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[CQ-Contest] Headset for contesting

Subject: [CQ-Contest] Headset for contesting
From: tavan@tibco.com (Rick Tavan)
Date: Wed May 29 19:06:13 2002
At the 6Y2A multi-multi in the WPX last weekend, the combination of wind, surf 
and rain on the metal roof made it completely obvious which headset was the 
hands-down winner. On-the-ear sets like my beloved, light-weight Sennheisers 
were useless. Over-the-ear sets like the Sony and the Heil were usable but you 
still needed to turn the gain on a K2 up to the max. Ed Muns W0YK brought the 
new Bose active noise reduction set; the little one designed for jet 
passengers, not the big, heavy one designed for piston planes. You may have 
experienced these in American Airlines expensive seats recently. Putting them 
on was like walking into a soundproof room! Leaving them on was a pleasure. Ed 
even slept in them one night! Even if you aren't camping in the rain, these 
things will eliminate muffin fan
noise and dramatically reduce fatigue. Everyone agreed they want a pair. Other 
ANRs may also be good, but I'm not waiting to compare. This is so much better 
than anything else I've ever used that anything better would be at best just 
sprinkles on the icing on the cake. I'll find a way to mount my Heil boomset on 
them for my occasional foray into phone contesting. I sent a Fathers Day 
request off to my family mid-contest!


/Rick N6XI

Bob Naumann - N5NJ wrote:

> I have not used the Proset+ on the air, but did look closely at it this
> weekend in Dayton.  The Proset+ is quite different from the regular proset.
> One major difference is that it includes both the HC-4 and HC-5 elements
> which you can select via a tiny slide switch on the mike boom.
> Another difference is that there is a toggle switch that puts one ear piece
> out of phase.
> The last difference is that the headset overall is much larger and, in my
> opinion, more comfortable.
> With either headset, the new 'stretchy' elastic / cotton covers for the
> earpads are excellent and make both more comfortable to my ears.
> The cotton covers are priced too high at $6 a pair, but they do make a
> distinct improvement in comfort.  I anticipate that it will reduce the
> amount of sweating that was normal with only the standard 'leather' pads.
> Bob N5NJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jurgen Geldhof" <jurgen.geldhof@skynet.be>
> To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
> Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 7:49 AM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Headset for contesting
> > Hi,
> >
> > can anyone advise me which headset is best for contesting ?
> >
> > I'm considering the Heil Proset or the Proset +.
> >
> > What do you think ?  Is the Proset + worth the extra money ?
> >
> > Please let me know.
> >
> > 73
> >
> > Jo ON5MF
> >
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Richard M. Tavan
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