Recommended V2 Smartlink Remote Headset/Mic with PTT

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Well, I got V2 up and running with UPnP.  Now I need to figure out how to use it... Are there any recommendations for a remote headset/mic with PTT compatible with SmartLink?
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Ron Schwartz

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Norm - W7CK

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If you are using a Laptop or PC from your remote location, I'd recommend a wireless headset.  I've used several of them and really don't want to go back to a wired headset.  I also use it for music and talking on the phone, Internet, rcforb, Echolink etc.  That's the great thing about a PC or laptop - you can run SmartSDR, use a wireless headset, run digital modes, logging and have all of your other apps open at the same time.  You can set the rig to use VOX and walk around the kitchen or shack and not feel like your tethered to the desk.

Norm - W7CK
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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You can run a Flex Control on the remote laptop and program one of the buttons for PTT

Dave wo2x
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Perfect!  Do you have any suggestions on a Bluetooth headset?
Ron
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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I use a Plantromics Voyager Bluetooth. Use it with my phone also.
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Ron Schwartz

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Thinking about this further, is there a simple USB option for a speaker and mic off a WAN laptop, we want to do SmartSDR presentations to ham radio clubs?
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I would prefer a headset with PTT not just VOX so I have some control over what gets transmitted around the world...

Ron
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Norm - W7CK

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They have mute buttons on them.  You have to un-mute the mic before anything gets transmitted.
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Check out http://www.k5pa.com/ .  You can use a Plantronics headset and a wireless PTT switch like this one. https://www.ebay.com/p/DC-12v-10a-Relay-1ch-Wireless-RF-Remote-Control-Switch-Transmitter-Receiver/1... .  To allow you to talk and PTT up to 300 ft plus from the radio or computer or laptop or tablet.
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Don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I get poor performance from trying to use anything less than my Heil Micro headset plugged directly into the two Dells and a Toshiba LT s I have tried as clients. I'd much prefer to use my Bluetooth Parrot headset for reasons herin stated, but no joy so far. Lots of noise and "hollow" audio reports. Using a Dell laptop with Insignia Bluetooth dongle at time of writing this post. Perhaps the Parrot requires a proprietary dongle of its own to get best performance? 49.00 !.
Which should be the default device selected for the mic "recording device" when using Bluetooth? I see activity bars on two devices, Bluetooth over ear headset, and microphone;;;;;;;;
Mike N5LUB
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I have a Heil Pro-7 plugged into my laptop through a USB dongle. It works great but folks look at me funny having that headset plugged into a laptop. It works great, but I still have to use the mouse or VOX to key the radio. 
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I found the latency of the flex control far to high to use one of the buttons as PTT so is not an option fore me.