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Call Sign : 26-CT-954, M7PLD.. Posts : 242 Times Thanked : 2 Join date : 2020-11-27 QTH or Location : Ellesmere Port Equipment Used : icom 718,cobweb,anytone 667, Age : 69
Subject: Baofeng mike Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:23 am
Hi all looking for a decent Mike for my baofeng ur5 I know there's some poor one's out there, when it's plugged in does the RX come from the front of the Mike..
Victor CT Directors
Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 / M7VIC Posts : 5268 Times Thanked : 339 Join date : 2019-11-10 QTH or Location : Bedford Equipment Used : Various
Subject: Re: Baofeng mike Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:41 am
I have an official Baofeng speaker-mic for my Intek, (UV5R copy), and I find it great. The RX audio does indeed come through it and sounds way better than the radio speaker. Some moan about the TX audio quality but I haven't found it a problem as it's way better than the radios. (You'll find allsorts about poking holes in the mic face, changing the mic element, stuffing it full of whatever cr*p you have laying around as 'baffling', etc. etc.)
There are copies of the Baofeng mic with dubious quality, the lower price is usually the give away.
If I remember right, there is a Kenwood mic that is almost identical.....of course, being a Kenwood apparently makes it 'superior'
Just playing with my little handy myself. Bought a SMA to BNC adapter that is an all in one fitting rather than a pigtail that breaks(!!!!) Shall be hopefully setting it back up later with my newly made dipole and finally get the repeaters with some reliability.
So yeah, no complaints on them here.
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Sydthecat CT Directors
Call Sign : 2E0VRX Posts : 757 Times Thanked : 45 Join date : 2019-06-26 QTH or Location : Yorkshire dales Equipment Used : Yaesu FTdx 101d, MD200 mic ,Mosley 3ele Yagi Age : 58
Subject: Re: Baofeng mike Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:27 am
Great advice from Victor
A speaker mic is an absolute must if planing any kind of SOTA activity , much easier keeping the wind out of you tx audio and also easier hearing the RX
Call Sign : 26 CT050 26 FB080 26 WT105 26 TE171 Posts : 948 Times Thanked : 51 Join date : 2019-06-27 QTH or Location : NORTH LONDON Equipment Used : ORIGINAL President Lincoln, President Teddy , Silver Eagle microphones , Gainmaster antenna, use a AMP ofcourse I do sometimes Age : 65
Subject: Re: Baofeng mike Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:34 am
All I did with the mic that came with my Baofeng was to very very carefully drill the tiny hole bigger on the front which is over where whatever picks up your voice up plus use the mic slightly side on you mouth and not straight on.