Post Number: 1627
|Posted on Monday, August 07, 2006 - 3:08 pm: ||
I have a neat little 6 channel cb like new made by American Electronics. The mic cord wires directly to the inside of the radio, no plug. I need to wire a new mic to it and need to know which color wire inside is which. Please can somebody help? Here's the info I have
5 wires inside
yellow/shield-audio of course
Post Number: 743
|Posted on Monday, August 07, 2006 - 3:33 pm: ||
CRIPE! Best of luck!
I do happen to have an American Electronics mic in the hidey hole. Its a coffin style with a vol control knob on the front wired to the RX. PERHAPS it has the same color code?...Was a 5 wire I reconfigured to Cobra4 but I can take a look for you...stay tuned.
Post Number: 746
|Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 12:52 pm: ||
Well Kenny I looked and I'm afraid I may not be much help.
Like I said my AE mic is wired with vol. control on the front...RX vol. that is.
After your Yellow/Audio and Shield/bare are established your looking for TX and RX right?
I'd like to think 2 of your remaining wires don't do anything and are clipped short unless its a channel changing mic or something?
Why are you changing mics anyway?
Cord N/G? Element N/G? PTT switch N/G?
If you still have the old mic cord soldered in why not try grounding red/green/blue/brown individually to the shield quickly to see which does what. Do this at the mic end.
Even if one of the above is broken, which may be why your changing mics, one of the others should still work thereby narrowing down your choices for the other?
Just a thought...wish I could look inside
Sorry couldn't be more help!
Post Number: 1636
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 9:23 am: ||
Hey know problemo Hank man! It has a bad cord. A broken wire inside somewhere. A suppose dry rot got to it. I almost had it. See when I key the mic I get a hum in the speaker. I tried figuring it out using an ohm meter but the method that ussually works is not working on this mic. Even more a pain is that the mic must be wired into the radio board! No mic connector! It will just be added to my pile of unfinished work. Its a great little radio, sounds good, looks new, and it worked fine when I bought it at a yard sale a year ago! Put it away and now it mysteriously does not work? MAN! Don't you hate that? I'll give it another try this weekend cause I got 2 days off work! 2 DAYS HANK! I got 2 days off work!
I'll fill you in what I want to do with this radio since you tried to help. I found some pictures of cb's mounted on bicycles! Antennas batterys and all! One guy even had a dynamo to keep his battery charged!
So I got this big mountain bike with lots of possibilities. I only have one problem besides the mic. Should I use a 102 inch SS whip? Or should I go all out and put the Predator on it?
As you probably already know, there is a child inside of me fighting to be released.
Post Number: 760
|Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:58 pm: ||
Yep..I know it! My buddy over here made a backpack radio. Stuffed a Uniden and a small 12v lawnmower battery into a pack he hung on his back. The antenna was a simple mag mount also just stuffed in the bag cause it wouldn't stay on the rear fender
Has since adapted a screw on antenna meant for minor league base work.
Tried to talk him into a "trucker" mirror mount bolted to the rear axle nut then zip tie the coax up to the handlebars where the radio SHOULD go into a slidemount! Then zip tie along the other side the power lines going to the battery in the sidebag/cage. I'd offer him one of my daughters old handlebar baskets with the plastic faded flower on it for the small battery but as we all know..that would just be silly.
Is my perfectionist no life having think to hard for sillyness mindset showing? My wife has given up talking to me about it and now just shakes her head. After 15yrs she realizes I cannot be changed without expensive psychiatric help.
Now he knows I've added outside the shack for the summer. I put what I call my "QRP" station in the garage to watch my kids in the pool and talk around town.
WELL he's caught on and caught up by putting a cheap older "sports" weather proof radio shack CB outside under his air conditioner and poolside as well.
Now I shout him as "Pool monitor"
HEY..if you can't bring the outdoors to the radio then bring the radio to the outdoors!
Enjoy your 2 days off Kenbo...you earned it