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About mark kirchner

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    I am a still photographer working on collecting visual and aural ethnographic materials. As a researcher my work is inspired by the work of Alan Lomax (ethnomusicologist) and John Collier Jr. (visual anthropologist). My aural research interests include folklore, oral history and photo-elicitation.

    I am working to tune my ears to the rich world of sound. I am learning to record dialogue and natural sounds. In recording dialogue, I strive for high quality recordings, but the captured “spoken content” is often more important to me than the nuances of microphones. That said, I often record in the field and face some of the audio challenges that location sound people do.

    What interests me the most about participating on this site is to increase my audio knowledge and to understand the way the members solve complex issues that they face in their work.


    Mark Kirchner

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    Show me your bag

    Liking the 302 poking out.
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    Zoom F1 recorder

    Hi Martin, We will just have to see how this all plays out. Mark
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    Zoom F1 recorder

    I agree Constantin, time code is vital. The Zoom F1 reminded me of the unfolding saga of the Tascam DR-10C and the Lectrosonics PDR. My comment attempted (from memory) to quote LarryF when discussing the new PDR. Here is his quote, "A recorder with time code is a recorder with time code is a recorder with time code. With apologies to Gertrude Stein." For our members that are not following this story, my references might be too oblique, my apologies. This might be a clue why the Zoom F1 does not offer time code, but also their target market and price point are factors to. Mark
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    Zoom F1 recorder

    Zoom F1, a body pack recorder with both audio input and audio output. I wonder if this will help Lectrosonics?
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    Sony MDR 7506 coiled cable

    I rewired my with straight cable.
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    OP Just because a person can purchase professional wireless equipment, does not mean they understand the principles of radio gear. In my opinion there are plenty of people that start posting about gear problems before they have done enough problem solving themselves. Many owe manufacturers a online apologie.
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    Boom Pole Quick Connect

    I just purchased 1 of the SGS split-mounting top for a MKH70 on a Rycote blimp. Rock solid.
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    Pelican transport case

    I think Samy's camera has a store in San Francisco. Adolph Gassers is closed.
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    Ground plane antenna

    I found 4 vintage Lectrosonics A-GPU ground plane antennas this year. They are a great addition to my kit. Thanks for sharing your excellent metal-working. LectroAGPU.pdf
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    DIY sharkfins (Ramsey LPY41)

    Posting 2 photographs of my finished log periodic dipole array antennas. I would also like to thank Doug Tourtelot for building the RG-8X cables for me and David Waelder for his articles and antenna tests.
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    Boom Pole Quick Connect

    I second JonG, Sound Guys Solutions on all my boom poles.
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    FCC License

    You will get a hard copy in the mail, but no card. Make a photo of the paperwork and store it on you phone just incase you need to prove you are a part 74 license holder.
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    DIY SR Sleeve

    Great work! You better get a backup made before the price increases.
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    DIY sharkfins (Ramsey LPY41)

    For your amusement.......... HAM Radio jacket patch
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    DIY sharkfins (Ramsey LPY41)

    Aluminum Round Tube Source If you want to use aluminum tubing for the cross-bar on your antenna mast I would like to recommend Marty at Trinity Metal Sales Ebay store. http://www.ebay.com/usr/highdesertmartin He cuts to length 24" 36" 48" Tube outside diameters 1/2"inch, 5/8"inch* and 3/4" inch in 1/8" inch wall thickness. Note: Read David Waelder thoughts above on reducing metal in and around your antenna. A fiberglass, plastic or even a wooden dowel maybe a better choice over aluminum. Mark * my fittings used 5/8" OD stock