[CQ-Contest] Advice Sought for Wireless Headsets & Mics

Michael Clarson wv2zow at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 14:28:09 EST 2015

Dave: The inline microphones usually sound fine (mine is on a BOSE earbud
set) but they tend to pick up a lot of background noise. As for Bluetooth,
typical Bluetooth has a latency delay of about 150 ms. There is special low
latency Bluetooth of about 40 ms, which was developed so if one uses a
Bluetooth headset to watch video, the audio and video are closer to being
in sync. While delays of this magnitude are often tolerable on voice, if
one runs CW, even a small sidetone delay can drive one nuts 73, Mike, WV2ZOW

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 3:02 PM, David Siddall <hhamwv at gmail.com> wrote:

> Bose offers an in-line mic to go with the QC15 and QC25 headphones.  It's
> intended use is for wireless phone calls.  Has anyone tried using it for
> SSB and attained decent voice quality?
> Related Question:  does anyone have a recommendation for a BlueTooth
> headset and microphone combo for SSB, if not the Bose?   I'm trying to go
> more "wireless" in the shack, especially after shelling out $50+ to Heil
> for cord replacement.
> And yes, I realize that given the recent discussion about the "assisted"
> category, when intending to enter as a single op I will have to use the
> BlueTooth headset and/or microphone at WiFi 2.4 GHz channel 6 or below to
> stay within the ham allocation.  Otherwise using it may constitute
> utilizing a non-ham frequency to solicit QSOs?  Or maybe just using
> BlueTooth would make my entry assisted?  Or using my wireless mouse to log
> with N1MM (which I have not forced to channel 6 or below.)  OTOH, as N3QE
> pointed out, there can be some benefits to the assisted category ....
> (Funny face.)
> 73,  Dave K3ZJ
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