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Recommend a complete radio and airband setup without special cables?

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I'm getting a bit overwhelmed with radio stuff because it appears that cables and connectors are not standardized, which is frustrating because in the consumer audio world everything just works with a 3.5mm audio plug.

  • I've got a normal pair of in-ear headphones that seal really really well. 3.5mm plug. I will not get an over-the-ear headset.

  • I fly with an Android smartphone with bluetooth.

  • I need an airband radio (108 - 137 MHz, with 108–117.95 MHz split into 200 channels of 50 KHz)

  • I have a Baofeng GT-3TP UHF radio for pilot-to-pilot communication (not airband obviously) but that takes a stupid two-pronged connector. It has a 136-174 and 400-520 MHz range.

  • I've got a Sena SMH10R but I'm completely ok with selling it if it means I don't have to deal with proprietary connectors or being unable to communicate with others who don't have Sena.

Can anyone recommend a complete and affordable VHF and UHF radio setup so I can be up and running with what I've got? I'm thinking Bluetooth might just be the answer here?

I'll need to have at least two radios - an airband to broadcast my position, and another one (UHF or Sena) for general comms between friends I'm flying with. And a way to switch between the two or to listen in on both at the same time.

Edited by fuzzybabybunny

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