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Re: Build your own parabolic

Subject: Re: Build your own parabolic
From: "Rich Peet" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 16:48:49 -0000
I think you have made a wonderful design and I like the T-mount as 
well.  I prefer the Monopods to single hand grips.

The only addition I would recommend is as I have mentioned before and 
that is a sight.

Mine is built of two paper clips and one dab of epoxy.
The original design I can't take credit for as I took it from Don 

Photo is a small download at:

Rich Peet

--- In  "1GDW" <> wrote:
> I have three new photos for my parabolic, which is a work in 
> progress. 
>  If anyone has recommendations I would be happy to hear them.  I 
> have done some crude tests and find the microphone separation to be 
> the most difficult thing to nail down. With this configuration I 
> experiment in the field with natural sounds, attempting to get good 
> stereo recording.  I am also going to design a holder for the 
> microphones that will provide a barrier and serve as a PZM.  I had 
> one set up for a rough trial but I want more control so I judge any 
> loss in gain.  Check the archives #9486 for an explanation of the 
> first photos on the link.  This microphone holder is designed with 
> the idea of providing as much "free air" around the elements as 
> possible.  The microphones are from Radio Shack and I haven't any 
> idea where the diaphragm is located in the case, anyone care to 
> venture a guess?
> Gerald White  Muscatine, IA


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