Thanks to all who replied with some very helpful and insightful info.
There were 6 respondents, 5 are using the HC-5 element. Two had
tried the HC-4 element but have opted for the HC-5. One strongly
urged against using the HC-4, one reported his voice characteristics
did not sound like his natural voice. One built a small preamp
interface to improve the output from the HC-5 and one reported that
the HC-5 had insufficient output to operate the Omni 6+ VOX properly.
What a super reflector. Thanks to all.
PS: My request for direct replies was an effort to minimize traffic
on a subject I think is of interest to very few on the TenTec reflector.
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/tentecfaq.htm
Administrative requests: tentec-REQUEST@contesting.com