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I'm thinking of buying a radiosport headset,but would like advice on what element to order with it, I have the flex 6500 and also a Yaesu ftdx9000mp,and would like to us the headset with both,can anyone please advise me what to order.thanks
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Posted 3 years ago

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WW1SS - Steve

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I have tried the M360 the M208 and the M350 adjustable electret. I found the M350 to be the best in my opinion.
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Jim Gilliam

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Are you going to talk to the radio directly or talk to your client computer?
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Tony Hateley

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Jim Gilliam

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Will you remoting your Flex or talking to it directly? Some microphone elements sound better plugged into the radio some others sound better with elements more compatible with a computer.


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Tony Hateley

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Plugged in rear of flex
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And I think I will need a special lead , one with 6 MM. jack and an 8 pin for yaesu
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Jim Gilliam

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I agree with Stephen in that event.
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Tony Hateley

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Or will I need to buy 2 leads?
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 I just have the 1 lead plugged into the 8 pin foster plug. Can use that for the Yaesu and the flex. Same wiring.
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Tony Hateley

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People say the rear connection on the rear of flex is best to use
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I have an M350 and recently purchased an M208 - the M350 is very nice, but it was a little too sensitive and background noise was a little bit more apparent. The M208 has a broader low frequency range, but this might be overkill for Amateur Radio use.

I use the 8 pin Mic front input, and I see no problem (I have a Heil PR40 plugged into the XLR connection on the rear.)
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Roy,

If you do not want the M208 element I am interested in it.

Dave wo2x

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No, I'm quite happy with the M208 - it picks up less ambient background sounds. I just voiced a thought that the improved low frequency range might not be very noticeable with Amateur Radio signal characteristics.
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David Decoons wo2x, Elmer

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ok, thanks.
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I am using the M360 element but the radio bias must be on for this element. Works well but I think the M208 dynamic might be better for direct connection.

With the upcoming Maestro the M360 element and CS6-KX3 cable combo works excellent.

Dave wo2x

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I m probably the worst guy to ask on this item. I have virtually all the elements RadioSport makes including 105, 207,208,350, 360, EM56, etc, etc. They all work well but have very different response curves. So I spent a lot of time playing with TX EQ to set up each one to what I think MY voice should sound like for DX and for contesting
As a result I tend to sound NEARLY the same on all mikes but with different emphasis for DX and Contesting.

I rarely rag chew so I have not bothered with Rag Chew or ESSB Settings.

So which do I use the most?

Tough question. pRobably the M350 BUT I really depends on my mood or whether I am testing a new device like the Maestro rather than the results as it's pretty easy to swap them out.

FYI. I have been getting really excellent audio reports on the Maestro using Apple Ear Buds that came free with my iPhone Totally impractical for a contest but great for walking around the the Maestro until Bluetooth is enabled.