The HHI Contesting Console connects two users to one radio. Both users can hear the radio, and have an intercom between them.
Note: Pictures are of final pre-production prototype. Final product will look slightly different.
The HHI Contesting Console is a device that connects two users to one radio, such as a Logger and an Operator in a contest, enabling them to control their interactions with the radio, each other, and their environment:
- Radio: Each user has their own volume control for the radio receive audio. When either user presses their PTT, their microphone audio is sent to the radio.
- User intercom: Each user has a volume control for the other user’s microphone as well as one for their own microphone.
- Environment: Each user has a volume control for a built-in ambient microphone, enabling them to hear the world outside their headset. Additionally, you can play the radio receive audio over a loudspeaker, enabling nearby observers to hear the other side of the conversation.
Possible use cases for the Contesting Console include:
- Connect a Logger and an Operator to the same radio in a contest. (This is where the name “Contesting Console” comes from.)
- Training new operators.
- EOC environments that require multiple users per radio.
Contesting Console uses OHIS compliant ports to connect to the two users and the radio. This requires either OHIS compliant radios and headsets, or the use of OHIS adapters such as the HHI Radio Pro and HHI User Pro.
See the OHIS Overview tab for more information on OHIS.