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Posted Sunday, December 19, 2010 8:34 PM
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I have read many posts about different microphones being used, however I have not seen which standard mic is plug and play. I am looking for a standard hand mic to use with the 1500 and would like to find something that will plug and play without modification. I have several microphones for my other radios but nothing I really want to change.


Thanks in advance for your reply,

Chris
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Posted Sunday, December 19, 2010 9:29 PM


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The Yaesu MH-36, I believe.

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Posted Monday, December 20, 2010 8:37 PM
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I order the Heil hand mike when I order my Flex-1500.  It cost me I think around $100 and something with the adapter cable.  At first I was thinking this was a little high, until I started getting great audio reports back on the air.  The mike it self was around $79 I think.  With the adapter cable, there is not soldering, and use the cable with other with other 4 pin xlr mikes.   

I don't see the mike on the flex site anymore, but I would recommed getting one.

It is a great mike.  I pick up a 15 dollar desk stand from Radio Shack for it also.  I am sure someone has the part numbers on the board here for you to research.

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Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 7:25 PM
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I recently bought a Yaesu MH-31A8J dynamic hand mic for my Flex 1500. It is plug and play compatible, and it works very well. The price was under $50 including shipping.

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Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:04 PM
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Thanks for the replies all sound good, just ordered the Foster cable from Flex that is wired for Yaesu. I have a Shure 444D that I have had sitting around for many years and will try it.

I also have a new computer coming and will see if I can finally send cw with the 1500. The only qsos I have had up to this point have been on PSK which worked well and a couple of poor cw contacts due to the poor TX.

I also use the 1500 as a panadapter working with my Ten Tec Omni VII and it works well using DXLab software to connect everything.

Thanks again for the responses,

Chris

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Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:49 PM


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I also have a new computer coming and will see if I can finally send cw with the 1500. The only qsos I have had up to this point have been on PSK which worked well and a couple of poor cw contacts due to the poor TX.


A fast PC always helps with CW, but with the current version of PowerSDR (2.0.16) you are still going to have to tweak things a bit to get it right. If you aren't using 2.0.16, I do recommend the upgrade.

In that regard, the developers at FlexRadio have completely gutted the CW code and have started over, per se in how CW is done in PowerSDR; from how key closure is handled in the firmware, to the RX/TX/RX transition (state control) to how the keyer works, to how the DSP generates the tone that is transmitted. A complete overhaul. The changes will be applicable to all of the FLEX-xx00 SDRs. The first alpha release will be 2.0.17 which may or may not be released to the public. They are very dedicated in making the 1500 a top notch CW radio.


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Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2010 9:53 PM
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i am considering ordering a flex radio. but does it not come with a hand microphone? if not i wonder why flex does not supply one. i am impressed with the demo mode tho.
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Posted Wednesday, December 22, 2010 10:01 PM


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The reason is fairly simple. A market survey told them that most buyers didn't want the price of the radio increased by $30-40 for a hand mic that most people don't use anyway. They would rather it be an add-on option so they can choose to spend that money on a mic they really want. Since the mic pin-outs are Yaesu, getting one of there mics or a Heil with the Yaesu connector cable makes them practically plug and play.

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Posted Thursday, December 23, 2010 2:12 AM
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Hello,
I tried to adapt (with an add on cable) a mic which works fine with ft757 but it does not work here. I do not get more than 1-2% of rated power. any idea?
any hidden sw switch?
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Posted Thursday, December 23, 2010 8:55 PM
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Tim thanks for the information I have tried to do some tweaking with the current machine with no luck. Is there a step by step list of instructions for tweaking? I understand the PC part about trying to not have anything using the processor if not needed. However I am not sure which buffers to change and to what settings, I have changed most but with little to no noticeable results.

Thanks for any input,

Chris

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