[CQ-Contest] Best radio for SSB

David Siddall hhamwv at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 08:40:52 EST 2018

Heil's HC-74 is the re-designed HC-4.  But if your new rig has an
equalizer, I recommend a mic with a flat response (like the HC-6) and using
the rig's capabilities to tailor it to your liking, as Bill suggested.  To
learn a little more about how to do this, read Bob Heil's suggestions for
various brands, even if your radio and mic are not one of the ones he
specifically addresses.  (Bob calls his audio settings advice "DSP
See:  https://tinyurl.com/y8owbau8

73, Dave K3ZJ

On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 8:10 AM Bill kollenbaum via CQ-Contest <
cq-contest at contesting.com> wrote:

> I get tons of unsolicited great audio reports.  I use and have used
> Elecraft K-3s for years.   You can shape the audio to fit your voice and
> mic with eight channels.  One piece of advice if your radio comes with a
> factory mic, either sell it at a hamfest or throw it away.  The Heil
> headset with the HC4 cartridge is what I use.  My old headset fell apart
> and all I could get was one with the "6" cartridge.  I took out the new
> Heil 6 and replaced it with the Heil 4 from the old  set.  Problem solved.
> In any case, when you get your new radio I suggest you run it with a
> couple of watts into a dummy load, use your old radio to listen as you
> adjust the audio on the new rig to make it sound like your favorite contest
> station's audio.  Don't rely on anyone else's settings as your voice is
> different than their's.  You might use them as suggestions for a starting
> point though.
> Good luck finding the perfect radio.
> 73  Bill KH7XS/K4XS

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