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Re: What is the best mic cable for nature recordings

Subject: Re: What is the best mic cable for nature recordings
From: "Bernie Krause" bigchirp1
Date: Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:03 am ((PDT))
Best to use a series of forked branches or metal stakes and run the  
cable 4 or 5 feet (1 - 1.5m) off the ground. Typically,
that'll work for short periods of time. Still, you need to be  
vigilant since rodents seem drawn to cables and, in particular,
the long more expensive ones. We've had pretty good and consistent  
luck with that system from the north slope of the
Arctic NWR to the SW desert.


On Sep 25, 2007, at 10:43 AM, Jim Morgan wrote:

> Mike - I haven't found any color preference, any electrical cable  
> will do. Also your mic could be in danger as they could sever the  
> cable and haul the mic off to their nest or just chew up the mic.
> Jim

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