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  1. DerekClouser

    Helmet coms 2019 - noob questions

    if you are in intercomm mode its always Vox, but you can set it up to be PTT. I think tim is saying if you are just connecting to one other person you can connect and disconnect to them by the press of a button so you can choose when you want to be heard or not.
  2. DerekClouser

    Helmet coms 2019 - noob questions

    Yes, Nivin, I have tons of experience with big group intercomms. Answer is Yes... and once you break the chain, it can be a pain to reconnect the chain without restarting the whole process. Using the SENA app helps with group chat as long as the leader knows what he is doing. If you break the chain, the leader can stop the whole conversation and restart the group convo through the APP and it usually works okay (provided everyone is back within range) ---- This is why the 30K is much better. It utilizes a new mesh technology (star topology) where everyone is connected to everyone and if you get disconnected, everyone else remains connected and once the user who got out of range comes back within range, he can autoconnect back into the conversation. Only downside is that everyone has to have the 30K for this technology to work. A lot of other communication systems already utilize the mesh technology. ....and my big complaint is trying to connect a SENA 30K to SENA 20S through the old school bluetooth technology because the 20S app won't pick up any 30K's.... There may have been a firmware update over the winter to fix this, I haven't checked...
  3. DerekClouser

    Helmet coms 2019 - noob questions

    I have been in several rain storms and no problem, but got stuck in a serious rainstorm once and it fried my sena and 2 of my friends as well... SENA did cover under warranty.
  4. DerekClouser


    I love my RST Gloves as well. Super well constructed, comfortable out of the box and have handled quite a few OMRL crashes. They are gauntlet gloves though so not sure if that's what you're looking for. They were $70 through RD last year.
  5. DerekClouser

    Helmet coms 2019 - noob questions

    I think the SENA 20S is the go to at this time. I have the 30K *upgrade from the 20S* but I've heard some people having issues with it, although I have not. 30K went with an additional second comm technology that isn't daisy chain technology but an additional mesh/star topology (but only works with other 30K users). Connecting you and your wife together is rather simple, but can get more difficult as you add more and more people.
  6. DerekClouser


    Welcome! Looking forward to possibly meeting up someday.
  7. DerekClouser

    2019 MotoGP Kickoff Today

    Some really good races today! Moto2 and GP were great! I'm excited to see how the year unfolds. Hopefully the 4 brands all stay competitive!
  8. DerekClouser

    OR NEO Dinner Thursday March 28 @ 7:00PM

    I'm in.
  9. DerekClouser

    2019 Gap Trip.

    I'm still a maybe... starting a new company on Monday and need to see how that's going to go. I'd like to go but already planned a vacation to BANF National Park in July and the summer months are usually pretty heavy work loads so we will have to see. Just depends on how hard @whaler works me.
  10. DerekClouser

    OR Bluetooth communication choice

    Recommend the 30K.
  11. DerekClouser

    OMRL 2019 Season

    Just a testament to what we've already known... the mini-bike can teach you (remind you) of many skills you need. If the MotoGP guys aren't 'too good' for the mini racing bikes, definitely shows we shouldn't be either.
  12. DerekClouser

    Who are the OR.net Mid-Ohio instructors?

    I've heard nothing but good things about N2. I'm sure it's a great organization and I'm excited to get out and do my first couple N2 days, but the Novice PTR day through Mid-Ohio is so well structured and would be a better starting place for a beginner rider who wants to test out the track *such as the situation with @Pauly's son Isaac*. Not having to worry about getting passed, learning the proper lines, learning how to get on and off the track properly and safely are all important tools to learn for a new rider.
  13. DerekClouser

    Who are the OR.net Mid-Ohio instructors?

    If you rode COTA I'm sure you could say that PIRC is trash in comparison, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't ride it. Yes, MID-O traction sucks in the wet, but pick a solid day in the summer and you'll have a blast. Plus, MID-O novice days I believe are way more structured than N2. No passing, etc. I think that's a better option for a beginner rider.
  14. DerekClouser

    Who are the OR.net Mid-Ohio instructors?

    The Mid-O novice program has really great instructors across the board. Even if you can't find someone here, you can go up there and each and everyone of them will do everything they can to help.
  15. DerekClouser

    IMS Show Saturday, Jan 28 2019

    Try Code: D2D19 Should get you $4.00 OFF