I am using a TYT TH-9800 with a 10 m half dipole antenna on low power (5 W) to connect to a WIN linked repeater (+5.0 MHz offset and 123.0 tone).

I made contact with two other stations and was told that "my audio was overloading and cutting out parts of my signal" and "my audio was high".

How should I fix this?

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    – Brian K1LI
    Oct 21, 2019 at 19:52

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Hold the HT/mic farther from your mouth and speak in a normal voice. I made this mistake when I first started using an HT. You must not "close talk" the mic the way you might have done with a handheld mic in the "olde days."

  • $\begingroup$ That was my first impulse, too, but reading the TH-9800 manual online, they recommend 2.5 – 5 cm distance. That's as close as it'll get to swallowing a mic. $\endgroup$ Oct 21, 2019 at 12:08
  • $\begingroup$ One to two inches? That's not "swallowing the mic", that's further than you'd hold a phone handset. $\endgroup$
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Oct 21, 2019 at 12:46
  • $\begingroup$ Many of us became accustomed to our lips brushing the mic when we spoke. One to two inches spacing can make a surprisingly big difference. $\endgroup$
    – Brian K1LI
    Oct 21, 2019 at 13:33

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