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Turner desk mic question

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Turner desk mic question

Post by Badge19 » Friday, 06 October 2017, 6:15 AM

Just picked up a Turner Super Sidekick, wired with a 4 pin connector. To use this mic on my Uniden Washington can I swap the 4pin for a 5pin or will I have to use a 4pin to 5pin adaptor :think:


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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by sonoma » Friday, 06 October 2017, 8:30 AM

you could try an adapter but some of the 5 pin radios will squeal using this set up. the 5 pin uses 2 grounds and works best with a 5 pin wired correctly. one ground goes to the audio ground wire on the mic plug and the other actually goes to board ground through the mic plug.
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1- White
2- Shield
3- Black
4- Red
5- Blue
Yellow NC
here is what each wire does.
Stock
1- Audio
2- Shield
3- Receive
4- Sw Com
5- Transmit
this should be the layout for the plug for a turner as long as the mic cord has not been changed.

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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 06 October 2017, 8:47 AM

The adapter is the cheapest way to go and it lets the mic be plugged into other radios as well. Here is a couple other ways of showing how to rewire the mic to work on radios like the Washington, this process is a little complicated but worth doing. Old Turner mics have great sound quality.





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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by Badge19 » Friday, 06 October 2017, 10:38 AM

Thank you for the replies, great info. I'm currently going with the adaptor, so far so good; no squeal. Btw, I opened the 4pin connector and don't see the blue(common) wire; wondering if mic has been rewired.

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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 06 October 2017, 10:55 AM

Yes that is an old 4 wire microphone, only the new mics have 6 wires. The adapter uses a diode in the switching to compensate for the grounded shield.

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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by CHOPPERDAVE » Sunday, 15 October 2017, 9:04 AM

I think the Turner Plus 3 B had the blue wire, I could be wrong.

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Re: Turner desk mic question

Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 15 October 2017, 10:19 AM

CHOPPERDAVE wrote:
Sunday, 15 October 2017, 9:04 AM
I think the Turner Plus 3 B had the blue wire, I could be wrong.
The Turner "B" models were 6 wire mics. Wouldn't be a problem wiring them to any radio

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