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Author Topic: What to look for.  (Read 984 times)
KC9EJG
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« on: September 14, 2012, 07:36:34 PM »

I would like to purchase a tape recorder to record net call in's an other things that I miss when I am on the radio. I am right hand person an have lost the use of it. So I went to radio shack an bought the only thing the had an found it to be junk. So give me some id as what to look for.   Thank you.

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 09:20:42 AM »

Do you have an Android or otherwise "smart" phone? There are many voice recording apps for those phones.

Otherwise, I like the Olympus line. Check out Staples.com ... there's a lot of features available for less than fifty bucks!

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 09:45:06 AM »

My wife bought a tiny voice recorder, about the size of a fountain pen, at one of the office places, very inexpensive and easy to use.  Try looking at the office-supply websites!  Digital will probably be better for you than a tape would be.  73!
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 02:57:40 PM »

Well my wife spent the intire day looking at: H H Greg, Target, Walmart, Office Depot, Best Buys, and Staples with no luck. I prefer to use a tape then one of the digital ones. I would prefer the tape so that I might use it in other places to. I have looked on internet but not finding anything new. I do appreciate those of you that offered ideas. I will continue to look or I guess I should say my dear wife will continue to look.   Thank You.

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 05:03:27 PM »

Unfortunately, other than for professional use (very expensive), analog tape recording has kind of gone the way of the Dodo.  Digital recording is cheaper and the industry turned that way.

However, there should be lots of analog tape recorders on the used market.  I'd check Craig's List and stuff like that (locally to you).

I must have 5-6 analog tape recorders here.  None are very new, and at least two of them are from the early 1970s. Cheesy  But they still work fine.
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 12:11:00 PM »

Tape? Why not a digital file that you can use on 'bout any computer?

Tape is very "old" stuff ... it deteriorates. It gets dirty. Don't purchase quality ones, and they have fades. There are recorders from Olympus that save in a digital format that you simply upload to a computer for editing/sharing.

But tape? How are you gonna get that lossless-ly into a computer for sharing and manipulating??? (grin)

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