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Facts about Microphones 2

This is RAIN Hamcast Podcast #112 for April 6, 2024, introduced by Will Rogers, K5WLR.

The microphone world has never been quite the same since Bob Heil, K9EID discovered what was missing in modern-day mics, putting the audio world on it virtual 'ear' decades ago. Open up the mic in a modern-day HF radio and chances are you'll find Bob's HC-3 or HC-4 element in it; or some of Bob's handiwork in the radio's audio section. In fact at the time RAIN's Hap Holly, KC9RP interviewed Bob back in 2018, more than 100,000 of his HC elements had been sold worldwide. Unfortunately Bob became a silent key February 28, 2024.

In Bob's memory we're replaying Hap's hour-long conversation with him. this is our 2nd excerpt from that conversation.

Hap will conclude his conversation with the only microphone manufacturer to be inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame in RAIN Hamcast podcast #113 scheduled to post 04-20-04. You can catch both parts 1 and 2 of Hap's interview on therainreport.com, archive.org, wherever your favorite podcasts are; and on your favorite smart speaker; we'll tell you how to do that next time. Very 73 from all of us with RAIN, the Radio Amateur INFORMATION Network. Keep on hamming!

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Today all production costs are out of pocket including the Internet costs, and the website you are reading this on. No one connected with RAIN, the Radio Amateur Information Network, receives compensation from or for his/her efforts, and that includes Hap Holly/KC9RP, who was Founder/Producer of the RAIN Report from 1990-2019; and the RAIN Hamcast Podcast since 2019. hap recorded the Dayton Hamvention forums annually with help from long-time friend and the man behind the 160 Meter Gateway Radio Newsletter, Vern Jackson/WA0RCR. The RAIN Report archive consists of many excerpts from those Hamvention forum recordings. And the Classic RAIN Ham Cast features previously unreleased ham programming by Hap, who spends some 5 hours producing the biweekly Classic RAIN Ham Cast. Now in the spirit of full disclosure: For a few of the last years of the RAIN Report DARA (the Dayton Amateur Radio Assoc.) And NSRC (the North Shore Radio Club (Highland Park, IL) helped subsidize RAIN. There is no such funding today. Having said that, the Radio Amateur Information Network is not a tax deductible or tax exempt organization. Hope you can help.

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