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HOME MADE MIC BOX

Microphone Information Wiring etc, or if you just need help with choosing a good microphone for your radio.

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HOME MADE MIC BOX

Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Friday, 22 February 2013, 21:18 PM

I made this mic box to hold 4 mics.
works great

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Re: HOME MADE MIC BOX

Post by Trapper267 » Friday, 22 February 2013, 21:48 PM

Hey Microphone Dave.
Looks good, But ya need one more jack on it. lol

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Re: HOME MADE MIC BOX

Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Friday, 22 February 2013, 22:22 PM

i;ll probably ad 1 more male connestor to it later, im just to lazy to do it now

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Post by patscavalier » Saturday, 23 February 2013, 0:06 AM

nice i like that
but it is missing the 5 pin din
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Post by MDYoungblood » Saturday, 23 February 2013, 0:59 AM

Nice looking box there CD , now you can key up in quadraphonic sound, lol.

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Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Saturday, 23 February 2013, 9:59 AM

dont need a 5 pin, all my radios are 4 pin cept my rci 2950 and i have a 4 pin to 5 pin adaptor for that, plus, its easy to wire up a 5 pin connector if i need one

Saturday, 23 February 2013, 10:05 AM

by the way , I was told i would need either individual switches for each mic or a rotery switch , it works fine without it.
heres how i wired the box.

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Post by wi 544 » Saturday, 23 February 2013, 10:07 AM

so when you key up one mic it only takes audio from that mic, even with all the others wired in the circuit. i would think it would be getting audio from all 4 mics??

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Post by MDYoungblood » Saturday, 23 February 2013, 10:11 AM

No , most mics switches are wired to disconnect the element but with the way he has it wired you can talk with all the mics keyed at the same time but I would not recommend doing it.

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Re: HOME MADE MIC BOX

Post by cbtubeguy » Saturday, 23 February 2013, 12:15 PM

i did similar with a box i built, i used a 3-pole 6-position rotary switch and tied all grounds together as a 3-pole switch was realatively easy to find and its a good easy way to come up with a handy piece of kit so you can have two mics hooked up to the same radio in the same shack at opposite ends of the room,also if you connected another 6-position switch to each "mic-input" of the first 6-position switch you could build yourself a 32-way mic-comparator!, another thing that you could find handy is something i built just its a variation of this, to use a 6 pole 2 position switch and use the second two poles on the switch for the speaker switch, i made it so i could use the cb in my shed but not have to have a radio in there as in winter it would rust away where i live! granted ya need a power mic when running a dayum loing cable like that but in principle it works, i was even thinking of adding to it and having a patch-socket out in the garden!

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Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Saturday, 23 February 2013, 17:59 PM

I GOT AROUND TO ADDING THE 5TH CONNECTOR , NOW, I CAN HAVE 5 MICS ALL HOOKED UP TO 1 RADIO.
HERES A NEAT LITTLE MIC TESTER CABLE IVE BEEN USING FOR OVER 30 YEARS, MAKES WIRING 4 PIN MICS SO EASY

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Post by jessejamesdallas » Saturday, 23 February 2013, 20:36 PM

Hay what ya know...Chopperdave invented the first "Redneck Party Line!" :cheers: :cheers: :mrgreen:
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hahahahahahahahaha,
theres no rednecks in canada hahahahahaha

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Post by Leadfoot557 » Monday, 29 April 2013, 21:23 PM

CHOPPERDAVE wrote:hahahahahahahahaha,
theres no rednecks in canada hahahahahaha
Someone never hear of Red Green.... lol

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Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Monday, 29 April 2013, 22:14 PM

lol

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Post by jimbowilly » Friday, 25 April 2014, 2:52 AM

Hey ChopperDave,
Any chance you know of a supplier who carries straight mic cord in bulk rolls?
I'm looking to replace my curly mic cords, for the mics in my shack.
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Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Friday, 25 April 2014, 2:58 AM

I bought 25 feet of 5 lead straight microphone cord at the cb shop here in Toronto fir about 23 cents a foot

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Post by jimbowilly » Friday, 25 April 2014, 3:15 AM

Any chance I can get the name of this shop?
Possibly they will mail me some of this mic cord?
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Friday, 25 April 2014, 7:22 AM

Seems presently, I can find mic cord on ebay in 50ft rolls
Thanks for your response.
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Post by Trapper267 » Saturday, 07 January 2017, 9:49 AM

I remember this post CD.
I bought some straight mic cable from a local cb shop, 5 strand with shield for a whopping 2.09$ per foot.
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Re: HOME MADE MIC BOX

Post by Stoneman » Saturday, 07 January 2017, 10:58 AM

Cool idea...Looks good too...Where did ya get those boxes at?

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Re: HOME MADE MIC BOX

Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Sunday, 08 January 2017, 13:37 PM

Durham Radio in Oshawa Ontario Canada sells the straight cable

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I bought the box at Radio Shack and picked up the connectors at a CB shop

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If you have old radios laying around, you can take the connectors from them, otherwise the complete box will end up costing quite a bit of money to build

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Post by sonoma » Sunday, 08 January 2017, 16:05 PM

there is a guy selling 6 wire cord for 64.95 for 100 foot on the bay right now. best price seen in some time now.

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Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Sunday, 08 January 2017, 16:14 PM

The old Radio Shack desk mics had straight cords if you can find one of them mics, use the cord off of it.

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Post by 295 antenna » Saturday, 18 March 2017, 14:35 PM

Nice .I made a two mic box
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Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Sunday, 15 October 2017, 9:19 AM

Ive also used musical instrument MIDI cables for keyboards the come with a 5 Din plug at each end and also in different colors, they are thinner then the other black cord. not too expensive , almost every music store sells them.

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Post by Trapper267 » Sunday, 12 November 2017, 10:02 AM

Going to make a mic box for 2 pin and 4 pin Browning's
Just need 2 alum boxes,
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