Headset for PC snd LAN Remote use.

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In anticipation of being able to use my Flex (located over the garage) via my LAN remotely controlled from the Den, I am wondering what type headset might be the best to purchase.  I understand communications is not via DAX so is a sound card (3.5mm jacks) headset  or a USB connected headset the best to use via the Den PC?  or is this just a ridiculous question and  a waste of bandwidth?   As an aside..  I assume CW will still be via CWX rather than external  keyer for time being?

Really looking forward to 1.4 although I lack details on how the Remote LAN stuff works.

Merry Christmas

Larry  K1UO

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K1UO - Larry

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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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I use the Yamaha CM500 when remote. Good audio reports and comfortable.

Dave, wo2x
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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I use a $26 Logitech Headset

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...

I get "FM Broadcast Quality" reports
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K1UO - Larry

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Howard...  Is this at home where you plug the Logictech into the PC (either USB or sound card connections) and send the audio via the LAN to a remorely situated (still LAN connected) radio?  Im trying to figure out a good comfortable yet quality headset (like a gaming headset maybe?)  to use when this type of remote LAN operating is possible via version 1.4 firmware.
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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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No. I use it for iPad remote
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Mike W9OJ

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I will probably wait and see what people start using when it comes out.  I do have a variety of PC headset/mic combinations and some bluetooth headsets, so I will most likely experiment. 
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LAN Remote uses the default playback (speaker) and recording (mic) sound device(s) in your PC.  We have tested it with headsets and USB sound devices and all work equally well.

CW will be sent using CWX.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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That could be a double edge sword if someone plugging in a digi mode sound device and it becomes the default device. :-)

Personally I have not seen that behavior in Windows and I do a lot of beta testing in Windows. My motherboard sound device (playback) remains the default playback device.

Then again, this machine is NOT your ordinary ham's computer with all the hardware I have installed and plugged in.

Dave, wo2x

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There are pros and cons with both approaches; we discussed this a lot and decided this way would be easier for most LAN Remote use cases.  It works fairly well and is mostly plug and play.  And you can tell from SmartSDR which sound device is the default for either the mic or the speakers, so that helps in identifying that you have connected.
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Good point. Using defaults will work for 99% of the users

Dave
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I have a problem getting my Logitech blue tooth (same one Howard is using) to pair with my win 7/parallels on my MBA air laptop for LAN remote with 6500. Any Help with that one?
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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Are you doing the "Hold Mike Mute & Volume UP for 10 seconds" routine to get it to pair with an additional device?  I had to do this twice before my computer found it.

It worked fine on my wife's Fujutzu laptop with i3 processor and built-in Bluetooth.  That is, once I spent some time selecting it in the windows audio properties and adjusting TX EQ...
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I've been using this with 1.4 remote. Works well after setting up a transmit profile and EQ, and I've received excellent audio reports. It interfaces via USB as well.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000ACCJA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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