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Why do some ham radio microphones have a built in speaker?

My Icom IC-705's handheld microphone has a built in speaker. I leave that connection unplugged because the audio from the radio itself is far superior. What's the purpose of a speaker built in to the ...
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Motorola Microphones

Can a person use moto mic's on all their radios by rewiring the end plugs I have a few mic's and want to change the plugs to work on my Gn300's and Maxtracs and how to do this re Colors and positions ...
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Transmitted audio coming out through my speaker

I have a Kenwood TS590 HF transceiver. When I am transmitting and speaking into the microphone, I can hear my audio slightly coming out of my speaker connected to the radio (SP-23), or headphones if ...
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Yaesu FT-70DR Earpiece

I recently purchased a Yaesu FT-70DR and would like to use an earphone of some sort just to listen. On Yaesu's site, there seem to be only 2 official options: SSM-57A Earbud speaker mic with PTT (...
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FT-450D not transmitting with microphone

I've been using FT8 on my Yaesu FT-450D for quite some time. I decided to try to talk on phone frequencies and discovered neither one of my mics will transmit. My mics are the original hand mic and a ...
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remote push to talk or process background sound out

how to set up remote push to talk I work in an extremely really noisy area headset connected to some radio but others can do remote push to talk and hear me answer I need my hand for working what ...
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power limit on wireless FM microphone transmitters [duplicate]

I am building a "toy" radio station as a teaching tool for high school students to work with. I intend to use a small (short-range) wireless FM microphone module as the transmitter. What is the legal ...
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How to use HT microphone with two jacks (Kenwood connector) as a substitue for KX-3 microphone?

The original microphone for KX-3, Elecraft MH-3, is insanely expensive. What changes would be necessary to convert a cheaper speaker/microphone for a FM handheld transceiver? Is there any ready-to-buy ...
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Using Gaming Headset on FTDX3000

It seems like a gaming headset is a cheap option for my radio, considering I have a 3.5mm to XLR adapter, along with an adapter for the Yaesu mic input (from XLR). However, what I'm not sure about is ...
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How do I put an RJ-45 connector on to repair a Kenwood MC-59 microphone cable?

I've got a Kenwood MC-59 microphone, which started fraying around the place where the mic cable goes into the body. I thought I'd cut it off and put a new RJ-45 jack on it. After cutting the cable, I ...
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VOX mic that emulates PTT

I have a radio that does not support VOX, but then I got the idea that there might be a VOX mic that sends the PTT when VOX is activated? Basically a mic that will "push" the button for me. Does that ...
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How do PTT buttons work?

I'm really new to this, and I was wondering how the whole PTT system works? I have a headset with microphone, and a Baofeng UV-82 radio. I know the radio has its own PTT button, but is there any kind ...
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Is a connecting computer sound output equivalent to connecting a "dynamic" mic?

I bought a Kenwood audio breakout cable having only the kenwood connector (3.5mm and 2.5mm-in-one) on one end and up to me to add connectors on the other side. It came with a nice diagram for how to ...
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MIC microphone ground vs common (PTT, chassis etc) ground

How do we reconcile the ground connection between audio eqp (TNCs, soundcards etc) and transceiver? Most of the audio eqp for digimodes has only one ground. I've seen that the common practice is to ...
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Old Yaesu FT-470 HT audio feedback with external speaker mic

I have a generic external speaker mic with the two-pin connection (1x 3.5mm, 1x 2.5mm mono jack), which doesn't work with my FT-470 (no real surprise, figured I'd just mod it.) I've started the mod, ...
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Mic ground vs ground

Why do most radios have a microphone ground as well as a Ground? I have found that simply using one ground and tying the microphone as well as the PTT (and audio out, 5v out or whatever else is in ...
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Will Icom HM-133 work on IC-2800H

I have been having problems with the knock off of Icom microphone so I figured I would bite the bullet and get a new Icom microphone, since the original is out of production. I found that HM-133 looks ...
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Baofeng UV-B6 transmits no audio

I have this Baofeng UV-B6 (the same as B5), and after using CHIRP a few times, transmission stopped working. In fact, it starts transmitting, but no voice is sent whatsoever — dead carrier. RX works ...
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How are DTMF tones sent through a mic?

In the following diagrams, a microphone pinout is shown for several radios which have DTMF mics that work with them. How is DTMF sent to the radio without a pin designated "DTMF"? Is it through the ...
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Is the Kawamall DMTF 6pin microphone usable with the Kenwood TK-805D radio?

I have a Kenwood TK-805D commercial radio, which I am using for UHF ham operation. For repeater usage, with AllStar, IRLP, and Echolink, I need a DTMF mic for it. I did a search on the internet, ...
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What is the expected microphone input voltage level of a handheld transceiver?

Ok, so I'm looking to inject some computer generated CW into a little handheld rig by wiring direct into the mic input line. What sort of voltage is expected on this input, are we talking uV, mV or ...
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