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Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 07:23 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Dan - at the beginning of the week, prior to...

Dan - at the beginning of the week, prior to updating to v5.0, there were just two of us running in the same configuration (always-on intercom). The temps were comparable - maybe 5F warmer on average...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 07:25 PM
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Posted By tbenzie
The plot thickens. We went out riding...

The plot thickens.
We went out riding snowmobiles again today. Started out at -15F and it got up to -8F. Sidetone enabled on only 1 unit. All 4 units had battery issues starting at about 4 hours in....
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 05:18 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Tremendous battery life when all goes right. ...

Tremendous battery life when all goes right.
I'm still not 100% on my findings with the batt life/sidetone study. Still just suspicions.
Yes, when snowmobiling there's much more noise than...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 06:30 PM
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Posted By tbenzie
I too am amazed at the battery life as it can't...

I too am amazed at the battery life as it can't be all that big of a battery.
We just got back from an 7.5 hour day on snowmobiles - started out at 10 below 0 with high temp of +5f. Sidetone...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 05:03 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
v5.0, sidetone and battery

Hi folks,
Myself and 3 others have been using the SMH10's for snowmobiling for a couple years now. This season we've been using the 4-way intercom connection in the "always hot" mode- no VOX. Works...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2013, 10:01 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Hi Guys. Been a while since I visited. The...

Hi Guys. Been a while since I visited. The SMH10's worked great for snowmobiling and I'm waiting for spring to come to MN to try them on motorcycles.

With regards to the above: I found that a...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2013, 08:24 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Update

Hi all.
If you read back a few pages, you'll see my evolution with the selection and education on these units. I figured I would update y'all.
We are currently using SMH10's/SMH5's with SR10's and...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 11:02 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Not sure. The manual is pretty sparse and there's...

Not sure. The manual is pretty sparse and there's not a whole lot of info about this equipment....at least I couldn't find anything regarding the pairing profile(s)



He was very adamant about...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 10:20 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Quick followup - I just got off the phone with...

Quick followup - I just got off the phone with Sena inquiring about the mixing of the headset intercom audio and the audio stream from a multipoint paired SR10. The tech indicated it was not possible...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 09:53 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Smh5

Since this is the most active Sena headset thread - and happens to be the thread where I got my education - I thought I would post my very preliminary results of my SMH5, SR10 and PrymeBlu stuff.
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Forum: Equipment 01-08-2013, 02:15 PM
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Posted By tbenzie
It's all becoming clearer. Thank you so much! ...

It's all becoming clearer. Thank you so much!

I fully expect to be upgrading to more capable units if the SMH5/SR10/VHF thing works out for us. We're just starting out with a couple units for a...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2013, 12:35 PM
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Posted By tbenzie
Hmmm......... your daisy chain example is...

Hmmm......... your daisy chain example is predicated on conference ability I assume. If the unit is only capable of 1-1 communication that system becomes ineffective. Right?

That being said, if...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2013, 12:28 PM
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Posted By tbenzie
Thanks BlueLightning! That helps tremendously. ...

Thanks BlueLightning! That helps tremendously.
Dodged a bullet danham :D

I don't believe they gave the SMH5 the conferencing capability. It will pair to 3 additional units but you can only talk...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2013, 10:49 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
I'm back

So....My gear will be here this week so I figured I'd get a head start and read the manuals. I seem to be getting myself all wrapped around the axle on this BT stuff and making it more complicated...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 12:49 PM
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Posted By tbenzie
Thanks danham. They state it does support...

Thanks danham.
They state it does support multipoint as of the last update v1.2.

I'll let you guys know how this all shakes out but it'll be a couple weeks yet. I'll keep my eye on this thread...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 12:07 PM
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Posted By tbenzie
You all have been a great help. Just ordered the...

You all have been a great help. Just ordered the SMH5/SR10 combo from Adam (already have a tracking # !).

My reasoning for the 5 vs 10:
-cost. Even though cost is generally not an issue this is...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 09:53 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Is it safe to assume dbl tap will also put more...

Is it safe to assume dbl tap will also put more drain on the headset battery?
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 09:35 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
OK - since my post and re-post from a while have...

OK - since my post and re-post from a while have yet to make it on here, I'm going to regurgitate some of the pertinent items. (The only difference it seems is that the posts that show up immediately...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 09:15 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
danham - might be showing my ignorance here but...

danham - might be showing my ignorance here but do you think the radar detector alert could have been picked up by your mic from the sound out out of your speakers and transmitted to your intercom...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 09:10 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Well guys, not sure of the criteria surrounding...

Well guys, not sure of the criteria surrounding whether or not my posts show immediately or need to get approved. I re-posted my previous missing post thinking that since I had 2 back to back posts...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 08:25 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
(This was my prior post that's still in limbo...

(This was my prior post that's still in limbo somewhere (I create my long posts in Word). Sorry if it gets repeated)

Wow - Great information! Thank you so much guys!

With regards to the...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 08:08 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Ah- I must have passed muster as my last post was...

Ah- I must have passed muster as my last post was immediately published. I have a prior post in limbo yet that may seem out of place when it makes it to the board.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 08:06 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
You guys are great! Glad I found this place. ...

You guys are great! Glad I found this place.

I want to apologize if my posts seem to be ignoring information provided by you guys or otherwise appear ignorant or redundant. Being a Newby, my...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2013, 10:30 AM
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Posted By tbenzie
Hi all. Our group is considering SMH10/SR10...

Hi all.
Our group is considering SMH10/SR10 combos for motorcycling and snowmobiling. The primary use/need is communications bike to bike and sled to sled. We've been using the Collet Communicators...
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