[ct-user] Custom Earbuds for Contesting Quer

Mark Bailey kd4d at comcast.net
Thu Dec 18 18:11:36 EST 2008

Hi Terry:

The aviation folks are doing these WITH noise cancelling.  The
frequency response SHOULD be tailored to voice communications.

For example, see


and other headsets at lightspeedaviation.com.  For an overview of
other manufacturers, try www.sportys.com and look for the aviation


Mark, KD4D

k8isk at comcast.net wrote:
> Dennis,
> Somehow I found myself owning a semi pro race team several years ago and we used 
> custom earmolds for our driver, pit crew and me, the spotter. While they were 
> WAY more comfortable to wear over the generic one size fits all ear plugs, I 
> never tried them receiving cw or SSB sigs. The response on FM was fair at best, 
> but with 36 race cars making lots of noise, it's hard to judge.
> Find a local race track and find out who their radio supplier is. He can take 
> impressions of your ears and have them made. They are less than $200 for the 
> pair. Mine we all mono but you could probably request stereo.
> 73,
> Terry - W8ZN
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