[SECC] Contesting - Of Course !
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 14:59:34 -0500
I can only tell you what I'm using, which may or may not be for you. I'm
using a Heil headset with the HC5 element and have no reason to
complain. It hurts my ears a bit after a 48-hour contest, but I think it's
likely that most do. I use a foot switch for phone contesting.
I own a Logikey keyer but don't use it. My logging program (TRLog) keys my
radio, and I have paddle input so I can key the radio either from the
computer or from the paddle. I think that most contesters today use their
computer for keying.
At 02:32 PM 3/22/2001, Gordon Macie wrote:
> I am in need of some new equipment and would appreciate some input
> from such an experienced group of contesters.. First of all I am in the
> market for a set of headphones. I noticed on the A52A video shown at the
> SEDXC meeting Tuesday night that all the operators seemed to be using
> Heil Headsets.. I didn't get a change to ask Wes if they were a sponser
> or that was what everyone preferred. During my contesting days I didn't
> use a computer log so I had my hands free and didn't normally use a
> headset but that seems unpractical now days.
>So what do you recommend..
> I have a 10 yr old MFJ Grandmaster Keyer but it seems to be a bit on
> the ill side.. Not sure I want to take the time to try and fix it.. What
> do cw contesters use today ??? I see MFJ still has a line of keyers. I
> just bought a new MFJ tuner and am disappointed in the quality.. Not sure
> if I want to buy another MFJ product... I have never used a keyboard to
> work cw. I can type fast so that maybe an option...
>Just thinking ahead to wpx cw...
>Thanks in advance for any advice / opinions..
>P.S. I have recieved quite a few responses from my introduction message.
>Thanks for such a nice welcome...
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