Need some advice please on purchasing a power mike

Need some advice please on purchasing a power mike

Post by Stoli1 » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Hi
I am fairly new to CB and love it as I am now doing alot of traveling. I
am running
a Grant Uniden Moblie xlt with a K40 antenna. It does a great job. However
the
other day my wife and I stopped at a truck stop type of establishment for
lunch
and they were selling alot of mikes and antennas. Will a power mike help
my
performance at all. Also the ones that they were selling I believe were
call
the Astatic something like that and the D104 I think. It says you can just
plug
it in to any Uniden radio for example the Grant. However the mike in the
package
looks like it had four of five prongs and mine I think had seven. Could
someone
please advise this NEWBIE to CB in reference to the mike. If its a hassle
to change the plug I will forget about it because i am not they
mechanically inclined.
Many thanks you people have always been most helpful in the past.

 
 
 

Need some advice please on purchasing a power mike

Post by WWCBGazett » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00



> Hi
> I am fairly new to CB and love it as I am now doing alot of traveling. I
> am running
> a Grant Uniden Moblie xlt with a K40 antenna. It does a great job. However
> the
> other day my wife and I stopped at a truck stop type of establishment for
> lunch
> and they were selling alot of mikes and antennas. Will a power mike help
> my
> performance at all. Also the ones that they were selling I believe were
> call
> the Astatic something like that and the D104 I think. It says you can just
> plug
> it in to any Uniden radio for example the Grant. However the mike in the
> package
> looks like it had four of five prongs and mine I think had seven. Could
> someone
> please advise this NEWBIE to CB in reference to the mike. If its a hassle
> to change the plug I will forget about it because i am not they
> mechanically inclined.
> Many thanks you people have always been most helpful in the past.


    Your best performance increase would be a microphone with speech
compression, keeping audio at a relatively constant level. Sometimes a
"power" mike will help out with your voice characteristics too. For
instance, a Grant XL leans towards the bass end of the spectrum. Mated
with a 104m6 Astatic, it will lend "crisper" audio. One thing you don't
want to do is cut out any audio leveling circuits in your radio - really
messes up a clean signal....
 73
Woody
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