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Yaesu VX-8R Volume using the external speaker mike

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by dmarotti, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. dmarotti

    dmarotti Member

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    Has anyone noticed that the volume on the Yaesu VX-8R is too low when using the external speaker mike? Has anyone found an adjustment to make it louder? I have the radio set to the highest volume (25), and it just doesn't seem loud enough even with the mike attached to my collar. I have a Motorola mike I use for my job that is much louder. There has to be a way to make this one louder; especially when you are working an event where there is a lot of people and a lot of noise. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.



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  2. Moleculo

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    Do you have the ability to compare your mic with someone else's mic to see if the problem is a faulty speaker element? Mine seems OK, but I've never had a commercial grade one to compare it too. The VX-8 hand mic that I have seems to be about the same as every other HT hand mic I've used as far as volume goes.
     
  3. dmarotti

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    I will have to check around to compare with my friends mikes. Thanks for the advice. I did notice however after reading the manual and playing with the volume specifically, that among other things, 25 is not the max volume; 32 is. So i turned it up and it seems a little better. The real test will be in a crowd of people making a lot of noise - which will usually be the case when I'll be using this HT. Thanks again.
     

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