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Author Topic: Anyone make a Mic only headset?  (Read 791 times)
AC4GW
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« on: January 25, 2019, 12:00:49 PM »

 Does anyone make a headset that has the microphone but no headphone/earpieces? I like the convenience of a headset mic when contesting but I hate having the audio right in my ears. Even listening to music with good quality headphones I can only take a few minutes at a time. I know there are a lot of mic only headsets music/stage performances and I would guess one of them could be adapted to ham use but but would they be compatible? Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 12:18:14 PM »

Does anyone make a headset that has the microphone but no headphone/earpieces? I like the convenience of a headset mic when contesting but I hate having the audio right in my ears. Even listening to music with good quality headphones I can only take a few minutes at a time. I know there are a lot of mic only headsets music/stage performances and I would guess one of them could be adapted to ham use but but would they be compatible? Any ideas?

I think that's where I would start... looking at the headset mics for music/stage. You might need to figure out how to wire it for ptt / wire it into a ptt switch (maybe a foot switch?). Vox could work too. I guess you need to look at the various available imedances and see what matches up to your rig.
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KD0REQ
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 01:31:18 PM »

solid state rigs all take low impedance, any low-Z Shure headband mic would work. you would probably need to have a little gimmick box where the mic feeds through and a footswitch would be used for PTT. if the mic gets RF or hum, find an old modem, remove the line transformer, and use that for isolation. Heil might have one, too. the asians probable have offerings online. a mic needing electeret power can be fed out of a gimmick box using 9 volt radio batteries... EV made one for their shotguns decades ago that used two 9 volt batteries for their phantom power capsules. a 1 uF capacitor for DC isolation, and you're golden.
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WG8Z
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 01:04:14 PM »

I like the Shure WH20XLR
Heil makes adapters to connect XLR to your rig of choice with Jack for PTT
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VE7DQ
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 04:56:46 PM »

This is what I use.

https://peavey.com/products/index.cfm/item/664/117750

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AC4GW
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 01:55:02 PM »

WG8Z, the Shure WH20 is one I was looking at but it appears it uses a mini-XLR plug and as far as I know Heil uses the full size XLR connector. Are you using the WH20? If so, how did you hook it up?
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AC4GW
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2019, 02:52:27 PM »

WG8Z, it looks like I was wrong about the Shure connector. Several of the mics I looked at used the mini XLR but the Shure uses the regular 3 pin XLR. That with the Heil cable should work!
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KM4RO
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 05:19:29 PM »

The Shure WH20 is a good one. I have a Heil but I don't wear it on my head. The earphone hurts my ear so I just put it on my neck. After a few adjustments it works good for contesting.
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