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Ian Law
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Throat microphone

Post by Ian Law » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:36 am

Has anyone experience of throat microphones?

I understand they work well ( allegedly ) in noisy environments so they might be an option for my open cockpit biplane project, in due course. I already have a couple of ex service leather helmets, but might use a newer helmet and adapt that.

There are Amplivox versions on sale on E Bay that look suitable. Any recommendations appreciated.

Ian

ROB. THOMASSON
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Re: Throat microphone

Post by ROB. THOMASSON » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:15 pm

The snag with throat mics is they feel like you are being strangled all the time. People often leave them loose and press them against their neck when talking.
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Ian Law
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Re: Throat microphone

Post by Ian Law » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:44 pm

I was concerned about that aspect from the beginning Rob but am still thinking of having a go to see if the pros outweigh the cons. I might need three hands to cope with pressing it against my neck when talking?

If I had another seat in the biplane, I could take a Russian along with me and he could squeeze the throat mike tightly around my neck?

Ian

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