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CB Microphone

Postby TCCowboy » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:55 am



Just recently bought a fully loaded '96 Aspencade. I'm trying to use a separate "Regular" 5 pin CB Mic w/talk button for the CB. I noticed the CB controls has a Talk switch on the handlebar. I plugged the Mic in and pressed the talk button, but nothing happened. I noticed that if the talk button on the handlebar is pressed it shows that it's transmitting. Can a Reg CB Mic be used or does something have to be changed or am I just out of luck and will have to purchase a headset to use the CB?

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Re: CB Microphone

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:52 pm

The 5 pin DIN connector Honda uses is not standard, and is unique to Honda. It definitely doesn't match the 5 pin microphone pinout found on CB microphones.

There is no "talk" wire in the Honda connector, so there is no way of triggering the CB transmit from that connector.

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Re: CB Microphone

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:36 am

you could look around and see if you can find an old j&m mike that were made for wings
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Re: CB Microphone

Postby ghostvet » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:46 pm

Actually, I just picked up a few junk J&M headsets. Only one lower cord, and that fits only one unit.

How do I test the microphone elements to see which one (s) might work?

Thanx!

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Re: CB Microphone

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:43 am

ghostvet wrote:Actually, I just picked up a few junk J&M headsets. Only one lower cord, and that fits only one unit.

How do I test the microphone elements to see which one (s) might work?

Thanx!


Any dynamic microphone element should work. Just put an ohmmeter across them, if you see any reading at all, it should work OK. If no reading...mic is probably not working.

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Re: CB Microphone

Postby ghostvet » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:46 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
ghostvet wrote:Actually, I just picked up a few junk J&M headsets. Only one lower cord, and that fits only one unit.

How do I test the microphone elements to see which one (s) might work?

Thanx!


Any dynamic microphone element should work. Just put an ohmmeter across them, if you see any reading at all, it should work OK. If no reading...mic is probably not working.





I have 0.49ohms on the first element... good?bad
?indifferent?

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Re: CB Microphone

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:41 pm

ghostvet wrote:I have 0.49ohms on the first element... good?bad
?indifferent?


It is definitely a dynamic mic if you saw .49 ohms. Give it a try and see if it works!

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Re: CB Microphone

Postby wjnfirearms » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:23 am

I remember this being an issue back in the day when I was into CBing when it was very fashionable to be involved and it was very popular. The radio manufacturers did not have any standardization with the mics and many wanted to upgrade to power mics to increase their modulation on transmission or to use accessories like reverb units, etc. You had to get specs for each individual brand, and sometimes within each brand that had several models available, as how to wire the plugs for their particular radios. There were, and I believe still are, two different type of plugs to contend with also, 4 pin or 5. Some mics were simply incompatible, but most were with mods to the plug wiring. I've seen that power mics are still available as I've seen them for sale at truck stops.


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