How do you microphone: handheld, desk, boom, headset

Discussion in 'Microphones, Speakers & Audio Processing' started by N0IOP, Nov 6, 2018.

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  1. KK4NSF

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    another classic! you just gotta love those old ribbon mics!
  2. K3XR

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    And if you go way back this microphone may get you "All Shock Up "

    Thank You ....Thank You very much.
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  3. N4UP

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    All of the above here also, depending on circumstances.

    Mobile rig has a hand mic, though I have also used a Pro-7 headset. I can copy weak CW and pull out pileup call signs with headphones far better than without.

    Fixed station --- desk mic ( D-104 ) for the vintage rigs and Heil boom/mic for the modern rigs most of the time, with headphones usually. Sometimes I swap the headphones for the Pro-7 headset if I am running.

    For fixed SSB I use a hand-held PTT, tried a foot-switch, didn't like it. For CW I usually operate semi-break-in ( QSK ). In my youth full break-in. Theses days at 30-35 wpm I prefer semi.
  4. KC8RLU

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    I'm currently using the stock hand PTT mic that came with my TS-430S. Once I purchase the right cable and footswitch, I'll be switching over and hooking up the Electro Voice US607L mic I've got. I've already got a small desk stand that the mic will thread on to. Then after that, I'm probably going to invest in a Heil headset or equivalent that will work on my radio.

    7 3 de KC8RLU
  5. KE0ZU

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    I simply have a D-104 head in an articulated boom, and use a toggle T/R switch, at either end of the bench.

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  6. KM3F

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    Boom with shock mounted Barringer XM8500.
    Custom made hand control with two momentary switch's, one push on push off for AM/FM uses and one miniature Toggle to activate the CW dot keyer on CW for tune up.
    Head set full time.
  7. K5WY

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    Headset always in the shack. I usually use a foot switch, but I have a thumb button wired in parallel to use if I'm rag chewing and want to lean back and put my feet up.

    I've tried a few headsets: Yamaha CM500, Heil Proset Elite, Koss SB40 and SB45.

    The CM500 was my first, very popular with the K3 crowd. Not as inexpensive as they used to be.

    I didn't care for the SB40 and gave it to my son for gaming.

    I didn't find the SB45 any better, or any worse, than the CM500 I'm using now, and gave it to my club where they use it on an IC7300.

    The Heil was a door prize. I tried it and liked it, although it does clamp my head a little more than the Yamaha. I put it away for if, or when, the Yamaha fails.
  8. VE3TMT

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    Koss SB40 headset for contesting, Behringer XM8500 through a UR6QW 8-band EQ for rag chewing. Radio is TS850S.
  9. KC3SWL

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    I use the Kenwood MC60A on my Kenwood TM2550A 2 meter rig and the Behringer XM8500 on a boom footswitched with Kenwood HS5 headphones for the TS870. I like the combination especially on the DX contacts. Able to log and talk at the same time.
  10. N7WR

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    Heil mic, boom mounted with footswitch

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