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Power Mic on General Electric 3-5825A for SSB use

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Power Mic on General Electric 3-5825A for SSB use

Post by 624LeadFoot » Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 19:38 PM

Hello guys i put what type of radio i use in the subject i run this rig on a power supply in house with a Antron 99. I am barefoot and like running barefoot cause i think it is more fun to work dx. what im asking would the power mic be a plus or minus for me on this rig? the power mic is a Barjan 325-510. and if it would help me out could someone help me wire it for this radio. Thanks in advance 624 Tennessee


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Re: Power Mic on General Electric 3-5825A for SSB use

Post by dime196604 » Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 20:29 PM

It would just depend on if your radio can do 100% modulation without a power mic or not. If you can get 100% mod with a none power mic you are fine, but if the radio will only reach say 70 to 80% modulation on a stock mic, then a power mic will help you out. I prefer a none power mic as it will not pick up as much background noise. But there are some who will only use power mic, it all in preference mostly.
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Re: Power Mic on General Electric 3-5825A for SSB use

Post by 624LeadFoot » Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 20:44 PM

ok thanks for the input i shouldnt pick up most noise cause i dont run mine wide open like most people lol

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Re: Power Mic on General Electric 3-5825A for SSB use

Post by Night Crawler » Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 2:58 AM

624LeadFoot wrote: the power mic is a Barjan 325-510. and if it would help me out could someone help me wire it for this radio.
If I have the correct information for that microphone it should have 4 wires White, Red, Blue, Black and a Shield for the GE the wiring would be
1. Red
2. White and Shield
3. Blue
4. Black
624LeadFoot wrote: what im asking would the power mic be a plus or minus for me on this rig?
What I would suggest after it's wired up is to get on the air and get an audio report comparing it to the stock mic and decide for yourself.

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Post by dirtyjob » Saturday, 22 June 2013, 15:39 PM

a power mic would certainly be a plus
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Re: Power Mic on General Electric 3-5825A for SSB use

Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 23 June 2013, 7:47 AM

Hello 624LeadFoot,
Welcome to the forum. Your radio has the same board as the GE Superbase, there is a lot you can do to it. A mild peak and tune will make it come alive and the addition of the mic is a great help.

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Re: Power Mic on General Electric 3-5825A for SSB use

Post by Grinder74 » Sunday, 23 June 2013, 9:43 AM

When I use a power mic on ssb, I turn the mic gain down until it stop pegging the meter. My 2000 is setup on AM at full gain and I turn the mic up, with the help of a local, so it sounds best.

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Re: Power Mic on General Electric 3-5825A for SSB use

Post by johnny cat » Sunday, 23 June 2013, 9:45 AM

I recently purchased a 959 with a stock mice and it was ok, but I also have a power mic I had for my 99v and plugged it in the 959 and it was so much louder then the stock one I just turned the talk back way down, so far no feed back problems..I do miss the echo, but not much..
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