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Posted Wednesday, January 2, 2013 9:16 PM
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I have a D104 that I would like to use with my FlexRadio 3000. I know a stock D104 (TUG8) with the Flex may not be the best combination. I would like some ideas on how to modify the mike for the radio. By this I suspect there is a "modern" element I can install (e.g. Heil) and bypass the preamplifier so that the signal goes directly to the flex.
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Posted Thursday, January 3, 2013 6:40 PM
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I use a D104 w/amp on flex 1000 with no problems at all!!

Chuck n4oyt
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Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2013 5:01 PM
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Should be a simple matter. Wiring diagrams for the D-104 are easily available online. Since the Flex uses an 8-pin modular connector, you can use a short piece of CAT5 network cable with a connector on the end which plugs into the Flex, and then wire the remaining end to match the D-104 for PTT and audio.

Shouldn't be necessary to change the element in the D-104, but all of the D-104s which I've ever had sounded tinny with the stock elements.....
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Posted Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:27 PM
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I heard another D104 on Saturday from a US station on 10m.

It sounded terrible - you will be doing the Flex a dis-service, its capable of great audio.

But not with a D104.

I also heard a MH-31 Yaesu fist mic over the weekend and with the new profile pre-set in PSDR it sounded a world better.

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Steve M1BJR
Somerset UK

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Posted Sunday, January 13, 2013 6:59 PM
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It is not my intention to use the D104 "stock". The theme of this thread is for suggestions and information for "gutting" the D104
and installing a high quality element. Then do what ever wiring is needed to match it to the 3000. I really like the D104 body as
it is "old school" and reminds me of radio days gone by. I always want the best audio possible and doing the modifications will
allow me to have the desired result. So far there has been little or no traffic on this thread - too bad I thought there would be a lot
of help here.
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Posted Sunday, January 13, 2013 9:31 PM
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Also, the Radio shack 33-3038 ($20.00) works GREAT!

73,
Dan N9WX


73,
Daniel Hileman N9WX- Commercial Pilot/Flight Instructor KDTO
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