[CQ-Contest] Amplified headphones
w7why at verizon.net
Wed Jan 3 00:32:09 EST 2007
A few months ago (right after SS SSB) I posted a query about amplified
headphones for people (me) wearing hearing aids. It seemed it was just
getting harder and harder to copy those callsigns. I got lots of good
answers and some good suggestions. Also found that there are a lot of
people out there besides me wearing them.
The problem with the Heil headset I have was that when I put them on, the
hearing aids would squeal, or not be loud enough. Gets very frustrating.
Well, this Christmas my sweet wife bought me a pair of Radio Shack 900 Mhz
cordless headphones, and boy, they have opened a new world of contesting. I
can use them with or without the hearing aids on by turning the headphones
up or down. It really makes hearing those weak signals a whole bunch
easier. You can also take a potty break and still keep an eye on your run
frequency :-) If you have a hearing problem, this could really make things
a lot better. 73 and HNY!
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