[Top] [All Lists]

[CQ-Contest] Homebrew boom mic question

Subject: [CQ-Contest] Homebrew boom mic question
From: K3BU@aol.com (K3BU@aol.com)
Date: Mon Jan 22 21:47:29 2001
In a message dated 1/22/2001 7:44:52 PM Eastern Standard Time,
boerkamp@nortelnetworks.com writes:

 > Proset is out of my price range....so my question is, has anyone tried to do
 >  the same thing and how
 >  did you fasten the boom mic to the headphone plastic earpiece housing??

When I was young and poor, I just took the piece of #10 solid copper wire,
wrapped it around the headphone post, formed the wire out on the front of my
mouth, soldered penny to the end and glued (double sided sticky tape) the
mike element to it. Or you can use copper tubing and make really classy boom,
feed the wire through the tubing to the element. Put piece of foam headphone
cushions over the element to serve as a wind screen (to attenuate the heavy
breathing in the pileup :-) Nobody could tell the difference between pro and
your home brewed set.

GL  Yuri, K3BU

CQ-Contest on WWW:        http://lists.contesting.com/_cq-contest/
Administrative requests:  cq-contest-REQUEST@contesting.com

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>