CB Microphone


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CB Microphone

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

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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?

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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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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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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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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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