I'm currently running a Yaesu FT897D with the stock hand mic, and would like to upgrade to a desktop model. How does the Yaesu MD 100A8X Desktop Microphone compare with the Heil GM-5. Of course with the Heil, I would need to purchase the stand & cable as well.
Any input would be much appreciated!
Believe it or not, the second best situation really is the hand mike.The problem with many desk mike installations is operators not getting close to the mike when speaking. When the modulation level drops they crank up the mike gain and pick up all the noises in the shack. One should ideally close-talk the mike - about 2" from mouth to mike.
Personally, I prefer the Heil ProSet headset and a foot switch and consider this the best solution.