[CQ-Contest] Headset Mic vs. Boom Mic

Leigh S. Jones kr6x at kr6x.com
Mon Sep 30 08:13:23 EDT 2002

Ultimately the correct answer depends on the effectiveness of the
microphone over the air.  If the desk mic. has the edge in talk
power then all of the convenience of a headset mic does you no

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Ponsness" <wb0wao at hotmail.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 1:21 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Headset Mic vs. Boom Mic

> Well, I have had good luck in the past with getting excellent advice
> so I thought I would put this one out...
> I am setting up my "contest station" which will be for
> 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
> mic or a boom mic.  What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?
> 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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