Cell phone remotes
Jun 1, 2010 12:00 PM, By Chriss Scherer
Tech Tips, June 2010
Mike Jax of WYPW, Mishawaka, IN, sent a picture of this home-brew interface for remote call-ins. Quite often, a cell phone is all that is needed for a live drop-in. But talking into a phone has limitations, and if someone is interviewed, it looks very strange to push the phone in someone’s face. Jax’s contract engineer created this interface that splits the mini jack from the phone into an XLR connector for a mic and a headphone jack.
Adding a short XLR extension allows Jax to keep the phone on his belt while he uses the mic. The added benefit is that it looks more professional to observers at the remote site.
We need your tips!
Ideas submitted to Tech Tips may be suitable to earn SBE recertification credits.
Do you have a tech tip? Send it to us at radio@RadioMagOnline.com
Installing RJ-45 connectors can be a pain, but not if you use connectors that simplify their installation….
A digital camera can be a valuable tool in your toolbox. Even the camera on a cell phone is better than nothing, but higher resolution cameras can be helpful as well….
The Furman PlugLock has metal brackets that are adjustable for various size wall-warts and allows them to be securely clamped in place….