www.sportplanes.com/intercoms.htm
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Offline Joe Dubner

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Re: Com question
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2006, 08:42:53 AM »
Quote from: "allen"
... music that mutes when tower keys up ...


[My $.02]

My Softcomm intercom does this as do nearly all of them AFAIK.  This sounds like a "must have" feature but in practice isn't so wonderful.  

It's pretty annoying to try to listen to music on a long X-C when Center frequency gets busy and the music is continuously interrupted.  If my intercom gave me a choice, I'd disable this feature and simply keep the tunes at a managable level so I could listen up for my callsign in the nearly continuous chatter that often goes on.  When I get near the traffic pattern I simply stow my MP3 player and Tower has my undivided (audio) attention.

Of course, your values may be different.
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Re: Com question
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 01:05:01 PM »
Quote from: "allen"
Anybody using the DRE-244E? Looking to buy it and give it a try. Anybody have an intercom that they are real proud of and would like to share a review? Iím looking to get something that has cell phone capability, music that mutes when tower keys up, and can handle a mono and stereo headset plugged in at the same time.

http://www.sportplanes.com/intercoms.htm
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When your up flying, it should be all business.  Checking weather, looking for an available field if you have a problem with a single motor aircraft, running your fuel logs, listening up on freq for any possible problems ahead, etc.

I say this with over 10,000 hours and 5 trips coast to coast in my Long. The EZ is probably the fastest bird most of you will fly.  Live a tad longer and stay professional in the cockpit.  Always do what ifs and if bored and SWAG if you can glide to a nearby field.

GPS is dandy, can you fly without it??

Jack

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006, 05:23:32 PM »
Jack,, I couldnt agree more!

Far too many people rely on their GPS for all navigation! (VFR)

Fly Safe!