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Original D-104 (Non Amplified) Mic wiring help please

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by pede69, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. pede69

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    {{ Original D-104 (Non Amplified) Mic }}

    Wow...

    This mic cord has 9 wires.

    Shield
    Black
    Red
    White
    Green
    Blue
    Orange
    Red with black stripe
    White with black stripe

    I would like to wire this for a 4 pin Cobra.



    Can anyone help please?

    Thank you very much,
    John
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  2. binrat

    binrat W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Google is your friend. Try googling Astatic microphone manual
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  3. pede69

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    I did...

    No reference to any cord with 9 wires.

    Thanks,
    John
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    binrat W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Thanks Binrat...

    Actually, that was the first place I went...

    Best I can tell the D-104 manual there is for the amplified version only.


    Thank you,
    John
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    binrat W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Hmm, sorry I'm stumped then.
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    Are you kidding?, you were very kind to reply, thank you.

    John
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    Wow, I've never owned a G stand non-amp'd mic but had no idea they would come with a 9 wire arrangement. That doesn't really sound right. Maybe a previous owner changed the factory cord....sorry, don't know

    Good luck
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    Yes... actually I got screwed on this mic. Just got it in from eBay today. Was supposed to be an ampped mic.

    Even has the back cover of a Silver Eagle mic.

    Came with a phono plug on it no less!!!

    Guess I'll stick a 4 pin plug on it and put it up for sale on eBay. Then try again...

    Thanks,
    John
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    I've never heard of that either. None of my amplified D-104s have a 9 pin mic cord. Can you post a picture of the rats nest underneath?

    Someone may have replaced the original with a cord they had lying around and just happened to be 9 wires.

    Typically you would use the red, white, black and shield.

    white- audio
    red-ptt
    black ground
    shield- shield

    Edit: I see your post above now and see you bough a classic eBay Frankenmic. Excellent.
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    Thanks RatSoW8...

    Dealing with an emergency. I will get some pics up this evening sometime before 6:30pm EST.

    Thank you again,
    John

    PS - I have noticed that the mic head says D-104 and the base says UG8 :)
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    Well...

    I just decided to keep the mic. I will either build the amp board that originally came in the D-104 or build the speech processor I ordered the parts for a couple of months ago, and put it in it.

    One question though...

    The mic head has the back cover of the Silver Eagle. My concern is what mic element is in the mic head.

    How can I tell if it is the original Silver Eagle mic element?

    Thanks to all of you that have taken the time to reply thus far.

    John
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  13. Wire Weasel

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    Howdy

    The original factory cartridge in all of these D104's is a big round plastic disk that will say MC320 on it in big white lettering - can't miss it.

    There never was a special or different element for Silver Eagles. Was just the special backplate.

    Good luck on your project
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    If it's anything else (which would go with the frankenmic theme) I would go with a rplacement mic element kit from RB Micro. I've used them and for about $30 it's a nice sounding element. The kit also somes with a set of die cut inserts that have been a perfect fit in the D-104's I used them in.
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    re

    find a junker on ebay and put the amp board in it.
    i might have one here. not sure i would have to look
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