Making 2-way radios work with this unit.

The SR10 supports 2-way radios in the attached file at this moment. The other 2-way radios might work with the SR10 as long as the cable pin-out matches. Otherwise, you will need to make your own custom cable on your own.

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    Jbrophy95
    @Rodger...
    Thanks for the reply, I have reached out to Sena with no reply back from them on my open ticket. I believe its a ground loop issue because I am using the power supplied from the bike and not a battery pack. I did find info and solutions on this but it seems they are mostly for stereo radios not CB radios. There are ground loop isolators out there but the way they are configured I won't know how to apply them to the midland 75-822 or where to place them to solve my issue. I was hoping someone here ran into the same issue and could direct me in the right path. Thanks again.
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    Roger

    Rbser do you have the correct interface cable? It doesn't look like it has the normal jack sockets so how are you doing it?

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    Mark Harrison

    I have the Midland 75-822. The cable Sena offers works the radio fine.

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    SERRANIA30

    Hello friends first I want to send a fraternal greeting from Venezuela did not speak or write the English language but I can use the google translator to communicate with you. I have a 40 channel CB Radio Midland 75-822 model I want to know if I can use my radio midland cb with SENA Bluetooth SR10 and if that is possible for such work. thank all hope very immediate response.

     

     

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    Sena

    @Fred Baxter,

    In this case you don't need SR10, SMH5 Dual pack will be good choice for your riding needs.
    Pair your smart phone and pair your GPS as multipoint pairing, then you can hear guides from GPS while listening music from your mobile phone, also enable to intercom with your wife. We recommend Zumo 660 and 550 as compatible GPS. Thank you.

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    ron smith

    has anyone made any headway on a cable to use on a Harley Davidson to use the CB through a SR10?  I have a 2012 Electra glide and a 2012 Tri glide and and end up using a HD headset for the CB and the SMH10 for the intercom because my wife likes not being hooked up to the bike by a cable.

     

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    woodyking

    I am curious, I have always used CB on Goldwings, and thought I'd be left out now with the SENA headsets I just got... are you guys saying I can still use a CB through the SENA? That would be wonderful!!!! I have Midlands and they all use the same headsets for mic/speaker with two wire connectors. I usually use the HH37ST model, the ST really works and gets rid of much of the normal CB static. I've got to know about this possibility, since we ride sometimes with a group that uses CBs.  Thanks for any more info you can give me,  Woody

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    Monkey Mobile

    SR10 works with these CBs,  Midland 75-822 and late model Radio Shack CBs (they haven't put one out since the 21-1679) but the Radio Shack ones with the same two-pin mic/speaker jack as the Midlands work fine with the Midland cable.  With SR10 paired with Cardo Scala G9, the function is seamless and continuous.  My first SR10 was defective and the radios would key up intermittently when I push the button.  I suspected and replaced the SR10 and it works so perfectly that its no different than keying up the CB directly.  Truly plug and play if the unit is good.  Other CBs or HF band handhelds such as the Magnum 1012, I suspect also work as long as the pinout as labeled on the Sena website is the same.  As far as mic performance on TX, my Cardo Scala is spectacular, excellent mic gain and quality.  The Cardo is so reliable to key that again, its no different than using the radio directly with the Bluetooth system.  You may have to source and try different wired mics to put on the helmet to get the best audio on transmit to complement your voice but radio folks already know that that is the case with any radio transmitter.  A point of note when using handheld CBs or HF type radios is that your built in radio antenna does not function its best when it is not being held by your hand- this is a matter of antenna matching. The radio was designed for best antenna match while held by you.  As this is not possible when riding, to get best range, you need to achieve a mounted antenna on your bike that is tuned antenna system.  In this way you will get tremendous range you never thought possible.  I'm still working on my antenna system.  Battery life is yet to be assessed, I am fashioning a cig adapter attachment to my battery on the bike in case I need more talk time than these units provide.  It would be nice if there were a battery condition indicator on the unit.  With electronics design, believe these units can be half the size that it is now, but its already a manageable size for mounting on the bike.  Hope this helps

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    Grizzz

    Can anyone tell me how much of a delay there is between the time you press the XMit button and start talking to the actual time it is sent and vice versa?  I know with some (e.g. Harley) adapters, there is a very noticeable delay and that is so annoying I stopped using it.

     

    Thanks in advance

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    Dale Page

    Does anyone know if the icom or the midland connector will work on a Cobra 45WRX? They both look close to what I need, but I'm not sure.

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    Dan Kim

    @Woody

    We do not have an adapter/cable for Goldwing audio system. As for Midlands, you will find list of compatible models under SR10's Midland cable description.

    http://www.senabluetooth.com/products/acc_SC-A0115.php

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    Paul Cheong
    Hi Dan, Does the Sena Yeasu 2 way radio support suitable With the Yeasu FT60R?
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    Fred Baxter

    I am really new to this. I am looking at purchasing the SMH5 dual pack for the wife and I. We are only interested in driver to passenger communication with bluetooth capability for our smart phones and a gps. I am assuming that this headset can communicate with a bluetooth gps but I am confused as to how they work. Will lane changes and such be announced through the headsets? Which gps would you recommend, without breaking the bank, for use with this system for a 3 week trip each year?

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    Jayson

    we have three sena sr 10s conected to uniden UH076 SX-NB, and sena s SMH10 . We can hear SMH10 TO SMH10 very clear but when we use the UHF we can not use it at any speed above 20 kms per hr! please hel

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    Dan Kim

    @Woody

    SR10 is an audio hub without any microphone or speaker; it can only relay audio from device to another. SR10 and Midland will be connected via cable which will use same port as headset connector on compatible Midland radios. This connection will support audio in and out along with PTT signal. PTT can be triggered from SR10, but microphone(audio in) and speakers(audio out) will be through SR10 connected Bluetooth headset like SMH10.

    You may want to view SR10 connection guide posted on our website.

    http://www.senabluetooth.com/support/connection_guide.php?tab_menu=sr10

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    Sena

    Hi John,

    I believe all Rinos should have the same pin so the the Motorola single pin cable should work. Part Number: SC-A0112.

    Dean

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    Jim

    Pat:

    Almost all the Chinese HTs have Kenwood 2 pin pinouts so the Kenwood cable works fine. I use it with my Quansheng HT and it works great.

    --Jim

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    Roger

    In the dim and distant past I remember reading about PTT noise problems with certain radios. It was cured by a capacitor if I remember rightly. I suggest that you Google it to see what you come up with. I don't think that Senna bother to monitor these forums so you won't get any help there unless you email them direct.

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    woodyking

    That's not exactly what I'm asking Dan, how do you use the Midlands with the SENA? How does it work? Are you just using the headset without the snap on body containing  the electronics? Or does it all feed through the SENA unit?

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    Happy Camper

    Why isn't there a cable to hook the SR10 to a Harley CB? There is one for the SM10, but that only allows you to listen to the CB from what I have read. and of course I would like to be able to talk and listen to the CB and use the SMH10 for music and intercom and bike to bike with my friends (some have Sena and some have just CB).

    Looks like I'll have to make my own with the open end adapter SC-A0116. Or is this a red herring and it cant be done and that's why there isn't an connector for the two way comms with Harleys and Goldwing folks?

     

    Tad frustrating to say the least.

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    Roger

    Pat

    Agreed it will be the Kenwood

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    Dmitriy

    Hi Sena Team.
    I needed to connect SR10 which airband 2-way radio Icom IC-A14.
    In the process, it became clear that when you press the PTT transistor opens and shunts mic output on the ground.
    The figure shows my working version.
    Why it was made?




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    woodyking

    I was confusing the SR10 with the SCH10, sorry, I realize now they are totally different devices!!

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    Mike Manry

    I have just purchased a SR10 and have had no luck finding a 5-watt GMRS radio that is compatible. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. 

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    Patrick Bradley

    Thank You Jim & Roger I will order it today, Sena should edit it 's existing compatibility list an add to it for all these unknown radio's

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    Ken4300

    I have recently verified that the ICOM cable does fit the Cobra 38WXST CB walkie talkie as well as the Motorola FRS Talkabout 250.  If you are using external power to the Cobra CB, this cable may interfere with the power cable.  A workaround would be to obtain a right angle power plug.

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    Keith Wheaton

    Couple of related questions regarding use with CB radios:

    1) When can we expect an updated hardware revision for the SR10 to support the wired PTT and CB radios

    2) How can we identify the new hardware version when purchasing from an online retailer?

    Filed and closed a help-desk ticket for this issue, thought this would be a better way to get updates.

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    Roger

    Hi Mike I am not a radio buff and do not know a lot about GMRS (I am in Europe). Why won't radios such as Wouxan or Baofeng do the trick? They generally use a Motorola connector and are frequency programmable often through the computer using free software. I think that even my Mitex General could be programmed for the GMRS frequency, and it works very well with an external antennae, I have used it up to four miles range. "www.eham.net" is a great place to get reviews on the options that are out there

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    Dke1955

    Have Midland 75-822 connected to SR10 with SMH10-11 on helmet.  Have submitted question to SENA support. This setup continually drops the connection to the CB, so much so that is has become frustrating and a nuisance to the point if I cannot resolve I will probably drop the system for a hardwired to helmet solution.  Love the SMH10 but this setup, and trust me I have gone over and over the connections, rebooted, reset, re......you get the idea. So it is not the user. I am hopeful SENA has a work around for this....we'll see.

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