Rolling with some Tunes

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 1Simplemann, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. 1Simplemann

    1Simplemann Active Member

    What do you guys do for tunes? Looking for some options. I don't want to replace batteries all the time or be constantly charging them. I don't own an I pod plus I don't think we're allowed ear buds. One guy had an I pod station. I'm concerned that dust or the constant vibration of the gravel roads would ruin anything i try. I just want some thing dependable out in the country. I lose reception out there sometimes. We had a couple guys that had Satellite radio. I'm not sure how to hook it up anyway. Thanks in advance for the feedback.
     
  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    You hot wire a radio into the battery. Things are great until a fire starts, then you got some
    splaining' to do.
     
  3. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

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    Red to red. Black to black

    What could go wrong
     
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  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Hit a nice bump and things start a smokin'! Lol happened to me...
     
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Every tackle box/tool box radio I built over my time at Parcel, had a 1-amp or less inline fuse on the power side. If I happened to reverse polarity, it would instantly blow the fuse.


    People gotta be smarter.
     
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  6. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    Plenty of jobsite radios at Home Depot or Lowes. Mine is plenty loud enough and the charge will last two full days.
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How much is a battery, and how long do they last?
     
  8. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

    The radio is 25 bucks. The batteries are expensive,90 bucks?, but if you buy a drill or some other tool you might need it comes with one. The you have the added bonus if the wife wants you to fix something, you can't because your battery is dead from listening to radio all day!
    I've had mine for three years now.
     
  9. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Well-Known Member

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    I have an older model but this is it. New ones have Bluetooth to stream your phone if you want.
     
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  10. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    I have that one and the battery only lasts 4 hours or less
     
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  11. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    I accidentally ran over my radio on route... it wasn't a good time.

    whatever u get, secure it with like 30 bungees
     
  12. 11HourRequest

    11HourRequest Active Member

    Thinking about it, I could have reported an accident, and then UPS would buy me a new one. lol
     
  13. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    The Ryobi ONE+ batteries can hold a charge for 8 hours.
    I use Ryobi tools at home so I have 3 batteries at any time getting charged.
    For the price and rechargeability, The Ryobi radio is the best choice.
     
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  14. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    Here is what i got, radio itself isn't too expensive but buying a batter/charger will get you. It's small enough to not be a pain to carry around but plenty loud enough and the battery has no problem lasting all day.

    Ok well the link wont post.. It's a Bosch PB180
     
  15. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How's AM work in the truck on those?
     
  16. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Ever use AM band on that?
     
  17. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    A couple guys have these. It has raised my interest. One for me
     
  18. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    NO
    For some reason, even the strongest AM radio signals is tough to catch
    If your facing one way, it comes in. Drive down the street a bit, signal distorted.
    Too much of a pain in the A
     
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  19. Oh Shoot

    Oh Shoot Well-Known Member

    I use a Bluetooth speaker and i have unlimited data on my phone. I listen to pandora all day
     
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  20. Orion inc.

    Orion inc. I like turtles

    im a fan of the Milwaukee radio and batteries. I have most of their tools.

    Good quality too.
     
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