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Old 07-07-2009, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to be filming on some upcoming flights and I'm looking at buying a portable digital audio recorder that connects between the headset and radios.

Does anyone use one of these? Have any recommendations on one that's appropriate for aircraft?

Connecting it to just the headphone-side quarter-inch jack should capture sound from the mike too, right?
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I tried to do something very similar a while ago and while TAF was down I had to go to another forum ( Sorry John) to get some input, here's the link to the thread, I got some good info out of it.

I'm not sure if its exactly what your looking for but some of the links will be sure to help. Goodluck!

http://forums.jetcareers.com/general...dio-video.html
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I used to use Olimpus digital recorder (which saved file in wav format) with combination of cables which go through headset to digital recorder and from digital recorded to the panel . It worked fine but still it would pick up a lot of background noise

This is an example how it sounds like
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjqeyy8gEmI&feature=[/youtube]
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I used to use Olimpus digital recorder (which saved file in wav format) with combination of cables which go through headset to digital recorder and from digital recorded to the panel . It worked fine but still it would pick up a lot of background noise

This is an example how it sounds like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjqeyy8gEmI&feature=
Nice video man! I'm pretty sure I have watched that before!

Edit: I've seen a lot of your videos actually
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow! Information comes fast here! Thanks.
I'll check out those links.

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I used to use Oyimpus digital recorder (which saved file in wav format) with combination of cables that go through headset to digital recorder and from digital recorded to the panel. It worked fine but still it would pick up a lot of background noise.
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Just get a double jack connector, connect it to the aircrafts headset jack, then plug a recorder into one of the connectors and your headset in the other.

You won't be able to pick you up, though. I don't know what it's like in the US but in the UK it's against the radio laws to record and publish what goes on over the radio. :P.

https://www.addison-electronique.com...n-k/102201.jpg - like in this image, and just get 3 converters to fit the plugs .
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Just get a double jack connector, connect it to the aircrafts headset jack then plug a recorder into one of the connectors and your headset in the other. You wont be able to pick you up though. I don't know what it's like in the US but in the UK it's against the radio laws to record and publish what goes on over the radio but we do it anyway :P.

https://www.addison-electronique.com...n-k/102201.jpg - like that and just get 3 converters to fit the plugs .
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Nice video man! I'm pretty sure I have watched that before!

Edit: I've seen a lot of your videos actually

Thanks Tango I stopped using my digital recorder until I find a good alternative with a better quality.
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https://www.addison-electronique.com...n-k/102201.jpg - like that and just get 3 converters to fit the plugs .
Yes this is exactly what I have
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So you're not able to pick yourself up on the recording? I thought your microphone is sent to the panel and then back to your headset so you can hear yourself.
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On some systems when you transmit you cannot hear yourself... on others you can.
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So you're not able to pick yourself up on the recording? I thought your microphone is sent to the panel and then back to your headset so you can hear yourself.
Actually I could, at least in airplanes I flown
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In the fleet of DA42's there are 2 where you cannot hear yourself, I guess it just varies on planes. It's very off putting I tell you.
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In the fleet of DA42's there are 2 where you cannot hear yourself, I guess it just varies on planes. It's very off putting I tell you.
I usually fix this problem with sqalsh (did I spell it right?) adjustment on a radio panel
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I got something that I think will work for this weekend. It's a Sony ICD-PX720 for those who care. It was about a hundred bucks. I haven't found a splitter yet, so I'll only be able to record one of the flights where there will be a free jack in the back seat. My friend knows of a couple places where we might be able to find splitters. I'll check them out next week.

I'll tell you how it all works out.

Edit: It's "squelch"
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