Looking for suggestions for a headset and mic combo for SOTA and POTA. Should be able to work with an FT818 and 891 using the proper adapter. FT60 compatibility would be a plus.
Have you considered using ear buds? Advantages:
- Difficult/impossible to crush/ break
- Usable year-round. In winter, my hat/headband fit over the buds just fine, and help hold them in place.
Historically I have NOT been a fan of ear buds, as they tend to be too large and uncomfortable for me. However, this past year I tried the pair of buds that came with my Meze audio 'phones and was delighted to learn that the flexible/moldable ear pieces fit my ears perfectly. I’ve since traded them out for another similar pair (and use the Mezes with my DAP).
I seldom operate other than CW, but both bud sets are usable on SSB if I activate VOX and set my VOX gain properly in the KX3. I have an adapter cable from another 'phone set that splits the mic/audio into separate plugs for the appropriate KX3 jacks on the side. Works fine, and provides a backup mode at no extra (weight) charge in case my paddles die.
I am not familiar with the FT series but would be surprised if you weren’t able to use the same/similar buds easily.
73 Paula k9ir