I, too, used the famous Heathkit long and narrow hand mic back in the 70's
on an HW-101 mounted in the car. Not only did it sound good, but being
ceramic, it could stand the heat of a closed car in Texas in the summer
Those mics were made by ElectroVoice for Heath and did a remarkable job -
guess they were the forerunner of the Heil HC-4 and HC-5 ceramic elements
that came out in the 80's. As I recall, mine was either a green or grey
color with a slide switch that could be locked on so you could rest your
72/73/oo, George W5YR - the Yellow Rose of Texas
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Clark Savage Turner wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Feb 2002, Dale L Martin wrote:
> > For many years, I used an old Heath mobile microphone. I got the greatest
> > audio reports while using it.
> I have to echo this. I used a mike from a Heath HW-202 2 meter rig and it
> stayed with the rig, no matter what else I used the old Heath mike got the
> better reports. Try some hamfest and see if you can find one.