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  1. Neil I just sent a photo to Pierre. I didn't know what to call it either. I do think the microphone clip idea might work. Just remember the underside of the Mini is not uniform, hence the left and right shapes of the clips. They appear to be made from stainless steel and are perhaps 2-3mm thick. I do trust the 3/8" mounting screw, but the clips keep the Mini in place. Just my 2 cents
  2. Contacted Aaton and bought a couple. Pierre handled the transaction.
  3. So version four bag/holder has been up and running for a couple of months. Still waiting on the Melody II preamp from Aaton, so that I can add the third SRc in the empty space. I really like having the Mini on a slant. The display is viewable in both vertical and horizontal positions. Everything I need is inside of the wedge. Antenna distro, TC, Hydra system, power distro using an eSmart type of battery. Space on the the two smaller vertical panels to add pouches to hold hop transmitters and a space to clip a Comtek transmitter. Very thin birch plywood, laminated with carbon fiber, plus some aluminum for brackets. The carbon fiber may offer some RF shielding against stray emissions from the Mini. Total weight without gear installed is about 1kg (2.2lbs). Cost of materials including the Aaton clips was around 350usd. Labor well......
  4. Rado, man of simple answers
  5. Got some of the sew on patches Doug. Still get comments from the youngsters, as to what it means. Oh, well. David
  6. drpro


    There was a study of mask wearing in Denmark saying that masks don’t protect us. This study was conducted April and May of this year. The study did not test the masks directly only what happens when you advise people to wear them. Obviously since then we have learned more about the virus. The CDC in the US recently clarified, that we have other evidence that masks probably benefit the wearer. Personally I would say wear the damn mask, it can't hurt. Might even help a bit for the common cold and flu.
  7. drpro

    SD833 + LC8+

    Wonder if the LC8 would work with a Cantar?
  8. In my young days as a ham radio operator I used to tape small neon bulbs on the tip of my mobile antenna. When I would key the mic the bulb would glow. You need somewhere in the 80-90 volt range for that to happen. At the time I had a small SBE-34 transceiver that had about 60watts output. The frequencies used were in the HF range.
  9. Mogami or Canare are excellent choices, if you are decent with a soldering iron you can order the cable from Markertek. Buy some Neutrik black/gold xlrs and you will have a nice cable for many years. If not into soldering then Doug's Redco suggestion is the one.
  10. Marvelous pet you have Pat
  11. Been awhile since this thread started. All of our greyhounds from my earlier post have past on. We now have a pair of black hounds and the photo of the little girl below shows who is in charge.
  12. You are so right Borjam. My use has been tuning duplexers. A VNA would also work and there are some Chinese VNAs that are less than 100usd.
  13. A reliable method, but costly would be a spectrum analyzer with a tracking generator along with a return loss bridge. For most of what we do really not necessary.
  14. I keep a surgical stapler along with the puller in my kit. It has come in handy over the years. Not all the talent can handle it, but it does make life easier.
  15. Canare and Mogami make some small 4 core cables.
  16. Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plainWhere the wav-in wheat can sure smell sweetWhen the wind comes right behind the rainOklahoma ev'ry night my honey lamb and ISit alone and talk and watch a hawkMakin lazy circles in the sky Sorry couldn't resist. A really great state.
  17. I would suggest contacting Aaton directly. I have had good results doing that when I have questions regarding my Cantar.
  18. Give a shout out to the folks at K-Tek here in the states. I would imagine they can help you tomorrow. My experience has been very positive when I have needed service.
  19. I wonder how hard it would be to reduce the size and weight of the AD4D receiver.
  20. Video is easy to send via Cat5
  21. I am using a single pipe clamp to 1" ball and then either an Iphone or Ipad mount. The ones with the 4 grabber type arms. So many choices, but easy to change mounts and how the ball is attached. David
  22. drpro

    Cantar X3 Mini

    Very nice. Simple and effective. Still pondering what my version 4 rig will be like.
  23. Did a recent set of commercials for Panda Express. Very similar hidden lav plus the second on a headset. I know not quite the same but the client wanted a dummy headset mic and I made the decision to go with a live one. Both yielded very usable audio. I say go with it. Obviously wireless frequencies running two transmitters need to be considered.
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