[CQ-Contest] Best radio for SSB

Gary K9GS garyk9gs at wi.rr.com
Tue Nov 20 17:39:43 EST 2018

Unfortunately, I don't think Heil sells the elements separately like they used to.  At least I couldn't find them on their web site.73,Gary K9GS
-------- Original message --------From: David Siddall <hhamwv at gmail.com> Date: 11/20/18  7:40 AM  (GMT-06:00) To: cq-contest <cq-contest at contesting.com> Cc: Bill K4XS <cqtestk4xs at aol.com> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Best radio for SSB Heil's HC-74 is the re-designed HC-4.  But if your new rig has anequalizer, I recommend a mic with a flat response (like the HC-6) and usingthe rig's capabilities to tailor it to your liking, as Bill suggested.  Tolearn a little more about how to do this, read Bob Heil's suggestions forvarious brands, even if your radio and mic are not one of the ones hespecifically addresses.  (Bob calls his audio settings advice "DSPsettings".)See:  https://tinyurl.com/y8owbau873, Dave K3ZJOn 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>_______________________________________________CQ-Contest mailing listCQ-Contest at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest

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