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I'm currently running Midlands GXT1000 radios, I like them well enough but the walkie-talkie in the car leaves something to be desired -- we end up leaving it in the charger running to an adapter and held in place with about 20 zip-ties.  I was looking at using the MXT115 for in-car, I can hardwire it and it has a nice mount and external antenna, but the only input seems to be some RJ plug for a conventional PTT handset.  Is there an adapter on the market for the 2-prong plug that the GXT1000s use?  Is this a case of match the pins and splice your own?  Is there some other product I should be looking at?  Surely someone else has solved this problem.  Thanks in advance.

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I’m looking forward to trying this system on my car, literally ordered yesterday. I have raced with Shawn in a previous life. His systems are very competitively priced and work as advertised. He helped us years ago with our diy radio system even though I only bought an small adapter wire from him. This time I’m done trying to match what he sells. I know it will work. 

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On 2/6/2020 at 10:42 PM, Shawn Sampson said:

This might work for your needs. It's already to plug into your current system.

https://www.sampsonracing.com/product-p/src-mini-8900.htm

 

This piece at say Road Atlanta as a base station in the car is good enough for full track coverage? Our current system works quite well until about Turn 5 and we lose person until black flag. This is our worst track for radio performance. We would love to get full coverage.

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Another vote here for anything Shawn and SRC have worked up.  I just called last week to upgrade my DIY helmet kit from Nascar to IMSA which was as always an absolutely painless experience.  

 

Shawn,  both teams I race with have made the switch to digital handhelds, I think that rules out the 8900 but I just saw the 9600 for the first time (https://www.sampsonracing.com/Digital-DMR-Dual-band-Racing-Radio-p/src-md-9600.htm).  Would this be our logical next step to stay digital for everything?

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All of the SRC digital system will give you 100% coverage from car to crew and crew to car at any track in the US as long as the in-car antenna system is set up correct and the crew is using it in a open area. That being said, even at Laguna Seca crews can talk to the drivers around the track and that from inside the garages with the car in T6 behind a massive hill.

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5 hours ago, Shawn Sampson said:

All of the SRC digital system will give you 100% coverage from car to crew and crew to car at any track in the US as long as the in-car antenna system is set up correct and the crew is using it in a open area. That being said, even at Laguna Seca crews can talk to the drivers around the track and that from inside the garages with the car in T6 behind a massive hill.

 

Awesome. We want to upgrade to a unit in the car so sounds like the Mini 25W would do us well.

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