I think that you'll find the headset mike to be superior for several
Assuming equal sound quality:
1. I can never find the perfect positon for a boom, it is always in the way
2. I must follow the boom, so my position will ultimately become
cramped--with the headset I can lean back, stand up, etc., the headset's
mike will follow you and stay the optimum distance.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Ponsness" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 4:21 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Headset Mic vs. Boom Mic
> 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
> most optimum setup - kinda hard to log at the same time. Mainly I S&P,
> have been known to do (or at least attempt to do) a run. I will be using
> 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
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