Scanner earphones for Nascar races?

Scanner earphones for Nascar races?

Post by Jim Marti » Thu, 27 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Can someone tell me if the regular earphones will work at Nascar races or
do youneed the big cup type. Also does Radio Shack have a model that would
be needed? Thanks, Jim
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Scanner earphones for Nascar races?

Post by skypi.. » Thu, 27 Mar 1997 04:00:00



>Can someone tell me if the regular earphones will work at Nascar races or
>do youneed the big cup type. Also does Radio Shack have a model that would
>be needed? Thanks, Jim
>--
>Jim Martin

>http://www.redwaveradio.com/~jim4897/

Jim,

Suggestion:  Go to Walmart and buy some inexpensive "ear-bug" earphones.
These are the type that fit right into your ears with no over the head
piece.

Next, at the same Walmart, go to the sporting goods department and pick up a
good set of shooting ear hearing protector.  

At the race, plug in your ear phones and then the ear muffs.  Much cheaper
than trying to find something specifically made for the races.

Cheers

Brian
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Scanner earphones for Nascar races?

Post by Barry Burke Jr » Thu, 27 Mar 1997 04:00:00


> Can someone tell me if the regular earphones will work at Nascar races or
> do youneed the big cup type. Also does Radio Shack have a model that would
> be needed? Thanks, Jim

A regular earphone will work, but only one way - cover it with a set of
Saf-Ear-Sheilds, or equivalent.  These are the hearing protectors worn
at shooting ranges and my many aircraft ground crews.  Otherwise, you
will need a set of 25 dB reduction (minimum!) headphones like those sold
by Race-Scan, Racing Electronics, etc...

With JUST a $3 earphone, walkman type headphones, or standard stereo
headphones (even the "big cup" type), you will have to turn up the
volume so loud, you will risk hearing damage.

Don't skimp, trying to turn the earphone volume up loud enough to be
heard over the average race WILL irrepairably damage your hearing.

Barry
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Scanner earphones for Nascar races?

Post by MKCEL » Fri, 28 Mar 1997 04:00:00

I agree! I use cheap earphones under a cheap pair of earmuffs i got for
shooting.  Works great!
Mike Clark

 
 
 

Scanner earphones for Nascar races?

Post by Jon Mee » Sat, 29 Mar 1997 04:00:00



>Can someone tell me if the regular earphones will work at Nascar races or
>do youneed the big cup type. Also does Radio Shack have a model that would
>be needed? Thanks, Jim
>--
>Jim Martin

>http://www.athenet.net/~jim4897/

Jim,
If your going to a NASCAR race... get the muff type headphones, they are WORTH
the money.
If you are going to a NASCAR race and are sitting in the cheap seats (those in
front) get the muff type hearing protectors even if you are not taking your
scanner.
You can find the headphones on the WWW at (you'll have to look this up) Frank's
scanners or some suce, might also try racing radios. You can also buy them at
the track, and from what I saw at MIS last year, they are not any more
expensive. The cheaper sets go for about $30 and then go up from there.
Buy yourself a set, or you may as well leave the scanner at home, you won't be
able to hear it anyhow..

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Scanner earphones for Nascar races?

Post by Henry Lavie » Sat, 29 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Northern Hydraulics Company sells a combination of headphone/hearing protectors that the catalog says has a 20 dba
outside noise reduction factor.

They have a webpage.  Do a search under Northern Hydraulics.  Despite the name, they are actually a fairly complete
hardware store.  Any gearhead should not miss a chance to wander their aisles.

 
 
 

Scanner earphones for Nascar races?

Post by Deforg » Tue, 01 Apr 1997 04:00:00

You can find the headphones your looking for at the race.I own a set form
Race-scan communications in Tenn.800-441-2841.They keep the noise down and
also have a volume control.Also there is Racing Electronics in NJ
800-272-7111.Both companys usually show up at the event with their
trailers.I've read some of the other ideas posted but find ear buds and
shooting muffs a pain at the track.Also depending on what scanner you have
it may have to be modified for added volume through the headphone jack.I
use the Bearcat 2500xlt which has a headphone jack(3/32 plug)and an
external speaker plug(1/8 plug).I use the external speaker plug which
required no modification for extra volume.But if you need your scanner
modified because of the 3/32 plug,both companys usually do the
modification on site.
   Well i hope this helps you.Enjoy the race.

 
 
 

Scanner earphones for Nascar races?

Post by Gary Pit » Wed, 02 Apr 1997 04:00:00



> Can someone tell me if the regular earphones will work at Nascar races or
> do youneed the big cup type. Also does Radio Shack have a model that would
> be needed? Thanks, Jim

Just got a new Radio Shack flyer with a set of new headphones they
claim is for racing and air shows.  Part number 20-282SZ and at $19.99
they'll be a great deal if they work well.  And this after I just
ordered one of the $60 sets from Racing Electronics.  Plan to buy a
set and take em to Bristol.  Will do a comparison between the two and
let you know what I think when I get back.


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