So I'm looking at getting a dual band Motorola type radio with the acoustic through mic and a earbud headset. It has the VOX capabilities as well as a larger push to talk button. I've seen the kits to wire speakers and a boom mic into your helmet but think the throat mic and ear bud would be better and able to be used in other applications as well. Anyone try anything like this before? I'm a signal guy in the army so have been looking into FCC's guidelines for different radios. With FSR radios they push about a 500 milliwatt power on the lower channels (1-7) and the GSWR ones can, only referring to the national guidelines, push the 2-3 watt that they claim on channels (8-14). That's if I understood it write. Either way in a forested area the FSR only band should still get a range of a mile or two. I think that would be enough. All and all it would cost about 100 bones bed radios, with the throat mic headset. You guys think it would be worth it for the communications it would give.