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Re: Looking for small parabola

Subject: Re: Looking for small parabola
From: Dan Dugan <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 11:40:42 -0700
Ernie Franzgrote, you wrote:

>Dear Sirs:
>I've been videotaping hummingbirds in the neotropics since 1990.  I
>had a Sony 13-inch parabolic reflector that was useful for recording
>vocalizations but it was stolen in Peru several years ago.
>The Sony was large enough to record the high-frequency voices of
>hummingbirds and small enough to fit in a suitcase.  Most parabolic
>reflectors that I've seen advertised are too large and too expensive
>for my purposes.  I believe the Sony cost a little over $100 at the
>Could anyone in the Nature Sounds Society help me find a small
>parabola?  A used Sony would work well for me.  A folding reflector
>could also do the job, if cheap enough.
>Sincerely yours,
>Ernest Franzgrote,
>Shoreham, Vermont

Dear Ernie, I'm forwarding your inquiry to the NSS announce list and
the nature recordists list. I hope someone can help you.

There are some "Orbitor Binocular Listening Devices" for sale on
eBay; it's a tiny dish, I have no idea of the audio quality.

-Dan Dugan


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