Airlite 62 aviation headset

Airlite 62 aviation headset

I have acquired an Airlite 62 aviation headset and modified it for use with my Kenwood TS-850.
This headset is designed and manufactured in the UK primarily for the aviation sector such as the RAF, air traffic control etc. The Airlite 62 is available in many options dependant on customer specification.
The headset I have is monaural, 300 ohm microphone, fitted with RAF style plug with an in-line PTT switch.
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Astatic Silver Eagle

Astatic Silver Eagle

In the shack I also have an Astatic Silver Eagle microphone. Normally, this has a very distinctive sound to it due to the crystal microphone element and the built-in pre amplifier.
The crystal element has deteriorated with age to the point where it became unserviceable. Due to the fact that these have not been in production for many years, sourcing a genuine replacement has now become an almost impossible task.
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