John, I built my mic using the plans on Bill Evans' site. I waterproofed it by putting plastic wrap over the top, however there is an infinitesimal hole where the audio cable comes through, and apparently water got in through that. I had never had problems before, so I figured it would be fine. I guess the rain was just too heavy that day though.
Jerald On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 7:02 AM, John Kearney <john.kear...@ns.sympatico.ca> wrote: > Thanks for sharing this Jerald. > > I’ve had the worse week ever for microphone damage. We were hit with the > remnants of Hurricane Matthew and then another severe storm. > > What kind of microphone do you make and how do you waterproof it? > > John > > Carleton, NS > > > > *From:* bounce-120924466-28417...@list.cornell.edu [mailto: > bounce-120924466-28417...@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Jerald > *Sent:* October-24-16 00:40 > *To:* nfc-l <NFCfirstname.lastname@example.org>; Samuel Miller <srmiller2...@gmail.com> > *Subject:* [nfc-l] NFC Report Week of 10/1 through 10/7/2016 > > > > Hello all, > > > > Sorry I've fallen a bit behind in posting these, I've been extremely busy > and just haven't had time to go through my calls. High school is such a > blast. Anyway, getting down to the interesting stuff... > > During this period my supposedly waterproof homemade mic managed to get > soaking wet in a huge rainstorm, so I was unable to record on 3 nights > while I waited for new parts to arrive. This week I had 265 calls, of which > 189 were identifiable.The most numerous call was Swainson's Thrush. Below > are totals for each night, as well as species totals (estimated minimum > individuals in parentheses) > > > > 10/1 48 (Moderate E/SE winds) > > > > 10/2 No data > > > > 10/3 No data > > > > 10/4 No data > > > > 10/5 143 (Moderate NE winds) > > > > 10/6 65 > > > > 10/7 9 > > > > > > Great Blue Heron 7(1) > > Green Heron 2(1) > > Killdeer 32(11) > > Swainson’s Thrush 62(21) > > Veery 18(6) > > Gray-cheeked Thrush 1(1) > > Thrush Sp. 2 > > Blackpoll Warbler 5(2) > > Cape May Warbler 2(1) > > Common Yellowthroat 1(1) > > Magnolia Warbler 3(1) > > Northern Parula 5(2) > > Yellow-rumped Warbler 1(1) > > Pine Warbler 2(1) > > Palm Warbler 2(1) > > Warbler Sp. 55 > > Savannah Sparrow 45(15) > > White-throated Sparrow 1(1) > > Passerine Sp. 18 > > Bird Sp. 1 > > > > I still have over 400 calls to classify from the past two weeks, but I > should have them out soon. Also, I'm working on a full report from this > season, complete with charts showing wind data, calls per hour, etc. I hope > to have that out by mid-November. > > > > Jerald > > Dover, DE > > > > -- > > *Jerald* > > > > -- > > *NFC-L List Info:* > > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_WELCOME> > > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_RULES> > > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > > *Archives:* > > The Mail Archive > <http://email@example.com/maillist.html> > > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L> > > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NFCL.html> > > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > > -- > -- *Jerald* -- NFC-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_WELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC_RULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/NFCL.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --