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Re: Need Help with Weatherproof Recording!

Subject: Re: Need Help with Weatherproof Recording!
From: "Martyn Stewart" mijdog2000
Date: Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:02 pm ((PDT))
I am intrigued, Natalie, i have done some extensive recording work on  
the north slope, are you working for yourself or another organization?
The elements can be extremely cruel at the drop of a hat and the wind  
can blow away the mics at the blink of an eye.
Using a sturdy windjammer is a must, also wrapping "hogs hair" around  
the windjammer helps enormously.
I would say the wind is constant or more than 80% of the time.
You could try the frogloggers available and wrap it all up in Hogs  

if you need more extensive advice, e-mail off line...

Martyn Stewart

Redmond. WA

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On Sep 18, 2007, at 9:05 AM, nbioacoustics wrote:

> Hi there,
> I'm trying to put together a relatively inexpensive, weather proof
> recording system to set up on the North Slope of Alaska to record bird
> vocalizations (in stereo) during the spring/summer. This i for
> scientfic research. The weather there can be kind of sketchy, with
> rain or snow and/or wind on any given day. I need to be able to leave
> the equipment out and not worry about it.
> So, what I'm trying to find is EITHER:
> (1) An all weather recorder with built in mics. (something like the
> Zoom H2 for example, but this is not weatherproof), or
> (2) A pair of weather proof mics that I can piggy back on one another,
> or, a pair of piggy-backed mics with an all-weather enclosure. I
> could then hook this stuff up to a recorder protected in a pelican
> case or something.
> I'm going to need 3 or 4 of these recording systems, so they can't
> cost a whole lot. Say around $600 for each.
> Any one have suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Natalie :)

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