Just getting a K3 and wonder what desk microphone is recommended (reasonably priced though). Ron KK6ZRA

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Just getting a K3 and wonder what desk microphone is recommended (reasonably priced though). Ron KK6ZRA

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Re: Just getting a K3 and wonder what desk microphone is recommended (reasonably priced though). Ron KK6ZRA

Mike Reublin NF4L
Ron -

I don't use a desk mic, I prefer a headset, but pretty much any mic will sound great because the K3 offers a lot of versatility in the TX equalizer and other settings. I've seen posts about guys using $4.99 computer mics.

Spend your bux on antennas.

73, Mike NF4L


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Re: Just getting a K3 and wonder what desk microphone is recommended (reasonably priced though). Ron KK6ZRA

Don Wilhelm-4
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Kenwood's dynamic microphones are compatible with the Elecraft pinout.  
Be cautious of those with an amplifier which need a voltage on pin 5 -
Elecraft puts the DC voltage on pin 6, so those will not work unless the
mic plug wiring is altered.

You can use just about any dynamic or electret element microphone if you
are willing to re-wire the mic plug to match the Elecraft pinout.

73,
Don W3FPR

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Re: Just getting a K3 and wonder what desk microphone is recommended (reasonably priced though). Ron KK6ZRA

Ed W0YK
Or, make up a short adapter cable from the K3 to the microphone plug.  That
way, neither the microphone nor the K3 is modified.

Ed W0YK
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Kenwood's dynamic microphones are compatible with the Elecraft pinout.  
Be cautious of those with an amplifier which need a voltage on pin 5 -
Elecraft puts the DC voltage on pin 6, so those will not work unless the
mic plug wiring is altered.

You can use just about any dynamic or electret element microphone if you
are willing to re-wire the mic plug to match the Elecraft pinout.

73,
Don W3FPR

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Re: Just getting a K3 and wonder what desk microphone is recommended (reasonably priced though). Ron KK6ZRA

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Kenwood MC-50 is easy obtain new or used.  It's a convenient dynamic mic
with adequate audio.  Any Heil mic is a good choice.

Doug -- K0DXV

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