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[CQ-Contest] Headset Mic vs. Boom Mic

Subject: [CQ-Contest] Headset Mic vs. Boom Mic
From: CWMAN1@aol.com (CWMAN1@aol.com)
Date: Mon Sep 30 21:49:22 2002
In a message dated 9/30/2002 13:19:35 Greenwich Standard Time, 
wb0wao@hotmail.com writes:

> Subj:[CQ-Contest] Headset Mic vs. Boom Mic 
> From:<A HREF="mailto:wb0wao@hotmail.com";>wb0wao@hotmail.com</A>
> To:<A HREF="mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com";>cq-contest@contesting.com</A>
> Sent from the Internet 
> Well, I have had good luck in the past with getting excellent advice here, 
> so I thought I would put this one out...
> I am setting up my "contest station" which will be for "semi-serious" 
> contesting.  I know that using the standard hand mic with my rig is not the 
> most optimum setup - kinda hard to log at the same time.  Mainly I S&P, but 
> have been known to do (or at least attempt to do) a run.  I will be using a 
> foot switch for PTT of course, but I am debating whether to use a headset 
> mic or a boom mic.  What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?  They 
> cost roughly the same, so that isn't a factor here, I just want to get the 
> one that I will be the most useful for my particular needs.
> TNX es 73
> Dennis - WB0WAO

I move around a lot, and sometimes stand and operate for a few minutes at a 
time, so the flexibility provided by the headset mike is the best for me.


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