This is probably not my best work, but I took the standard hand mike, beginning with all the setting flat and tuned it up for better sound.
I really need to spend some more time tweaking it, but I usually spend a couple of hours adjusting, recording, and re-tweaking a new mike in order to get it the way I want it. Then I live with it for a while and make some additional changes until it is the best I can get it. The Rag Chew Profile it is still a little "honky" with too much in the 500-1200 range. My hand mike seems to have a natural resonance there.
I present this as a concept tutorial just to let you see how some of the different EQ sliders affect the combined sound. The rest of it is up to you.
FHM-1 Hand Mike
Ken - NM9P
Just a great video. I watched the prior one last evening and then fired up my radio and took my first crack at repeating your technique.
I had my setting somewhat close, based on prior postings, but now that I could actually listen to it, it wasn't that good. Within minutes of hearing myself, I had it much, much better.
This is a great technique. As you say, listening to yourself, with the 1/2 second delay is somewhat of a learned technique. I recorded myself too, and yep, sounded like an idiot! :)
Just a question, is the default power out the xvtr port about 30mwatts? I don't have a dummy load, but it doesn't seem to be an issue.
Again, great tutorial.
Guess my concern would be the very beginning part for the beginner, and getting him a decent sound as quickly as possible. He's still struggling a bit to just understand the thing and and fend off bad audio reports, which drives him to your video.
Since a headphone doesn't come in the box he would not be able to monitor himself. The only thing that would give him instant improvment would be to suggest a generic set of transmit settings as you have done here and show him how to implement them (as you have done here) and recommend he get a headphone for further customizing. Anything he could do here on his first pass would be a gross improvement over the software default setting.
Also, I've never used the 6M spigot and suspect very few users have, nor a transverter, so that's out of the mainstream for most, certainly for the beginner. Might want to change or clarify that part and go more generic. (Bottom of the pyramid.)
Also, I use a Heil HANDHELD model HMM and get rave reviews with it. Nothing wrong with that. (Also have a headset package but don't like them. Only use 'David Clarks' when flying airplanes.)
An Excellent start, Ken. I'd let it sit for awhile and watch for other suggestions before tweaking it. You're most of the way there IMHO. (Simplify simplify simplify.)
73 Dave W6OVP
Great video. Any chance you can go over the proper setup for transmit and receive (slice A and B) to get full duplex working using the xvtr output into a dummy load.
I am new to the flex 6300 and I am not sure exactly how you have this setup and what transmit output power you are using, or how you use slice B for receive. Also you mention a dummy load hooked to the xvtr, I have an old 50 ohm 300 watt dummy load that I use for my old rig and I am assuming that would work fine, but I am unfamiliar with the xvtr operation.
While you likely could get away with transmitting 32 milliwatts (+10dBm) Unterminated. the E.E. in me abhors unterminated transmit ports as even the tiny amount of the stray RF from an unterminated port might just cause issues with other things.
Thank you for a great set of tutorials.
A year ago I lost one of my vocal chords after having Thyroid cancer removed. I despaired of ever getting a radio that could help me sound 'reasonable'. I bought my 6300 in the hope that it would help and I had it setup reasonably well but your tutorial has made my voice sound superb!
Not only that but 3 times out of 4 today I was the first call answered in pileups so I am well pleased!
Now looking forward to CQ WW this weekend - can't be competitive but I can give a few points to other people.
Thank you for all you hard work and insight.