Our team uses Motorola SP50s. They're programmable and you don't have to worry about people overlapping on to our channels because of it. It'll also pick up basic talk about channels, but can broadcast over standard radios because it broadcasts with a lot more power.
I use a throat mic with large ptt button on my assault loadout but I'm looking at getting a bone conduction headset for when running a lighter loadout so I don't have to have anything in my ears.
Everyone on my team has a radio. Either the PUXING PX888 or the Wouxun kG-UVD1P or the FDC 460a. They are all programmable, so we have standard channels (same as the store bought motorolas) and team channels (that are higher frequency).
Hope you guys don't mind throwing this question here. I figured it was somewhat on topic.
I've seen a lot of talk in this thread about throat mics. Does anyone have some information or reviews on a quality throat mic? I have always been interested in them, but the ones I've seen in use are pretty much junk.
I'm trying to find an alternative to a single ear mic. Those things prove to be quite painful during any kind of scenario/endurance game.
I have the PX888. Great radio and reliable. The only issue is that the mic is not directly behind the mic hole and you sound slightly muffled. There are some great videos on YouTube that shows you how to open up the case and enlarge the mic hole. I just drilled another tiny hole where the mic is and this radio simply performs. It comes with a basic battery and a higher capacity is available. Get the programming cable to simply programming.
Throat mics,... don't like them. I use a regular external mic. I don't respond to people that talk to me with throat mics because I can't hear them.
Don't buy the Baofeng UV-5R. Had it and dumped it. Got bugs and firmware issues and couldn't get it resolved. Support from the maker in China was non existent.