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Re: Edmund Parabolic Reflectors

Subject: Re: Edmund Parabolic Reflectors
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2004 23:51:22 -0400
From: Klas Strandberg <>

>>>The very best way is to use two 1 mm dishes and glue them together with=

>>>silicon. You loose the flexibility, though.
>>>It's better than using a 2 mm dish, which cracks if you stress it hard. =
>>>3 mm gets too heavy.

I agree that should work for things like insects. Loss of flexibility
would not be a big problem for me, but the increased weight would be a
problem as I record mostly hand held.

I more or less fixed most of my problem when I bought the portadisc. I
do most of my recording in the dark, out recording with the Sony walkman
MD I used before, I'd have to use my headlamp to see the timer and
metering. That attracted insects even if just used briefly. With the
portadisc came a lighted display so I don't have to use my headlamp
except for watching where I step when walking around, which I don't do
while recording. The portadisc's bug light yellow display light does not
seem to attract insects at all. So, since getting the portadisc I'm more
likely to record the whine on a mosquito flying by the mic than a insect
hitting the dish.



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